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October 1st-31st, 2018 ~ Month long

SCARECROW FESTIVAL  -

2018 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, 2018

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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 canceled due to inclement weather. For tour information, special arrangements, or groups of 10 or more, call 805-927-7361 or go online to purchase tickets: www.recreation.gov search Piedras Blancas Lighthouse tours Phone: 805-927-7361
Web site: http://www.piedrasblancas.org  

October 
VISIT COASTAL DISCOVERY CENTER - CA State Park/Hearst Beach
Off Season Hours: October 2018 - Open (11-5 ) on Sat, Sun, and Mon.  

October 1 - 31
SCARECROW FESTIVAL 2018 -
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 2
HEARST CASTLE EVENING TOURS - Hearst Castle San Simeon
On most Friday and Saturday evenings. Tours run through October 2rd 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. Phone: 800-444-4445
Web site: http://www.hearstcastle.com  

October 4 - 28
ANNUAL FALL JURIED SHOW - 1350 Main St.
Fall Juried show. Opening Reception Oct. 5th. 5:30 pm Phone: 805.927.8190
Web site: http://www.cambriacenterforthearts.org  

October 5 - 6
TWIN COYOTES LIVE MUSIC - 2020 Main St.
FRIDAY OCT. 5TH-5 TO 7 PM & SAT. OCT. 6TH-3 TO 5 PM. Live music by Natalie Wattre. Natalie will be performing a broad range of acoustic rock, pop, soul, and more. Phone: 1.805.927.9800
Web site: http://www.twincoyotes.com  

October 7
FOREST LOOP WALKS - 10 am-Noon
Walk the Forest Loop Trail of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve with a docent. Enjoy our Monterey Pine forest as we learn about the plants, animals, human history and the trails in this special part of Cambria. The walk is about 2.5 miles long with very little elevation gain. Bring water, shoes that protect the toes, and wear long pants to help protect from poison oak. Children welcome with adult supervision. Schedule Forest loop Walks 10:00-12:00 Sunday October 7,2018, Saturday November 17,2018, Saturday December 15, 2018, Walks start at Tipton entrance to ranch. Directions call 805-927-2202
Web site: http://www.ffrpcambria.org  

October 7
Doug Wylie Custom Bronze and Ceramic Art Show - 11 AM-5 PM 2164 Center St.
Doug Wylie is truly a one-of-a-kind designer. Doug has a passion for presenting the natural world in a unique and authentic way, creating refined and graceful art. From ceramic and pewter to unique sculpture pieces and bronze statues, Doug's experience informs each creation. His high-quality art radiates craftsmanship regardless of the subject matter or scale. Phone: 805.395.7077  

October 11 - 13
PAINTING WORKSHOP AT THE NEST GALLERY - 10 am-4 pm 2164 Center St.
PAINTING WORKSHOP with Renowned Painter TOM BALDERAS.THIS WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO PAINTERS OF ALL ABILITIES. Work in Oil, Acrylic or Watercolor. Class Size is Limited to Provide Equal Instruction Time for Everyone. REGISTER TODAY.Cost: $400 $30 Model Fee
Contact: info@thenestgallery.com Phone: (805)395-7077
Web site: http://www.thenestgallerycambria.com  

October 12 - 13
DYNAMIC DUO - 1350 Main St.
CONCERT- 1950'S & UP. $20. No discounts. Fri *& Sat. @7:30 pm- Sat. @ 2pm Phone: 805.927.8190
Web site: http://www.cambriacenterforthearts.org  

October 13 - 21
OPEN STUDIO ART TOUR-2018 - 10am-5pm
October 13 & 14 & 20-21, 2018 . 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 13
ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL - 11 AM-4 PM corner Burton Dr. & Center St.
Free admission! Live music by Indigo Jazz Quartet with Julia and Brett Mitchell! Food booths available: Soto's True Earth Market and The Spot restaurant! Local wine and craft beer; Native Daughters of the Golden West root beer floats! Interactive Family Activities, pumpkin decorating, and face painting. Jim Karjala painting watercolors on site. Authors Betty Winter, Janice Stevens & Pat Hunter to sell and autograph their books. Amazing crafts and jewelry for sale. New this year: Display of Scarecrows in History, Art, and Literature! Phone: 805-927-1442
Web site: http://www.cambriahistoricalsociety.com  

October 14
Cambria Historical Society Benefit Walking Tour of Historic East Village, - 11 am-3 pm
Reservations: $25 each adult, $10 for 16 and under - not recommended for small children. Four 1-1/2 hour guided tours will depart from the Historical Museum at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12 noon, and 12:30 p.m. . Includes complimentary dessert at Robin's Restaurant. Make your reservations now on-line at www.cambriahistoricalsociety.com; or at the museum Friday-Sunday 1-4 p.m., or Monday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Info: 805-927-1442
Web site: http://www.cambriahistoricalsociety.com  

October 20 - 21
HARVEST WINE & PIE PAIRING at HARMONY CELLARS - 11 am-3 pm 3255 Harmony Valley Road
Enjoy farm-fresh fruit pies by Linn's of Cambria perfectly matched with Chuck's award-winning wines. Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm. Pies: $4/club, $6/regular. Specials on featured wines by the glass and bottle. No reservations. Phone: 805.927.1625
Web site: http://www.harmonycellars.com  

