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St. Charles IL Scarecrow Fest!

by The Rullo Team

Welcome to the St. Charles Scarecrow Fest! 

October 9 - 11, 2015

Friday & Saturday 10am - 9pm

Sunday 10am - 5pm


Only 2 Days til Scarecrow Fest!!! The St. Charles Scarecrow Fest is a tradition for thousands of families, not only from the Fox Valley, but from the entire Midwest. Come and join generations of visitors who flock to this festival every year! The award-winning Scarecrow Fest has brought heartwarming memories to both children and adults for over 25 years!

The Scarecrow Contest, which boasts 100+ hand-crafted scarecrows, is the heart and soul of the festival. Visitors view and vote for their favorite in each of five categories. There's plenty to do all weekend long – which is why so many choose to "make it a weekend" in our charming community. Enjoy live entertainment, a huge arts and crafts show, carnival, and petting zoo – those are just a few highlights! You can even make your own scarecrow to take home. Plus, enjoy plenty of delicious food. 

2015 Scarecrow Fest Signature Events

Scarecrow Contest Displays

Fri & Sat 10-9, Sun 10-5. ROCKET FIZZ ZONE (Main Street between 4th & 5th Streets) and JEWEL-OSCO ZONE (3rd Street bewteen State and Cedar). View and vote for your favorite Scarecrows! Ballots available at the ROCKET FIZZ ZONE Information Booth.

SodaPop Tour and Coca Cola Museum

Fri & Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4Sample over 80 unique and craft sodas, browse the General Store and see Cocoa-Cola nenorabilia at this festival on wheels in the MUNICIPAL CENTER ZONE.

Make Your Own Scarecrow

Fri 11-4, Sat & Sun 10-4. FIFTH THIRD BANK ZONE (3rd Street between Cedar and Main Streets).


 (east side of the Fox River, north of Main)

Stuff and dress your own unique handmade scarecrow to take home.

Autumn on the Fox Arts & Crafts Show

Fri & Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4. Pottawatomie Park (just north of MUNICIPAL CENTER ZONE. along the Riverwalk)

Windy City Amusements Carnival

Thurs 6-10, Fri & Sat 12-10, Sun 11-6. 2nd and Cedar Streets. $25 unlimited ride armband special Thurs 6-10, Fri 12-4. Children less than 48" must be accompanied by an adult.

Photo Op Stations - Art by Joseph, The School of Art and Vintage Tractor Fri & Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5. FIFTH THIRD BANK ZONE. Fun photo opportunities for family, friends and social media.

Additional Activities by Zone

R - Rocket Fizz   J- Jewel-Osco - F - Fifth Third Bank - M - Municipal Center


M - Fest T-Shirts - Button Man Printing, 7 E. Main

M - Make Handbands with Jenny Rotundo of House of Hair

M - Petting Zoo

F - Picasso Coloring Tent

F - Donut Eating Contest sponsored by Windy Acres Farm, 12pm & 2pm. $1 to enter

And: Childrens Craft: St. Charles History Museum, 215 E. Main Fri & Sat 10am-5pm

Friday, October 9
J- Make your mark in Sidewalk Chalk 10-6pm

M - Balloon Artist 10-4pm

Saturday, October 10
J- St. Charles Gymnastics Performances 10, 11, 1, 2, 3pm

M - Balloon Artist & Stiltwalker Magician 12-3pm

F - Fest Mascots, Chuck & Char 11-3pm

Sunday, October 11
J- St. Charles Gymnastics Performances 11-1:30pm

M - Balloon Artist & Stiltwalker Magician 12-3pm

F - Fest Mascots, Chuck & Char 12-4pm


Carnival Days & Times

Thursday 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday 12:00am - 10:00pm

Sunday 11:00am - 6:00pm

The possibilities are endless. Best of all….admission, parking, trolleys and parking shuttles are all FREE! Come on out and experience why Scarecrow Fest is a four time winner of the "Top 100 Events in North America." For more information, go to: Scarecrow Festival
Just so you don't miss anything, we've included a printable map of the festival. Just Click Here: Scarecrow Festival Map 

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Geneva IL One of the Best Suburbs To Live In Illinois

by The Rullo Team

For those living in the Fox Valley, it comes as no surprise that Geneva, Batavia and St. Charles all made Niche's 2015 list of Top 100 Suburbs to live in Illinois.  Niche ranks US suburbs based on livability; grading each for weather, safety, schools, and access to activities, jobs, housing, and transportation.  A high ranking then, indicates those particular suburbs offer a high quality of life to those living there.



A suburb of 21,607 residents has extremely high home values, with an average of $314,100.  The tight nit Geneva citizens pride themselves on their "small town" community, where the shopowners downtown know their clients by name and give a wave as you pass by.  Downtown itself is adorable, with many local businesses and resturaunts. The residents usually have high education levels and thus, income levels are usually quite high at an average household income of $92,126.  Another plus is that crime here seems almost non-existant.  Which all adds up to an A+ Grade for Geneva.  For more information on Homes for Sale in Geneva, give us a call or visit our website at this link: Geneva IL Homes for Sale 


There are 25,943 residents in Batavia, IL.  Similar to Geneva, the home values here are high, averaging $278,000, with a poverty rate 50% lower than the national average.  The residents here love the local biking paths and access to the river, which provides many options for outdoor excercise.  There are alot more local-homegrown stores than chains, providing unique options for the residents living here and just the right ammount of big box stores to satisfy every desire.  Like the rest of the Fox Valley, crime really isn't an issue.  Niche gives Batavia an A rating.  For more information on Batavia & Homes for Sale, visit this link: Batavia IL Homes for Sale 


Another A+ ranking from Niche.  The 33,227 residents enjoy high income levels, the median being $80,063 and extremely low unemployment levels at 3.3%.  The median home value is $279,600, around $100,000 more than the national average.  Like the rest of the Fox Valley, St. Charles loves it's local flavor and prefers the authentic local shops than big chain department stores, however residents can find both here. For more information, visit our St. Charles Community Page.


Here is the full list of Niche's Top Illinois Suburbs 2015.

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