The 31st Annual St. Charles Scarecrow Fest – saw thousands of residents and visitors from across the state and around the country, come together in St. Charles over the course of the three-day festival to vote for their favorite scarecrow creations from more than 100 entries on display.
Darius Grigaliunas, the newest board member of the Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau, presided over the closing ceremonies on the Arcada Theatre Zone’s Entertainment Stage, at Lincoln Park.
City of St. Charles Mayor, Ray Rogina, and Miss Illinois, Jaryn Franklin, presented the contest awards during closing ceremonies on Sunday, October 9.
See video highlights at www.ScarecrowFest.com
First Prize ($550) – “Dogs” by Ted Eynik
Second Prize ($400) – “Under the Sea” by Lisa Larson
Third Prize ($300) – “From Rags to Witches” by Janura's
First Prize ($450) – "The Legend of Sleepy St. Charles" by Kevin and Lindsay Hermann
Second Prize ($300) – "Pub 2 Too Many" by Tatiana Hamilton & Natalie Bork
Third Prize ($200) – "Marklund's Party by Stephanie Bushong and Markland
CLUBS NOT FOR PROFIT INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY:
First Prize ($300) – “We Gather Together!” by St. Patrick Preschool
Second Prize ($225) – “Calvin and Hobbs” by The Anderson Family
Third Prize ($175) – “It's a HOOT at Swing Set Preschool” by Swing Set Preschool.
Fourth Prize ($125) – “Mermaid Scarecrow...be proud of the skin you're in” by Ferson Creek Brownie Troop #48
Fifth Prize ($100) “Charlette St. Charles” by St. Charles Park District Dance Academy
Sixth Prize ($75) – “Let the Scouts Be With You" By Cub Scout Pack #113
Seventh Prize ($75) – “Sugar Skull" by Lily Contreras
First Prize ($200) – “The American Bison” by Drew Pistilli
Second Prize ($150) – “Scare Wars: Yoda and the Battle of the Scarecrows” by Team Fraser
Third Prize ($100) – “Pokemon Crow” created by Joy Wilbur
GREATER ST. CHARLES BUSINESS CATEGORY:
First Place Prize (ad in the Kane County Chronicle) Trellis Farm and Garden of St. Charles
Second Place Prize (ad in the Kane County Chronicle) "Deadlift” by CrossFit 333 of St. Charles
Images of all the winners are now posted on www.scarecrowfest.com.
St. Charles Bank and Trust sponsored the cash prizes for the contest and the Kane County Chronicle provided the prizes for the Business Category.
The GSCCVB is funded by the Illinois Office of Tourism and a portion of the hotel/motel tax collected by St. Charles hotels to promote the Greater St. Charles area as a destination for leisure tourists, conventions, sports events, and meetings. For additional information regarding the bureau’s marketing and sales activities, contact the bureau at 630-377-6161 or www.visitstcharles.com.