Richardson Farm Tulip Festival

The weather determines the dates of when the tulips bloom, but we expect they will be in full bloom or nearly full bloom sometime during…


Spring has sprung

in McHenry County, IL

Your days of cabin fever are at an end and that can only mean one thing - it's time to get back outside and enjoy the great outdoors!

Farm Experiences

The Fleur de Lis Farm

  • 15707 Marengo Rd.

Our natural flower farm nestled in Union, Illinois offers an array of seasonal flowers, herbs and botanicals grown with organic farming practices…

Spears To You

  • 5810 Schultz Road
  • 630-779-6249

Spears To You farm specializes in growing farm fresh asparagus. We have 7 acres of Jersey Supreme and Millennial asparagus. Our season starts in…

Tom's Farm Market

  • 10214 Algonquin Rd
  • (847) 669-3421

TOM’s Farm Market is a family-owned & operated farm for more than 40 years. We specialize in quality bedding plants that are grown in their 80,000…

Richardson Adventure Farm

  • 909 English Priarie Rd
  • (815) 675-9729

Yes, that’s right! Tulips – the flower of Passion! 300,000 new bulbs planted for this year - 30 different varieties PLUS last year's bulbs…

Hiking & Outdoors

Boger Bog Conservation Area

  • 2100 Cherry Valley Rd
  • (815) 338-6223

This intimate 38-acre site features a one mile nature trail with interpretive signs along a 300-foot boardwalk describing the wetlands communities…

Marengo Ridge Conservation Area

  • 2411 N. Route 23
  • (815) 338-6223

Marengo Ridge Conservation Area is one of McHenry County’s most popular and treasured areas. It contains over 818 acres of oak and hickory…

Fox Bluff Conservation Area

  • 1300 Cold Springs Rd
  • (815) 338-6223

The Fox Bluff complex includes woodlands, wetlands, fens, wet prairies and 3,530 linear feet of shoreline along the Fox River. The topography is…

The Hollows Conservation Area

  • 3804 US Highway 14
  • (815) 338-6223

Visitors can trek on over four miles of looped nature trails. Favorite hikes include the one-mile trail around Lake Atwood or the 1.3-mile hiking…

Farm to Table Dining

Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen

  • 110 N. Main Street
  • (815) 356-9980

Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen specializes in gourmet comfort foods, artisan sandwiches and burgers all utilizing local and sustainable ingredients…

Cary Ale House & Brewing Company

  • 208 W Main St
  • (847) 639-7244

Cary Ale House is a gastro pub focusing on serving high quality chef-created pub food and craft beer in a fun pub environment where people come to…


  • 2816 W. IL Route 120
  • (815) 679-6996

Our restaurant offers Certified Angus Beef steaks, seafood, antibiotic and hormone free chicken, vegetarian and seasonal specials. Although we are…

1776 Restaurant

  • 397 West Virginia Street
  • 815-356-1776

Know your chef, know your farmer, know your food. 1776 Restaurant is proud to be known for using locally sourced and organically grown food…

Spring events

Mar 24

Afternoon Tea: Get Lucky

Casting Whimsy
Mar 25

An Evening With Jim Messina

Woodstock Opera House
Mar 29
Mar 31

The Blooze Brothers

Woodstock Opera House
Apr 01

Spring fun

in McHenry County

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McHenry County Craft Beverage Trail

The new McHenry County Craft Beverage Trail is now live, so make your plans to get to all 11 participating locations! We (Jay and Leah from…

McHenry County Farmers Markets

they're a big deal You might not know it, but McHenry County has some of the best farmers markets in the state - literally. We're…

Seasonal Guide to Fresh Produce

McHenry County is home to so many unique farms and farmers markets. Unlike grocery stores though, fresh produce is only available during…

Hempstock Pharms

Stacy McCaskill’s eyes lit up as she told the story of her farm’s beginnings. She and her wife, Dr. Ronda DeVold, DVM, had…

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