St. Charles fest may be scary for crows -- but fun for everybody else

  • Dressed as a Halloween cow, Jenny Beilfuss helps her mother Lois Smith, who is dressed as a unicorn, with her camera app on her cellphone as they take pictures at the Scarecrow Festival in St. Charles Saturday afternoon. The were taking photos of Jenny's daughter Julie, 10, who was dressed as a cat.

      Dressed as a Halloween cow, Jenny Beilfuss helps her mother Lois Smith, who is dressed as a unicorn, with her camera app on her cellphone as they take pictures at the Scarecrow Festival in St. Charles Saturday afternoon. The were taking photos of Jenny's daughter Julie, 10, who was dressed as a cat. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Lois Smith, who is dressed as a unicorn, and her daughter Jenny Beilfuss, dressed as a Halloween cow, take pictures of Jenny's daughter Julie, 10, who was dressed as a cat in front of a scarecrow display at the Scarecrow Festival in St. Charles Saturday afternoon.

      Lois Smith, who is dressed as a unicorn, and her daughter Jenny Beilfuss, dressed as a Halloween cow, take pictures of Jenny's daughter Julie, 10, who was dressed as a cat in front of a scarecrow display at the Scarecrow Festival in St. Charles Saturday afternoon. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Children and their families gather to watch an entry in the mechanical division at the Scarecrow Festival in St. Charles Saturday afternoon.

      Children and their families gather to watch an entry in the mechanical division at the Scarecrow Festival in St. Charles Saturday afternoon. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • A steady line of people walk through Lincoln Park at the Scarecrow Festival in St. Charles Saturday afternoon.

      A steady line of people walk through Lincoln Park at the Scarecrow Festival in St. Charles Saturday afternoon. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • A life-size Michael Jordan dunks a pumpkin at the Scarecrow Festival in St. Charles Saturday afternoon.

      A life-size Michael Jordan dunks a pumpkin at the Scarecrow Festival in St. Charles Saturday afternoon. John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 10/12/2019 10:22 PM

The 34th annual St. Charles Scarecrow Festival continued Saturday with food, drinks, contests, arts, crafts, a carnival, live entertainment and a dizzying display of delightfully decorative and creatively cool scarecrows.

The festival, which opened Friday, continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Lincoln Park, Main and 4th streets, and along the riverfront. Admission is free.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

About 100 scarecrows were created by business and school groups, families and individuals and are all entered in a contest, competing for cash prizes in several categories. There will be prizes for best mechanical scarecrow, best large scarecrow incorporated into a scene, best scarecrow created by a nonprofit or club group, best entry designed by a business, an individual and a family. Visitors can make their own scarecrows as well.

The Autumn on the Fox Arts and Crafts Show featuring 150 vendors offering stained glass, photography, jewelry and metal art, also continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in Pottawatomie Park.

More information is at www.scarecrowfest.com.

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