Live Local


When you live locally by taking advantage of the businesses right here in Brown County, you invest in the future of our community.  Not only are you supporting your friends and neighbors, you are creating local jobs, including teachers, firemen, police officers and other essential professions.

For every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 will stay in the community.  Additionally, you are supporting those who support you and your community.  Local business owners donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chains.   

Living locally is essential in keeping Brown County a unique and destination community. 

2024 Shop Small Saturdays

January 20th

February 17th

March 16th

April 20th

May 18th

June 15th

July 20th

August 17th

September 21st

October 19th

November 23rd

December 21st

Farmers’ Market

Thursdays, beginning mid-Mary in the empty lot next to the Veteran’s Memorial on Main Street, Mt. Sterling, Il from 4:00-6:00 pm thru the growing season.

Vendors carrying locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, crafts, flowers, homemade goodies, etc and seasonal items will be available.

No fees for vendors. Vendors need their own tables, chairs and tent if selling goods.

Plan now to attend!