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