Four Reasons to Visit Cambria This Fall

CAMBRIA, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- While the picturesque town of Cambria offers a unique experience for visitors year-round, the fall season brings something special to the region. Autumn is a great time to explore the Central Coast and marks the return of some of the area's most popular events. From the annual Scarecrow Festival, for the whimsical at heart, to ARTS Obispo's Open Studios Art Tour, for the art aficionado, the Central Coast is bustling with fall happenings. Nestled among the coastal bluffs, towering pines and wind-swept beaches, Cambria offers the perfect weekend retreat and easy access to several Central Coast fall favorites.


Cambria's popular Scarecrow Festival returns! Beginning tomorrow, enjoy hundreds of artfully crafted and unique scarecrows on display throughout Cambria's East and West Villages and along Moonstone Beach Drive. Introduced by the Cambria Historical Society in 2009, this annual festival is truly a must-see featuring some of the most imaginative and creative scarecrows all designed and handcrafted by local artists and business owners. From political figures to pop culture themes, these delightful characters can be seen all over town. Visitors can celebrate the season browsing through Cambria's exclusive shops and specialty stores, strolling along pristine beaches, or enjoying the local fare at some of the finest wineries and restaurants on the Central Coast, all while taking in these whimsical creatures that showcase the artistic spirit of Cambria.


The Piedras Blancas Light Station is once again offering Twilight Tours this fall. Located just a few miles north of Cambria on a rugged wind-swept point of land, the historic lighthouse was once used to guide early mariners along the rocky California coastline. Now a historic park and wildlife sanctuary, the Piedras Blancas Light Station still casts a beam of light to guide mariners. Visitors can take a trip back in time and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Piedras Blancas Light Station at sunset. Tours feature guides in period attire and historical enactments bringing the light station to life, providing a glimpse into our past.


Join the Cambria Historical Society for a fun-filled day at the Annual Harvest Festival Saturday, Oct. 11. Located in the Cambria Historical Museum yard, the Harvest Festival features vendors selling local products, food, beer and wine, live music by Indigo Jazz, pumpkin decorating and much more. Visitors can enter the Harvest Pie Baking contest or just stop by for a taste. Several local authors will be on hand selling and signing books. The museum will be open with new exhibits to enjoy.


View the work of some of Cambria's most talented artists at the Open Studios Art Tour this October. This self-guided tour features work from several hundred artists throughout Cambria and San Luis Obispo County. The weekends of Oct. 11-12 and 18-19, visitors can view and purchase original works by local artists as they open their studios and homes. This unique tour allows people to see the artists' work in progress and get a feel for the creative process from concept to completion. Offering a huge variety of media and styles, the Open Studios Art Tour is one of the largest open studios in the country, and is a great chance to see and purchase the work of some of the most gifted and creative artists in the country.

For more information about fall festivities in Cambria, view the online event calendar here.

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