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Scarecrows take over the town of Cambria for annual festival

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"Central Coast Living" changes with the seasons. In the summer, we go to the beach. In the fall, we go to Cambria for the Scarecrow Festival.

The birds in Cambria are on high alert in October when the scarecrows can be seen on many street corners around town.

As a visitor, don't be nervous. The scarecrows are creative works of art and they are fun to find. Main Street looks like a little Disneyland.

"Really like Grumpy, right here. My favorite is Bashful. Here's Dopey," said friends Tigge and Chris who met in a painting class and worked together to create the "Seven Dwarves" scarecrows.
"Their heads and bodies are made with recycled plastic and bubble wrap," they explained.

Drive slow or bike around town and you'll see more of what makes the Cambria Scarecrow Festival great. It's free, it's been going on for nine years, and this October, they will be lit up at night. 

With limited access for tourists because of the Highway 1 closure at Ragged Point, the festival board decided to make the big change.

"It's just magical to walk through the town and see a little girl look at a scarecrow and get all excited. It's really cool," said board member Audrey Killick.

"I'm not one of the type of people that likes scary Halloween. I prefer the harvest, the pumpkins, the fun fall festive stuff looking towards Thanksgiving. Maybe not scary scarecrows, but something really creative and cute," said KSBY Daybreak anchor Christina Favuzzi who is one of the judges for this year's festival.

You be the judge and send us your fun photos of the Cambria Scarecrow Festival. Make sure to use the hashtag #beonksby on all social platforms.

Scarecrows in the 2017 Cambria Scarecrow Festival. (KSBY photo) 

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