When I happened to visit my parents up north in 2011 & we spent an afternoon in Cambria, little did I know that the adorable little town off the coast was in the midst of their now famous, month-long scarecrow festival. Every Autumn, the storefronts & streets become adorned with some of the most clever reincarnations of classic characters as well as scarecrows on bikes, going to school & even a fortune-telling scarecrow!
Thirty scarecrows kicked off the first Cambria Scarecrow Festival in 2009. What those 30 scarecrows didn’t know then, was that they were initiating one of the most artful and unique scarecrow festivals in the USA. Growing each year, over 350 scarecrows lined Cambria’s business district in 2012.
These fun, & not so scary, characters will be up through October, check out their web-site here & so if you happen to find yourself nearby, make sure to stop off for lunch, a trip to Moonstone Beach & to say hi to all the scarecrows that await you! xo