2024 Visitors Magazine

The 2024 Discover Saint Charles Magazine has arrived!  The magazine features the people, places, and attractions that make Saint Charles unique.  Whether you’re interested in history, shopping, the arts, or gaming, there’s so much to do you’ll need more than a day. 

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Scarecrow Glen

Now's your chance - take the coveted First Place Ribbon in our 2024 Straw Poll!

A highlight of the annual Legends & Lanterns® festival (Main Street’s unique celebration of Halloween history), Scarecrow Glen allows visitors to go “hay”-wire as the meandering path around the iconic Main Street Gazebo is filled with dozens of figures. During the sixth annual scarecrow contest, entries will compete for bragging rights and a grand prize as guests vote for their favorite in our “straw” poll.

Who can submit a scarecrow?

Anyone! Whether you are a business, organization, restaurant, theatre group, school, or just an individual who likes to be creative, we encourage anyone who is interested to submit.

Perks of submitting a scarecrow: The entries in Scarecrow Glen are always a favorite social media photo op for the over 30,000 festival goers that visit Legends & Lanterns®. Have fun, get great FREE publicity for your organization, and flex your creative muscle (all at the same time!)

Design guidelines:

  • Whether whimsical, traditional, or avant garde, the look of your scarecrow is only limited to your imagination. Go simple or create a whole scene, recreate your favorite historical figure or movie character, or have your scarecrow reflect the theme of your organization. The sky’s the limit!
  • The individual/entity creating the scarecrow is responsible for gathering all materials needed.
  • Scarecrows will be on display outside from Friday, October 11th through Wednesday, October 30th.
  • Scarecrows need to be built to withstand the elements.


  • Please fill out the entry form below by October 4th
  • Delivery: Friday, October 11th     
  • Pick-Up: Friday, November 1st

If you have any questions, please email Elizabeth Phelps

Count me/us in!

We will create a sign for your entry along with a QR Code for our "Straw Poll" - please let us know who to credit on the signage. I.E. Smiths Mercantile OR John Doe

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