Meetings & Socials
This is the place to start getting involved
The Democratic Party of McHenry County meets once a month on the third Wednesday of the month (except for December). We announce details and location of the meetings on this page, and we encourage you to attend. If you do plan to attend a meeting, please RSVP on the meeting details page so we know you are coming. That makes it much faster to get you checked in at the door.
If big meetings are just not your thing, we also have smaller local meetings and activities in each of our six County Board districts. There's plenty to do at the local level, and your District Chair would love to meet you and work with you to support our activities. You can find out more about those events on our County Board pages.
Setup should only take an hour or two. 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.
Check to see if the lot in front of Building D is open for vendors at 7:00 pm on Sunday. If it is you can park there instead of the remote visitor lot. Our pop-up booth can be disassembled quickly and loads into a wheeled bag for transport. We'll need to return that and the video display equipment to the Party office in Woodstock. Total time to tear down and transport is about two hours.
We 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.