Friday, October 2

Bourbon Country Benefit for Crystal Lake Food Pantry will be from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Park Place – Crystal Lake, 406 W. Woodstock Road. Bourbon Country will perform the best of today’s country music at Park Place to benefit the Community Harvest program and the Crystal Lake Food Pantry. Please bring a monetary or food donation. For more information, call 815-477-5871.


Dangerous Lullabies Opening Night will be from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake. Dangerous Lullabies is a group fine art exhibition that explores the curious allure of things that frighten us. Artists from across the country have conspired to fill a historic mansion with paintings, sculptures and fine art creations, which examine the beauty found in the ashes of terror and the magnetic pull things disturbing, on-edge or dark. For more information, visit


Food Shed First Fridays will be from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Crystal Lake Brewing, enjoy locally brewed beers while talking about co-ops with our volunteers! Representatives of Food Shed Co-op will be available to answer your questions and to sign up new owners!


Saturday, October 3

Fun on the Farm will be from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Dream Riders at Midwest Center for Children’s Development, 4701 N. Oak Street, Crystal Lake. Horse Rides, games, hay rides, pumpkin patch, concessions, prizes and more! For more information, call 815-788-1022.


Harvest Hustle 5K Run/Walk will be at 8 a.m. in Downtown Algonquin, 2 S. Main Street, Algonquin. The race will feature a professionally timed 3.2-mile run and a 1.5-mile walk road course throughout downtown Algonquin. Check in and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Historic Village Hall. Pre registration for the race is $20 per walker, $25 per runner and is available at For more information, call 847-658-2716.


Tai Chi Ball Qigong with Allison Deputy will be from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Young Masters Fitness, 110 Johnson Street, Woodstock. The cost is $28. For more information or to register, visit or call 815-206-2222.


Woodstock Ale Fest will be in downtown Woodstock at 1 p.m. It will be a celebration of Craft Beer, Bacon & Bluegrass. The fest will feature over 80 unique beers from craft breweries around the country. A general admission ticket is $40. For more information, call 888-695-0888.


Sunday, October 4

Run & Roll for the Dole will be at 9 a.m. at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in the historic Dole Mansion at 401 Country Club Road in Crystal Lake. This is the 7th annual Run and Roll for the Dole duathlon. The 2-mile run leads you through a beautiful residential area and bike path. The bike transition is a secure area and bike course leads through residential streets to rural roads with course marshals and police officers for safety. The second 2 mile run heads down the same course in the opposite direction. The start and finish is directly in front of the beautiful Dole Mansion.


Cider Festival will be at 10 a.m. at McHenry County Historical Society at 6422 Main Street in Union. If you like fresh apple pie, cider pressing, experiencing an old fashioned barn raising and plenty of fall fun, then make sure to attend!


Thursday, October 8

Ladies Night Out will be at 5 p.m. in Downtown Crystal Lake. Check in at the Raue Center, 26 N. Williams Street and the first 500 customers will receive a map, list of participating businesses and their specials, and one free raffle ticket for the basket drawing!


Marengo’s 2015 Settler’s Day Festival kicks off on Thursday, October 8 and continues through Sunday, October 12. Carnival rides, live bands, entertainment, street vendors, petting zoo parade and much more! On Thursday kids will enjoy Preschool / Kindergarten Pumpkin decorating and the Prince & Princess contest. Friday’s events include a corn maze, pumpkin contest and bingo! Saturday and Sunday include an extensive schedule of interesting and exciting events played out throughout each day. Join us for a fun-filled weekend for the entire family! Please go to for a brochure with day-by-day details!


Textile & Fiber Arts Show will be at 11 a.m. at the Old Courthouse Arts Center, 101 No. Johnson, Woodstock. The members of the Woodstock Weavers Guild will present their 18th Annual Textile and Fiber Art Show during the month of October. The even features a large array of woven textiles created by local hand weavers from northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Items on display include garments, fashion accessories, household linens, rugs, tapestries and much more. Gallery hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, visit




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