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Fair Diddley® 2020

Fall Diddley® 2020

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

Fair and Fall Diddley® Crafters: Earn a Crafter Voucher

Donations: PAYPAL Donations now accepted!


Fair Diddley®

Fair Diddley® 2020 will be held on Sunday, May 17, 2020 on the historic Woodstock Square! The show will feature over 250 crafters in an outdoor show. Fair Diddley® is a rain or shine event so please dress accordingly! Because parking around the square is limited, MHRL offers shuttle buses from the Woodstock Government Center from 10:00am to 4:30pm. Buses run every 10 minutes and are COMPLETELY FREE of charge! There is parking around the Woodstock Square but it is limited and nearly always full. Please plan on utilizing our shuttle service!

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, May 17th at our 52nd Annual Fair Diddley® craft show!

Fall Diddley®

Fall Diddley® 2020 is scheduled for October 10th and 11th, 2020 at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Belvidere, IL. Over 300 crafters will be exhibiting their handcrafted items at this event! Please mark your calendars now for our 2020 show! 

Remember - 100% of net proceeds from Fair and Fall Diddley® are donated to 16 McHenry County agencies that deal with mental health related issues. Additional funding throughout the year is made to other non-profit agencies 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 will be made available on our forms page on January 2, 2020. Jurying for our 2020 shows will take place in February, 2020. All applications must be completed in their entirety, signed, and mailed with a check covering the full cost of the show you are looking to enter. Applications for BOTH shows MUST BE received by February 15, 2020.

We look forward to seeing you at our 2020 Fair Diddley® show on Sunday, May 17th, 2020 and our Fall Diddley® show on October 10th and 11th, 2020.

Crafters: All general questions s/b directed to our craft chairs email or call the crafter telephone number 815-322-6796. If you have specific questions about Fair or Fall Diddley®, please contact the specific show chairperson at Fair Diddley® or Fall Diddley®.

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.