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There’s more beyond Scarecrows

There are so many reason we encourage you to make it a weekend in St. Charles during Scarecrow Fest.  Below are some of the 2017 events:

Baker Cafe & Crafts
When planning your say, stop by the Baker Cafe at Baker Memorial United Methodists church for walking tacos, baked potatoes, and more! You can also browse our reclaimed art for sale! All proceeds go to missions Here, Near, and Far Away!

Greater St. Charles Farm Tour
Don’t let the fall fun end with the Fest!  Experience for autumn activities with your family on the Farm Tour!  What says fall more than farms.  Animals, hay rides, and pumpkins await, so register today! For special Scarecrow Fest packages, click here.

“All Wheels In” Bike Rides
October 8 – Join Sammy’s Bike Shop on two exhilarating rides for families and cycling enthusiasts. The cost of the event is FREE! Rentals are available. Go to for details

Arcada Theatre
105 E. Main Street – Check out the following events at this beautiful, historic theater. Tickets at

  • October 5 – THE WEIGHT BAND Featuring Members Of The Band, Levon Helm Band, And Rick Danko Group, 7:30pm
  • October 6 – 10:30am, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Live! It’s Ichabad Crane versus The Headless Horseman in this hilarious “Spooktacular” event just right for the holiday season. Admission: $10
  • October 6 – Blue Öyster Cult & Mark Farner, 8pm
  • October 7 – 10am, The Wizard of Oz Movie. Admission: FREE
  • October 7 – Morris Day & the Time, 8pm
  • October 8 – Arcada Doo Wop Party With The Flamingos,  JT Carter’s Crests & Gene “The Duke Of Earl” Chandler, 3pm
  • October 8 – American Stories Tour With Craig Morgan And Special Guests Mac Powell, & Taya Kyle, 7pm

At Club Arcada
October 6-7, 8:00pm Lee Rocker– See the founding member of the “Rock this Town” and “Stray Cat Strut” trio “THE STRAY CATS!”

Club Arcada Hours: 11:30am – 11:30pm Open For Lunch

The NEW Arcada Family Theatre at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 East Main Street
October 7, 8pm, Beatolution: A Tribute to The Beatles – These seasoned musicians represent the youthful look and personalities the original guys had in the mid-1960s. Newsweek saw fit to include the band (as STOCKWOOD) in their Spring, 2012 Edition, Commemorative Issue of THE BEATLES. They, along with only four other Chicagoland bands appear on the “Tribute Bands around the Globe” page! Tickets: $15. For special Pheasant Run Resort packages during Scarecrow Fest weekend, click here.

Chicago Steel Hockey Team Home Opener vs. TEAM USA at the Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva
October 7 – Championship Celebration with Banner Unveiling and Ring Ceremony. Plus, post-game Skate with the Steel. Visit for tickets!

Cycling Rentals
Bike Rack, 2930 Campton Hills Road, 630.377.6588
Giant Fox Valley, 415 S. 1st Street, 630.524.4855
Sammy’s Bikes, 602 S. 1st Street, 630.444.0690

Motorcycle rentals
Fox River Harley-Davidson, 131 S. Randall Road, 630.584.8000

Pheasant Run Golf Course, 4051 E. Main Street, 630.584.4914
Pottawatomie Golf Course, 842 N. 2nd Avenue, 630.584.8356

St. Charles Farmers Market
Cedar Avenue and 4th Avenue – Held every Friday from 7am-1pm. Located at Baker Memorial Church, on the East Side of the Fox River at 4th Avenue and Main Street.

Events by The St. Charles History Museum, 215 East Main Street | 630.584.6967
October 6, 11am-  4pm – Museum Scavenger Hunt
October 7, 11am – 4pm – Grave Reminders Cemetery Tour at North Cemetery
October 8, 10am – 4pm – Fall-Themed Children’s Craft, Baltria Zone

St. Charles Paddlewheel Riverboat Cruises
8 North Avenue, 630.584.2334 – During Scarecrow Fest weekend, enjoy cruises along the Fox River! Public cruise times are: Friday 3:30pm – Saturday 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00pm – Sunday 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00pm.

Night Live with more Live Entertainment
Pub 222
House Pub
Hotel Baker

And so much more! From live theater to dining and shopping…hiking or biking along the Fox River… Click here to plan your visit today and learn about all there is to do here in Greater St. Charles!