Welcome to Fayette County!

         Welcome to Fayette County!

Fayette County ranks 13th in the midwest as a "Best Place to Live". Fayette County covers 720 square miles of prairie, farmland and scenic bluffs. This is a great place to build any business. We're convenient to transportation and wireless communication and there's a choice of five industrial parks - some 175 acres groomed for business growth. You and your employees will enjoy a great standard of living in Fayette County. Our school systems are great which is indicated by the fact that 83 percent of our graduates are college bound. Our beautiful parks and array of outdoor recreational activities is endless. Come see how fantastic Fayette County is!

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History on the Move: Iowa History 101 Mobile Museum

Posted: Tue, April 10, 2018
History on the Move: Iowa History 101 mobile museum will be visiting Montauk Historic Site June 14-17, noon to 4 pm. Free and open to the public.
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UIU Spring Carnival April 21

Posted: Mon, April 9, 2018
Join UIU for a FREE family fun day at the 2018 Spring Carnival and Vendor Show April 21 from 10am to 3pm at 605 Washington St. in Fayette.
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Fayette Opera House Trivia Night

Posted: Tue, April 10, 2018
The Fayette Opera House is hosting a trivia night April 28th with the doors opening at 6:00 pm and trivia starting at 6:30 pm.  It will be $10 to have a seat at Trivia plus we will be having Fayette Sweets, Shrubb's Street Eatery, and the Opera House Bar vending this event.
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Elgin named "River Town of the Year"

Posted: Wed, February 21, 2018
We can finally announce that Elgin is the 2018 River Town of the Year!
 
Here is the social media release from Iowa Rivers Revival:
Each year, Iowa Rivers Revival presents the "River Town of the Year" Award to an Iowa river community that demonstrated a commitment to reclaiming the waterfront. The Award highlights a city of town's outstanding work to enhance connections to its river, using it as an anchor for economic development, recreation, and ecological practices, as well as addressing some of the challenges and solutions related to water quality.

We are so excited to announce that on March 16th, w e will present the 2018 award to Elgin! Elgin, along with great partners at the Fayette County Conservation, Northeast Iowa RC&D, and the Turkey River Recreational Corridor, has embraced the Turkey River and its surrounding area!
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