Some giant pumpkins will be on display today in Half Moon Bay.
The Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival kicks off today with the "World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-off." this morning (7:00 to 10:30).
About 80 contestants are expected to enter their pumpkins, including last year's winner.
Joel Holland is returning to the contest this year after taking the title last year with a pumpkin that weighed in at 1,223 pounds.
The winner of the contest will get six dollars for every pound of pumpkin.
A special $500 prize will be awarded to the most beautiful