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Best Donuts in McHenry County

Posted on 06/02/2020 by  

National Donut Day is June 5th, and we are here for it! Whether you like a classic cake donut or long john, McHenry County has a donut shop that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Here is a list of some of the best donut shops in McHenry County, go out and celebrate by visiting each one.    Morkes Chocolates of Huntley | Huntley, IL Most folks visit Morkes for their huge selection of handmade chocolate delights. Since 1920 Morkes Chocolates has made thei...READ MORE!

Illinois Road Trip Round-Up | Hiking & Biking Trails

Posted on 05/22/2020 by  

We’ve been “All In for Illinois” during the pandemic, but as we hit the unofficial start of summer, we’re ready to enjoy our state safely. Check-in every Tuesday for an Illinois Road Trip Round-Up on themed topics showcasing sixteen destinations across Illinois. This week, we’re bringing you the state’s top hiking and biking trails! So pack up the family, bring your masks, and get ready for a road trip!   VISIT MCHENRY COUNT...READ MORE!

Favorite Eats - According to the Locals!

Posted on 05/08/2020 by  

No matter what brings you to McHenry County, outdoor recreation, a cultural experience, shopping or something else, at some point you're going to need to stop for refreshment. And because this is McHenry County, your meal is sure to be one of the highlights.  We have shared which restaurants are the best of the best, but we needed input from the locals to know what to order. Here are 13 local's top 5 restaurants and their go-to order at each. Thank you t...READ MORE!

Mother's Day At Home

Posted on 05/05/2020 by  

Celebrate the mothers in your life and support local business. We know that your Mother's Day festivities may look a little different this year, but we wanted to put together a list of where you can get the best local gifts and to-go brunches to make her feel special.    Brunch at Home 750 Cucina Rustica 7 Jandus Rd Cary, IL 847-829-4993 Family dinner for Four: $109.90 Rustic Italian Salad Penne Vod...READ MORE!

Shop our McHenry County MADE Makers!

Posted on 04/20/2020 by  

We are proud of the fine products, art, foods, drinks and other things made right here in McHenry County! Now is not the time to travel - but you can still explore the best of McHenry County from the comfort of your own home! If you're looking for products like beer, soap or even carry out meals, here are some of our very own McHenry County MADE makers creating the best of the best!   Casting Whimsy 203 Main St | Woodstock, IL Casting Whimsy ...READ MORE!

Take a drive in the country!

Posted on 04/02/2020 by  

McHenry County, IL Scenic Roads The Scenic Roads program was established to recognize both roads and the surrounding features that create their character (the road corridor). The program applies to all roads located in McHenry County, including city streets, residential streets, and rural roads. Completed application forms will be reviewed by the McHenry County Historic Preservation Commission. The Commission consists of representatives from throughout McHenry...READ MORE!

COVID-19 Resource Center

Posted on 03/17/2020 by  

As many businesses begin the initial phases of reopening in McHenry County we ask that you be patient and support them! The owners and staff have had a difficult few months managing through closures and a complete change in how they run their businesses. Here is how you can show your support: 1. Be patient 2. Share your experiences on social media 3. Review these businesses on their social channels and Google 4. Respect the guidelines that have been pu...READ MORE!

Scorched Earth Brewing Co. to Release International Women's Day Beer

Posted on 03/05/2020 by  

In honor of International Women’s Day this Sunday, March 8, Scorched Earth Brewing Co. in Algonquin, IL will be tapping their specially brewed Fierce FemALE, a West Coast IPA.  With women making up half of the Scorched Earth Family, they felt it only made sense to get them all together to brew a beer in honor of this day.  Brewed with the 2020 Pink Boots Blend of hops, a combination of Azacca, El Dorado, Idaho Gem, and Loral hops from Yakima Chi...READ MORE!

Theater 121 Presents Matilda the Musical

Posted on 03/02/2020 by  

Theatre 121’s Production of Matilda The Musical  Theatre 121 presents Matilda The Musical at the historic Woodstock Opera House from March 6th-22nd. Matilda – the Musical is based on the children’s novel of the same name by Roald Dahl and adapted by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.  The cast of 24 is under the direction of Jordan Rakittke (Artistic Director), Aaron Gomez (Assistant Director), Sa...READ MORE!

How to Autumn Drive:

Posted on 09/23/2019 by  

Take a drive in the country and put this address in your GPS: 16105 Garden Valley Road, Woodstock (Photo by: K-Adams Foto) It’s the best place to start your Autumn Drive adventures as neighbors offer antiques, crafts, food and fun. Local farms in rural McHenry County open their barns to offer you fall produce, honey, jams, soaps and vinegars for the 32nd year.  October 18 – 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine, in rural Wo...READ MORE!

Economic Impact of Tourism

Posted on 08/02/2019 by  

Tourism to McHenry County Contributing to Record Economic Growth in Illinois McHenry County generated $8.32 million in local tax revenue and $256.33 million in visitor expenditures Tourism spending increased by 3.6% in McHenry County in 2018 over the previous year, attracting $256.33 million in local spending and helping to contribute to record economic growth in the state, tourism officials said.  McHenry County’s tourism success is credited with...READ MORE!

Family, Fall, FUN!

Posted on 07/22/2019 by  

McHenry County is home to the best fall family fun in the state! You’ll never have to look far to find farmland fun – plan an afternoon at an apple farm, get lost in a corn maze or find the perfect produce at one of our u-pick produce farms. You won’t find experiences like these in downtown Chicago. Friday:  Arrive & check in: We have some pretty amazing accommodations in McHenry County! Looking for a comfortable hotel with all the...READ MORE!

Enjoy a unique cultural experience

Posted on 07/11/2019 by  

  Tucked into an unassuming building on an unassuming street in Woodstock is possibly one of the most unique cultural experiences you'll find in the Midwest. Potts & Pans, Chicagoland's largest steelpan organization, along with their not-for-profit organization, Culture, Arts & Music, provides steelpan entertainment and education We know what you're thinking: calypso tunes and umbrella drinks. Imagine, instead, classical symphonies an...READ MORE!

Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team

Posted on 06/26/2019 by  

See a water show like no other! You may have seen water ski shows in other places. But we bet you've never seen anything like the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show Team. This 140-plus-member team, consisting of members ranging in ages 5 - 65, is a five-time National Show Ski Champion and has placed in the top five in the nation every year since 1996.  Grab a lawn chair or your favorite beach blanket and head out to Wonder Center Beach in Wonder Lake (located at H...READ MORE!

4th of July Fireworks

Posted on 06/25/2019 by  

It's an American tradition, fireworks on the 4th of July! Don't have plans yet? Check out our full list of every firework show in McHenry County this Independence Day! Most shows begin at dusk.   Saturday, June 29 Marengo Summerfest Location: 101 Franks Rd, Marengo Live bands, activities, beer, food, vendors and more! Festivities start at noon.  Wednesday, July 3 Cary Summer Celebration Location: 1200 Silver Lake...READ MORE!

McHenry County Festival Guide

Posted on 06/17/2019 by  

Great events happen in McHenry County Looking for McHenry County's best summer events? Well you're in luck, we are home to some of the best festivals the summer has to offer. Many are family friendly and some are perfect for a night out with friends. No matter what you're looking for, let us help you plan the ultimate summer right here in McHenry County! July       Lakeside Festival at the Dole July 4 - 7 Lakesid...READ MORE!

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