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October 1st-31st, 2017 ~ Month long

SCARECROW FESTIVAL  -

2017 Cambria Scarecrow Festival Presented by the Communities of Cambria and San Simeon. For the entire month of October, hundreds of artfully crafted scarecrows are displayed throughout the seaside villages of Cambria and San Simeon. It is truly a case of whimsy running rampant! For more information email info@cambriascarecrows.com Website: www.cambriascarecrows.com  


October, 2017

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October 
PIEDRAS BLANCAS LIGHTHOUSE TOUR - 9:45 am
From SEPT. 1-JUNE14th tours are offered Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday. No reservations needed for groups less than 10 people. No tours offered on federal holidays (Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, etc.) $10 adults, $5 ages 6-17, no fee for ages 5 and under. Tours last about 2 hours and include a 1/2 mile of easy walking. Visitors meet at 9:45 a.m. at the former Piedras Blancas Motel located 1.5 miles north of the light station on Highway 1. Do not wait at the gate to the light station! Wheelchairs and strollers are available upon request. No pets. Tours may be cancelled due to inclement weather. For tour information, special arrangements, or groups of 10 or more, call 805-927-7361 or go on-line to purchase tickets: www.recreation.gov search Piedras Blancas Lighthouse tours Phone: 805-927-7361
Web site: http://www.piedrasblancas.org  

October 1 - 31
SCARECROW FESTIVAL 2017 -
For the entire month of October, the most artistic, creative and lively scarecrows will line the streets of Cambria's East & West Villages, Moonstone Beach, & San Simeon For more information:contact 805-395-2399
Web site: http://www.cambriascarecrows.com  

October 1 - 29
ANNUAL FALL JURIED SHOW - 1350 Main St.
Fall Juried show. Phone: 805.927.8190
Web site: http://www.cambriacenterforthearts.org  

October 1
VISIT COASTAL DISCOVERY CENTER - CA State Park/Hearst Beach
Off Season Hours: October 2017 - Open (11-5 ) on Sat, Sun and Mon.  

October 1
GOLDEN AGE - 828 Main St.
THEATER PRODUCTION Phone: 805.927.3877
Web site: http://www.pewterploughplayhouse.org  

October 3
HEARST CASTLE EVENING TOURS - Hearst Castle San Simeon
On most Friday and Saturday evenings. Tours run through October 3rd thru December 24.Hearst Castle will feature the Living History Program that emphasizes the bygone lifestyle of this great estate. Allow two hours and ten minutes for this tour. Prices are $30 for adults and $15 for youth ages 6 through 17. for additional information or to make a reservation, contact the web site at:http://www.hearstcastle.com Phone: 800-444-4445
Web site: http://www.hearstcastle.com  

October 5
SCARECROW KICK-OFF PARTY - 2801 Eton Rd.
We hope you will be able to join us for this year's Kick-Off Party on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the Cambria Nursery & Florist. There will be plenty of passed appetizers, wine by the glass, music AND the announcement of the 2017 winning scarecrows. Stay tuned for more information in the coming months. But make sure to mark your calendar now. You don't want to miss this fun event.
Contact: info@cambriascarecrows.com
Web site: http://www.cambriascarecrows.com/  

October 7
ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL - 11 am-4 pm
Enjoy the Headliner Performance by Indigo Jazz on our back yard stage, 12:00-3:00. Pie Tasting 1:00 - 3:00 Food by Chef Jeanne Brodie and Soto's True Earth Market; local wines and beer available. Art and photography display and sales. Local and out of town handicraft vendors; craft activities for families and kids, pumpkin decorating. Scarecrows and much, much more. 2251 Center Street at Burton Drive. Free Admission Phone: 805.927.1442
Web site: http://www.cambriahistoricalsociety.com  

October 7
WALKS OF THE FISCALINI RANCH PRESERVE - 10 am
Walk the Forest Loop Trail of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve with a docent from Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve. FFRP docent- led walks are free and are open to the public. For information and directions to the Tipton Trail Head, call Stephen at (805) 400-5366.
Web site: http://cambriaranchwalks.com  

October 7 - 8
MONTE MILLS & THE LUCKY HORSESHOE BAND - 1350 Main St.
Monte Mills has become an icon of the California Central Coast. Monte's not only one of the last of the yodeling cowboys... He's the best! Monte has opened for country legend Merle Haggard. Sat. 7:30 pm-Sun. 2 pm. $20. per person Phone: 805.927.8190
Web site: http://www.cambriacenterforthearts.org  

