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Oh, the Scarecrow

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St. Charles Scarecrow Festival in St. Charles, Illinois

St. Charles, October 9-11, 2015

Friday & Saturday 10am-9pm

Sunday 10am-5pm

Ever wonder how your scarecrow stacks up? Find out at the St. Charles Scarecrow Festival.

The annual fall festival began in 1985, and in 2007, it was voted one of the top 100 events in North America by the American Bus Association.

During the festival, more than 100 scarecrow displays are entered into various contests to see which will take home first place in various divisions, with entries from both children and adults.

In the past, top honors have gone to a “Cher-crow,” modeled after the famous diva, and a re-creation of the Wizard of Oz scarecrow. Guests are invited to get involved and test their skills by making their own scarecrows.

In addition to the scarecrow events, the festival also hosts the Fox Arts & Crafts show, which has more than 200 crafters on site.

Other activities include a farmers’ market, carnival and live music all weekend long. Learn more about the festival at www.scarecrowfest.com.

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