Fall 2019 Events

The leaves are changing colors, and as the cool breezes begin to blow in, so do some of our favorite fall festivities. Cambria plays host to numerous exciting events in autumn, including the Scarecrow Festival, a Cambria classic that excites 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 lodging properties will fill up fast. Book your stay for this fall now so you won’t miss out!


11th Annual Scarecrow Festival


October 1-31, 2019

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. Winners will be announced at this year’s Octoberfest on Saturday, October 19, a delightful celebration of all things October at the Pinedorado Grounds.


Annual Harvest Festival


Saturday, October 12, 2019

The Annual Harvest Festival will return to the Cambria Historical Museum for another year of food, fun, and festivities! The Cambria Historical Society is providing fun for the whole family from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Hearst Castle Evening Tours


October – November

Beginning in October and continuing through Saturday, November 23, on most Friday and Saturday evenings, 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


Saturday, September 21 – Sunday, September 22

At the Cambria Vet’s Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., join local and statewide woodcarvers 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. Adult entry is $2; kids under 12 are free.

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