Doesn't sound quite right, does it? The world-renowned Half Moon Bay Art + Pumpkin Festival has only been around for 39 years. Had he hailed from California, Bubba would have just missed it. This year's bash is happening October 17-18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The pumpkin will get its deserved due. Visitors may have pictures snapped at the giant pumpkin weigh-off, enter the pie-eating contest, and browse stalls pushing iffy pumpkin-themed art. Other pleasures await as well -- like hilarious cover bands, spectacular people-watching, and food. Macaroni and cheese with pumpkin seeds? Yes. Warm pretzels with pumpkin sauce? Definitely. Yet you won't by any means be limited to whatever guises the iconic orange globe can assume. Look out for local artichokes as well as Highway 1-ified fair classics -- linguiça sausage, hot beef sandwiches, corn dogs, fried calamari, tamales, garlic fries, clam chowder in bread bowls, nachos, hamburgers, grilled corn, well-dressed baked potatoes, and -- most assuredly -- massive kingly roast turkey legs worthy of Henry VIII's pudgy palm.