Summer is beginning to near its end. Pretty soon kids will be back in school, and the leaves will be falling.

But before Summer breathes its last breath, we still have one big party. Labor day.

How Should You Spend Your Labor Day?

Labor day weekend is the last big weekend of Summer, so you know you want to spend it right.

But what should you do?

We’ve put together this guide to help you figure out how to spend your Labor Day.

1. Have a Cookout

This is probably what most people will be doing this Labor Day, and for good reason. Who doesn’t love a good cookout?

Carroll County labor Day Cookout

Make sure you get some of the best meat Carroll County has to offer by shopping locally.

Pork & Beans in Westminster, MD is a great place to pick up meats. Some of the meats they sell include hams, bacon, sausage, corned beef, and roast beef.

Another great place to get your cookout supplies is Miller’s Food Market in Manchester, MD. You can get your meat, hot food, and deli trays there.

2. Get a Couple Scoops of Ice Cream

It’s looking to be a bit of a hot weekend, so why not cool off with some of Carroll County’s best ice cream.

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Carroll County is filled with great ice cream shops. Some of our favorites include:

3. Finish Up Some Back to School Shopping

September 4, 2018, the day after Labor Day is the first day back to school for Carroll County Public Schools. So if you have a little one getting ready for elementary, or a teen preparing for high school, make sure you send them off prepared.

CCPL Back to School Labor Day

For more information on going back to school, check out our Carroll County Back to School Guide.

4. Visit a Park

Carroll County is easily one of Maryland’s most beautiful and scenic counties. Adding to this beauty are the many parks of Carroll County.

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Some of our favorites include:

5. Visit a Winery

Why not have a little bit of grape juice this weekend? Carroll County has so many great wineries.

Posted by Old Westminster Winery on Monday, August 27, 2018


We’ve covered the top wineries in Carroll County , but here’s some of our favorites:

6. Catch up on the Carroll Worldwide Podcast

If you’re just looking to relax this weekend, maybe you can catch up on the most recent episode of the Carroll Worldwide Podcast.

Carroll Worldwide Podcast

Their most recent update is their 19th installment, “Under Siege“. And make sure to check out our Carroll Worldwide page every week, as we’re constantly updating it.

Have Fun!

Whatever you choose to do this weekend, be it something from our list, or something else entirely, make sure you have some fun while doing it.

Take the weekend off!