8th Annual Cambria Scarecrow Festival


Drive along California’s scenic Coast this October and admire the hundreds of beautifully hand-crafted scarecrows at the 8th Annual Cambria Scarecrow Festival! Located just miles from the festivities, The Morgan is the perfect place to stay for your perfect fall getaway.


About the Cambria Scarecrow Festival

October and scarecrows are synonymous for the people of Cambria. Since the Festival’s first appearance in 2009, the event has grown into a highly-anticipated community-wide celebration where everyone gets to showcase their artistic creativity in the form of handcrafted scarecrows. On a 20-minute drive, it is not uncommon to pass hundreds of them bowling, sunbathing, painting and flying through the area. Don’t believe us? Check out the photo gallery on the Festival’s website to see just how awesome the scarecrows are!


The Festival begins on Thursday, September 29th and runs through the entire month of October. Featured events include:

Salute to Scarecrows! A Star-lit Coastal Celebration

Thursday, September 29th, 5:30pm @ Cambria Nursery

Gala Fundraiser and Kickoff, with complimentary wine and beer, passed appetizers, silent auction, live music and more. Tickets limited; $35/person.

VIP Sunset Tour and Dinner

Friday, September 30th, 4-8pm @ Cambria Historical Museum Grounds

A 90-minute walking and bus tour followed by dinner featuring Harmony Cellar wines at Robin’s Restaurant. Get a guided look at some of the best scarecrows in the East Village, West Village, Moonstone Beach, ending with a champagne toast at sunset in San Simeon. Tickets limited; $90/person.

A Toast to the Coast

Saturday, October 1st, 11:30am-4pm @ Pinedorado Grounds

Featuring tastings from the Pacific Wine Coast Trail members and local microbreweries. Food from local food trucks, live entertainment. All access pass to beer and wine tasting; $25/person (also available by glass in drink tent)

And the Winners Are..

Saturday, October 1st, 2:30-3pm @ Veterans Hall

The annual Scarecrow Awards ceremony honoring the best of our ‘crows. Come cheer on this year’s winners, admission is free!

Scarecrow Classic 5k Run/Walk

Saturday, October 8th, 8:30-11am @ Shamel Park

100 spots available, same day registration will be offered. Participants arrive no later than 8am on event day. Race fee; $25/person.


The Central Coast is the perfect year-round escape, and there’s more than just the Festival to look forward to! If you aren’t convinced, check out other highlights of the area here. Stay up-to-date with the Cambria Scarecrow Festival by following them on Facebook and Instagram.



8th Annual Cambria Scarecrow Festival

Where: Cambria, CA

When: September 29th– October 31st


Where to Stay

The Morgan

A boutique jewel nestled along California’s scenic Central Coast, The Morgan welcomes you with a warmth and personality all its own. As the favorite choice in Hearst Castle hotels, The Morgan at San Simeon is located only 4-miles from the Visitor Center. 9125 Hearst Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452. 805.927.3878.