October 7
GIRLS NIGHT OUT - 4pm-7:30 pm 2020 Main St.
Girls just want to have fun! Chair, neck, & feet Massages! Shopping! Wine & Hors'dourves. Gift Basket Silent Auction. $60. per person. Howler Wine Club Member $50.For more information please check our website.
Web site: http://www.twincoyotes.com  

October 8
“A Progressively Cheesy Wine Tasting Event” - 12noon-3pm
Travel the Trail and sample a gourmet mac n’ cheese creatively paired with a wine at each winery. Mac n’ cheese pairing FREE with purchase of a tasting fee. No reservations. Winery hosts: Black Hand Cellars, Cayucos Cellars, Harmony Cellars, Moonstone Cellars, Stolo Family Vineyards and Twin Coyotes Winery. . Phone: 805.927.1625
Web site: http://www.pacificcoastwinetrail.com  

October 8
MONTE MILLS & THE LUCKY HORSESHOE BAND - 1350 Main St.
Monte Mills has become an icon of the California Central Coast. Monte's not only one of the last of the yodeling cowboys... He's the best! Monte has opened for country legend Merle Haggard. Sat. 7:30 pm-Sun. 2 pm. $20. per person Phone: 805.927.8190
Web site: http://www.cambriacenterforthearts.org  

October 9
ANNUAL RANCH & FARM TOUR - 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Absolute Deadline for reservations, Monday, October 2 at www.cambriahistoricalsociety.com or pennylanec@aol.com. Board a small bus for a guided tour of historic properties up San Simeon Creek Road: Crowther Avocado Ranch, Stepladder Goat Farm and Creamery, and Pedotti Family Farm. Enjoy a gourmet lunch and wine tasting with a phenomenal view at Centrally Grown. Book reservations NOW, as we always sell out. $100 per person or $85.00 per member. ($30 Family membership available, gets the discount on this event and all others through next year).
Contact: pennylanec@aol.com Phone: 805.927.1442
Web site: http://www.cambriahistoricalsociety.com  

October 13 - 31
THE LAST FLAPPER - 828 Main St.
THEATER PRODUCTION Phone: 805.927.3877
Web site: http://www.pewterploughplayhouse.org  

October 14 - 15
OPEN STUDIO ART TOUR - 10am-5pm
October 14-15 & 21-22, 2017 . Open Studios Art Tour. Nearly 200 San Luis Obispo County visual artists open their studios two weekends in October to showcase their art and demonstrate their techniques. Studio information and maps are available throughout the county. Visit artsobispo.org for locations and more information. (805) 544-9251
Web site: http://www.artsobispo.org  

October 14
HOPS FOR THE TOP - 4pm-7 pm 15950 Cabrillo Highway
EVENT-We've lost our top! The top 30 feet of the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse was removed in 1949 due to earthquake damage and we need your help to restore this property to its former glory! Join us for an evening on the bluffs sponsored by Firestone Walker Brewing Co. where we will be serving up hot homemade chili and local brews.
Web site: http://www.piedrasblancas.org  

October 15
Sunday FUNday at Harmony Cellars - 3255 Harmony Valley Road
Soak up SUNDAY at Harmony Cellars. Live music by Michael Keeney and food from The MicroBBQ pair perfectly with Harmony wines. And our cornhole boards will be out, too! Music from 1-3PM is free. Food for purchase: 12-4pm. No reservations. Phone: 805.927.1625
Web site: http://www.harmonycellars.com  

October 19 - 21
LAURIE HENDRICKS PLEIN-AIR WORKSHOP - 2164 Center St.
Award-winning artist and teacher Laurie Hendricks will be facilitating a three-day Plein-air workshop Oct. 19, 20 and 21. You’ll have the opportunity to explore and paint in several magnificent destinations on the Central Coast. $390. Phone: 805.395.7077
Web site: https://www.thenestgallerycambria.com  

October 20 - 29
THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING - 545 Shasta, Morro Bay, Ca.
Play by Carson Mccullers, directed by Anita Schwaber. Phone: 805-776-3287
Web site: http://www.bytheseaproductions.org  

