McHenry County celebrates the flavors and traditions of autumn.
Explore nearly 100 acres of fairgrounds with concerts, carnival, food, games, contests, exhibitions, demo derby, monster trucks, competitions, tractor pulls and car show.
2nd Annual Harvard Balloon Festival features balloon ascensions, night glows, rides, inflatables, music, food and drink, games and more at Milky Way Park.
Enjoy fireworks, food and beer, bags, carnival, car show, talent showcase, horseshoes, kids’ activities, music, parade, 5K, wine tasting and more.
Raue Center For The Arts presents this traditional Oktoberfest celebration with live music, traditional food and activities for the whole family.
Enjoy hayrides, pony rides, crafts, pumpkin patch, petting zoo and more! Free for adults and children under 2 at Lions Park.
A day of live music and food at Soulful Prairies to benefit Family Health Partnership Clinic.
Local chefs and restaurateurs let you taste your way through the dining scene of Lake Geneva in no time.
The Cary Grove Area Chamber of Commerce presents this outdoor block party with beer and local fare , a marketplace, live entertainment and children’s area.
Watch ski jumpers from around the world compete on Norge’s 70-meter hill. Enjoy food, pop, beer, wine and Jäger!
Bluegrass groups and fiddle contest at Stage Left Cafe, plus craft vendors offering a wide variety of handmade craft items for sale.
This free event includes entertainment, beer garden, food vendors, a full carnival midway, fall fun and a spectacular fireworks show Saturday night.
Enjoy delicious wines and tasty appetizers at many downtown locations. Ticket holders receive a wine glass, swag bag and bottle of wine.
A self-guided tour of the county’s diversified family farms. A total of 12 farms will be part of this educational agriculture-centric tour. Apple orchards, vegetable growers, dairy cows, beef cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, horses, alpacas, honey bees, perennial plants, hydroponics and more.
Crystal Lake’s largest one-day event brings families and the community together to celebrate fall with music, contests, demonstrations, craft fair, farmers market and the Great Ball Race.
Live music, barn raising, harvest demonstrations, apple goodies bakery, kettle korn, and book, antique clothing and white elephant sale at the McHenry County Historical Society. The museum, the Gannon 1843 log cabin and 1895 West Harmony one-room school are also open free all day.
Free with a carnival, parade, music, food, beer tent, baby contest, competitions and entertainment for the whole family.
Craft beers, bacon and live bluegrass are the main ingredients of this fun-filled day. Proceeds benefit Adult & Child Therapy Services.
Sample culinary offerings from participating downtown McHenry food and beverage establishments, plus vote for your favorite autumn window decorations. Specials and discounts at other downtown shops, too.
Experience a huge selection of up-to-the-minute products and seasonal selections from local and visiting breweries that will have knowledgeable folks on hand to answer your questions. Sip ciders, saisons, IPAs and many more.
More than 300 artists selling paintings and folk art, plus food and drink vendors at Boone County Fairgrounds to benefit mental health research in McHenry County.
Rural Woodstock and Marengo roadsides come alive for a long weekend of art, food, fall decor, antiques and more in rural Woodstock and Marengo.
This fall festival features free Arbor trail access, food, live music, pumpkin painting, a scavenger hunt and Pumpkin Drop.
Discover how to create a more energy-efficient household and make your daily routine more earth-friendly at this free event at McHenry County College.
Step back in time to the 1850s Powers-Walker House at harvest time. Try your hand at corn shelling, grinding corn into flour or making a corn husk or yarn doll.