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5 things to do in SLO County on Thursday, Oct. 5

A new batch of Scarecrows have cropped up for the annual Cambria Scarecrow Festival.
A new batch of Scarecrows have cropped up for the annual Cambria Scarecrow Festival. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Piedras Blancas Light Station Tours

9:45 a.m.

Meet at the former Piedras Blancas Motel, 15950 Cabrillo Highway, San Simeon. $5 to $10. 805-927-8574.

Launch Party for Cambria Scarecrow Festival

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Live entertainment, silent auction and raffle prizes. Cambria Nursery & Florist, 2801 Eton Road, Cambria. $35. 805-395-2399.

Volunteers build the whimsical, kooky and eclectic scarecrows each year for the Cambria Scarecrow Festival, which runs throughout October in Cambria, Harmony and San Simeon. Here's a look at how the scarecrows are made.

The Real Blues Jam North

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Chicago-style blues music. D’Anbino Vineyards & Cellars, 710 Pine St., Paso Robles. $5. 805-227-6800.

‘Phantom of the Melodrama’

7 p.m.

“The Phantom of the Opera” musical spoof. Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville, 1863 Front St., Oceano. $20 to $27. 805-489-2499.

Jo Koy

8 p.m.

Comedian named on the list of “10 Comics to Watch.” Alex Madonna Expo Center, 100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo. $45. 805-784-2410. www.jokoy.com.

For a complete list of events, visit events.sanluisobispo.com.

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