Summer festivals pack in the fun with rides, games, live music, food, fireworks and more!
McHenry County Living presents Home Grown, the area’s premier program celebrating handcraft, food, beverages and art made here, from the ground up, by hand and from the heart. This is the first of four makers fairs in 2018.
The fair features hand-crafted, quality, original work including folk art, wood carving, dried florals, pottery, painted and appliqued clothing, jewelry, fine art, food vendors and more.
Bring the family out for a weekend of fun Memorial Day weekend! Rides, games, food, something fun for everyone!
One of the oldest, continuous hometown festivals in Illinois! Enjoy a parade, carnival, food, fireworks, petting zoo, contests and entertainment in Harvard.
Bring family and friends to visit and taste from participating downtown McHenry food and beverage establishments – just $1-$3 per taste. Work up an appetite at the Dino Run at noon – new this year!
There are many different thing to see during this fun 2 day event including animal shows, clinics, workshops, crafters, and demonstrations! Bring your friends and family to check it out!
Celebrate summer live bands, food, craft beer, cruise night, 50/50 raffle, kids’ activities and more where routes 14 and 22 meet in Fox River Grove.
This annual fine art show attracts artists and attendees throughout the Midwest along the banks of the Fox River in Algonquin on Father’s Day weekend.
Join the Crystal Lake Park District as we kick off the grand opening of the new Main Beach playground, boat house and picnic area. Enjoy hands-on activities and programs presented by the Crystal Lake Park District, live music water fun, strolling entertainment and food vendors.
Enjoy all the best craft brewers all in one place with live music, plus new features like a food truck fest.
A wonderful free day of history with music, a magician, cow milking, a coloring contest, petting zoo, hayride, farm gardens with master gardeners, children’s activities, food vendors and the opening of the 1860 Colby-Petersen farmhouse and barn.
This will be Cary-Grove Jaycees third annual Family Days Festival! Come enjoy the Windy City Carnival, food vendors, talented craft vendors and great musical entertainment!
It’s “The Granddaddy of All Festivals” in McHenry County attracting 50,000-plus people with live music, Taste by the Lake, thrilling rides, midway games, fireworks, historic tours, and a huge selection of beer and wines on the grounds of the Dole Mansion.
33rd Annual Heritage Fair. Theme: “Illinois Patriotic Pride.” Dress in red, white and blue to mark the state’s bicentennial. Features an antique car show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; White Elephant Sale starting at 9 a.m.; pie-baking contest at 9:30 a.m. Antique auction with auctioneer Russ Davis will be at 10:30 a.m. Free admission.
A fundraiser for Lake in the Hills Rotary Club, this annual event features nationally renowned professional ribbers and other tasty festival food vendors, plus great live bands and family entertainment.
Elkhorn Ribfest is a national rib competition featuring great food, music and fun for the whole family with camping and a carnival.
It’s a celebration of family, friends and fun with music, rides, food and beer vendors, ice cream social, arts and crafts fair, parade and more.
Expect an extraordinary afternoon of music on the Woodstock Square with main stage acts and a kids’ area with arts and crafts, and hands-on activities.
The City of Woodstock hosts this five-day festival with something for everyone: Music and concerts, children’s entertainment, food court and beer garden, children’s activities, pool party, bags tournament, a movie in the park and more.
McHenry County Living presents Home Grown, the area’s premier program celebrating handcraft, food, beverages and art made here, from the ground up, by hand and from the heart.
This annual celebration features a parade, carnival, live music, dog and cat show, games, petting zoo, parade, carnival, contests, bags, food and beer, kids’ activities, battle of the bands, family olympics and more.
Now celebrating its 33rd year, this annual fun, family event provides annual grants to support local charities.
This year’s fair is full of favorites, such as the annual talent show, 4-H and fair judging, McHenry County Queen Contest, demolition derby, variety of food, carnival rides and exhibits.
Join us as we once again transform the Woodstock Square Historic District into a world of enchantment. This all-ages event features games, crafts, shopping, amazing food and all manner of entertainment.
The Rotary Club of McHenry’s three-day festival features acclaimed blues performers, craft beers (and other libations) and food vendors — plus a pro-level barbecue contest. Premier Sponsor D.C. Cobb’s of McHenry presents the fest on the McCullom Lake shoreline. Tickets: $10 at the gate. Proceeds support multiple humanitarian causes. Photo: Gary Mertz
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, car show and more.
The 3nd Annual Harvard Balloon Fest expects more than 15 balloons, rides, bands, food, magic, helicopter rides, inflatables, 5K/10K, movies in the park and more.
This community festival over Labor Day weekend includes fireworks, food and beer vendors, bags tournament, carnival, car show, talent showcase, horseshoes, kids’ activities, music, parade, 5K, wine tasting and more.
Truck Off returns to the Historic Woodstock Square! Come HUNGRY and throw down on Chicagoland’s best food trucks 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
A day of great music, good people and for a great cause. Food will be available from food trucks. Our chosen recipient is the The Magnolia Tree Foundation. Soulful Prairies will donate 100% of the net profits from Soul Jam.
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.