McHenry’s Soberfest

To all the speakers, attendees, signers, and home groups we’d like to say THANK YOU for making this year’s Soberfest a roaring success!

See you all next year at The Grand!

– 31st Annual Soberfest Planning Committee

**Due to an overwhelming response to Debbie D’s sunday morning workshop regarding the Three Legacies, she has provided a copy of her presentation to be shared with all of you!**
Debbie D’s Three Legacy Presentation

The 31st Annual Mchenry Soberfest committee is pleased to announce this year’s Virtual Conference! 

The 31st Annual Mchenry “Virtual” Soberfest Conference will be held during the same weekend as originally planned, Starting Friday, November 20th @ 6:00 (CST) and Ending Sunday, November 22nd @ 12:15 PM (CST).

Check out this Soberfest Flyer(<-Link) for more information!


AA Speakers:

Hilda F. from Tujunga, CA

Jim M. from Oceanside, NY

Jeff G. from Dallas, TX

Sharon C. from CA

Steps 8 & 9 Speaker: Carl M from Covina, CA

Working with others from a historical perspective by

Ray M. from Huntley, IL

3 legacy speaker: Debbie D. from CA

Al-Anon Speakers:

Corrie L. from Wetumpka, AL

Aaron J. from Charlotte, NC

Interactive Steps Workshop with special guests

An AA/Al-Anon husband and wife focused on

Relationships: Clif and Lori G. from Oklahoma City, OK

Guided meditations

Live entertainment featuring DJ Lou from My first

Choice DJ

The conference starts on the afternoon of Friday, November

20th, Saturday, November 21st, concluding morning of

Sunday, November 22nd

All audio and video recordings were done by Amot Audio


McHenry’s Soberfest is an annual conference put on by the McHenry’s Soberfest Group of Alcoholics Anonymous Northern Illinois Area 20. If you are wanting to talk to someone about yours or a loved one’s drinking or drug use, please see the links to our Friends.

McHenry’s Soberfest has meetings and activities for AA members, Al-Anon members, Alateens, and our guests.  There are AA and Al-Anon speakers Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Join us for our Saturday evening banquet and speaker.  Even if you don’t register for the banquet, you can still hear all the speakers and dance the night away.  There are even shops with recovery related jewelry, clothing, and literature.

Alcathons and Alanonathons

Friday, Saturday and Sunday Speakers

Saturday Night Banquet, Speaker, and Dance

Panels, Fellowship

AA and Al-Anon Archives

AA and Al-Anon Literature

Hospitality Suite

11th Step Prayer & Meditation Room

Step Workshop

Recovery Gift Shops

We welcome behavioral health professionals, members of other recovery programs who find strength in AA’s 12 Steps, guests who are interested in recovery programs, and all our family and friends!

"A Spiritual Awakening"

The theme of the 31st Annual McHenry’s Soberfest is "A Spiritual Awakening".  “A Spiritual Awakening”. “Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs….” — “Alcoholics Anonymous” (AA’s Big Book) Chapter 5, ‘HOW IT WORKS,’ pg. 60. Our 2020 logo ties into the path of the 12 steps on the third page of Chapter 5 – as the 12th step…

Want to help plan for the 31st Annual McHenry’s Soberfest? Join the committee at McHenry Township Hall at 7:30 on any of our meeting nights.