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Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 12:00pm

The Woodstock Square will be transformed into a world of enchantment from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24

This all-ages event features the magical talking hat, the Loyola University Quidditch squad, a fantasy-themed trivia contest, scavenger hunts, live music, games, crafts, shopping, amazing food and all manner of entertainment. It’s a week before Halloween, so wear a costume and soak in the experience.

The McHenry County Historical Society & Museum is working in conjunction with the Woodstock Public Library, city of Woodstock and the Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry to ensure everyone has a magical fall afternoon. Stop by our booth on Benton Street to play “Hide the Ghosts” and win some candy. Learn about ghostly legends in McHenry County and MCHS' "spirited" efforts to preserve the past.

EVENTS
• The Magical Talking Hat It talks, it floats, it predicts the future and it tells bad jokes! Witches and Wizards of Woodstock wouldn’t be the same without our magical, wise-cracking, hat.

• Quidditch Non-magical Quidditch is fun for everyone. Join the Lumos Quidditch team from Loyola University and learn how to play the muggle way!

• The Owlery Meet owls, hawks and other raptors courtesy of our friends at the McHenry County Conservation District.

• Cosplay Scavenger Hunt A favorite activity every year—find our cosplaying volunteers and fill up your scavenger hunt form. Find them all to win a small prize!

• Crafts Come make some fun, family-friendly crafts in the historic Old Courthouse.
Dennis Christie, Master Deceptionist A master of all types of magic, Dennis Christie specializes in up close, mind blowing magic. He’ll be wandering the grounds during WWoW, so keep an eye out for his next trick!

• The Tiny Bedroom Under the Courthouse Stairs Tucked away in the historic Old Courthouse is a rather small bedroom under the grand staircase.

• Balloon Artistry Squids, hats, swords, and so much more. The talented balloon artists from RC Juggles can make nearly anything.

• Ukulele Superhero Club These ladies know how to jam on the most unlikely of instruments, the ukulele!

• Griselda Grubb Professor Grubb, the singing herboloist, is a master of magical botany. 

 

Upcoming events

Museum Opening 2022

Friday, June 3, 2022 - 5:00pm

Vintage Base Ball Match

Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 2:00pm

FREE WEEK for residents of Algonquin

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 1:00pm
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 1:00pm
Friday, June 17, 2022 - 1:00pm
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 1:00pm
Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 1:00pm
Friday, June 24, 2022 - 1:00pm

FREE WEEK for residents of Algonquin

Saturday, June 18, 2022 - 11:45am
Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 11:45am

35th Annual Heritage Fair

Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 9:00am

Heritage Fair Car Show

Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 9:00am

Free admission for Dorr, Dunham and Richmond Townships

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 1:00pm
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 1:00pm
Friday, July 15, 2022 - 1:00pm
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 1:00pm
Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 1:00pm
Friday, July 22, 2022 - 1:00pm

Free admission for Dorr, Dunham and Richmond Townships

Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 12:30pm
Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 12:30pm

Vintage Base Ball Match

Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 2:00pm

Free Museum Admission for Spring Grove and Richmond Residents

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 1:00pm
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 1:00pm
Friday, August 19, 2022 - 1:00pm
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - 1:00pm
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 1:00pm
Friday, August 26, 2022 - 1:00pm

Free Museum Admission for Spring Grove and Richmond Residents

Saturday, August 20, 2022 - 11:00am
Saturday, August 27, 2022 - 11:00am

Free admission for residents of Ringwood and Algonquin Township

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 1:00pm
Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 1:00pm
Friday, September 9, 2022 - 1:00pm
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 1:00pm
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 1:00pm
Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 1:00pm
Friday, September 16, 2022 - 1:00pm