The 28th annual Scarecrow Fest, which runs Oct. 11-13, will not only see its one-of-a-kind handcrafted scarecrows return to the West Side of St. Charles.
For the first time, solar-powered lighting will be used to illuminate the Lincoln Park scarecrow displays, according to the Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Last year, festival organizers spread the scarecrow out from the traditional display area at Lincoln Park to include displays along 1st Street, and along the Riverwalk. The change was not well-received, and the Bureau said residents’ concerns would be considered during the planning of this year’s event.
The Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau said five of the six scarecrow categories will be displayed in Lincoln Park, just north of Main Street/Route 64 and between Fourth and Fifth Streets.
A sixth category of scarecrows promoting greater St. Charles businesses will be displayed at the city’s newest parking lot. The lot is the former site of the VFW and is just west of 3rd Street between Cedar and State streets.