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 11th 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.
Paulla Ufferheide, President
Chris Fischer, Vice President, Volunteers
Lesley Hochschild, Vice President,
Audrey Killick, Vice President, Fundraising
Dennis Frahmann, Treasurer and
Vice President, Events,
John Nixon, Secretary
Christopher Brazelton, Vice President, Community Outreach