Cambria Scarecrow Festival

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Cambria Scarecrow Festival


Cambria Scarecrow Festival

Every October the population of Cambria increases by a few hundred…but none of them are actually human…welcome to the Cambria Scarecrow Festival!

History of the Festival

In 2008, October in Cambria got a little scary…or should we say scarecrow-y!   The brainchild of a local resident started as a simple festival with only thirty scarecrows and has grown into a community event with hundreds of scarecrows all over Cambria.  The hard work of local artists, students, residents, and businesses have taken this humble farm icon and transformed it into a full blown artistic competition for the most delightful exhibits with the most creativity displayed.  Scarecrows in Cambria might look surprisingly human, as some of the local Cambrians inspire versions of themselves strategically placed.  Don’t be surprised if the ‘person’ you are talking to doesn’t answer you…or isn’t actually a person!    Now in its ninth year, the Cambria Scarecrow Festival has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune,, and Huffington Post.


Salute to Scarecrows Gala Kickoff

Join the scarecrows for the kickoff party at Cambria Nursery & Florist on October 5 at 5:30 pm.  The scarecrows are the garden decor, you can enjoy Cambria’s lovely fall evenings with appetizers and wine by the glass.  There will be a silent auction/raffle of local meals, wine and gifts, musical entertainment, and the announcement of this year’s winning scarecrows! 

A Progressively Cheesy Wine Tasting

PCWT Wine Trail MapNo reservations necessary to travel the Pacific Coast Wine Trail and sample a gourmet mac n’ cheese creatively paired with a wine at each winery, FREE with purchase of a tasting fee.  Winery hosts: Black Hand Cellars, Cayucos Cellars, Harmony Cellars, Moonstone Cellars, Stolo Family Vineyards and Twin Coyotes Winery and it starts at noon on October 8!


The Cambria Lions Club & Cambria Scarecrow Festival present Oktoberfest on Saturday October 28 starting at 11:00am at the Pinedorado Grounds.   Free admission to enjoy live entertainment, beer & brats, local wines from the Pacific Coast Wine Trail, and beer from 927 Beer & Tap It Brewing.  Proceeds benefit local programs sponsored by Lions Club of Cambria and Cambria Scarecrow Festival.

Cambria Scarecrow 5K Run/Walk

The Cambria Scarecrow Classic is a 5k Run/Walk fundraiser that will start at Shamel Park and head south toward the Fiscalini Ranch. The entire course runs along Cambria’s pristine coastline and participants are encouraged to dress up as their own unique scarecrows.  The Fiscalini Ranch is a local favorite for walking and vista viewing, and there are many trails of different skill levels including a very flat bluff trail or much more advance hiking trails up into the hills.  Be at the Pinedorado Grounds at 8:30 am on Saturday October 21st to participate!

Book Now and Save Up to 20%

October is a favorite month for locals and guests and the opportunity to enjoy our fabulous fall weather while strolling and viewing the Cambria Scarecrows just got better!  Book your stay now and you can save up to 20% through October 31~ Pick your hotel, pick your room, and be sure to check “INTERNET SPECIAL” for your discounted rate! This offer is not valid for Saturday nights.


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