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The 13th Annual Cambria Scarecrow Festival kicked off Oct. 1 transforming Cambria into a whimsical, outdoor art show with a smattering of unique “scarecrows,” on display by local merchants and this year featuring a fun costume, wine tasting party.
The festival organizers are hosting a “Salute to Scarecrows: A Starlit Food and Wine Celebration of Cambria” set for 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Cambria Pines Nursery. Tickets are $40 a person and available online at: www.cambriascarecrows.com/events.
Attendees are encouraged to dress in costume, though not required, and there will be prizes awarded and a costume contest.
Participating restaurants are: Cambria Pines Lodge, Linn’s, Madeline’s, Robin’s Restaurant, and Moonstone Beach Bar and Grill.
There will be wine, beer and hard cider tastings from local providers: 927 Brewery, Bassetti Vineyards, Black Hand Cellars, Cutruzzola Vineyards, Cayucos Cellars, Daou Family Estates, Harmony Cellars, Moonstone Cellars, and Stolo Family Vineyards.
Begun in 2009, the Scarecrow Festival has grown from just 30 at the start to over 100 today in three communities.
As always, this family-friendly activity is free to the public and is best viewed during daylight hours. In response to continuing COVID concerns, many of the scarecrows will be grouped into large display areas that can support social distancing while viewing and to minimize crowding on the town’s narrow sidewalks.
You’ll see scarecrows bowling, bathing, painting, pedaling, fishing and flying through Cambria, San Simeon and Harmony. There are whimsical scarecrows, artistic ones, scary ones and even a tribute to first responders. The festival ends Oct. 31.
Shown here are some of the 2021 scarecrows. See: cambriascarecrows.com for information on the scarecrows. See more photos at PhotoByVivian.com.