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
Friday Night Dance (Hosted by ISCYPAA)
Saturday Night Banquet, Speaker, and Dance
AA and Al-Anon Archives
AA and Al-Anon Literature
11th Step Meditation Room
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!
The theme of the 29th Annual McHenry’s Soberfest is "Ain't it Grand". “The alcoholic is like a tornado roaring his way through the lives of others. Hearts are broken. Sweet relationships are dead. Affections have been uprooted. Selfish and inconsiderate habits have kept the home in turmoil. We feel a man is unthinking when he says that sobriety is enough. He is like the farmer who came up out of his cyclone cellar to find his home ruined. To his wife, he remarked, “Don’t see anything the matter here, Ma. Ain’t it grand the wind stopped blowin’?” — “Alcoholics Anonymous” (AA’s Big Book) Chapter 6, ‘Into Action,’ pg. 82