McHenry County celebrates the flavors and traditions of the fall season.
The Walworth County Fair takes place on nearly 100 acres of fairgrounds with concerts, a carnival, food vendors, games, contests, exhibitions, demo derby, monster trucks, competitions, tractor pulls, a car show and more.
The Summer Sunset Festival is an annual event that offers the community an opportunity to enjoy a wealth of activities, food, and entertainment as the summer season comes to a close.
Truck Off is the region’s biggest food truck festival bringing foodies from all over Chicagoland to throw down on the best food trucks, while enjoying live music, entertainment and family activities. A limited number of VIP tickets are available here.
Enjoy hayrides, pony rides, crafts, pumpkin patch, petting zoo and more! Free for adults and children under 2 at Lions Park.
An annual event, Soul Jam is a day of good music, good people, and a good cause — all proceeds go to Hope Through Horses. Bring a lawn chair, pack a cooler, and get ready for live music, farm animals, and local artisan goods.
Artists and fine craftsmen in Woodstock and the surrounding countryside open their homes and studios to display and sell pottery, paintings, art glass, jewelry, woodworking, photography, and mixed media.
Presented by Offsquare Music, Harvest Fest 2019 features live bands performing bluegrass, folk, and traditional American music. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets!
The Cary Grove Area Chamber of Commerce presents this outdoor block party with craft beer, local restaurants and businesses, a marketplace of vendors and artists, dynamic live entertainment, and a children’s area.
The 2019 Huntley Fall Fest features three days of entertainment, a beer garden, food vendors, a full carnival midway, plenty of fall activities, and a spectacular fireworks display on Saturday night.
Watch ski jumpers from around the world compete on Norge’s 70-meter hill. Enjoy local food trucks, pop, beer, wine, and Jäger!
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.
A self-guided tour of the county’s diversified family farms, McHenry County Farm Stroll features apple orchards, vegetable growers, dairy cows, beef cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, horses, alpacas, honey bees, perennial plants, hydroponics, and more. Brought to you by the McHenry County Farm Bureau.
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.
Enjoy delicious wines and tasty appetizers at many downtown locations. Ticket holders receive a wine glass, swag bag and a bottle of wine.
Craft beers, bacon and live bluegrass are the main ingredients of this fun-filled day. Proceeds benefit Adult & Child Therapy Services.
If you like fresh apple pie, cider pressing, experiencing an old fashioned barn raising and plenty of fall fun, then make sure to attend the McHenry County Historical Society’s Cider Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 6, at the museum campus, 6422 Main St. in Union. In addition to free access to the museum, guests are invited to participate in an Apple Bake-Off, take home a variety of homemade apple treats and experience old-fashioned cider-making demonstrations.
This 4-day event features a pet parade, carnival, band competition, craft show, food, music, and more The Settlers’ Days parade is the highlight of this family-friendly fest!
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.
The hit fantasy festival of the past two summers moves to the fall this year! This all-ages event features our magical hat, the Loyola University Lumus quidditch squad, fantasy-themed trivia contests, scavenger hunts, games, crafts, shopping, amazing food and all manner of entertainment.
Learn about the latest in sustainable living, get ideas for energy saving, shop for green gifts, and take in fun, educational exhibits.