What's Happening at the MHRL?

New GRANT OPPORTUNITIES in 2020!

Fair Diddley® 2020

Fall Diddley® 2020

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

Fair and Fall Diddley® Crafters: Earn a Crafter Voucher


Fair Diddley®

Fair Diddley® 2020 is Sunday, May 17, 2020 on the historic Woodstock Square! This year's show will feature over 250 crafters in an outdoor show. Fair Diddley® is a rain or shine event so please dress accordingly! Free SHUTTLE BUSES run from the Woodstock Government Center 10:00am to 4:30pm. Buses run every 10 minutes! Limited parking is available around the Woodstock Square so please plan on utilizing shuttle service!

Fall Diddley®

Fall Diddley® 2020 is October 10th and 11th, 2020 at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Belvidere, IL. Over 300 crafters will exhibit their handcrafted items! 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 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. 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.

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.