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.
Woodstock Honors its Stars of Screen and Stage with Woodstock Mural
Bringing to life a concept originating with Woodstock City Councilman RB Thompson, a wall Mural has been designed honoring four of Woodstock’s cultural legends: Chester Gould / Dick Tracy; Orson Welles; the film Groundhog Day; and “Stars of the Opera House”.
Real Woodstock is Built on a Community of Creative and Entrepreneurial Leaders
Located on the historic Woodstock Square, Silver Prairie Natural Soap Company creates home-made blends of oils and goat milk soap designed to be luxurious and promote healthy skin.
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 (June 2018)
Promote Woodstock President and Woodstock City Councilman Mike Turner went on WGN's Patti Vasquez Show with Steve Gavers of the Gavers Community Cancer Foundation to talk about the Gavers BarnDance and things to do in Woodstock this summer. Click here to listen to the full interview.
It's Apple Picking Season in Real Woodstock!
Woodstock is home to more apple orchards than any other town in Illinois, with five orchards within a short drive from the historic Woodstock Square. Bring the whole family and establish a fun fall tradition picking fresh, crisp apples in the country. Then head to the beautiful Woodstock Square for an afternoon of music, movies, theater, boutique shopping and dining. On September 1st, join All Season's Apple Orchard at its 2018 Fall Fest to kick off the apple picking season!
Explore The Woodstock Square
There is always something happening on the Woodstock Square.
Use the Real Woodstock visitor guide and map to find shopping, dining, parking and all other services on the Woodstock Square.