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.

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