Upcoming Events

Home Shows are often on Fridays evenings at 7 PM, and can be seen for FREE at Wonder Center Beach. Visit their Event Calendar to see when their next show is scheduled. Wonder Center (Center Beach) is a private beach that opens up to the public for scheduled special events.

This year is the 50th anniversary of the MPOA. It's not too late to purchase a MPOA Golden Anniversary Tee Shirt, they are available at the MPOA office for $5. Get one while supplies last! Call 815/653-1000 for more information.

Experience the Worlds Largest Corn Maze at Richardson Farms, Spring Grove. Open Noon to 10pm, August 29thThrough November 1st, visit their website for days and times. Activities include 700' Zip Line, ORBiting, Live Pig Races, Pedal Carts, Wagon Rides, and pumpkin Patch.

The Bristol Renaissance Faire is located on 30 wooded acres, just west of I-94’s Russell Road exit, near Kenosha, Wis. Open rain or shine, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., every Saturday and Sunday, July 11 through Sept. 6, and on Labor Day Monday, Sep. 7, tickets are $23.95 for adults and $11.50 for children, ages 5 to 12. Advance ticket discounts are available at renfair.com or by calling (847) 395-7773

The MPOA is sponsoring free boat rides on Wonder Lake on Labor Day, September 7th from 12:30PM-4PM. Location to board boats is at Hancock and E. Lake Shore Drive. Questions? call 815-653-7896. Download Flyer.

September 11-13th 2015. Major fundraiser for the Johnsburg Community Club, Black Light Bean Bag Toss, September 11th, musical guest at 8pm. Saturday September 12th Banjo Beer Night, gates open at 5PM, musical begins at 6PM. Saufen und Spiel Parade & Cow Drop, September 13th. musical guest rocks the stage 2:30pm-6:30pm. Visit Website for more information. Beer, Food, Pop and Water will be available.

3rd Annual Stateline Blues Fest, September 12th at Red's Steak 'n BBQ at 11011 N RT 12 Richmond, IL 60071. Line-up: Red's All Star Blues Jam, Ladies sing the blues, Rodney Brown & Hotrod and Pistol Pete. Advanced tickets on sale now ONLY $5.00! Call 815-678-4637 for more information. Gates open at 10:30am, Music plays from 11am-10pm. Delicious Food, plus everything to drink.

Wonder Lake Sportsmans Club Bass Fishing Derby, October 4th 2015, Check in is at 6 AM. Derby begins at 6:30 AM. and ends promptly at 1:30 PM. Participation in this event is open to adults individuals or minors who are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. One teammate must be a resident of Wonder Lake. Only artificial baits and lures may be used.

Annual Fall Craft Show is Saturday, October 10th & 11th starting at 9 AM at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Belvidere, IL. Parking is Free and admission is $6 for ages 12 and over. Tickets are available in advance for groups of 25 or more for $5 each. The fairgrounds are located on IL Rt. 76 just north of Business Rt. 20 in Belvidere.

Fifteen family farms in rural McHenry County, Ill., are open to the public for three days, Fri-Sat.-Sun. From 9-5 October 16-18th. LINK

The Wonder Lake Yacht Club was founded in 1941 and was the first social organization in Wonder Lake. Each summer the club offers an exciting array of social activities along with it's Sunday and Holiday C Scow racing schedule, so there is something for everyone, sailors and non-sailors alike.

Cruise Nights from 6pm until dusk on Friday nights beginning May 29th. See Flyer for exact dates. You Can Join in the Fun! Fill in the enclosed application to join the "ROAD KNIGHTS MOTOR CLUB" For more info call 815-388+2759 or contact the WL Chamber.

Jazz Jam Session - 8-11pm @ Stage Left Cafe - Woodstock, IL $5 admission 1st and 3rd Fridays.

The 6th Season of the Green Street Cruise Night!  Mondays, 6-8pm. Please visit the Green Street Cruise Night Facebook page for the full schedule and more information. Season Finale September 28th.

The Museum is open May through the first Sunday in October; 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, as well as Sundays in May and on select Sundays June-September. 6422 Main Street, Union, IL 60180, (815) 923-2267.

The McHenry Outdoor Theatre is Open!  One of the Last Outdoor Theaters in Illinois, the theater it is located ½ mile north of Route 120 at 1510 North Chapel Hill Road. Movie goers can bring additional seating and a portable radio to view the movie next to their car.

Buy Fresh, Buy Local! Woodstock: May through October, Tuesdays & Saturdays, 8 AM- 1 PM, Richmond: Sundays, June-October 10-3PM, Hebron: 2nd Saturdays, 9-2 June-October, Stade Farm Stands in McHenry open daily, July-October.

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