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McHenry County Fair Celebrates 76 Years! July 30 - August 4, 2024

Click HERE to see our 75th Anniversary 2023 Fair in Pictures!

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Grandstand Events

August 5, 2023
Celebrate the Music of the Decades with The Neverly Brothers, Tennessee Whiskey, Heart to Heartbreaker, Midnight Rider and Jump

Gates open at 3:30 pm

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McHenry County Fair Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, and the McHenry County Fair Association is a 501(c) (5) non for profit organization.

The McHenry County Fair Association (MCFA) is consisting of dues-paying members, headed by an elected Board of Directors. Funds generated by the Fair, membership dues, facilities rental and other activities are re-invested into the annual McHenry County Fair, improvements and maintenance of the Fairgrounds and Grandstands. MCFA is a private property which is self-supporting and is not financially dependent on any municipal, county or state government.

MCFA Board and staff manages year-round operations of the nearly 100 acre site. McHenry County Fairgrounds is located in Woodstock, Illinois, between Rockford and Chicago. MCFA offers the community several events a year: The McHenry County Fair, an Easter Egg Hunt, Food Truck at the Fair and a Fall Festival. MCFA also offers Winter Storage for RV’s, Boats, Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles from November to April,

In addition to the above events, MCFA rents it grounds for many events such as car shows, motorcycle and car swap meets, rodeos, private parties, horse shows, dog shows, family birthday parties, baby or wedding showers, or even gender reveal parties Why not consider have your next event on the McHenry County Fair Grounds.

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Miss McHenry County Pageant

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75 Years of Family & Farm Traditions
We’re celebrating a birthday: 75 years of the McHenry County Fair at the Country Club site!

Although farmers exhibited animals in downtown Woodstock as far back as 1854, "The Fair” was put on hold for the 30 year period between 1919 and 1949, returning to the present site for animal shows in 1948 and a full fair in 1949.

Today the fair, in cooperation with Club Town, has grown to nearly 100 acres of animals, food, fun and entertainment for the entire family. The 2023 fair will be extra special and will run Tuesday thru Sunday, August 1-6. Please save the dates and stay tuned to this site as we add new events and attractions for the 2023 fair.

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