Saturday, October 11, 2008

Scarecrow Festival

23rd Annual Scarecrow Festival
St. Charles, Illinois

I thought I might share with you a little glimpse of my hometown, St. Charles, Illinois. The beautiful Fox River runs right through the middle of town. My husband’s office is on Main Street and we live within walking distance of the river. On the 4th of July we lay out our blankets and watch the fireworks over the river, we are so close the ashes fall on us from the fireworks.
Another fun event is the Scarecrow Festival. There are so many scarecrows, all crowded in a park setting. There are several categories for you to enter you scarecrows, from mechanical to business, to children. There is also a craft fair with at least a hundred booths of fun! Food galore, and of course the amusement rides. Here are a few pictures I took today as we were enjoying the event.
In order to get to the craft fair we have to walk over the street and the river. This is a picture from the bridge.

Look at all the craft booths! Just heaven!

Just one of the booths.

The amusement part as we are making our way back across the main street bridge to the scarecrows.

This is a picture from our Main street, if you look down the river you will see the bridge we walked over and farther down is our neighborhood on the left.

It was crazy at the scarecrow part so I only took a few pictures.

From a Girl Scout Troop, see their cute footprints on the yellow brick road!

My husband is taking my 12 year old daughter and some of her friends to the “rides” tomorrow I think I will stay home and quilt!!


  1. Well, if I wasn't up to my elbows in work around here, I would be driving down there to spend the day tomorrow. I love being on the river there. I used to bike ride there all the time. Bummer. Maybe next year.

  2. It looks fantastic and looks like it was a fantastic day to go and enjoy it! Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing!

  3. Looks like an awesome setting for a craft fair.

  4. What a cute idea in a beautiful setting. Fall is such a fun time to celebrate.


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