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Loyola University Chicago Retreat & Ecology Campus in Woodstock


Posted on 10/12/2018 by  

From our friends at Chicago Foodie Sisters! I’ve just returned from a fun whirlwind three-day FAM tour in McHenry County, Illinois where we visited a number of far northwest suburban communities and ate our way through each one. Among them was Woodstock, where we stayed at an adorable bed and breakfast, The Cherry Tree Inn. (It’s the bed and breakfast that was featured in the movie “Groundhog Day” starring Bill Murray.) Our last stop of our ...READ MORE!

Holidays on the Stage


Posted on 10/10/2018 by  

The holidays come to life in November and December in McHenry County. Visit The Raue Center for the Arts or  The Woodstock Opera House for a show that will excite the senses and get everyone in the holiday spirit! 11/29/18 - Jane Lynch: A Swingin' Little Christmas Broadway and Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch and her posse are back for a comically kitsch throwback to the old WWII USO canteen and 1960's Christmas specials of yore. Lynch is joined b...READ MORE!

Ultimate Autumn Bucket List


Posted on 08/13/2018 by  

Ski jumping in September September 22 & 23 Join the Norge Ski Club for the 33rdAnnual Norge Autumn Ski Jump! (YES, you can ski jump without snow!) This year they have been adding some awesome food to the event by combining the fall jump with a food truck festival! This is a weekend of FUN for the entire family! Come out and try some tasty food and see the jumpers FLY!  Explore the country’s FIRST apple tree maze Royal Oak Farm Orchard...READ MORE!

Top 10 Things to do Before Summer Ends!


Posted on 07/19/2018 by  

Illinois Railway Museum - Musing on how to spend the day? Get on the right track at the Illinois Railway Museum. Spend a few hours or an entire weekend seeing the education, restoration and preservation efforts of this museum in motion. Different trains run on different days, so check the website to line up your visit so you can ride a steam train, electric street car, diesel train or trolley bus!  Volo Auto Museum -  This is a car museum worth the tri...READ MORE!

4th of July Fireworks 2018


Posted on 07/03/2018 by  

It's an American tradition! Fireworks, on the 4th of July! Want to know where you can catch the best firework displays in McHenry County? Look no further! **Most shows begin at dusk**   Wednesday, July 4th City of Woodstock - Emricson Park 900 W. South St. Woodstock, IL Huntley - Deicke Park 11419 Route 45 Huntley, IL Spring Grove - Horse Fair Park 8105 Blivin Spring Grove, IL Saturday, July 7 City of Crystal Lake - Main Beach ...READ MORE!

2018 Summer Festival Guide


Posted on 06/12/2018 by  

Lakeside Festival at the Dole July 4 - 7 Lakeside Arts Park | 401 Country Club Rd, Crystal Lake Lakeside Festival at the Dole is the ultimate Independence Day celebration. This four-day festival is filled with great local food and drink, live music and thrilling carnival rides. Join them for their 39th annual celebration right off the banks of Crystal Lake!   Lakefest July 6 - 8 Water Tower Park | 439 W. Hwy 176, Island Lake If you are looking fo...READ MORE!

Say I do in McHenry County


Posted on 01/19/2018 by  

McHenry County is the perfect place to plan your perfect day!  Whether you're looking for a rustic barn wedding, a fairytale garden wedding, or a classic wedding in a banquet hall, we have it all!  Start planning your big day today! Venues:      Plan a fairy-tale garden wedding Imagine your ideal garden wedding: You're strolling along a luminary-lit cobblestone path. The sounds of waterfalls provide a soothing cadence...READ MORE!

2018 Woodstock Groundhogs Day


Posted on 01/11/2018 by  

February 1 - 4, 2018 Woodstock, IL It's time to party again and again and again in Woodstock, IL at the annual 2018 Woodstock Groundhog Days Festival! 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the release of the classic film “Groundhog Day”, which was filmed in Woodstock. The weekend celebration kicks off on Thursday, February 1 with the Awakening of the Groundhog at the historic Woodstock Opera House. On Friday, February 2 at approximately 7:07 AM, Woods...READ MORE!

How to Norge: Viking helmets optional


Posted on 01/10/2018 by  

At the Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove, the party’s been going on for more than 110 years. This 150-feet ski jump rises high above the Fox River and offers a year-round training facility and competition venue for world-class athletes. No snow? No problem. The plastic covering on the hill creates a slick surface, even on 90-degree days. While the athletes practice quietly throughout the year, on competition days in January and September, thousands of spectators...READ MORE!





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