Fall in Love with Cambria Autumn Events

Summer is coming to a close, but that does not mean the fun is over. Cambria plays host to numerous exciting events in the fall, including Pinedorado Days and Scarecrow Festival, two Cambria classics that excite visitors year after year. The weather is beautiful, and these events provide another opportunity for guests to visit and fall in love with Cambria. This magical coastal town has delights around every corner, and bookings will fill up fast. Book your stay for this fall now so you won’t miss out!

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Pinedorado Days is a Labor Day Weekend event that begins on Saturday, September 2, and continues through Monday, September 4. After the big parade on Saturday, the Pinedorado grounds will offer barbeques, kids games, prizes, face-painting, food booths, kiddy cars, an art show and live music. There will also be a beer and wine pub. The car show on Sunday at the Veteran’s Hall will feature all years and makes. This weekend is the perfect way to kick off fall.

9th Annual Scarecrow Festival

This October, more than 400 imaginative and lively scarecrows will line the streets of Cambria’s East and West Villages, Moonstone Beach and San Simeon. The scarecrows are the perfect manifestation of Cambria’s incredibly artistic community. Attend the kick-off party on Thursday, October 5 at the Cambria Nursery & Florist, where the winning scarecrows will be announced, and visit the scarecrows all over town throughout the month of October.

Cambria Scarecrow Classic 5K Run & Walk

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This year, visitors can take part in the Scarecrow Classic on Sunday, October 8, which goes from Shamel Park into Fiscalini Ranch and features amazing views of the Pacific Ocean. Participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite scarecrows. It’s sure to be fun for the whole family!

Hearst Castle Evening Tours

Beginning on Tuesday, October 3 and continuing through Christmas Eve, Hearst Castle will feature the Living History Program that emphasizes the lush lifestyle of the estate. The castle is fully illuminated on this two-hour-long evening tour, as docents in period dress bring history to life. Hearst Castle is one of many must-see attractions on the Central Coast, and is only six miles north of Cambria.

40th Annual Central Coast Woodcarvers Show

At the Cambria Vet’s Hall on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17, join 28 local and statewide wood carvers at their annual showcase, where they will display and sell their art. The competition takes place at 1 p.m. on both days. There will be a raffle for individual carvings as well as a silent auction for a featured piece. Tools and supplies will also be available for purchase.

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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.