The Scarecrow Festival in Cambria… #WordyWednesday

When I happened to visit my parents up north in 2011 & we spent an afternoon in Cambria, little did I know that the adorable little town off the coast was in the midst of their now famous, month-long scarecrow festival. Every Autumn, the storefronts & streets become adorned with some of the most clever reincarnations of classic characters as well as scarecrows on bikes, going to school & even a fortune-telling scarecrow!

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Thirty scarecrows kicked off the first Cambria Scarecrow Festival in 2009.  What those 30 scarecrows didn’t know then, was that they were initiating one of the most artful and unique scarecrow festivals in the USA. Growing each year, over 350 scarecrows lined Cambria’s business district in 2012.

SC4For 2013, the scarecrows are even branching out. You may just see some popping up next door in San Simeon, home of the beautiful Hearst Castle!

SC2These fun, & not so scary, characters will be up through October, check out their web-site here & so if you happen to find yourself nearby, make sure to stop off for lunch, a trip to Moonstone Beach & to say hi to all the scarecrows that await you! xo

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5 Comments

  1. Rachelle @ Sweet Home Pasadena

    October 10, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I had no idea! Cambria is such a charming little town, isn’t it? 🙂

  2. Susan Cooper

    October 11, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    How fun that must have been. I love this time of year. 🙂

  3. krugthethinker

    October 15, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    How cute! I love the Harry Potter one! I have always wanted to go to Cambria too!

    1. Along Comes Mary

      October 16, 2013 at 12:42 am

      Its adorable! I actually have been there more since moving away from Solvang, which is like an hour from Cambria. My folks love it, so retiree-esqe 😉

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