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St. Charles Scarecrow Fest

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Scare Factor
Not Scary at All
Appropriate For
All Ages
Organization Type
Charity / NOT For Profit
Listing Categories
Halloween Festivals & Parades
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Outdoor Event(s), Touching Not Allowed, Free Parking
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Scarecrow Fest began in 1985 with a few contest entries in St. Charles, Illinois’ Lincoln Park. It has grown from a small community festival to a nationally recognized festival attracting over 100,000 over three days Columbus Day weekend. For over 30 years, this award-winning festival has brought heartwarming memories to both children and adults, and is a tradition for thousands of families across the Midwest.

The heart and soul of the festival is the Scarecrow Contest, which boasts 150+ hand-crafted scarecrows. Visitors view and vote for their favorite in each of six categories. Both children and adults will find plenty to do all weekend long – which is why so many choose to "make it a weekend" in our charming community. Enjoy live entertainment, a huge arts and crafts show, carnival, and petting zoo – those are just a few highlights! You can even make your own scarecrow to take home. Plus, enjoy plenty of delicious food.

The possibilities are endless. Best of all….admission, parking, trolleys and parking shuttles are all FREE! Come on out and experience why Scarecrow Fest is a four time winner of the "Top 100 Events in North America."

Scarecrow Stroll:
The Scarecrow Stroll is taking place during Scarecrow Festival throughout downtown St Charles. Look at all of the unique handcrafted scarecrows on display throughout the weekend. Stop in to the local stores and restaurants! Voting will be open starting Friday afternoon and closes on Sunday.

Family Zone:
The Family Zone will be located in Lincoln Park with children's activities and entertainment.

?Scarecrow in a Box:
Scarecrow in a Box will be sold on Riverside Ave. Each box will include panty hose, twine, an outfit, straw to stuff the scarecrow and directions. Make sure to stop by and purchase your Scarecrow in a Box.

Photo Opportunity:
Stop by our photo opportunity and capture a family photo! ?

Professional Pumpkin Carver:
The professional pumpkin carver will be located in Lincoln Park.

Window Displays:
Check out the fall window displays that St Charles businesses have created.
Some locations may have last minute updates due to changing circumstances. Please visit the attraction's website and/or social media before going to double-check that they are open.
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