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13th Annual Monticellobration


Abraham Lincoln!  Mary Todd!  Stage Coach rides! Civil War cannon!  Train rides!  Medicine Man shows!  Historical re-enactment of prominent citizens from Monticello’s past!
Nationally acclaimed 33rd Illinois Volunteer Regiment Band-complete with caller and dancers; Experience crafters of the 1860’s-weavers, spinners, and more. 
Kids Korner, Paint the Town, craft vendors, food vendors, all around the square!
Saturday night entertainment-Bad Medicine and Feudin Hillbillies in the libation area!

If you are interested in being a vendor, click here.


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.
This year sign up is made easy by using Signup Genius.
Kid's Corner
Email - Janet Roy at
Band and Libation
Email -
Instructions - To access the Band and Libation area go to Signup Genius and use the e-mail address: and enter the security scramble.
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:
call 217-762-9318

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!

Click here to see map of downtown area

Upcoming Events

Farmer's Market - Every Thursday from June 19th to October 2nd
Monticellobration - Saturday, September 20th
Beer Tasting Event - Friday, October 24th
Reds of Christmas - Friday, November 28th

Event Information

Date: Saturday, September 20th
Place: Courthouse Square in downtown Monticello
Admission: Free!
Contact Info: Monticello Main Street, (217) 762-9318 or

Vendor Application

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Event Sponsors

Major Sponsors
Additional Sponsors
CF & H
Monticello Rotary
Piatt County
Ancel Glink Law Office
Steven Mitz