Today is "Frugal Fun Day." In order to celebrate here are some free to cheap events in October on the Central Coast.

All month:
Cambria: Scarecrow Festival -- This free festival gets into the fall spirit with scarecrow displays along the coast.

October 2:
Harvest Jazz Night -- For $3, enjoy the sounds of Larry Arone Jazz Trio at Robin's Restaurant Garden Patio in Cambria.

October 7-9:
Central Coast Railroad Festival -- With free admission, individuals can see wine-rail, model railroads, historical displays and old railroad cars. This event runs all weekend at the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum. Some featured events are at cost.

October 7:
Art After Dark -- This is a free self guided tour through various art venues in San Luis Obispo.

October 20:
Farm Supply's 11th Annual Great Pumpkin & Scarecrow Contest -- This family friendly event includes a pumpkin contest, scarecrow contest, pumpkin weigh off, and education activities for kids. Event takes place at Mission Plaza.

October 21-23:
70th Annunal Pismo Beach Clam Festival -- This festival features a parade, chowder contest, surf contest, beer and wine gardens, and food. It is located on the beach walk, and tickets can be purchased for $2 or $3 depending how many days you are wanting to attend. Featured events are at cost.

October 22:
The Showdown Corn Toss Tournament and Family Fun Day -- This tournament is taking place in Atascadero and will allow 128 teams to play CornToss competing for cash prizes. Local food and craft brews will be on location, as well as bounce houses and other activities for children.

October 28:
Arroyo Grande High School LINK Crew will be putting on a halloween festival for individuals of all ages from 5-8pm. Bring a decorated pumpkin to enter a contest, play carnival games, and enjoy free hot dogs provided by Terry Merlo Insurance.


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