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 13th 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 30 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.
Disclaimer: Cambria Scarecrow Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. This website is solely to showcase some of the Festival’s scarecrows, displays and activities. These postings do not constitute recommendation, permission, authorization, or imply endorsement of any of the scarecrow characterizations depicted therein by Cambria Scarecrow Festival, Inc. Any likeness or references depicted in the scarecrows reflect the choice and work of the individual artists. Cambria Scarecrow Festival, Inc. expressly disclaims any liability arising from the work of the individual artists.
Paulla Ufferheide, President
Chris Fischer, Vice President, Volunteers
Lesley Hochschild, Vice President,
Diane Franciscovich, Vice President, Special Events
Dennis Frahmann, Treasurer and
Vice President, Events,
John Nixon, Secretary
Christopher Brazelton, Vice President, Community Outreach