I Love Mount Vernon Shopping Weekend



Join us in Uptown Mount Vernon for I Love Mount Vernon Weekend

February 19th & 20th (Friday & Saturday) from 10 am to 3 pm

I Love Mount Vernon Weekend Facebook Event

The merchants of Mount Vernon love their customers and are excited to host a shopping weekend dedicated to the town we all know and love.

Each participating business/restaurants will have specials or promotions throughout the entire weekend.
We look forward to seeing folks in Uptown Mount Vernon!

Please note that masks are required in Mount Vernon, so come prepared!


Magical Night to be “Drive Through” Event


Wednesday, December 2, 2020
5 – 7pm

The outside of the First Street Community Center will be lighted with holiday decorations.  On the east side, of the front side walk, Matt Siders will be handing out a bag with cookies and cookie decorations.  Also included in the bag will be a list of Mount Vernon shops and their shop hours during December. On the west side, in front of the large red sun, actors from the Mount Vernon/Lisbon Community Theatre will be singing and having fun with characters from “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”.

Dance Arts Iowa will be performing scenes from the Nutcracker live in the front window of the Palisades Café.

The event will not include indoor activities this year due to safety concerns, and parking will not be allowed along the 1st Street route.

The First Street Community Center parking lot will be closed to the public.  There will be no public traffic in First Street Community Center and shops will not be open.


Shop Small Saturday 2020


Saturday, November 28, 2020
10am – 4pm

Shoppers will have opportunities to win prizes this Saturday.

New this year is the addition of outdoor shopping to the annual event to allow shoppers to properly social distance.


Don’t Miss the Mount Vernon Farmer’s Market – Indoor/Winter Season 2020-2021


Saturdays 10am – 12pm in the First Street Community Center


Head to the warmth of the First Street Community Center gymnasium starting this Saturday, November 7 from 10am-noon where you’ll find the gym filled with plenty of freshly baked breads, cupcakes, cookies, homemade cinnamon rolls plus locally produced honey, fruit jams, and beef, pork, and poultry meats. There will be seasonal produce, popcorn, handmade soaps, holiday ornaments, bags, aprons, and more!

Bring your kids, your friends, and a stray neighbor or two – please remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing! We have a variety of vendors and a plethora of delicious items from which to choose. Stock the cupboards and fill the pantry, it is time for the Mt. Vernon Winter Farmers Market!

Our market is a thriving little community of entrepreneurs. All our products are raised, produced, or created right here in the surrounding community by the person selling them on the other side of the table.

Beautiful vegetables, delicious artisan breads, jams and jellies. We have several different varieties of local, grass-fed meats as well as farm fresh eggs available.  Dried beans, fresh ground cornmeal, popcorn, and meat seasoning mixes!

Be sure to stop by and see us!

If you have any questions, please Call (319) 560-1391 or Email mtvernonfm@yahoo.com.

Be sure to stop inside the First Street Community Center to check out all the fantastic shops as well!