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This annual festival has been a staple of Northwest Illinois culture for over 40 years. Located on the gorgeous Shimer Square campus in Mount Carroll, the festival features live music all weekend, food, arts, kids activities, car show and more.

Located on the gorgeous Shimer Square campus in Mount Carroll, the festival started as a Student Day Fair at Shimer College in the 60s. Two music stages, a Beer Tent, a Wine Tent, a Food Tent, KidZone with Bounce House, Art Show and vendors throughout the historic quad bring in thousands of visitors from all over Illinois and surrounding states.

A 5K walk run will be held Saturday morning and the classic car show will be held on Sunday from 9 to 3 in downtown Mount Carroll.

Mainstage Headliners: Friday night – Ethan Bell Band playing Country/Rock Saturday night – The Breakfast Club playing 80’s Rock Sunday night – Echoes of Pompeii, the best Pink Floyd tribute band in the nation, will be playing classic rock with a performance which includes a laser light show. Plus, music by local and regional performers will be playing on the Quad all weekend.

Go to the Facebook link for all the details.

Event Details

May 26 to May 28, 2023
10:00am - 10:00pm


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