The spirit of fall awakens annually on October 1st in Cambria—spells, sweaters, and spices are just the beginning of your autumn adventures! Cozy up in your favorite sweater to welcome the October breeze with scarecrows, nature walks, and pumpkin pie.
This October, more than 400 imaginative and lively scarecrows will line the streets of Cambria’s East and West Villages and Moonstone Beach for our annual Scarecrow Festival. The scarecrows are the perfect manifestation of Cambria’s incredibly artistic community. Visitors can tag #VisitCambria in their festive photos for a chance to be featured on our accounts!
Save the date for the Cambria Historical Society’s Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy food, live music, vendors, wine and beer, root beer floats, pumpkins, and more! This is an event the entire family is sure to love.
Potions & Spells
It’s not #SpookySeason without a spell or two from Spellbound Herbs Gift Shop & Garden! This quaint shop, located in one of the oldest buildings in Cambria, was originally an 1870s homestead. Wander through the shop to see the many pleasures and specialties they have to offer, and be certain to take a stroll through their beautiful gardens filled with sweet-smelling herbs and flowers.
Chili Cook-Off and Car Show
EThe annual Classic Car Show presented by the Cambria Chamber of Commerce takes place on Saturday, October 16, 2021. The event will include a variety of cars, trucks, and motorcycles from vintage to exotic. Vote for your favorite ride from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Black cats aren’t unlucky in Cambria, especially not at the Black Cat Bistro! An intimate eatery in Cambria, sample such unusual appetizers as stuffed fried green olives, or sage and mushroom gnocchi. Try hearty entrees such as Maple Leaf duck breast with mushroom red wine barley risotto, or the Paso Robles Pork Belly with mustard glaze and gigandes beans.
After dinner, stop by Linn’s Restaurant for a slice of olallieberry pie—it’s delicious in every season. A special fall treat might catch your eye, too!
Jack Creek Farms
Jack Creek Farms is a small family farm located right outside of Cambria on Highway 46. You can pick up local fruits and vegetables all year long, but their pumpkin patch is a must-see in the fall! As you’re picking out your pumpkin, sip on an apple cider slushee and enjoy a freshly baked treat using in-season ingredients grown on the farm. Don’t leave without navigating the fort maze!