St. Charles Business Alliance accepting applications for Scarecrow Contest

St. Charles Business Alliance accepting applications for Scarecrow Contest

The St. Charles Business Alliance is now accepting applications for the 2021 St. Charles Scarecrow Festival Scarecrow Contest. The festival will run from Friday, Oct. 8 through Sunday Oct. 10.

Individuals, families, businesses, clubs, schools and not-for-profits interested in entering the contest may do so by completing and returning the Scarecrow Contest entry form by Sept. 18. There is no entry fee.

Applications and information about the event can be found at https://www.scarecrowfest.com/scarecrowcontest.

St. Charles Business Alliance Executive Director Jenna Sawicki said the alliance is looking forward to hosting this year’s Scarecrow Fest.

“We are hoping for some great weather so everyone can come out and enjoy this great community event,” she said.

This will be the 36th annual Scarecrow Festival, an award-winning, three-day event featuring the scarecrows displayed throughout downtown St Charles, a family zone  in Lincoln Park with live entertainment, a photo op area and scarecrow in a box. Also included is, Autumn on the Fox Arts and Crafts Show, at Pottawatomie Park.

Scarecrow Contest Categories

The “Diggin In!” scarecrow by Anderson Elementary  was featured in the Clubs, Not-for-profits, Schools during last year’s Scarecrow Contest. Applications are now open for this year’s Scarecrow Festival on Oct. 8 to Oct. 10.

  • Mechanical /Mega Category – Open to all.
  • Clubs, Not-for-profits, Schools – Open to all clubs, Not-for-Profits, and Schools
  • Individuals Category – Open to all individuals & families not affiliated with a business or organization
  • Business Category – Open to all businesses.

Feature Photo Caption

The “The Heartfelt Harry” by Tri City Health Partnership was featured in the Clubs, Not-for-profits, Schools during last year’s Scarecrow Contest. Applications are now open for this year’s Scarecrow Festival on Oct. 8 to Oct.10.