Celebrate Labor Day Around McHenry

Happy Labor DayLabor Day is a time to celebrate the unofficial end of summer with friends and family whether it’s at concerts, grilling or doing activities around town. If you’re looking for fun around the McHenry area, here are some events to consider beginning as early as Wednesday, August 29:

  • Walworth County Fair – Located in Elkhorn this is one of the Midwest’s best, oldest and largest family-friendly county fairs. The food is exceptional, the rides are enjoyable and the entertainment is amazing. There are six action-packed days and nights including the popular “Country Nights and Carnival Lights.” The fun begins Wednesday, August 29 and lasts until Labor Day.
  • Harvard Balloon Fest – Situated between all Gerstad communities is an event that is too beautiful to miss. Tens of thousands from around the globe come to this Labor Day event to enjoy balloon flying, night glows, balloon and helicopter rides and much more. This fun event begins August 31 and runs through September 2 from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. with a $5 parking admission.
  • Summer Sunset Fest – Beginning Friday, August 31 Summer Sunset Fest, Lake in the Hills, wraps up summer with an old-fashioned Labor Day weekend. There will be food, crafts, horseshoe tournament, 5ks, battle of the bands, classic car shows, carnival rides and much more!
  • Stardust Music Festival – What better way to spend part of your Labor Day weekend than listening to music, going on animal tours and eating vegan food to help raise money for the Animals of Stardust. This event begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 1 and goes until 8 p.m. Admission is $25 per person and kids under 2 get in free. All benefits go to the animals!

While out and about, be sure to visit a nearby Gerstad community. We will be closed on Monday but it is still an excellent opportunity to tour the community and admire the homes. Our Liberty Trails community is located in the city of McHenry and offers a living experience in surroundings that are both tranquil and fun. Beautiful home sites offer living space up to three-quarter acres with sewer and city water. Plus, students attend school at top-rated, small schools in McHenry.

Our Bailey Estates community in Williams Bay offers a variety of can’t-miss things to do with an exceptional atmosphere and A+ school system. Plus, our communities in Poplar Grove and Richmond offer a country setting while still have easy access to the events in Chicago. For more information on all our community, visit us online at www.gerstadbuilders.com. Have a Happy Labor Day!