We all know and love Labor Day for the extra vacation day it gives us, but do we know why we celebrate it?

According to the US Department of Labor, “Labor Day … is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” So, as one of those American workers, enjoy your day off!

Living in Alamance County puts us smack-dab in the middle of some great North Carolina spots to visit. Whether you decide to make it a day trip or take advantage of the entire long weekend, Labor Day is the perfect opportunity to hop in the car and explore the sites outside of our county lines.

Celebrate Your Three Day Weekend, Alamance County

Asheville, NC
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville, NC, is a town known for its great food, dozens of local breweries, and friendly locals. Top attractions in this fun city include:

Triangle Area, NC
Not only does the Triangle host the state’s capital city, but it’s also home to three of the state’s top colleges. Top attractions in this learned area include:

Triad Area, NC
This area of North Carolina is right at home for many of our friends and customers, and it’s perfect for the avid learner. Steeped in history and overflowing with art, the top attractions in this historic area are:

Every time we receive the treat of a three day weekend, it is cause for celebration. So, get out of the house this Labor Day and pat yourself on the back for all the hard work you’ve accomplished throughout the year. You deserve it.

All of us at County Ford hope you have a fun and safe weekend. Let us know how you and your family celebrated Labor Day next time you visit us in Graham.