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.
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.
Three generations later, Innovation and sustainability drive Dordan Manufacturing
A family of forward-thinking leaders have run Dordan Manufacturing in Woodstock for 25 years. A manufacturer of thermoformed plastic packaging, Dordan has also become an industry leader in sustainability and innovation with over 50 employees.
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.
Support the Woodstock Mural Project
Artist Mark Adamany has painted a 118-foot-long-mural alongside the Woodstock Theatre, capturing four Woodstock cultural legends: Orson Welles, the movie Groundhog Day, Dick Tracy, and "Stars of the Opera House."
The project is being funded by grants and donations. The committee has raised $60,000 and are still in need of $25,000 more to ensure their vision finds a future. Visit WoodstockMural.org to learn more about the mural and see different donation options.