IMPORTANT NOTICE - FAIR DIDDLEY CANCELLED!

DUE TO THE IMPACT OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, THE MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE LEAGUE HAS CANCELLED THE 2020 FAIR DIDDLEY CRAFT SHOW!!!

IN THE INTEREST OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR CRAFTERS, OUR VOLUNTEERS, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC THIS YEAR'S SHOW WILL NOT TAKE PLACE. WE ASK THAT EVERYONE PLEASE FOLLOW CDC AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT GUIDELINES TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS!

What's Happening at the MHRL?

Fair Diddley® 2020 CANCELLED!!!

New GRANT OPPORTUNITIES in 2020!

Fall Diddley® 2020

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

Fair and Fall Diddley® Crafters: Earn a Crafter Voucher


Fair Diddley®

Due to the current health crisis, Fair Diddley® 2020 originally scheduled for Sunday, May 17, 2020 has been CANCELLED! Although MHRL and the City of Woodstock are heartbroken to break a 51 year tradition, it is in the best interest of our crafters, our volunteers, and the general public that we make this announcement.

The cancellation of this show will mean a $35,000 loss in revenue that would ultimately be granted to the 16 agencies that provide mental health related services. Although the League is currently discussing creative ways to lessen this shortfall of revenue, we ask for your DONATION if at all possible so these agencies can continue to provide these necessary services!

Fall Diddley®

Fall Diddley® 2020 is currently scheduled for October 10th and 11th, 2020 at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Belvidere, IL. Please follow us on Facebook and here on our website for updates on our Fall Diddley event.

Over 300 crafters are scheduled to exhibit their handcrafted items! Mark your calendars now for our 2020 show and look for updates here and on Facebook! 

Remember - 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...

Applications for our 2020 craft shows are now available on our forms page for our Fall Diddley® waiting list. Jurying for our 2020 shows has taken place and booth spaces are being set for the Fall Diddley® show. If you are interested in getting on the waiting list for our fall show, please fill out the application and submit it with the appropriate fees.

Even though we've been forced to cancel our Fair Diddley® show this year, we are hopeful that our Fall Diddley® show on October 10th and 11th, 2020 will go on as planned!

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.