McHenry’s Soberfest

Dear Soberfest Community,

 It is with heavy hearts that the 31st Annual McHenry’s Soberfest Committee has decided that the impact of COVID-19 prevents us from having our usual event at The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, November 20-22, 2020. This year, like other AA groups and conferences, we will have to find other creative ways to carry our message.

 The Committee feels a deep responsibility to AA, our guests, and the location where we hold our well-cherished event. Every member of our committee has given thoughtful consideration to the ramifications of holding this year’s event in the shadow of a global pandemic. Therefore, the decision to do something different this year was made for the safety of everyone involved, and for the integrity of AA as a whole.

So… don’t make new plans for the Soberfest weekend just yet!

The Mchenry Soberfest committee is currently in discussion and will soon be giving more detail on what we are planning in lieu of having our usual event.

 Please continue to visit our web page as we update it with additional details.

We miss all of you and can’t wait to see you again in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous.

 (Virtual) Hugs,

 31st Annual McHenry’s Soberfest Committee


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.