Groundhog Day in Woodstock

Welcome to the enchanting town of Woodstock, IL, where every year, the spirit of Groundhog Day comes alive in a celebration that transcends time and space. Unlike Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, it's Woodstock that served as the cinematic backdrop for the beloved film, and each February, the town…

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McHenry County Wedding Guide

Unveiling 2024’s Hottest Trends & Dream Venues With an uncommon blend of urban and rural, McHenry County is the perfect place to plan the trendy wedding you’ve always dreamed about. So, what’s your special day look like — natural, rustic environs or a stately and palatial venue? No matter what…

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Top 10 Things to do This Winter!

1. Volo Museum The Volo Museum is the area's best indoor family attraction - perfect for gear-heads, car collectors, Hollywood fanatics and kids of all ages. There are more than 400 collector autos on display in the 12-building complex, covering nearly two city blocks, including a special military…

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Winter Adventures

Cold weather is officially here. Take advantage of the winter season by exploring the vast outdoor adventures McHenry County has to offer. Whether it’s sledding with the family, ice fishing with friends, or hiking a candlelight trail there are winter activities and outdoor recreation for everyone…

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Illinois Made Makers 2023

Illinois Made Program Welcomes Diverse Class of Small Businesses, Showcasing the Heart of McHenry County's Craftsmanship Governor JB Pritzker recently announced the induction of 48 small businesses into the prestigious Illinois Made program, marking the largest class since its inception in 2016…

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Studio D Jewelers Unveils a Modernized Shopping Haven

Studio D Jewelers, a cherished gem in Woodstock, IL's Historic Downtown Square, has undergone a stunning transformation. Established over four decades ago in 1972, this locally owned and family-operated business recently emerged from a several-week-long build-out. The remodel aimed not only to…

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Maximize Your Autumn Drive Experience!

Are you ready to embark on a memorable autumn adventure in McHenry County, IL? The 35th Annual Autumn Drive is the perfect place to start, featuring a delightful mix of antiques, crafts, food, and fun. Here's how to make the most of your visit: 1. Event Details: Mark your calendar for October 20, 21…

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McHenry County's Top Coffee Shops

Hey there, coffee aficionados and caffeine enthusiasts! If you're on the hunt for the best coffee shops in McHenry County, you're in for a treat. We've brewed up a list of delightful coffee shops that are sure to awaken your senses and tickle your taste buds. So, grab your favorite mug, cozy up, and…

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Experience Holiday Magic at the McHenry Outdoor Theatre

McHenry Outdoor Theater, the beloved cinematic haven nestled under the starry skies, has exciting news for its dedicated fan base. Owner Scott Dehn has decided to expand the theater's season this year, providing movie enthusiasts with a unique opportunity to experience the magic of the silver screen…

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Economic Impact of Tourism 2022

McHenry County Tourism Contributes to Record Economic Growth in Illinois McHenry County generated $15 million in local tax revenue and $336.1 million in visitor spending McHenry County, Ill. – Naturally McHenry County announced today the area generated a local economic impact of $336.1 million and…

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