CowParade saunters in to San Luis Obispo County

San Luis Obispo County, located on California’s Central Coast halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, will be overrun with crazy cows this fall when it hosts CowParade, the world’s largest and most successful public art event.

CowParade San Luis Obispo County will feature 101 life-sized fiberglass cows, beautifully decorated by sponsored artists. The bovines will be on display at various locations between Sept. 26 and May 2017.

Previously, CowParades have been hosted by major cities, including Paris, Madrid and Rome.

“For San Luis Obispo County to be selected to host CowParade demonstrates our draw as a top-notch tourism destination and the amazing pool of creative artists we have in the area,” said Chuck Davison, president and CEO of Visit SLO County.

Special artists will be featured during the event, including syndicated cartoonist Leigh Rubin (“Rubes”), special effects artist Douglas Turner (“Beetlejuice,” “Star Trek VI”), famed graffiti artist Man One (Nike, Staples Center, Microsoft), and Deprise Brescia, a mixed media artist and popular actress (“Renegade,” “Two and a Half Men”).


San Luis Obispo County is a popular tourist destination known for its inviting beaches, small-town charm, wine and weather.

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