Scenes of the 28th annual Scarecrow Fest on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in downtown St. Charles, Ill. The fall festival runs through Sunday, Oct. 13. | Credit: Ted Schnell
28th annual fall celebration runs through Sunday.
Traffic surged in downtown St. Charles on Friday as the city opened the 28th edition of the fall celebration known around the region and across the nation as Scarecrow Fest.
The festival opened beneath sunny skies, comfortable Scarecrow Fest Visitors Descend Upon St. Charles and a pleasant breeze. In recent years, the festival has been drawing 150,000 visitors.
For more details about the annual festival, including information on parking, shuttle buses and the links to information you need to know, Scarecrow Fest Visitors Descend Upon St. Charles St. Charles Patch’s Scarecrow Fest 2013 Info Center