Sunshine & Sunflowers
As summer comes to a close,
its time to take advantage of the sunshine!

Want to explore McHenry County like a local? Then, don't miss Von Bergen's Country Market where you'll find a farm store that goes beyond the usual! For their second year, the Von Bergen family has created a beautiful sunflower maze that attracts thousands of visitors. Don't worry, this is a perfect socially distanced family activity.

Stade's Farm & Market is a farmtastic destination! Along with beautiful farm-fresh vegetables and fruits, Stade's offers many opportunities for family fun. Stade's U-Pick fields are filled with sunflowers, green beans, raspberries, and sugar snap peas.
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Upcoming Events
Depot Park | Crystal Lake
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Enjoy shopping our traditional Farmers Market in its park-like setting. Shop for fresh produce, flowers, baked goods and more!
The Quarry Cable Park | Crystal Lake
August 4

Come enjoy Chicagoland's number one country rockin band lakeside at The Quarry!
Woodstock Square
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

The Woodstock Farmers Market is back on the square! Vendors are required to wear mask and they ask that customers do also.
Scorched Earth | Algonquin
August 1

Don't miss a local favorite, Jim Green playing at the taproom at 7:30 PM. Grab your friends, a pint and prepared to be amazed as you watch Jim and his rhythmic guitar skills!
Woodstock Square
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Join Us Each Sunday night for the next 8 weeks, beginning Sunday 7/26-9/13/20, as we present Live Music from 5-7 PM in the Woodstock Square. Admission is free. Distancing and Masks Observed.
August 1 - 15

Since we can’t be together as we usually are during our annual bike ride with the Huntley Police Department, we invite you to put air in your tires, put on your bike helmets and enjoy a ride.
Indian Trail Beach | Lake in the Hills
August 15

Join us for the Fourth Annual Connor Kincaid Fishing Tournament held at Indian Trail Beach and Nockels Park. All proceeds will be donated to the Village of Lake in the Hills on behalf of Connor Kincaid, a lifelong LITH fisherman, and used to restock fishing areas in our community.
The Dole | Crystal Lake
August 19

Join us for an evening of live music, food, and drinks to support The Dole. All proceeds from these fundraisers go towards saving The Dole so we can survive the pandemic and get back on track with serving our community through arts, music, history, and education. 
LIVE Stream
August 29

Dang COVID! Let's enjoy some great music and virtual hang time anyway. Please join McHenry Area Rotary for this special livestream event — hosted at Smith's Central Garage and presented by D.C. Cobb's - McHenry!
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