City of Woodstock

City of Woodstock

Woodstock was first established in 1844 and lies in the heart of McHenry County.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places the Woodstock Square is the crown jewel of downtown and host to many events, seasonal festivals and fairs. Brick-lined streets and 19th century architecture connect upscale shops, fine dining and live entertainment. The Square is also home to numerous banks, beauty salons, home improvement stores, coffee shops and an independent book seller for easy accessibility for everyday needs. And to experience what it is like to truly live in a charming community, one can come to town on Tuesdays and Saturdays (May-Oct) to buy fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and artisan wares at our weekly Farmers Market, or on bi-weekly Saturdays at the McHenry County Fairgrounds during the winter months

It is a community that exhibits a unique blend of tradition and openness to new ideas. It strives to preserve its heritage while building a community for families and business to thrive in the future.

Cultural and entertainment events stem from the downtown where you will find the historic Opera House built in 1889, offering plays concerts and performances throughout the year including the nationally renowned Woodstock Mozart Festival. The lush two-acre park in the Town Square is a place to enjoy fresh air festivals and concerts, especially on Wednesday nights in the Summer when the town gathers picnic-style to enjoy music together as a community. In the Old Court House built in 1857, there is an art gallery adding to the many activities available downtown. The Square is also home to the Woodstock Theatre, a classic movie house that has been updated and expanded to host five screens and show first run movies.

Woodstock offers excellent schools, culture, business opportunities and Victorian Charm. It is a community that values the quality of life from its historic downtown Square to its farm-cushioned edge. It is a wonderful place to live, work, or play.

Click the picture or this link to DOWNLOAD the 2021 the Woodstock Community Guide! (243MB PDF)

OR: View the Woodstock Community Guide as a slideshow compliments of the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce and Industry