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With its own hospital, privately endowed public library, community college, exceptional park district, top-rated school district, historic downtown, businesses to service your needs and access to Fulton County’s expansive outdoor activities; Canton offers everything you need to live, raise a family, work, retire, learn, and play!

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The Chamber and SRPED has Moved!
The Chamber and SRPED has Moved!

We’re Settling in to our New Location Have you heard the news? The Canton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development (SRPED) has moved their office location right in the heart of the city in beautiful downtown Canton. The Canton Chamber, along with SRPED used to be located in the […]

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Cemetery Walk “Voices of the Past”
Cemetery Walk “Voices of the Past”

Cemetery Walk “Voices of the Past” The Canton Heritage Museum will host the ever popular annual Greenwood Cemetery “VOICES OF THE PAST” on Sunday, September 26, 2021, with a rain date for the following Monday. The Canton Heritage Museum will honor the lives and contributions of past residents with its annual Cemetery Walk. Participants will […]

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Vintage Nesbitt’s Soda Pop Machine Donated!
Vintage Nesbitt’s Soda Pop Machine Donated!

Vintage Nesbitt’s soda pop machine from Miller’s Bottling Works and the Canton Hotel There’s a new display at the Canton Area Heritage Center with ties to two former family-owned Canton businesses.  It’s a bright orange Nesbitt’s soda pop machine that dates back to the early 1940’s.  Nesbitt’s was known nationally throughout the 20th century for […]

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Vendors for Jones Park needed!
Vendors for Jones Park needed!

Canton Main Street looking for vendors to set up in Jones Park during the Scenic Drive! Vendors needed for Jones Park during the Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive! Contact Amanda Woodruff at (309) 647-2677 Ext: 3 or email awoodruff@cantonillinois.org. For more information, fees and application to set up in Jones Park visit the link to […]

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Canton Farmer’s Market is open!
Canton Farmer’s Market is open!

Farmer’s Market is open June thru September Canton Main Street’s Farmer’s Market’s opening day was Saturday, June 5th, in conjunction with the Canton Art on Main Fine Arts Festival. The Farmer’s Market will be open every Saturday until September 25th. On select weekends the market will feature food demonstrations or live local music! The Canton […]

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