Scarecrow Festival Winners and Highlights

Monthly Archives: October 2016

Scarecrow Festival Winners and Highlights

This year is full of excitement and innovation at the annual Scarecrow Festival! Throughout the month of October, visitors and residents find scarecrows around every corner. They make the fall spirit contagious in Cambria! There were so many creative entries this year, and our judging committee had a very difficult time selecting winners. Fortunately, there was an abundance of categories and therefore many scarecrow champions. Themes ranged fromcreative use of materials to sesquicentennial and traditional designs. Our scarecrow creators couldn’t have done a better job; all who visited were awestruck and delighted!

In case you missed some of the scarecrows this fall, we’ve put together a slideshow of the winners in the Adult and Student categories. Please enjoy the ingenuity and resourcefulness of these outstanding entries, and visit Cambria before the end of the month to see the complete showcase of superb scarecrows!
To view a complete list of winning scarecrows, please click here: list-of-winners

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.