Real charming. Real independent. Real fun.
Home to 24,800 people. 389 businesses. 25 churches. (Including a Buddhist Temple.) A beautiful historic town square. Victorian architecture. A world-renowned Opera House. Terrific schools. Plenty of charming retail shops, restaurants, bars, theaters and festivals, and a blues bar that’s one of the best anywhere. All easily accessible to Chicago (just 47 miles away) and surrounded by a pastoral countryside perfect for berry picking and whiling away the day.
Keep up with Real Woodstock.
Mike Turner on WGN Radio
Promote Woodstock Board Member and Woodstock City Councilman Mike Turner was on WGN Radio's Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand talking about the Real Woodstock brand and marketing campaign. Click here for the full interview (22:07 mark).
Woodstock Farmers Market
Real Woodstock is about sharing fresh and locally grown food with friends and family.
Woodstock is home to the top-ranked Farmer's Market in Illinois. From May to October, come visit the Farmer's Market on the historic Woodstock Square from 8:00 AM-1:00 PM. Here you will find the freshest produce in the state, baked goods made daily, handmade arts and crafts, and beautiful greenery all year long. The Woodstock Farmer's Market is a producers only market, meaning everything you purchase is grown or produced by the vendor.
Learn more about the Market's vendors, live music performances, and weekly updates at www.WoodstockFarmersMarket.org. Learn More
The Woodstock Opera House
Entertaining patrons for 125 years, the historic Woodstock Opera House is the crown jewel of Woodstock and McHenry County. Located in the heart of Woodstock on the town square, the venue is home to concerts, theatre, dance, visual art, lectures, meetings, receptions, and much more. A countless number of famous artists and personalities have performed or have spoken at the Opera House, such as Orson Welles, Paul Newman, Maya Angelou, Tom Bosley, Martha Stewart, and Gene Sisklel. Learn More
Upcoming Woodstock Opera House Schedule:
June 1: Songwriter Open Mic (Stage Left Café)
June 2: Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown
June 6 - July 5: Gary Schirmer Art Exhibit
June 9: Open Mic Night (Stage Left Café)
June 10 & 11: Cinderella - Classic Ballet
June 13: Senior Coffee (Stage Left Café)
June 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 & 25: Neil Simon's - RUMORS
June 28: The Stage Leftovers (Stage Left Café)
July 8: Kevin Kling - American Treasure
July 9: Festival of Dance
July 21 - 23: Madagascar - A Musical Adventure Jr.
August 6 & 13: Midwest Mozart 2017 Summer Concert Series
September 9: This is Our Story - TSP's 50th Anniversary
September 15: Heart of Stone
September 23: The Fat Babies
September 29: Aqualung
September 30: Piano Man
October 28: DRACULA - with Storyteller Megan Wells