Situated roughly halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles is Cambria, a charming California coastal town with a population of 6,032. In October, the local organizations and businesses of Cambria participate in an annual seasonal ritual: The Cambria Scarecrow Festival . This year, the 500-plus scarecrows were typically fey and delightfully bizarre. Sheila M. Merritt documented the event with some photos. She’s sharing a select few that she thinks may appeal to Diabolique readers.