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McHenry County Fair

McHenry County is a place that celebrates its past as it looks to its future. The McHenry County Fair, which starts Wednesday and runs through Sunday, is one of the events that honors that tradition.

This year's fair is full of favorites, such as the annual talent show and 4-H and fair judging. Events such as the McHenry County Queen Contest and the demolition derby are among the other attractions. With its variety of food, carnival rides and exhibits, there's sure to be something at the fair to appeal to both young and old.

News from the Fair

  • Photos: Pageant Contestants Dazzle Audience

    What dazzled the audience most Wednesday night at the 2016 McHenry County Fair Pageant were the speeches given by participants during the speech and c ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 4:30 am
  • Steer that almost froze to death being shown at McHenry County Fair

    WOODSTOCK – Attendees of the 2016 McHenry County Fair will be able to see a steer Thursday that nearly froze to death as a baby but was saved by a fam ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Pageant contestants dazzle audience

    WOODSTOCK – There were gowns, hair extensions and high heels. There were swimsuits, struts and 1,000-watt smiles.
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 11:25 pm
  • McHenry mom tackles McHenry County Fair Demolition Derby

    Amanda Beth Newell has been in more car crashes than she can remember and suffered through numerous concussions and broken ribs. She’s been showered b ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • Photos: Getting Ready for the 2016 McHenry County Fair

    The 68th annual County Fair starts Wednesday and continues through Sunday at the McHenry County Fairgrounds, 11900 Country Club Road in Woodstock.
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 9:42 am
  • 2016 McHenry County Fair kicks off with events for whole family

    WOODSTOCK – Whether it’s antique tractor shows, carnival attractions, demolition derbies, livestock shows or watermelon-eating contests, there’s plent ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • County Fair results

  • McHenry County Fair pageant awards winners

    Gianisa Dougherty of Huntley was crowned Miss McHenry County Tuesday night. Here's a list of other award winners at the County Fair:
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 8:24 am
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