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, and Huffington Post.

Board Members

  • Paulla Ufferheide, President
  • Chris Fischer, Vice President, Volunteers
  • Taylor Hilden, 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

Visit Cambria Logo
Visit San Simeon Logo
The Tribune Logo
New Times

Special Crow Friends

Audrey Killick, Keller Williams Realty Logo
Loon Town Books Logo
Robins Logo
San Simeon Lodge
The Cambria Collection
San Simeon Beach Bar & Grill
The Shops at the Garden Shed

Great Crow Friends

A Matter of Taste Logo
J. Patrick House
Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill Logo
The Nest Gallery

Best Crow Friends

Among Friends Logo
Artifacts Fine Art Gallery Logo
Black Cat Bistro
Black Hand Cellars
Breen Vacation Station
Bridge Street Inn
Cambria Inn Collection
Cambria Nursery
Ball & Skein Logo
Centrally Grown
Coldwell Banker
Bluebird Inn Logo
Cambria Chamber of Commerce Logo
Cambria Garden Shed
Chambers Gallery Cambria Logo
Cambria Jewelry & Gems Logo
Cutruzzola Vineyards Logo
Dragon Bistro
El Chorito
Ephraim Pottery
Envoy Mortgage
French Corner Bakery
Gold Coast Realty
Grow Nursery
Home Arts Logo
Junk Girls
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
Muse Logo
Ocean Heir
Organic Nail Boutique
Old Cambria Marketplace
Painted Lily
Parts Unknown
Patricia Griffin Ceramics
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
Twin Coyotes Winery
Wines for Humanity Logo

Individuals and Friends

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