47 miles from Chicago, Woodstock is on the edge of the Chicago metropolitan area. We’re close to the city with a small town, rural personality all our own.
Rich with Victorian architecture, a town square that seems frozen in time, and a world-renowned Opera House, Woodstock also has an independent streak brimming with creativity and entrepreneurship. Artists and locally-owned businesses are embraced. Our school system is a leader in dual language education. And music, whether rock, folk, jazz, country or classical, fills the air indoors and out most every night.
Music fills the air indoors and out most every night in Woodstock. This summer, see internationally acclaimed folk, bluegrass and Americana artists in Woodstock for Folk Music Weekend from Friday, July 13 to Sunday, July 15! Click for more information.
Chris Jones and the Night Drivers
Friday, July 13 | Niko's Red Mill Tavern
Saturday, July 14 | Stage Left Cafe
Saturday, July 14 | Woodstock Opera House
Shop Local at the Top-Ranked
Woodstock Farmer's Market
Woodstock is home to the top-ranked Farmer's Market in Illinois. From November to April, come visit the Winter Farmer's Market at the McHenry County Fairgrounds, Building D from 9:00 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 at WoodstockFarmersMarket.org.
Real Woodstock is built on a community of creative and entrepreneurial leaders.
Just off the historic Woodstock Square, tucked in a tiny storefront next to the Woodstock Theatre, is Lauren Hamilton's The Sugar Circle. From cakes to brownies to nearly famous cinnamon rolls, Sugar Circle is pure, delicious creativity.
Experience a show at the historic Woodstock Opera House
Entertaining patrons for over 125 years, the historic Woodstock Opera House is the crown jewel of Woodstock and McHenry County. Situated on the charming Woodstock Square, this community-owned venue continues to serve its guests as a performing arts center and focal point of the community.
Listen to Mike Turner on WGN's Patti Vasquez Show (February 2018)
Promote Woodstock President and Woodstock City Councilman Mike Turner went on WGN's Pretty Late With Patti Vasquez Show to preview the 2018 Woodstock Groundhog Days and to talk all things Woodstock. Click here to listen to the full interview.
The Capitol Steps at the Woodstock Opera House Friday, July 6
Always fresh and crispy, mocking both ends of the political spectrum, this musical comedy troupe of Congressional staffers-turned-comedians travel the States satirizing the very people and places that once employed them.
A Conversation with Violet Ramis Stiel, Sunday, June 10
Independent bookstore, Read Between the Lynes, presents Violet Ramis Stiel in conversation about her book Ghostbuster's Daughter: Life with My Dad, Harold Ramis at the Harold Ramis Auditorium in the historic Woodstock Theatre on Sunday, June 10 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM.
Tickets for this event are $35 and include entry to the event and a copy of the book. Additional books can be purchased for $30.