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Midsummer Night's Swing

mid summer's night swing poster
We need volunteers for the Swing! Please see the Volunteer details below

Volunteers Needed

Main Street events need your support!
Volunteers are vital! The only way we can do out events is by the concerted efforts of many volunteers. We need your enthusiasm and skills working as a team member or a team leader to help make these events possible. For serving opportunities call 217-762-9318.
Upcoming Events:
Midsummer Night's Swing - August 16th
Volunteers needed:
Event Set Up - Start at 4 pm.  Set up round tables and chairs, decorations, fencing for libation area.  Should take no longer than 1 hour.  5 volunteers needed.
Libation Area - Check ID’s; sell tickets; pour wine during event (bonus-you get to enjoy the event while volunteering!) 6 volunteers needed  (2 to sell tickets; 4 to serve)
Tear Down - Right after event-tear down tables and chairs, return to TV Rental; box up decorations, move fencing.  Takes ½ hour to 45 minutes.  4 or 5 needed.
To sign up for one of these roles, please call 217-762-9318 or email

Main Street Farmer's Market

Each week on Thursday beginning June 19th and winding up on October 2nd, the annual Monticello Main Street Farmer's Market will gather in the shady location in front of the Community Building on North State Street--Allerton Library. Many of your favorite vendors will be back with seasonal fruits, vegetables, plants, flowers, breads, and more. Come meander around the vendor booths to search out the best of the summer, and later, the fall produce.


Renee Fruendt, market manager said, "There are always special events planned to go with in conjunction with the market. Special features will be music, drawings for gifts, crafts for kids, a demonstration on making fresh salsa, and much more." If you are interested in becoming a vendor or need more information about the market call Renee Fruendt at 762-3661 or the Main Street office, 762-9318 or email See you at the Market!

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Upcoming Events

Farmer's Market - Every Thursday from June 19th to October 2nd
Fourth of July - Friday the 4th
Despicable Me - Friday, July 11th
Midsummer Night's Swing - Saturday, August 16th
Monticellobration - Saturday, September 20th
Beer Hop - Friday, October 3rd
Reds of Christmas - Friday, November 28th

Farmer's Market

What: Main Street Farmer's Market
When: Every Thursday from June 19th to October 2nd, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: State Street in front of Allerton Library
Contact Info: Monticello Main Street (217) 762-9318 or

Event Sponsors

Monticello Main Street
City of Monticello

Vendor List

Some of what you might find at the Farmer's Market includes:
The Hen House-fresh produce
Buds N Blooms-fresh flowers and plants
Children's books by Jody Shonkwiler
Big Bear Pottery
Pekara Bakery
Fresh Honey
Wild Botanicals-all natural Bath and Body products
Gluten Free Bakery
Monticello Soaps

Farmer's Market - Flowers

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Farmer's Market - Bread

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Farmer's Market - Vegetables

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Contact Info

Kerry Redshaw
Executive Director
PO Box 392
Monticello, IL 61856
(217) 762-9318


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