The Cambrian

Cambria Harvest Festival starts with 'Beer 'n' Brats' on Friday

The Cambria Historical Society’s annual Harvest Festival is to bring events ranging from a beer-and-brats dinner Friday night, Oct. 12, to a pumpkin-decorating, pie-baking and talent-show weekend that also boasts lots of live music, food and fun.

Festival events happen at the Cambria Historical Museum, at Burton Drive and Center Street.

Tickets for Friday’s dinner (5 to 7:30 p.m.) are $25 until the event, $30 at the door.

Most weekend events happen from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Featured both days are to be caramel apples, pumpkin decorating, Banjer Dan music, root beer floats, brats, hot dogs, chicken, Portobello mushrooms and all the fixings, wine, beer and soft drinks.

SLO Pokes band will provide live bluesy-jazzy music on Saturday, and the Cambria Otter Trolley is to run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Sunday will bring a dozen entertaining acts for the talent show. Robin’s Restaurant’s pie-baking contest and kids activities also are on tap Sunday.

Cambria Historical Society Harvest Festival

5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12: Barbecued brats with all the trimmings and beer tasting from local artisan brewers. Live music by the Cellar Rats. Cosponsored by the historical society and Cambria Sunrise Centennial Rotary Club. Tickets ($25 in advance, $30 at the door) available at the museum, the Cambria Ale House (2084 Main St.), Cambria Beer Company (821 Cornwall St.), or call 927-1442 or 927-5636.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13: Pumpkin decorating, live music with the SLO Pokes, silent auction, raffles. Free admission. Barbecue and beverages available for purchase.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14: Kids activities, talent show (2 to 4 p.m.) and more. Free admission. $5 for harvest pie tasting from 1 to 3 p.m. Barbecue and beverages available for purchase. To enter pie contest or talent show, call 927-3159.

The festival is at the Cambria Historical Museum on Burton Drive at Center Street. For more, go to or call 927-2891.