The Mental Health Resource League invites everyone to join us at our 2018 Fair and Fall Diddley® craft shows! For more detailed information on each of these shows, please use the links at the bottom of this page. 2018 marks our Golden Anniversary for our Fair Diddley® Craft show! Don't miss this historic event! There are lots of surprises and fun scheduled for this celebration! Put Sunday, May 20th, 2018 on your calendar now!

MHRL has a reputation for featuring hand-crafted, quality, original work at both the Fair Diddley® and Fall Diddley® shows. We are able to achieve this by requiring each of our vendors to be placed at one or both of the events through a juried application process. Through this process, we have been able to provide you with an outstanding display of folk art, wood carving, dried florals, pottery, painted and appliqued clothing, jewelry, fine art and much more.

Craft applications are now available and are available by DOWNLOAD only. Unfortunately, no applications can be mailed to crafters. Jurying for our 2018 shows will take place in February, 2018. If you are a crafter interested in either or both of our Craft Shows, please download crafter applications here. Applications are due by February 15th, 2018. Crafter placements in both Fair and Fall Diddley events are on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you are a crafter and would like to stay in the same location as you had in our 2017 shows, you MUST submit your applications before the deadline so your business is included in our February jury process.

All proceeds from both shows benefit McHenry County agencies concerned with mental health services. With the proceeds from our two 2017 shows, MHRL distributed nearly $216,000.00 at our Annual Meeting on January 22nd, 2018. These proceeds were allocated to 18 non-profit agencies in McHenry County that further the mental health industry by providing much needed mental health related services.




Fair Diddley 2018 - May 20th, 2018

Fall Diddley 2018 - October 13th and 14th, 2018