The Democratic Party of McHenry County is growing in strength every day thanks to people just like you. We hold regular party meetings on the third Wednesday of every month (except December) at 7:00 p.m. Currently the location is at McHenry County College in room B-166, but check back here for monthly meeting announcements.

We will post other events here from time to time, and registered members are also welcome to post event announcements.

  • Win Elections

    The secret to winning a local election starts with understanding how to plan your campaign activities.


    • Obama Phonebank 2008The election calendar
    • Volunteer recruitment
    • Petitions
    • Fundraising
    • Messaging
    • Voter contact
    • GOTV


    If you are planning to run, or just thinking about running for office, you should attend this training class. Volunteers and precinct committeemen are also welcome to attend. The class will be led by local Democrats who have won a number of elections in McHenry County. You will learn what it takes to win, and discuss the methods that have been proven to work time and time again.

    Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 08:30 AM · 19 rsvps
    Tree of Life UU Church in McHenry, IL
    19 RSVPs
  • County Fair Setup

    Setup should only take a few hours. We will meet at the Fairgrounds at Building D, right next to the Fair office. You can park in the lot immediately in front of the building during setup.

    Monday, July 31, 2017 at 05:00 PM
    County Fairgrounds in Woodstock, IL
    2 RSVPs
  • McHenry County Fair 2017

    Couunty Fair BoothWe need volunteers to staff our booth during the fair. It's easy work and lots of fun. We have one-day fair passes for for our volunteers who need them, or the Party can reimburse you. If the shifts we have listed don't fit your schedule, just let us know and we can work something out. Thanks!

    The County Fair celebrates our local farmers and the foods they produce. Walk through the barns where you can learn about beef, dairy, swine and poultry. Visit the gardens where you can see, learn, and hear from Master Gardeners about growing your own vegetables. Meet some of the farmers who produce your food. Learn about the history of farming in McHenry County. And then, sample some local food.  For more information visit the County Fair website.

    Tuesday, August 01, 2017 at 04:00 PM through August 06, 2017
    McHenry County Fairgrounds in Woodstock, IL
    18 RSVPs
  • County Fair Teardown

    Teardown should only take a few hours at most. Meet us at the booth in Building D right next to the Fair office.

    Sunday, August 06, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    County Fairgrounds in Woodstock, IL
    0 RSVPs
  • Illinois State Fair Collar County Reception

    The Collar County Chairmen's Reception has become something of an annual tradition at the Illinois State Fair. The event draws attendees from all over Illinois, and has helped to increase the visibility and credibility of our local county party. Many of the same VIPs who speak at the Chairman's Brunch the next morning also attend our reception. It's a great way to meet Democrats and have a relaxing evening before the Brunch and Democrat Day at the State Fair.

    This event is free and open to the public. Cash bar and complimentary hot and cold hors d'oeuvres.

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 07:30 PM · 1 rsvp
    Crowne Plaza in Springfield, IL
    1 RSVPs
  • Illinois State Fair Chairman's Brunch

    The Chairman’s Brunch is the largest gathering of Democrats in Illinois each and every year. It's an opportunity to connect with over 1,000 Democratic County Chairmen, elected officials, labor leaders, Democratic activists, and candidates for federal, state and local offices.

    Registration Opens at 8:00am
    Doors Open at 8:30am
    Program Begins Promptly at 9:00am

    Tickets are $40 per person.

    Please note that you must purchase your tickets directly from the link below. We'd like you to also RSVP to the event here on the McHenryDems website so we know you are going, but that does not reserve your ticket.

    Click here to purchase tickets

    Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 08:30 AM · 1 rsvp
    Crowne Plaza in Springfield, IL
    1 RSVPs
  • 2018 Kickoff Family Picnic and Blood Drive

    Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM · 14 rsvps
    Pleasant Valley Conservation Area, 13315 Pleasant Valley Road, Woodstock
    14 RSVPs