October 20 - 29
THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING - 545 Shasta, Morro Bay, CA
By The Sea Productions presents Carson McCullers’ classic family drama, The Member of the Wedding which tells the story of Frankie Addams, a lonely 12-year-old girl, who—longing to belong somewhere—falls in love with the idea of joining her brother and his bride as part of his honeymoon and married life. Her plans are met with skepticism by her young cousin and the family cook, her only friends. Opening Night is Friday, October 20, at 7:00 PM. Champagne Gala: Sunday, October 22; Price $25.00. Performances: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:00 PM; Sunday Matinees, 3 PM through November 5 th. Regular Ticket Price: $20.00. Students with ID: $15.00 Performance Dates: October 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 & Nov. 3,4,5th. Phone: (805) 776-3287
Web site: http://www.bytheseaproductions.org  

October 21
CAMBRIA SCARECROW CLASSIC 5K RUN/WALK - 8:30-10:30 am
Fundraiser for Local Youth Sports Programs. Dress as a Scarecrow. Run will take place from Shamel Park to Fiscalini Ranch Bluff Trail. $25.00 includes shirt.
Web site: http://www.cambriascarecrowclassic.com  

October 21 - 22
HARVEST WINE & CUPCAKE PAIRING - 3255 Harmony Valley Road
Savor the flavors of fall at our Harvest Wine & Cupcake Pairing. Cupcakes baked with our favorite autumn ingredients will be imaginatively paired with our award winning wines. Cupcake flight: $7/pp. $5/club. 11am - 4pm. No reservations. *This event is in conjunction with the Paso Robles Harvest Wine Weekend. Phone: 805.927-1625
Web site: http://www.harmonycellars.com  

October 21 - 22
ANNUAL OPEN STUDIO TOUR - 10am-5pm
Enjoy ARTS Obispo’s Open Studio Arts Tour, about 200 local artists open their studios for visitors to tour, including many in Cambria. The countywide “Open Studios Art Tour” is presented by ARTS Obispo.Call 805-544-9251
Web site: http://www.artsobispo.org  

October 21
HAPPY DAYS - 5:30 PM-10:00 PM Vet's Hall 1000 Main
The Rotary Club of Cambria presents our annual fundraiser, “Happy Days!”, on Saturday evening, Oct 21st, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Dinner, auctions, live music, dancing. For ticket information, please call 805 242 3195
Web site: http://www.cambriarotary.org  

October 22
STAR GAZING IN HARMONY - 5-8:30 PM 3255 Harmony Valley Road
Enjoy live music by the Thunder Canyon String Band and food by The Grilled Cheese Incident as the sun sets. Guided star gazing with the Central Coast Astronomical Society will begin at 7 pm. Rain cancels the event. $25/regular. $20/club. *Fee covers a glass of wine and donation to the Astronomical Society. Please call Harmony Cellars for reservations 805.927.1625. Phone: 805-927-1625
Web site: http://www.harmonycellars.com  

October 27 - 29
WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? - 1350 Main St.
1962 play by Edward Albee. It examines the breakdown of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George. ... Phone: 805.927.8190
Web site: http://www.cambriacenterforthearts.org  

October 28 - 29
CHRISTINE CORTESE" PAINTED LADIES" WORKSHOP - 2164 Center St.
Painting the face is a little bit like sculpting. It’s a beautiful way of carving a shape. Learn how to grasp painting the face in a simple yet exciting manner. We’ll work quickly and boldly, starting with big simple shapes, warm to cool with arbitrary color at times. Some drawing skills will be helpful to get the most from this class but mostly, just bring your adventurous spirit. This workshop is for those who are not afraid to have some fun! Sat. 1-4PM and Sun. 10AM-1PM. Fee: $180 Phone: 805.395.7077
Web site: https://www.thenestgallerycambria.com  

October 28
OKTOBERFEST - 11 AM-3 PM 1000 MainSt. Parade Grounds
Free Admission. Beer & Brats. Local beer & wine for purchase. Entertainment. Proceeds benefit local programs.
Contact: info@cambriascarecrows.com  

October 28
WALKS OF THE FISCALINI RANCH PRESERVE - 10 AM
Walk the Bluff Trail of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve with a docent from Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve. FFRP docent- led walks are free and open to the public. The walk will begin at the south end of the Bluff Trail. For information and directions, call Stephen at (805) 400-5366.
Web site: http://cambriaranchwalks.com  

October 31
HALLOWEEN PARADE - 3:30 PM
Halloween Parade. Children of Cambria Join in the fun. Meet at the community Center at 3:30pm for a trick or treat parade through the West Village business district.
Contact: Froggies Phone: 927-1434