St. Charles Scarecrow Festival to showcase family friendly entertainment

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Eighty-five handmade scarecrows will be showcased close to city throughout the 36th annual Scarecrow Pageant, presented by AAA. The annual pageant will provide enjoyment for all to enjoy in downtown St. Charles on Oct. 8-10.

Vote for your favorites in the Scarecrow Contest beginning at noon Friday, Oct. 8. Assist make a decision the winners in four types: Organization, Mega/Mechanical, Nonprofits and Universities, and Folks.

St. Charles Business Alliance Government Director Jenna Sawicki reported it will be a fantastic weekend for locals and guests alike to appear out to Scarecrow Fest.

“This 12 months, we have labored tough on continuing the results of Scarecrow Fest and viewing how we can make it a profit for all to delight in,” Sawicki said. “As for the contest, I won’t be able to wait to see what our contestants are bringing to downtown St. Charles.”

Observe a experienced pumpkin carver operate out the intricate facts on Saturday and Sunday throughout the St. Charles Scarecrow Competition.
– Courtesy of St. Charles Small business Alliance

The Household Zone, sponsored by St. Charles Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep & Ram, is a new addition to the Scarecrow Festival. It will exchange the carnival with stay leisure and loved ones pursuits all over the weekend in Lincoln Park. Pageant several hours are midday to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.



On Friday, the St. Charles Dance Corporation will carry out from midday to 12:30 p.m., Elite Academy of Dance from 12:45-1:15 p.m. 3rd Street Dance from 1:45-2:15 p.m. Batavia Academy of Dance from 2:30-3 p.m. and Faculty of Rock-Geneva from 4-6 p.m.

The Thompson Center University Choir will open the Saturday pageant from 10-10:30 a.m., followed by the 16-yr-old singer/songwriter Joey Wilbur from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Frizz performs a combination of folk, funk, jazz, & rock from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and the School of Rock Geneva from 4-6 p.m.

On Sunday, the Moves Dance Studio will just take the stage from 11-11:30 a.m., adopted by Dance Dynamics from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Delight in a magic clearly show with Scott Piner from 1:30-4:30 p.m. The Dennis O’Brien Band will shut out the pageant from 3-5 p.m.

On Sunday, Oct. 10, local singer and guitarist Dennis O'Brien and his band will close out the 36th annual St. Charles Scarecrow Festival.

On Sunday, Oct. 10, regional singer and guitarist Dennis O’Brien and his band will shut out the 36th once-a-year St. Charles Scarecrow Pageant.
– Courtesy of Dennis O’Brien



On Saturday and Sunday, look at out a experienced pumpkin carver and the large bubbles by Glowby the Bubbler. There also will be facial area painting and a balloon artist on Friday and Saturday.

Scarecrow in a Box will be bought on Riverside Avenue. Just about every box will consist of pantyhose, twine, an outfit, straw to stuff the scarecrow and directions. Make absolutely sure to prevent by and buy your Scarecrow in a Box on Friday from midday to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is sponsored by McNally’s Heating & Cooling.

Cease by the yearly Autumn on the Fox Art and Craft Show featuring around 100 crafters from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in Pottawatomie Park, 8 North Ave. Quite a few crafters have fall decor, including floral, scarecrows, iron sculpture, painted pumpkins, and carved gourds. There is certainly also a selection of jewelry, steel art, stained glass, photography, primitive wood, as very well as whimsical people artwork. Meals products and solutions contain a wide variety of candies, soup and dip mixes, baked goods, honey merchandise, and barbecue items.

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