Cambria Scarecrow Festival 2013

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Cambria Scarecrow Festival 2013

Scarecrow Fest LogoCambria’s annual Scarecrow Festival is upon us! If you have yet to experience this incredibly unique annual event, we invite you to join us, this year, in our seaside village as we celebrate one of our most highly anticipated festivals!

Since the Cambria Scarecrow Festival’s inaugural year in 2009, Cambria has fascinated visitors each October with an array of unique and artfully crafted scarecrows, all designed by local Cambrian artists. The scarecrows are displayed throughout the town and resemble popular fictitious characters, realistic children, and more!

To add to the excitement, we have also upgraded how visitors can interact with the scarecrows. For the first time ever, onlookers will be able to use their smart phones or tablets to scan the individual QR codes that will be located on each scarecrow, and gain access to intriguing details about each piece of art. In addition, the QR codes will allow viewers to track their favorite scarecrows, rate them, share them on Facebook, and more!

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A family of biker scarecrows.

Finally, all those who vote for their favorite scarecrows will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a two-day getaway in Cambria, which will include wine and cheese tasting, tickets to Hearst Castle’s Grand Room Tour, lodging, delicious meals at local Cambria eateries, and more! Tickets for the raffle are $1 and can be purchased at various locations throughout town.

During the month of October, lodging will become increasingly full, so be sure to reserve your accommodations. This year will be one for the books!

Highway Closures

Highway 1 Closure

If you're heading to the Central Coast, be sure to be mindful of the stretch of Highway 1, 21 miles north of Cambria. Caltrans is busy with a major construction project to make traveling along the stunning Pacific Coast Highway a safer journey.

Highway 1 Storm Repair Along the Big Sur Coast Due to multiple active slides, State Route 1 is now closed between Ragged Pt. (SLO 72.87) and just south of Nepenthe (Mon 44).

Worried about Highway 1 Road Closures? Cambria and Hearst Castle are easily accessible from Highway 46 West from 101 South of Paso Robles or from northbound Highway 1 from the city of San Luis Obispo. Travelers from the north can easily take Highway 101 as an alternate route to Highway 1, which reduces travel time to Cambria by about 25 minutes.

For the latest road closure information visit the Caltrans website.