Fantastic Ideas for Labor Day Weekend Fun

It’s hard to believe we will soon be wrapping up another summer. Fortunately, Labor Day gives us a three-day weekend to celebrate the warm weather season with family and friends one more time. Below are some fun ways to enjoy summer’s last hurrah.


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  • Catch a summer sporting event. Whether for a major or minor league team or a local tournament, get together and root for the home team.
  • Take a road trip. No matter where you live, there are many points of interest worth checking out within a day’s drive.
  • Have a rockin’ Labor Day at an outdoor music festival. Many artists and groups will still be on their summer tours around the US.
  • Host a Labor Day picnic or family reunion and gather the generations together for some good times. Organize an impromptu talent show where each family member gets to display his or her unique gifts. Preserve the memories by having a budding Spielberg capture the action on camera.
  • Go camping at a state park near you. Don’t want to go too far from home? The kids will love the idea of a backyard family campout.
  • Sendoff summer with an exciting day of roller coasters or water slides at a theme park.
  • Spend the day doing nothing! Sleep in, catch some rays, or rent movies for an at-home film fest. A little R&R can really recharge your batteries.

Whatever you do this Labor Day, we at Hickory Farms wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday. Order some wines and cheeses or some of our Signature Summer Sausage to make your weekend memorable.

Also, don’t forget how Labor Day came about. Originally begun by the Labor movement in the 19th century, Labor Day was officially designated as a federal holiday in 1894 as a day to honor the American worker and his contributions to our great country. It’s a wonderful opportunity to show employees and staff members your appreciation with a gift basket from Hickory Farms.



Make Work More Fun with Hickory Farms!

If you missed Employee Appreciation Day on March 1st, you still have another opportunity to show your employees or coworkers your appreciation. April 1st is National Have Fun at Work Day. We think this is a perfect opportunity to go out of your way to treat your employees or coworkers. Not to mention it’s a lot nicer than an April Fool’s Day prank!

And we have a great idea for you, too. Why not turn a table of the break room into a tasty spread of Hickory Farms gourmet sausage and cheese? As Business News Daily notes in “11 Things That Make Workers Happy,” providing food in the office is a simple yet great way to create a favorable work environment.

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Your employees and coworkers will be grateful for the opportunity to skip their microwave meals that day and instead enjoy a plate of fresh, gourmet nuts, cheese, crackers, sausage, and fruit. And a surprise spread from Hickory Farms also gives you and your employees or coworkers the chance to socialize and have a little fun. Remember that happy employees are often more creative and more productive as well as better leaders and team players!

A snack or lunch crafted from hearty and delicious ingredients from Hickory Farms doesn’t have to happen only around Employee Appreciation Day or National Have Fun At Work Day, though. It could also be a great way to help coworkers and employees get through a stressful deadline or prepare for an important business engagement. Consider it brain food!

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One of our Twitter followers recently tweeted that “I think hard working devs who create great games deserve gifts. I send my peeps @VisceralGames some @HickoryFarms every year.”


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