​The Driftless Muse  

Mount Carroll, Illinois 
Home of Brick Streets and Country Charm! 


Mount Carroll 2017 Calendar of Events

Rummage Thru Mount Carroll
Friday & Saturday, April 28th & 29th
Area wide garage sales. Free maps at Market Street Welcome Center, Shaw's Food Mart, Land of Oz.

Farmer's Market


May through October Saturdays 8 - noon. Click here for flyer.
Downtown Mount Carroll on Market Street
Fresh produce, baked items, herbs, plants, crafts

Mayfest
Memorial Day Weekend
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 26, 27, 28
Headline entertainment, arts & crafts, car show, wine and beer garden, food, bike ride and more. 
For general information, call 815-244-2411 or 800-244-9594. Click Here

Timber Lake Playhouse
Mount Carroll's Professional Summer Theatre  Season June - September To purchase tickets call 815-244-2035 or visit www.timberlakeplayhouse.org

 

Car Cruise Nights
Saturdays, June 17, July 15, August 19, and September 16          4 - 9 pm
Downtown Mount Carroll at Market & Main
Music, DJ, food, and fun.
Call 815-244-7875 for more details. 


 

Independence Day 
July 4 

Note that this year, the fireworks will be on July1st. An even bigger celebration for the sesquicentennial.
Firemen's Pork Chops at Fire Station on Clay Street in the afternoon, and at the Middle School Athletic Field in the evening.
Downtown parade.    Band concert, refreshments, and fireworks at the Athletic Field at dusk.

Brick Street Saturday
Saturday,  August 26th.  All Day.


Downtown Mount Carroll

Shop Sidewalk Specials All Day!

 MUSIC - Arts & Crafts - And more..
Enjoy a taste of Mt. Carroll at our local eating establishments and sample foods offered by our local community groups all day!
Come for a fun-filled day!


PumpkinFest 


Saturday October 28th - The day will start off with farmers market & crafters,
followed by the pumpkin street drags at 1 pm.

See the calendar for more info. 


Halloween In Mount Carroll

Check out our 2011 Halloween Lamp Posts
Check out our 2012 Halloween Lamp Posts

2016 Pumpkin Race Videos on YouTube: race1, race2, race3, race4, race5, race6, race7 and race8. 
 

 

Christmas Walk & Tour of Homes
Saturday, December 2nd
Mount Carroll merchants ring in the festive holiday season with refreshments and special Christmas sales.  Photos with Santa, strolling Dickens Characters, Festival of trees, Tour of Homes and more.