October 20
HARVEST DINNER - 6-9 PM The Historic Hearst Ranch Warehouse in San Simeon Cove (442 SLO San Simeon Rd.- directly across from our tasting room)
Your favorite Hearst Ranch Wines will be paired perfectly with a five-course meal by Chef Matt Beckett of Linn's, and live music by Nicole Stromsoe. We look forward to enjoying a fall evening with you behind the private gates of our Seaside Warehouse!
Contact: info@hearstranchwinery.com Phone: (805)467-2241
Web site: http://www.hearstranchwinery.com  

October 20
INSECTS ON THE RANCH - 10 am-Noon
Join Norm Smith an entomologist for 30 years for Fresno County. He will lead us on a walk to discover the Insects we have on the Ranch. As they are elusive, he will bring many for show and Tell. We will take a look at them under the old oak tree on the Forest Loop Trail. Bring a lawn chair if you do not wish to stand. Meet at Tipton Entrance to the Ranch. Phone: 805-927-2292
Web site: http://www.ffrpcambria.org  

October 20
Octoberfest - 10 am Cambria, Pinedorado Grounds
A day of fun. It begins with a craft and art fair inside the Cambria Vets Hall, from 11 am to 5 pm. Then from noon on, join us for brats, hot dogs, beer, wine, and ice creams sales. Live music. A pumpkin patch and family games. Don’t miss the announcement of this year’s scarecrow awards. General admission is free. Sponsored jointly by the Cambria Lions Club and the Scarecrow Festival.
Web site: https://www.cambriascarecrows.com/events/  

October 20 - 21
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
Grand Reopening Celebration: Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle. Celebrate in Style - Hearst Castle
Sunset Soirée & Swim. Begin with a ride up the iconic road leading to the Enchanted Hill to witness the official reopening of Hearst Castle’s Neptune Pool. Guests may opt for a 45 minute viewing of the digitally-remastered film, “Building the Dream,” in Hearst Castle’s five-story IMAX theatre first. Join California state dignitaries and celebrities strolling spectacular surrounding terraces while relishing in a fabulous selection of hors-d'oeuvres, hand-crafted cocktails, and the Central Coast’s finest wines. Following a toast, savor the awe-inspiring setting on this special occasion, featuring Jazz to Big Band music, and a unique entertainment finale performed right in the Neptune Pool as the sun sets into the Pacific Ocean. Sunset Soirée & Swim . See website for tickets & reservations.
Web site: http://friendsofhearstcastle.org/special-events/  

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
CAMBRIA CONCERTS UNPLUGGED - 4 pm 2353 Main St.
The Cimo Brothers. A handsome hometown mix of Classical Guitar, Gypsy Roots, and World Music. $20 per person.
Contact: Brynn Albanese Phone: 805.423.3564  

October 21
Don’t miss Senior Wildlife Biologist Joe Burnett - 3 pm Unitarian Universalist Community Church, 786 Arlington St., Cambria,
Joe will be speaking at a special event organized by Greenspace – The Cambria and Trust. Join him as he shares the very latest on the status of the population in the Cambria region, upcoming releases, this year’s batch of condor fledglings, and our progress reducing lead exposure in the flock. All members and non-members are welcome to attend. We hope to see you there! Cost: Free ($10 suggested donation at door)  

October 27
BLUFF TRAIL WALKS - 10 am-Noon
Walk the Bluff Trail of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve with a docent. Enjoy the Ranch and ocean views as we learn about seaweed, sea mammals, birds, and the plants along the Bluff Trail. Schedule Sunday November 4, 2018, Saturday November 24, 2018, Saturday December 29,2018, Walks start at the South End of the Bluff Trail. Directions call 805-927-2202
Web site: http://www.ffrpcambria.org  

October 27 - 28
Annual Autumn Cambria Gem & Mineral Show -
CAMBRIA, CALIFORNIA: Annual show; San Luis Obispo Gem & Mineral Club, Cambria Vets Hall; 1000 Main Street; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4; Free Admission; The San Luis Obispo Gem & Mineral Club proudly presents its 2nd Annual Autumn Cambria Gem & Mineral Show at the Cambria Vets Hall. The show is free to all and features a wide and eclectic selection of top-of-the-line dealers selling gems, minerals, fossils, crystals, jade, meteorites, slabs, beads, lapidary & jewelry supplies, etc. There will be a free drawing at the entrance. Also, there will be a plaster cast of a Montana T-Rex skull on display. ; contact Kim Noyes, (805)-610-0603; e-mail: kimnoyes@gmail.com.
Web site: http://www.slogem.org  

October 30
Movie: North by Northwest - 1350 Main St.
Free film & preview night. Preview next year's festival & see a classic film. 6 PM. screening, 6-7 Wine reception & pass sales. 7 pm screening of North by Northwest- Post film discussion- Andrew Amador. Phone: 805-927-8190
Web site: http://www.cambriacenterforthearts.org  

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/Norma