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Scarecrow Weekend Activities

From October 11th – October 13th, Scarecrow Weekend is back for the 39th 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.

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Scarecrow Weekend Hours

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Friday, October 11th
12 p.m. - 6 p.m.


Saturday, October 12th
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Sunday, October 13th
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Autumn on the Fox Craft Show Hours

Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Downtown St. Charles, Illinois

Family Zone: Lincoln Park
450 W. Main St., St. Charles, IL


Activity Zone: Riverside Ave.
Between Main St. and Illinois Ave.


Autumn on the Fox Craft Show: Pottawatomie Park

8 North Ave.

Event Brochure

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Scarecrow Contest

The Scarecrow Contest is taking place during Scarecrow Weekend October 11th - 13th. Look at all of the unique handcrafted scarecrows on display downtown St. Charles throughout the weekend.


Starting from Friday afternoon, visitors will have the chance to vote for their favorite scarecrows. The voting process will end on Sunday at 5 p.m. To cast your vote, pick up and return voting sheets to the Information Booths located in the Family Zone in Lincoln Park and in front of the Municipal Building. Alternatively, you can drop the sheets at the voting box situated at the Activity Zone on Riverside Ave. Remember to vote for only one entry in each category. You may also vote using the Travel St. Charles App which you can download HERE. Use the number displayed at the Scarecrow as a reference and ensure you submit only one voting ballot per person.

The four scarecrow categories:

  • Business - Riverside Avenue

  • Individual - Lincoln Park

  • Clubs/Not-for-Profits/Schools - 1st Street & Riverside Avenue

  • Mechanical/Mega - Lincoln Park


The Scarecrows will be on display at the Family Zone in Lincoln Park and at the Activity Zone in Riverside Avenue. Please reference the 2024 Scarecrow Contest Map in the Scarecrow brochure.

Family Zone

The Family Zone 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 giant bubble artist, 15+ Family Fun Booths, and plenty of scarecrows.

Activity Zone

The Activity Zone will be located on Riverside Avenue between Main Street and Illinois Avenue. The Activity Zone will feature more family-friendly activities to partake in, including the Scarecrow-to-Go, a professional pumpkin carver, and several festive photo opportunities.

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