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Fall-themed entertainment on display at next month's St. Charles Scarecrow Weekend – Show Local

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The St. Charles Business Alliance has announced details for the 37th Annual Scarecrow Weekend in downtown St. Charles next month.

Presented by AAA, Scarecrow Weekend runs October 7-9 with fall-themed entertainment and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Participants can vote for their favorite Scarecrow in the Scarecrow Contest throughout the weekend.

There are four categories of scarecrows: Personal/Family, Business, Club/Nonprofit/School, Machine/Mega. Scarecrows will be on display on 1st and Riverside Avenues and throughout downtown St. Charles, and the Mechanical/Mega Scarecrow will be on display in Lincoln Park.

A number of local businesses are offering fall-themed specials to mark the weekend, including Board & Brush, which hosts Scarecrow Weekend Workshops on October 7th and 8th, and the St. Charles Historical Museum with its covered wagon To do. From October 7th to October 9th, popcorn, cornhusk doll making, sidewalk sales, plus hands-on experience with historical props.

There are also several businesses that offer on-the-go groceries, such as Mad Batter Bakery & Confections, which sells apple cider donuts and other fall treats, and Kilwins, which sells caramel apples, caramel cones, hot chocolate, and more. I have. .

Brought to you by St. Charles Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, the Family Zone is located in Lincoln Park and offers many family-friendly activities along with live music and entertainment. Entertainment featured includes a magic show by Scott Piner, Jason Colm, the world’s tallest juggling scarecrow stiltwalker, face painting, and giant bubbles by his artist.

The activity zone offered by McNally’s Heating & Cooling takes place on Riverside Avenue. The Activity Zone will feature more family-friendly activities you can participate in, including a scarecrow in a box that you can purchase.

The scarecrow in the box was a gift from Anderson Humane and comes with everything you need to make a scarecrow. The activity zone also includes Touch a Track, provided by the City of St. Charles, where kids can get up close and personal with the track. There will also be festive photo opportunities and a professional pumpkin carver.

Pottawatomie Park hosts the Fall Fox Craft Show hosted by Art of the Heartland. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 7 and 8, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 9.

Jenna Sawicki, executive director of the St. Charles Business Alliance, said she was excited about this year’s event.

“We hope everyone has the opportunity to get out and enjoy all the entertainment and activities that are going on at Scarecrow Weekend,” Sawicki said in a release from the St. Charles Business Alliance.

Other sponsors of this year’s Scarecrow Weekend include Meijer, Gerald Subaru, Blackhawk Bank, St. Charles Bank, McGrath Honda, Comcast, Lakeshore Recycling Systems, Encore Mt. Morris, MK Movers and Windy Acres Farm.

To view the full Scarecrow Weekend schedule, visit If you have any questions about the event, please contact the St. Charles Business Alliance at 630-443-3967.