The best way to keep up to date with all that's going on in St Charles, is by visiting the city official page. Go to the "What's happening now?" section and maybe even add the link below to your Favorites :)
Began as a 'friendly competition' to afford recognition to community and civic groups, it has turned into a huge autumn tourism event, promoted throughout the Northern Illinois area. I took the picture (seen here at left) of the winning entry at the very first fest in 1985. No longer is there an absence of crowds (as it was then).