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  1. Halloween Haunting Fun on the Haunted Hayride

    Halloween! For some, trick or treating, eating candy and wearing a costume is the perfect Halloween. What if you like to be scared by ghoulish people? You head over to one of the best Halloween attractions in McHenry County, the Haunted Hayride run by the Wonder Lake Water Ski Show […]

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  2. Successful Planning Equals a Successful Backyard Party

    Its summer in McHenry and your backyard looks beautiful. From new homes to homes well lived in, backyards are great for many things. One of which, is a backyard party. Here are some basic ways to plan and execute the perfect backyard party. To plan a stress free barbecue, start […]

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  3. Vote for Gerstad Builders for The Best of the Fox

    Each year the Northwest Herald host a public contest for the residents of McHenry County to pick their favorite businesses. The winners are designated as ‘The Best of the Fox’. In 2017 and 2018, Gerstad builders was honored as The Best New Home Builders in McHenry County. Over the last […]

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  4. Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day Festivities Right in Your Own Backyard

    March is finally here and this means two things; spring is around the corner and it’s time to make your St. Patrick’s Day celebration plans. There are many activities planned around the city of Chicago, however you don’t need to fight the traffic and head downtown when there is plenty […]

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  5. Winter Fun in Lake Geneva

    The town of Lake Geneva has something spectacular planned for the next few days, so if you are looking for something fun to do, look no further than the annual Winterfest festival. This festival lasts nine full days and celebrates the cold and snow of winter with art, family and […]

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  6. Celebrate Art, Winter and Fun at Winterfest 2019

    Every winter, a popular nine-day festival takes place in beautiful Lake Geneva. Winterfest is home to dozens of events including the United States National Snow Sculpting Championship, where fifteen teams of the most talented snow sculptors from around the country compete for a national title. The entire competition is open […]

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  7. Skiing, Sledding and Tubing Near Your Gerstad Home

    Whether it’s a small slope in the backyard or a gigantic water tower hill, it’s safe to say that most Illinois and Wisconsin residents have experienced sledding, skiing, or tubing at least once in their life.  McHenry, Richmond, Poplar Grove and Williams Bay have tons of great opportunities to experience […]

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  8. Jump-Starting the Holiday Spirit Around Gerstad Communities

    The holiday season is just around the corner! As the streets begin to sparkle and merchants make preparations for crowds of shoppers, residents near Gerstad Builders’ communities have lots of special upcoming events to look forward to near their new homes in McHenry, Williams Bay, Poplar Grove and Richmond. Most […]

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  9. Corn Maze Roundup Near Gerstad Communities

    Winter is coming, but we can enjoy the spectacular beauty during the weeks of fall! Picking apples and pumpkins, sipping hot cider, and spending the afternoon scurrying around a corn maze are the activities that make autumn our favorite season. Our Gerstad team has uncovered some the best apple picking […]

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  10. Supporting the McHenry County Community at Fall Diddley

    We’re heading into the holiday season, which means for some, the newest electronics are top items on wish lists, but for others, nothing beats hand-crafted and homemade. Fine artists, hipsters and consumers are all embracing amazing crafting skills such as knitting, embroidery, silk-screening and much more. It’s that time of […]

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