Home to the world’s largest corn maze, the country’s first apple tree maze and America’s biggest railway museum. Find fall fun and winter adventure just beyond the city. Farmers markets and farm stores dot our main streets and country roads, offering fresh-from-the-field asparagus, u-pick berries and tomatoes ripe with summer flavor. Adventure seekers can hop on a wakeboard and ride the best waves in the Midwest at The Quarry Cable Park, and music-lovers can experience the smooth jazzy sounds at the Listening Room in the Historic Dole Mansion. Set your eyes to the skies for the 2nd annual Harvard Balloon Festival over the Labor Day Weekend! This can’t miss event is perfect for adventure seekers looking to cross a hot air balloon ride o of their bucket list, or for anyone who loves to watch them fly! Other attractions throughout the weekend festival include children’s activities, craft fair, local food vendors, live entertainment and a nightly picturesque night glow of the balloons! SPECIAL EVENTS Harvard Milk Days June 2 – 4 Milky Way Park Harvard Sanfilippo Summer Concert Series June 17, July 15, Aug. 19, Sept. 9 Sanfilippo Estate Barrington Hills 7th Annual Lakeside Fest June 29 – July 2 Dole Mansion Crystal Lake McHenry Fiesta Days July 8 – 17 Petersen Park McHenry Summer In The Park July 12 – 16 Emrickson Park Woodstock McHenry County Fair August 1 – 6 McHenry County Fairgrounds Woodstock Blues, Brews & BBQ August 18 – 20 Petersen Park McHenry Harvard Balloon Fest September 1 – 3 Milky Way Park Harvard Lake in the Hills Summer Sunset Festival September 1 - 3 Sunset Park Lake in the Hills Midwest Mozart Festival Held at the Sanfilippo Estate July 30th and the Woodstock Opera House August 7 & 13, this festival showcases world-renowned musicians in intimate venues. 121 Van Buren St. Woodstock, 60098 815-338-4212 mozartfest.org Illinois Railway Museum America’s Largest Railway Museum welcomes you to visit for a weekend of summer fun! Don’t miss “Day Out With Thomas” on July 8th, 9th, 1-5th and 16th for your chance to enjoy a 20-minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, meet characters from the show, and fun for the whole family! 700 Olson Road Union, 60180 Visit McHenry County 11879 E. Main St., Huntley, 60142 815-893-6280 visitmchenrycounty.com
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