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From October 7th – October 9th, Scarecrow Weekend, presented by AAA, is back for the 37th year in downtown St. Charles, Illinois. This is the perfect opportunity for families to celebrate the fall season with all the live entertainment, activities and of course, handmade scarecrows that the weekend has to offer.

Scarecrow Weekend Activities

Scarecrow Hours

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Friday, October 6th, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 7th, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sunday, October 8th, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Downtown St. Charles, Illinois

2 E Main St.

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Scarecrow Contest

The Scarecrow Contest, presented by St. Charles Bank & Trust Company, is taking place during Scarecrow Weekend October 6th - 8th. Look at all of the unique handcrafted scarecrows on display downtown St. Charles throughout the weekend. Visitors can vote on their favorite scarecrows starting Friday afternoon and voting closes on Sunday at 5 p.m. Vote for only one entry in each category using the number displayed at the Scarecrow. One voting ballot per person.

The four scarecrow categories and their locations:


  • Business - S 1st St. (between Main and Illinois)

  • Individual - S Riverside Ave. (between Main and Illinois)

  • Clubs/Not-for-Profits/Schools - S Riverside Ave. (between Main and Illinois)

  • Mechanical/Mega - Lincoln Park, 450 W Main St.

Some scarecrows will be displayed at their business. Please reference the 2022 Scarecrow Contest Map below. 

Family Zone

The Family Zone, presented by St. Charles Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, will be located in Lincoln Park and will feature many family-friendly activities along with live entertainment. Some of the activities that will be featured include a magician, a stilt walker, and a giant bubble artist.

Activity Zone

The Activity Zone, presented by McNally’s Heating & Cooling, will be located on Riverside Avenue. The Activity Zone will feature more family-friendly activities to partake in, including the Scarecrow in a Box, a Touch-A-Truck, a professional pumpkin carver, and several festive photo opportunities.

More Fall Activities


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