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St. Charles Scarecrow Fest

4th Street and Main Street, St. Charles, Illinois, 60174
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St. Charles Scarecrow Fest

For over 25 years, Fox River Valley locals and visitors have spent all year looking forward to this autumnal celebration, frequently ranked one of the "Top 100 Events in North America." Where else can you find over 150 handmade scarecrows beside local arts, crafts, carnival attractions, a petting zoo, car show, and live entertainment, all for FREE? Nowhere but the St. Charles Scarecrow Fest! St. Charles, IL is a very special place, and this is just one reason why. See you next October!





  • October 6th-8th, 2017
  • Friday & Saturday: 10am-9pm
  • Sunday: 10am-5pm


  • Autumn on the Fox Arts & Crafts
  • Fest Homecoming
  • Annual Scarecrow Contest


  • Sightseeing
  • Dining
  • Shopping
  • Live Music
  • Photography


  • Is there live music at the Scarecrow Fest?

    Yes! There's live music on 2 stages, along with magic shows and performers roaming the crowd.
  • What are the different scarecrow contest award categories? 

    Encouraging everyone to craft their best creation, the Scarecrow Contest has a number of categories. In 2014, they were: Mechanical, Traditional, Whimsical, Family, St. Charles Business, and Children's (schools, recreation groups, scouts, etc.).

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