Cambria Scarecrow Festival’s Second Place, Theme Award Adult winner and First Place in the 67th Annual Pinedorado Parade: Tic Toc, created by Susan Piedra with clothing donated by CUHS Drama Dept.; Beastie, created by Mona and Bill Sheppard; Anna-Belle, created by Cambrian Scarecrow Volunteer Committee; Glow, created by Mona and Bill Sheppard; Chloe Chest, created by Team Scarecrow with clothing donated by CUHS Drama Dept.), and Tea Cozy, created by created by Team Scarecrow with clothing donated by CUHS Drama Dept. and sponsored by Cambria Scarecrow Festival. Photo by Meagan Friberg
See hundreds of whimsical scarecrows in Cambria, San Simeon & Harmony
–In a place “where whimsy runs rampant,” there’s no telling what one might find when wondering among the creations of the Cambria Scarecrow Festival. With a 2015 theme of “A Magical Place,” hundreds of scarecrows, from comical to spooky, welcome passersby to drive through, stroll along, and sit for a spell to enjoy the artsy and unique offerings of the season.
Bikes…yikes! Roll on over to the Cambria Scarecrow Festival and check out Just Bicycles, created by Tom Kennedy, Jim Covello, Bill Cook, and Jim Pitton and sponsored by the Slabtown Rollers. Photo by Meagan Friberg
This annual display provides a month full of programs, creations, and all-out whimsical delights throughout Cambria and San Simeon, with a few scattered in the nearby town of Harmony as well. Sponsored by the Cambria Scarecrow Festival, Inc., the Cambria Scarecrow Festival is a favorite of both locals and visitors alike.
American Gothic, created and sponsored by Suzette Morrow. Photo by Meagan Friberg
Attached to each scarecrow are cards that give information including the creator, sponsoring organization or business, and a QR code that allows visitors the opportunity to scan for more information and facts using a Smartphone.
Glinda the Good Witch of the North, Dorothy Gale, and Wicked Witch of the West, created by Tamara Stone, sponsored by Cambria Nursery and Florist. Photo by Meagan Friberg
Check out the Scarecrow Festival through Oct. 31. Fun for the entire family – and be sure to bring a camera! For more information, including a free interactive guide to the scarecrows, see www.cambriascarecrows.com or stop by the Cambria Chamber of Commerce, Cambria Historical Museum, or San Simeon Chamber of Commerce. See more information about visiting in the Cambria Travel Guide.
Luigi and Family, created by Coast Union High School students, sponsored by Allocco’s Italian Bakery in support of the CUHS Art Program. Photo by Meagan Friberg
Minions greet passersby on a Cambria street corner. Photo by Meagan Friberg
Popeye the Scarecrow Man, created by Carol Paulson, and Olive Oyl, created and sponsored by Kathy Dowding and sponsored by Home Arts. Photo by Meagan Friberg
Pray for Surf, situated at the entrance to the Santa Rosa Catholic Church. Photo by Meagan Friberg
The Solandt Scarecrow Family, created by Felicia Baker, sponsored by Cambria Nursery and Florist. Photo by Meagan Friberg
Winnie the Pooh, created by Weston Armstrong, sponsored by Cambria Nursery and Florist. Photo by Meagan Friberg
Flying fairy floats above Breen Vacation Station. Photo by Meagan Friberg