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From May 27th - 29th, Mt Carroll will host their annual Mayfest celebration on the Shimer Square campus. Along with live music, there will be crafters & artisans, beer & wine tents, food booths, art show, kids activities, 5K run, classic car show and more.

The Mount Carroll Mayfest Music, Arts and Crafts Festival has been a staple of Northwest Illinois culture for 40 years.

Located on the gorgeous Shimer Square campus, the festival hasn't move very far from its roots as a Student Day Fair at Shimer College in the 1960s. Two music stages, a Beer Tent, a Wine Tent, a Food Tent, a KidZone, and vendors throughout the historic quad bring in thousands of visitors from all over Illinois and surrounding states.

A 5K Walk/Run kicks off at 8 am on Saturday from the Shimer Square gates with t-shirts to participants and prizes awarded in all age groups.

The Classic Car Show will be held on Sunday in the historic downtown from 9 am - 3 pm. Dash plaques to the first 100 entries plus participant Judging with trophies to the top 50 plus Best of Show & Best Paint. Music by 3-D Sound.

Event Details

May 27 to May 29, 2022
10:00am - 10:00pm

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