Show your creativity by joining in the fun of crafting an original scarecrow for display in O’Fallon, and compete for $100, $200 or $300 in prize money, too.

First, fill out the Scarecrow Contest Entry Form and submit it along with a $10 entry fee to O’Fallon’s Tourism & Festivals Office by noon on Friday, September 16. Entry forms are available at www.ofallon.mo.us/fall-fest and include rules, guidelines and deadlines. Or pick one up at the office, 400 Civic Park Drive (across from Civic Park), O’Fallon, MO 63366. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.

The contest is open to all O’Fallon businesses, organizations and residents. Scarecrows entered in the contest will be installed along Main Street and/or in front of O’Fallon businesses between September 30 and October 2.

Then, on October 4–6, the community will decide the winners by voting for a favorite scarecrow, one vote per voter, on www.facebook.com/visitofallon. The winners will be announced at the Fall Fest Street Dance on Friday, October 7, and the scarecrows will remain on display for everyone to appreciate through October 23.

For more information, email Festival Coordinator Jennifer Hoisington at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.%20">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 636-379-5605.