These are the winners of 2013 Cambria Scarecrow Festival, listed first through third place with scarecrow title, artist name(s) and location. Judging was held Tuesday, Oct. 1. More than 425 scarecrows are on display in Cambria and San Simeon.
Best of Show, adult artist: “W.R. Hearst and Helen,” Michael Hanchett, Cavalier Oceanfront Resort.
Best of Show, student: “The Dark Knight,” Carlos Plummer, Love Me 2 Times.
Most Whimsical, adult: “Pacific Hair Express,” Pacific Hair staff; “On Safari in San Simeon,” Beth Harman and Teresa de Alba, Manta Rey Restaurant; “Uly the Frog and Bill the Bug,” Beverly Whitaker, 1617 Main St. Student: “Ratatouille,” Taylor Sommers, Indigo Moon; “Toppings Tom,” Maria Figueroa, Dulce Yogurt; “Buzz,” Devin Streeter, Sand Shell Realty.
Most Lifelike, adult: “American Gothic Couple,” Suzette Morrow, Old Grammar School; “Addams Family,” Toddy Shankle, 542 Main St.; “Popeye” by Carol Paulson and “Olive Oyl” by Kathy Dowding, Home Arts. Student: “Angelina Jolie,” Perla Padilla, Wine : Taste; “P.J. Funny Bunny,” Ben Sanford, Burton Inn; “Stampin’ Cat,” Adrian Gonzalez, Paws on Main.
Most Unique, adult: “A Walk in the Park,” Alese Bell, Becky Kincaid, Loree Parral and Walt Andrus for Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, Cambria Historical Museum; “Mr. and Mrs. Potz,” Lucky and Ashley Gracey, Garden Shed; “Sea Shaman,” Walt Andrus and Loree Parral. Student: “Pre-Fermentation,” Tay Bernritter, Fermentations; “4-H Loyal Larry,” Cambria 4-H Club; “Fanta-Sea,” Madison and Mason Breen, Breen Realty.
Most Likely to Scare People (or Crows), adult: “Shredded Man,” Beverly Whitaker; “Count Antiqucula,” Marilee Heyer, Rich Man Poor Man Antiques; “Chuckie the Clown,” Kevin Ray, Cambria Nursery. Student: “Be-headed in the Right Direction,” Santa Lucia YMCA After School Program; “Beetle Juice,” Serenity Robbins, Hwy 1 Emporium.
Best Animation: “Scary-phant Crow Bath,” Chad and Christie Carroll, Maddie Mae’s Pet Pantry; “Great Wizard of Wine,” Tom Laycook and Kathy Rodriguez, Moonstone Cellars; “Maneki Neko (Good Fortune Cat),” Gil and Valerie Eastman and Dave Butner, near Wine : Taste.