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Scarecrow Festival of St. Charles
St. Charles Scarecrow Fest
Distance from hotel: 3.60 miles
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Celebrate the Fall at the St. Charles Scarecrow Fest

Join Fox River Valley locals and visitors at the annual St. Charles Scarecrow Fest, held every October over Columbus Day Weekend. For over three decades, this heartwarming festival in St. Charles has become a tradition for families across the Midwest. Enjoy live entertainment, a huge arts and crafts show, food, a carnival, a petting zoo, and the Scarecrow Contest with 100+ hand-crafted scarecrows competing in five categories. Held in Pottawatomie Park on the Fox River, the Autumn On The Fox Art and Craft Show features over 170 artist and crafters, selling metal and wood art, jewelry, stained glass, photography, folk art, and fall décor including scarecrows, iron sculpture, painted pumpkins, and carved gourds. Shuttle runs from Pheasant Run downtown to Scarecrow Fest!


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  • October 9th-11th, 2020
  • Friday & Saturday: 10am-9pm
  • Sunday: 10am-5pm


  • Annual Scarecrow Contest
  • Autumn on the Fox Arts & Crafts
  • Festival Homecoming
  • Vintage Auto Gallery & Pumpkin Display
  • All Wheels In Bike Rides
  • Pink Heels Tri-Cities


  • Carnival Rides
  • Concessions
  • Farm Tours
  • Shopping
  • Live Music
  • Cemetery Tours
  • Magic Shows
  • Contests
  • Photo Op Stations


  • Is there live music at the Scarecrow Fest?

    Yes. There is a live music stage located on Main Street between 4th and 5th Streets, along with concerts hosted at the Arcada Theatre. Attendees will also enjoy entertainers and performers roaming the crowd and exciting magic shows.
  • What are the different scarecrow contest award categories?

    The Scarecrow Contest encourages everyone to craft their best creation and enter into several categories for an award. The categories are: Mechanical, Traditional, Whimsical, Family, St. Charles Business, and Children's (schools, recreation groups, scouts, etc.).

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