Fog Fest returns September 28th & 29th, 2024

2023 Fog Fest Photography Contest

If you’ve been waiting for the opportunity to express your photographic talents, now is your chance! Show off your photographic skill by entering our contest. There is no residency, geographic content or age restrictions. Entries will be accepted September 15th – 18th 2023 at the Sanchez Art Center. 

Winners of the 2018 Photo Contest on display at the Pacific Coast Fog Festival.

Final deadline is September 18th at 5pm to the Sanchez Art Center.

All entries will be judged by acclaimed Pacifica photographers, Edwin Hacking, Alan Grinberg, and Sharron L Walker. 

The Fog Fest Photography Contest is coordinated by Sanchez Art Center.

2023 Division Categories: 
Division 1 – Our Natural World (land, sea, air, flora & fauna)

Division 2 – Portraits (individual or group; of family members of any species; friends; and/or selfies)

Division 3 – Nostalgia/History Today (focus on things of old still with us today, i.e., historic buildings; artisans working with traditional tools; one generation passing skills to another; other remembrances)

Division 4 – Black & White (any subject/no restrictions)

PRIZES/AWARDS – winners in each division:
-1st Place $100 – 2nd Place $50 – 3rd Place $25
-Special Certificate Award – Judge’s Award for Best of Show
-Exhibition Award – – All award winners will be invited to participate in a group show at Sanchez Art Center in 2024.

Entry Form: Entries should be accompanied by a $10 entry fee and the Pacific Coast Fog Fest Photo Contest Entry Form. Up to 2 entries will be accepted per entrant. The fee is $10 per entrant (not per entry).
Checks should be made payable to: FFOG. 

For more information contact the Sanchez Art Center at 650-355-1894 or email at

Download the entry form and contest guidelines below:  


Drop Off Location: 

1220 Linda Mar Blvd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
1pm to 5pm Monday through Sunday September 15th – 18th


Fog Fest Invitational 2018 Winners at Sanchez Gallery

Photos from the 2018 winners of the Fog Fest Invitational in East Gallery at Sanchez Art Center

East Gallery presents the Fog Fest Invitational, a group show coordinated by the 2018 Fog Fest Photo Contest judges Alan Grinberg, Edwin Hacking, and Sharron Walker and showcasing photographs by all the award-winning photographers. In September of 2018, the annual Fog Fest Photo Contest was held, with 10 photographers winning awards in their respective categories (Our Natural World; Design; Black & White; and the special theme, Full Sail). Part of their award is to show work in a group exhibition the following year, along with works by the judges. Sanchez Art Center is located at 1220 Linda Mar Blvd in Pacifica, about a mile east of Highway 1. Following opening night, the galleries are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1–5 pm, and by appointment, through June 30. For more information, email or call 650.355.1894.


Celebrating 37 Years September 28th & 29th 2024

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

About the Fog Fest

The Pacific Coast Fog Fest each year promotes the City of Pacifica, attracts visitors, celebrates our community and raises funds for local community groups as well as the “Gift for Pacifica Fund.” Now over 50 groups benefit and to date, an amount of $1,250,000 has been donated back.

The Fog Fest was created in 1986 to promote Pacifica and to celebrate our marvelous coast. The last full weekend of September was chosen because historically the weather is unbeatable. The Fog Fest kicks off Saturday morning at 10 am with the Parade, honoring the local community and a competition for best float. Then stay and enjoy our Arts and Crafts booths, Food and Beverage booths, Music & Entertainment, Family Fun Fest and a variety of other activities.

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2023 Official Beer Sponsor of Fog Fest

805 Firestone Walker Beer  

2023 Stage Sponsors

Vinefast Logo   Lytt  


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