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  1. The Haunted Hayride Makes Its Way Back to McHenry

    A classic way to enjoy the fall weather and Halloween season in McHenry is with the popular Wonder Lake Water Ski Show’s haunted hayride. Thrill-seekers of McHenry County are encouraged to come to the annual fundraiser where they will board a wagon and be driven over the land at Petersen […]

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  2. Watch Summer’s Green Transform Into Colorful Fall Hues in McHenry County

    The fall season in McHenry County is a treasured time for locals and visitors alike. Our apple orchards, pumpkin farms, exclusive hay rides and loads of beautiful fall-foliage sites attract a magical blend of hikers, bikers and drivers throughout the area. Typically, northern Illinois counties will notice a change in […]

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  3. Farm to Table, Farmers Markets Near Gerstad Communities

    Illinois is well known across the country for its noble agricultural heritage. McHenry, Poplar Grove and Richmond offer residents a wide variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers as well as breads, jams, baked goods, cheeses, oils and more homemade goodies! Our local farmers markets allow Gerstad residents to […]

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  4. Fall Fun in the Orchard – Apple Orchards Surround Gerstad Communities

    From McHenry, IL to Woodstock, Richmond and even Williams Bay, WI, apple picking season is in full seasonal flair! Our communities are located in some of the most fortunate parts of the country with tons of local orchards that allow for afternoons of picking fresh apples straight from the tree. […]

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  5. Celebrate Labor Day Around McHenry

    Labor 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 […]

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  6. Country Thunder Returns to Wisconsin with Best Line-up Ever

    It’s time to learn the lines of the hottest songs on the radio because the Country Thunder Music Festival is back for its 24th annual party! A staple of local entertainment for years, this popular festival attracts thousands of people from all parts of the country. The best part is […]

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  7. A Hit List of Summer End Events and Festivals from McHenry to Williams Bay

    From McHenry to Richmond and Poplar Grove to Williams Bay, there are plenty of free concerts, boat parades, fairs and festivals and of course, more fireworks to take advantage of while the weather is still nice and warm. The beginning of a new school year is near and pumpkin-flavored everything […]

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  8. Planning Independence Day 2018 around Gerstad Communities

    For residents in our McHenry, Richmond, Williams Bay and Poplar Grove communities, it’s time to put on your red, white and blue for an action packed 4th of July celebration! At Gerstad Builders, we build in communities convenient to all fun-filled activities in the area! From fireworks to concerts, you’re […]

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  9. An Ultimate Summer Party at Neighbors’ Fest in Poplar Grove

    Summer has finally arrived, and what better way to celebrate than to have some fun in your own community! Close the apps on your phone, shut-off the television and join the Poplar Grove community at Neighbors’ Fest 2018. Poplar Grove is home of our Trails of Dawson Creek community where […]

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  10. Memorial Day Activities near Gerstad Communities

    For some, Memorial Day weekend means the end of the school year, a long-awaited trip to the beach, or that first boat ride on the lake. While you may be eager to get your summer fun started, it’s important to recognize all of the honorable men and women who have […]

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