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Plan your next trip around one of San Simeon's special events.
October 24 - 31, 2020 Scarecrow FestivalOctober in Cambria and San Simeon holds a special appeal! The weather is at its most spectacular and the Annual Scarecrow Festival, named to Travel Channel's Don't Miss List, is in full swing. It's a great time to experience the area at its quirky and creative best. All month long, scarecrows showcase the artistic creativity, whimsical spirit and sense of humor that the communities of Cambria and San Simeon represent. Hundreds of scarecrows line the streets, shop windows and beach fronts of these coastal communities. Make the most of your day with these great selfie partners!
Special for 2020, there will be four displays set up around Cambria that allow for visitors to walk or drive past the displays, while maintaining current safety guidelines. The scarecrows will be positioned and displayed in well-defined areas around town that can be viewed by parking and walking. This year's inaugural Scarecrow Walks are unique in that each display is outdoors and they can all be easily enjoyed while maintaining social distancing. Use the Visit Cambria App as a guide through the festival with location details and previews of the scarecrows.
October 24 - December 31, 2020 Open Studios Virtual Art TourThe SLO County Arts Council is partnering with Art Advocates to bring our community a virtual Open Studios Art Tour. Virtual Open Studios Art Tour will bridge the gap between artists and the community in a time where everything has moved to an online platform. Each artist will have a feature photo of their work, their name and medium, and a link to their website.
November 15, 2020 Covell’s Clydesdale Horse & Sustainable Ranch TourWhat: A 3-hour tour of Covell's Ranch on a Clydesdale
When: 3rd Sunday of May and November, noon to 3pm
Reservation Needed: Yes, call (805) 927-3398 to schedule; $100/person with 10% donated to the Cambria Historical Society
Travel back in time on the Covell Clydesdale Ranch’s fun “people mover” to enjoy stories of California’s unique history while exploring an authentic and sustainable working horse ranch with breathtaking 360-degree views of California’s Central Coast and hills.
The Covell Ranch has the largest roaming herd of approximately 80-world class Clydesdale horses in the United States. Tour guests of all ages will have opportunities for photos and to get up close and personal with a gentle giant – the beautiful Clydesdale horse.
With close to 2,000 acres over looking the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Lucia Mountain Range, the majority of the Ranch’s land, 1450 acres to be exact, is protected in perpetuity with a conservation easement. The beauty and the magnificence of the ranch will last forever and not be developed because of the easement. Learn more about the benefits of conservation easements on privately owned land from your tour guide. The Ranch also protects the largest forest of threatened Monterey Pine trees on privately owned land. You, your horse, and your group will drive up and over hills and through forested areas.
Participants specifically interested in sustainability will also have the opportunity to see and learn about the hydroponically grown horse feed that is grown daily on the ranch and learn about ranch land stewardship.
All 3-hour tours require reservations and start at noon at the Ranch’s gate entrance just outside of the town of Cambria. There will be plenty of time for fun stories, questions, and answers while enjoying the relaxed and informative tour.
10% of the tour fee will be donated to the Cambria Historical Society in an ongoing effort to preserve and share knowledge about the area’s heritage. Additional contributions are always appreciated.
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