Monmouth Illinois 61462
It's billed as the "longest continuously running airport in Illinois"...and that it is! It was around Monmouth
that some of the early barnstormers got their wings and took to the skies in their biplanes. Jonathan Livingston buzzed the barns around Monmouth, and they say Lindy (Charles Lindburg) made U.S. Mail stops here many years ago. Meanwhile, the tradition lives on with the 2,900 foot runway that can easily accommodate single and twin engine airplanes, not to mention an occasional corporate jet. And rumor has it that if you land at the airport and call Meling's Restaurant
in town, they'll come out and pick you up and treat you to lunch-or at least get you to the restaurant! An airport attendant is on the radio (122.8 Unicom) 8am-5pm every day except Monday for airport advisory information.
Other Transportation nearby:
(Burlington) Burlington Regional Airport
(Fort Madison) Fort Madison Municipal Airport
(Galesburg) Galesburg Municipal Airport
(Canton) Ingersoll Airport
(Kewanee) Kewanee Municipal Airport
(Manito) Manito Mitchell Airport
02/23 Coming to The Monmouth 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.