2021 Fair Diddley Cancelled


In the interest of the health and safety of our crafters, our volunteers, and the general public, this year's Fair Diddley® show will not take place. We ask that everyone please follow CDC and health department guidelines to prevent the spread of Coronavirus!

What's Happening at the MHRL?

Such Amazing Generosity!

Fair Diddley® 2021 CANCELLED!!!

Fall Diddley® 2021

McHenry County Non-Profits: See our Immediate Grants Fund!

Fair and Fall Diddley® Crafters: Earn a Crafter Voucher

Incredible Generosity!

The year 2020 wasn't all doom and gloom! The MHRL had some fantastic donor support in 2020! Although both shows were cancelled, donations from the Belle Allen Fund, Willow Springs Charitable Trust and several other anonymous sources from the Community Foundation of McHenry County and Ameriprise Financial amounted to over $160,000.00! These funds will be allocated to our 16 agencies on behalf of those generous donors! Please help us in celebrating the generosity of these individuals and foundations as they help to alleviate mental health issues in this county!

Fall Diddley®

Currently, our 2021 Fall Diddley®  show is still on! We will of course be relying on the Boone County Health Department for guidance as the date draws near.

MHRL is doing all it can to make sure that the fall show is held. We expect that the ongoing pandemic concerns may loosen up a bit by October, 2021 so we are focusing all of our energy on making sure our Fall Diddley show is held.

Fair Diddley®

Due to the current health crisis, Fair Diddley® 2021has been CANCELLED! Because of the ongoing pandemic, the decision has been made to cancel the 2021 show in the interest of safety.



100% of net proceeds from Fair and Fall Diddley® are donated to 16 McHenry County agencies that service those with mental health related issues. Additional funding throughout the year is made available through our Immediate Grants Fund! Without your attendance and participation, this wouldn't be possible!

If you are interested in donating to the Mental Health Resource League, please visit our Contact Us page - or make a safe and secue donation via our Paypal donation page!.

Crafter Corner...

As much as we at the MHRL are saddened by this, we feel it is in the best interest and safety of all crafters, volunteers and the general public that we cancel our Fair Diddley® 2021 craft show. We are focusing all of our efforts on ensuring that our Fall Diddley® Craft Show on October 9 and 10, 2021 goes on as planned!


 NO late fees will be charged in 2021 for Fall Diddley®
 Applications still being accepted on our FORMS page
 Confirmation letters will be sent in summer
 Checks will NOT be cashed until summer
 More information to come after May, 10, 2021


All general crafter questions s/b directed to our Craft Chair email address.

If you have specific questions about Fair Diddley®, please contact the specific Fair chairperson by email at Fair Diddley®. If you have specific questions about Fall Diddley®, please contact the specific show chairperson by email at or Fall Diddley®.

Please note that questions will be answered much more quickly by email rather than calling the League telephone number. We are a 100% volunteer board and the telephone number is not monitored regularly except during the actual show days!

Our VOUCHER program has been a big success! If you are a crafter and are interested in earning a voucher please click here.

If you are a shopper or a craft show attendee, please feel free to contact us with your general MHRL questions and correspondence by using our contact form.