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Mendota is located in north central Illinois in northwestern La Salle County at the junction of U.S. Highways 34 and 52. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 7,194, an increase of 177 since 1990.
One of the highlights of summer is the annual "Mendota Sweet Corn Festival" held over a 4-day period during the first part of August. The event attracts over 60,000 people who down about 100,000 pounds of Del Monte-brand corn.
Recreational attractions include several state parks within a 30-minute drive of town. These include Matthiesen State Park, Starved Rock State Park and Buffalo Rock State Park & Effigy Tumili, each of which are located on or near the Illinois River about 15 miles south.
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Dairy State Cheese and Beer Festival Kenosha WI April20 This fun-filled event includes cheese from around the state of Wisconsin, some of the area’s finest beers and live music.
North Shore Unitarian Church Art Fair Deerfield IL April27-28 NSUC's annual ART FAIR is a juried show featuring the original works of 65+ talented artists and artisans. The fine art and fine crafts exhibited include photography, painting, ceramics, glass, paper, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, clothing and mixed media. Exhibiting artists come from Illinois as well as from several surrounding states.
Dutch Days Festival Fulton IL May3-4 Arts and Crafts Vendors; Food and Concession Stands; Windmill Tours; Dutch Dancing and Costumes; Antique Tractor Display; Dutch Treasures Display; Heritage Canyon w/Early American Crafters; Hindeloopen Painting Demo and Sales; Stippling Display and Parade.
Chocolate Fest Long Grove IL May3-5 Dive into three days of nothing but CHOCOLATE! Mmm, chocolate strawberries, donuts, and much more! Every spring, the Village of Long Grove celebrates the existence of the world's best tasting antioxidant.
Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair Lombard IL May5 The Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair is held annually on St. Charles Road between Main and Elizabeth in downtown Lombard. All of the proceeds received from the craft booth rentals are donated to local charities. Features 140 craft exhibitors and 4000 attendees throughout the day.
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .