This summer, we saw the 2014 Shops of Monmouth Retail Business Competition take Monmouth by storm! Eighteen businesses participated through nine events, culminating on our Elevator Pitch competition on July 30th. Congrats to finalists McCarron's, Rhinestone Junkies Boutique and The Rivoli Theatre, and congratulations to our three winners: G's Gafe Hause, Maude Specklebelly's and Western Stoneware. Look for these wonderful businesses to be opening soon right here in Monmouth!
Please feel free to explore this site to learn about the exciting shopping and dining experiences that await you here in Monmouth - the Maple City. Explore the Events page to learn more about our annual community-wide events, or click on the Community Calendar button to see what is happening day-to-day. There's always something going on in Monmouth - live music, an art opening, a play performance, a lecture, a great meal to be enjoyed or the perfect gift to be purchased. Welcome to Monmouth - we're glad you're here!
Market Alley Music Days blends live music with great food to create a summer cafe experience. Occurring on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from May through August, this event is a highlight of the summer downtown.
The Prime Beef Festival is a long-standing tradition in Monmouth, held the weekend after Labor Day at the Monmouth City Park. The fall festival was started after World War II as a "welcome home" event for returning veterans. In 1948, it was confirmed that more beef flowed into the Chicago stockyards from Warren County, Illinois than any other location. That made Warren County the "Prime Beef center of the world" and the Prime Beef Festival was born.
For a big city experience with a small town touch, check out the award-winning Market Alley Wines right on Monmouth's Public Square. Whether you are looking for a perfect bottle of wine for dinner, a nice glass to relax after work or a one-of-a-kind gift, Market Alley Wines has what you need.
The Deep Blue Innovators Blues Festival descends on the Rivloli Theatre stage every Fall. Bringing nationally-recognized, award-winning blues musicians to Monmouth, this day-long festival draws friends and fans from around the country.