We’re always looking for more individuals to help keep this festival great.
Check Out These Opportunities to Get Involved
Turn ideas into reality
Volunteers who take part in the Dr. Crow program really have a chance to get their hands dirty with papier-mâché and other materials as the group works to bring new scarecrows into the world every year. Join in and be part of the fun!
Care and Keeping
As you might imagine, scarecrows are constantly shifting in our storage spaces as some are rotated out for face lifts while others are made ready for display. We would love to have you lend a hand with these tasks.
Grow your skills
Who doesn’t love to play with paint and pool noodles? Every year, we offer a variety of workshops, often featuring a local artist, to help folks generate new scarecrows for the festival. Check out some of our past workshops and read the latest news to learn about more.
Rent a Scarecrow
Get in on the fun
Busy business owner with no time to create your own crow? No worries! Choose from a portfolio of fun ideas that you can rent during the festival. It’s a great way to participate and help fund local art programs.
Meet some of our amazing volunteers that make it all possible
I moved to Cambria from the Thousand Oaks area in 2015. As a young girl, I vacationed here with my family and I have always wanted to spend my retirement years here. I got involved with The Scarecrow Festival two years ago while attending a workshop to make masks that would be attached to wood…
Cheryle and Diana Sisters from different tribes Found a way to embrace Cambria’s artistic vibes Met creative ladies with scarecrow pizzazz Fun, good times and razzamatazz.
I became involved with the Scarecrow Festival in 2017. My husband, John, has been on the board since 2015. The first year I mainly helped with events such as children’s workshop, scarecrow patrol, flag making etc. I didn’t think I was artistic enough to build a scarecrow and wasn’t sure I wanted to make the…
I found out about Dr. Crow at a volunteer event in 2018. I had no idea how to make a scarecrow but Dr. Crow sounded like fun, and fixing up old scarecrows seemed like a good place to start. Then my husband, Frank Widmann, and I attended a make-it-in-a-day workshop and had a ball. I became obsessed and Dr. Crowed (it’s become a verb) several scarecrows for the 2018 festival.