It's hard to believe that the end official end to Summer is coming so soon! Labor Day means kids are heading back to school, the temperatures will start to get chillier, and there's a long weekend of celebrating the end of the season. We've teamed up with Something Special from Wisconsin to share eight fun ways to enjoy the long weekend featuring brands we love from around the state. Whether you want to get out and about or stay in and relax, we've got some fun ideas for you...
Looking for a final taste of Summer? Check out one of the many county fairs going on this weekend around Wisconsin! The Calumet, Iowa, Portage, Shawano, Sheboygan, and Walworth County Fair (the biggest County Fair in the state!) are all over Labor Day weekend and make the perfect farewell to the season.
For the beer lovers, take a fun weekend field trip to The American Breweriana Association National Brewery Museum & Library in Potosi. Check out an eclectic collection of bottles, glasses, and other collectibles and learn about Wisconsin's fascinating brewing heritage. Grab lunch afterwards at the Potosi Brewing Company for a full day of fun.
If you're looking for a low-key treat that's easy and delicious, nothing satisfies a summer sweet tooth quite like a Root Beer Float. We love using Jolly Good Soda's iconic Root Beer since it's made right here in Wisconsin and easily available at Woodman's, Sendik's, Piggly Wiggly, and more.
For those of you who can't wait for colder temperatures to arrive, get that fall feeling at one of Wisconsin's apple orchards, like Rim's Edge Orchard in Germantown. Apples like Dandee Red and Sansa start to ripen in late August and Early September, so you can a head start on all things Autumn.
Feeding a flock of family and friends? Then it's BBQ time! Nothing says Labor Day like a final Summer BBQ and we love getting our meat from local Wisconsin farmers - so fresh and delicious! Pick out your favorite cut online and have it shipped in time for your next celebration.
Spoil your guests in the morning with a delicious and easy brunch! A one-pan egg bake, homemade baked goods from a local bakery like Grebe's Bakery, and a big pot of Badger Bros. Coffee is the best way to start the day, especially during a long weekend.
With over 60 incredible state parks in Wisconsin, Labor Day Weekend is an amazing time to get outdoors and explore somewhere new. Some of our favorite state parks include Governor Dodge State Park, Copper Falls State Park, and, of course, Devil's Lake. Sore from your time on the trail? Check out the Magic Muscle Stick from Halfpint Naturals, which helps reduce soreness and inflammation. Every hiker's best friend.
Nothing says 'long weekend' quite like a night in with your favorite fur babies. Treat yourself to Netflix, popcorn, and a snuggle on the couch and spoil your pets with all-natural treats from Stella & Chewy's. You all deserve a little something extra this holiday!
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Maddie Brady is the social media manager for Discover Wisconsin. She may be from Illinois, but she’s passionate about sharing the beauty and fun of her new home state, Wisconsin! Watch the show Saturdays at 10 a.m. on FSN Wisconsin’s outdoor block or online at DiscoverWisconsin.com. Follow Maddie on Instagram at @maddiekbrady.