Celebrate Fall with Whimsical Scarecrows & Udderly Cute Cows

Celebrate Fall with Whimsical Scarecrows & Udderly Cute Cows


From Cambria to San Simeon, coastal San Luis Obispo County is an extraordinary place to discover whimsical scarecrows and udderly amazing bovine art! Throughout these cities, you will find scarecrows that are a part of the Cambria Scarecrow Festival and life size ceramic cows that are part of the CowParade SLO.

popeye-the-scarecrow-man-home-arts-104Now in its eighth year, the Cambria Scarecrow Festival has grown into a community-wide event with hundreds of scarecrows bowling, bathing, painting, pedaling, fishing and flying through Cambria, San Simeon and Harmony. The Festival made its first appearance in 2009 with just thirty scarecrows. Since then, thanks to the ingenuity and hard work of local students, residents, and businesses, the numbers have grown into the hundreds. The Festival has been featured in places as varied as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, ABCNews.com and Huffington Post.

Over 75 cities and 200 million people worldwide have participated in CowParade, one of the most successful art endeavors ever. Now it’s San Luis Obispo County’s turn. Our area has been chosen to host CowParade SLO County, giving local artists a chance to showcase their talents on a global stage. This moo-ving public art exhibit showcases 101 (for Highway 101) of these life-size, 120-pound, fiberglass works of art.


Here’s where you can find whimsical Scarecrows and CowParade Cows:

The scarecrows are located throughout the business districts of Cambria and San Simeon. You can find them in Cambria all along Cambria’s Main Street, Burton Drive, Bridge Street, Cambria Drive, Moonstone Beach Drive and Castillo Drive. In San Simeon, they can be found on Hearst Drive (parallel to Highway 1).


img_7985-e1466531618529-768x1024CowParade Cows along the Highway 1 Discovery Route:

In San Simeon:

Wild and Free, Into the Night will be residing at San Simeon Lodge, 9520 Castillo Drive, San Simeon.

In Cambria:

The Vineyard Diva will be residing at Cambria Historical Society Museum, 2251 Main Street, Cambria.

Moo-n Drops & Moo-Maids will be residing at Cambria Landing Inn, 6530 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria.

Cow-cu-lations will be residing at the corner of Santa Rosa Creek and Main Street, Cambria.

Coastal Cow will be residing at 567 Main Street, Cambria.

Mini Moo will be moooving around town. Check at the Chamber, 767 Main Street, Cambria.

In Cayucos:

Happy Cow will be residing at the Pasture at Shoreline Inn, 1 North Ocean Avenue, Cayucos.

View the rest of the cow locations using this interactive map.