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Our Mission

Through the creation and annual public display of scarecrows, the Cambria Scarecrow Festival, Inc. provides a sustainable, inclusive, collaborative set of programs to encourage artistic creativity and visibility to the communities of Cambria and San Simeon.

History of the Festival

Now in its ninth year, the Cambria Scarecrow Festival has grown into a community-wide event with hundreds of scarecrows bowling, bathing, painting, pedaling, fishing and flying through Cambria, San Simeon and Harmony.

The Festival made its first appearance in 2009 with just thirty scarecrows. Since then, thanks to the ingenuity and hard work of local students, residents, and businesses, the numbers have grown into the hundreds. The Festival has been featured in places as varied as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, ABCNews.com and Huffington Post.



Board Members

  • Dennis Frahmann, President
  • Chris Fischer, Vice President, Volunteers
  • Taylor Hilden, Vice President, Scarecrow Creations
  • Audrey Killick, Vice President, Fundraising
  • Paulla Ufferheide, Vice President, Events
  • John Nixon, Vice President, Community Liaison
  • Dixie Walker, Treasurer
  • Sue Robinson, Secretary

Our Sponsors

Visit Cambria Logo
Visit San Simeon Logo
KSBY Logo
eBURGEON Logo
KJUG Logo

Special Crow Friends

Loon Town Books Logo
Robins Logo

Great Crow Friends

A Matter of Taste Logo


Best Crow Friends

Artifacts Fine Art Gallery Logo
Ball & Skein Logo
Bluebird Inn Logo
Cambria Chamber of Commerce Logo
Chambers Gallery Cambria Logo
Cutruzzola Vineyards Logo
Home Arts Logo
Patrick Gallery Logo
Little Sur Inn Logo
Moonstone Landing Logo
Montello Logo
Placer Title Logo
San Simeon Beach Bar & Grill Logo
San Simeon Lodge Logo
Spellbound Herbs, Gift Shop & Garden Logo
Wines for Humanity Logo


Individuals and Friends

Terry and Janet Camp
Mary Ann Carson
Jeri Farrell
Tom Laycook
Wayne Snyder