September 29 & 30, 2018 - 10am-6pm, Palmetto Ave. in Pacifica

Pacific Coast Fog Fest Contests

The Pacific Coast Fog Fest offers a variety of fun contests and special attractions for everyone in the family beginning with the Fog Bank Contest and continuing through the Fog Fest in September. Mark your calendar and plan to participate in these fun and festive events. Please contact Victor Spano for any contest inquiries:

Treasure Hunt!

sandsculptureGet your detective skills ready for our Newest Fog Fest contest, Treasure Hunt. Clues will be along the festival grounds where participants have up to 4pm Saturday, September 29 to turn in their answers. A cash price and gift certificate will be awarded. Winner will be announced on Sunday, September 30, 10am at Center Stage. To download your list of clues and get more information click the Read More button.

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Sand Sculpture Magic


This magical spectating event attracts festivalgoers all weekend long. Grab your family, friends & neighbors and watch as sand sculpture magic takes place before your eyes. Bill Lewis of Santa Cruz Sand will be creating a sand sculpture masterpiece all day Saturday for all to witness and by the end of the day your eyes will be amazed. The sand sculpture will be on display all day Sunday for festivalgoers to see and take photos. .

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Marching Band Competition


CALL TO BAND DIRECTORS! Help us celebrate the Fog Fest by participating in our 2018 Marching Band Competition! All Junior High and High School Bands are invited.  Trophies awarded for top bands. Register for 2018 coming mid year under Read More.

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Photo Contest


If you’ve been waiting for the opportunity to express your photographic talents then participate in the Pacific Coast Fog Fest Photo Contest! Cash prizes and all award winners will be invited to participate in a group show in the East Wing Gallery at Sanchez Art Center, late spring/early summer of 2018. Judging will be conducted by members of the Sanchez Art Center, Edwin Hacking, Sharron Walker & Alan Grinberg. All winners will also be displayed Fog Fest weekend at the Art Corner.

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Fog Jog


This event is presented by the City of Pacifica Parks, Beaches and Recreation Department and Co-sponsored by Pacifica Rotary International and the Pacifica Tribune. The 5 mile jog and 3 mile stride take runners along the beautiful coast of Pacifica. Both the Fog Jog and Stride are held on Sunday, September 30th.

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Fog Bank

Fog Bank

This is one of the oldest and most popular contests. The Fog Bank diorama is filled with cotton balls that make up a fog bank. All are welcome to take a guess at how many cotton balls make up the fog bank diorama for a chance to win $50! Click below to find out where our Fog Bank diorama will be this year. 

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Celebrating 33 Years September 29 & 30, 2018

10am - 6pm on Palmetto Ave. in Pacifica.
Admission is Free!

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