We’re always looking for more individuals to help keep this festival great. Use the form on this page to sign up.
The Cambria Scarecrow Festival is a volunteer driven community non-profit organization. There are many ways to become involved so that we can keep the festival fresh, fun, and whimsical. Some of those ways are listed below. We need people who would like to explore their creative talents, help with organization, as well as those that would like to work “behind the scenes”. This festival brings thousands of visitors to our lovely Cambria and San Simeon every October and is a great way to become involved in our community. Our scarecrows bring smiles and joy to countless people every year. Come join us!
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Here are some of the ways you can help.
Installation and takedown
Join the Dr. Crow Team
Scarecrow Patrol and Maintenance
Planning and Organizing Events
Fundraising and Marketing
Our volunteers are the best!
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.
My husband, Bill, and I were “part timers” to Cambria the year the Scarecrow Festival made its debut. At that time, and up until we moved to Cambria full time, I served on the Board of Directors for the North Monterey County Chamber of Commerce, ending my tenure as President. Through my involvement, I recognized the importance of Chamber support to local businesses. Therefore, I viewed the Cambria Scarecrow Festival as pure genius. I knew way back then that I would one day get involved and would meet the person whose vision became a reality.