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Monmouth is located in western Illinois in Warren County (of which it is the county seat) just west-southwest of Galesburg near the U.S. Highway 67/U.S. 34 interchange. They are the host city for Monmouth College, a four-year institution of higher learning.

Among outdoor activies, Citizens Lake West provides a relaxing atmosphere for those who like to camp and do a little fishing while golfers will be challenged by Gibson Woods Golf Course.

Among the annual events held in town include the "Maple City Summerfest", held the 2nd Saturday in July, and the "Warren County Prime Beef Festival", held the Wednesday following Labor Day.

The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 9,425, a decrease of 64 since 1990.

Art Buchanan Center for the Arts | Community Memorial Hospital |
Transportation Monmouth Municipal Airport |

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12/09 Coming to The area
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.
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 .
Marion Arts Festival Marion IA May18 the festival offers a high caliber, fully accessible cultural experience – a day of fine art and flip flops, families and connoisseurs, fun and education.
Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair Springfield IL May18-19 Whether you are a serious art collector or are just developing an appreciation, there is original art here for you, in the form of jewelry, sculpture, photography, glassware, pottery, wood, metalwork, oils, watercolors, and other media.
Summer Camp Music Festival Chillicothe IL May24-26 The first Summer Camp Music Festival was held in 2001 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. About 1,000 attended the festival that year, and enjoyed over 20 bands on 2 stages over the course of 2 days. Since then, Summer Camp Music Festival has grown to more than 15,000 attendees, hosting more than 100 bands on 7 stages over 3 days.
Art on Main Fine Arts Festival Canton IL June1-2 This inaugural fine arts festival will feature original art from the best of our Midwest artists. Come to view and to purchase excellent art pieces in a variety of categories: Painting / Drawing, Jewelry, Clay / Ceramic, Photography, Glass, Sculpture, Woven Textiles, and Wood.