Weird California
Weird California
Weird California - By Joe Parzanese

Cambria Scarecrows

Map Cambria, California

Hundreds of Scarecrows arrive in Cambria every year in October!
Hundreds of Scarecrows arrive in Cambria every year in October!

Cambria Scarecrows
Cambria Scarecrows

Around the end of September, scarecrows begin appearing in the towns of Cambria and San Simeon. They greet people, standing silently along Main Street and in other parts of town, all the way until the end of October.

Called the Cambria Scarecrow Festival, for over a month, the small town has its population increased by over 420 of the crafted scarecrows. Originally starting in 2009 with thirty scarecrows, the festival has increased in size each year. Scarecrows of all shapes and size stand along the streets. There are scarecrow nuns, scarecrow pirates, scarecrow Wizard of Oz characters, and the list goes on and on. Even a scarecrow Snoopy and a scarecrow Pop-eye can be found.

Scarecrows can mostly be found along Main Street in Cambria, with additional scarecrows standing scattered around town, including along Burton Drive, in Fiscalini Ranch, and over by Moonstone Beach. San Simeon also gets in on the fun with some scattered scarecrows awaiting visitors there as well. The Festival also starts with a kick off party in the beginning of October.

So if you're driving along Highway 1 in October, make sure to get off the highway at Cambria and cruise down Main Street to enjoy all the fantastic scarecrows lining its sidewalks!

But some of the scarecrows stick around for Christmas. At least two scarecrows pop up in town, complete with a winter scene. Christmas trees, presents, and the two scarecrows stand proud, representing the other holiday.

Christmas Scarecrows in Cambria
Christmas Scarecrows in Cambria
Christmas Scarecrows in Cambria
Christmas Scarecrows in Cambria
Christmas Scarecrows in Cambria
Christmas Scarecrows in Cambria


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Last Edited: 2014-12-15


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