Scarecrow Contest


At this time, we have reached our capacity for the 2020 Scarecrow Stroll. 

This year there will be online voting for you favorite Scarecrow! The Scarecrow photo with the most

likes will win this years Scarecrow Stroll Contest & a prize of $500! There will be one winner selected

from each category- Business, Mega/Mechanical, Nonprofit/Clubs/Schools & Individual. Voting

begins on October 9-11 & winners will be announced Monday, October 12th on the St. Charles

Business Alliance Facebook page.



Click here to vote!




Some changes are coming to the Scarecrow Contest, and we need you to help keep this family-friendly tradition fun and safe. Scarecrow Stroll 2020 is being modified to work within Illinois Phase 4 guidelines for Covid-19. The Scarecrows will be placed throughout downtown and paired with businesses. Take part in the Scarecrow Stroll and see all the entries throughout the downtown. Please take note of below changes.

Changes this year:
•    All entries must be weighted down to stand on concrete/pavement (sandbags, water jugs, cinderblocks, etc.)
•    All entries must be a single upright scarecrow 
•    There is limited security this year - please see contest rules for details.

All entries must be submitted before 4:30 p.m. on September 18, 2020.

Scarecrow Contest Categories:


Mechanical  & Mega Category - Open to all

1st place prize - $500

Individuals Scarecrow Category - Open to all

1st place prize - $500

Clubs, Not-for-profits & Schools

1st place prize - $500

Business Scarecrow Category - Open to all Businesses

1st place prize - $500