Good things are brewing in the McHenry County area for beer lovers. Since the number of local breweries in the area is growing, so are the number of beer festivals. Whether you like ales, lagers, or something more experimental–these festivals will have a taste of something that you will love.
We’ve rounded up a list of the upcoming local beer festivals where you can get your drink on in the area. We suggest you get a babysitter, a designated driver, and make it a date night.
Craft Beer Festivals in McHenry County
Festivals are in chronological order. Please click the link for full details and to purchase tickets. Little McHenry County is not responsible for sold-out events. Always have a designated driver, to make it easier we have a map with all the festivals at the end of the story so you can find train routes to ensure everyone’s safety while enjoying great beer.
October 2, 2021 – Corner of Clay & Newell, Woodstock
Woodstock Ale Fest celebrates the best in neighborhood breweries. All breweries featured are located within 100 miles of Woodstock. All proceeds from the event benefit Independence Health & Therapy. Tickets are on sale now for $40 and give you access to the festival, 15 beer sample tickets, and a commemorative glass. Designated driver tickets are $15.
We are watching the following festivals who at the time of publication have not announced their 2021 plans.
Canceled Beer Fests for 2021
Due to the pandemic and the late date for restrictions being listed the following fests have confirmed they are canceling for 2021:
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