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 eleventh 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, and Huffington Post.

Board Members

  • Paulla Ufferheide, President
  • Chris Fischer, Vice President, Volunteers
  • Lesley Hochschild, Vice President, Scarecrow Creations
  • Audrey Killick, Vice President, Fundraising
  • Dennis Frahmann, Vice President, Events
  • John Nixon, Vice President, Community Liaison
  • Dixie Walker, Treasurer
  • Leslie Dougherty, Secretary

Our Sponsors

Elaine Levin Anderson and James Anderson

Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill Logo
New Times
Pacifica Hotels
The Tribune Logo
Visit Cambria Logo
Visit San Simeon Logo

Special Crow Supporter $500

Coldwell Banker
J. Patrick House
Loon Town Books Logo
Robins Logo
San Simeon Lodge
San Simeon Beach Bar & Grill
The Cambria Collection
The Shops at the Garden Shed

Great Crow Supporter $250

A Matter of Taste Logo
Cambria Pines Realty
Coldwell Banker
Daou Vineyards
El Chorito
Home Arts Logo

Crow Supporter $100

927 Beer
Among Friends Logo
Artifacts Fine Art Gallery Logo
Hope Family Wines
Bassetti Winery
Beautify Cambria Logo
Black Hand Cellars
Bluebird Inn Logo
Breen Vacation Station
Bridge Street Inn
Cambria Flowers Logo
Cambria Inn Collection
Cambria Landing
Cambria Nursery
Ball & Skein Logo
Cambria Chamber of Commerce Logo
Chambers Gallery Cambria Logo
Cutruzzola Vineyards Logo
Ebb and Flow
El Colibri Hotel and Spa
Ephraim Pottery
Envoy Mortgage
Fireside Inn
Fogcatcher Inn
French Corner Bakery
Gold Coast Realty
Grow Nursery
Greywood Home and Garden
Mackey & Mackey Insurance
Mozzi's Saloon
Patrick Gallery Logo
La Terraza Mexican Grill
Lily's Coffee Shop
Little Sur Inn Logo
Mission Gallery
MoJo's Village Bean Logo
Moonstone Cellars Logo
Moonstone Landing Logo
Montello Logo
Ocean Heir
Oceanpoint Ranch
Organic Nail Boutique
Old Cambria Marketplace
Parts Unknown
Pelican Suites
Placer Title
Sandy's Deli Logo
Scenic Coast Property Management
Simplistic Home
Sotos True Earth Market Logo
Spellbound Herbs, Gift Shop & Garden Logo
The Love Story Project Logo
The Place Logo
The Shops at the Garden Shed
Twin Coyotes Winery
Wines for Humanity Logo

Individuals and Friends

Terry and Janet Camp
Lesley Hochschild
The Faheys
Tom Laycook
Dixie Walker
John and Mary Nixon
Terri Pilot