Welcome to the Charming Village of Viola: The Crossroads of Mercer County

Nestled at the intersection of U.S. Route 67 and Illinois Highway 17, the picturesque Village of Viola is truly the heart of Mercer County. Surrounded by the stunning beauty of rural Illinois, our charming village is a delightful blend of small-town warmth and modern accessibility.

Viola's tree-lined streets and friendly atmosphere invite you to slow down and savor the simple pleasures of life, while its strategic location ensures easy access to the bustling centers of Monmouth, Galesburg, Kewanee, Aledo, Muscatine, and the Quad Cities.

Come experience the welcoming spirit of Viola, where tradition meets convenience and community thrives at the crossroads of Mercer County.

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Next Village Board Meeting

Join us at our next Village Board meeting on May 6th (Monday) at 6:00 pm.

Local Handmade Market at The REC Center

Dive into a world of unique, handcrafted goods perfect for any taste or occasion at The REC Center, 1701 13th St., Viola, IL, on Saturday, May 18th, from 9am to 2pm. Discover fair-priced, one-of-a-kind treasures and support local artisans. Interested vendors can secure booth space by emailing violareccenter@gmail.com.

Morning Market at The Bean Field

Explore the Morning Market at The Bean Field Corner, US 67 and Illinois 17, downtown Viola, on Saturday, May 18th, from 8 am to noon. Enjoy a curated selection of local vendors, sip on your favorite Bean Field Coffee House beverages, and relax to live acoustic music. For vendor information or inquiries, please contact thebeanfieldcoffeehouse@gmail.com.

Viola Food Pantry: Ongoing Support for the Community

The Viola Food Pantry, a mission of the Viola United Methodist Church, offers healthy meals to families in need every first Tuesday (9:00 - 11:00 AM) and third Thursday (1:00 - 6:00 PM) of the month. The pantry is located on the west side of the Church, off 14th Street and 18th Ave.

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