The Elgin Hay Day, a free family-friendly event on Elgin's far west side, is back this year! The event will get you ready for fall with hayrides, a petting zoo, pony rides, potato sack races, a hay maze and other fun activities. Enjoy food from local vendors and live music. The event will be held on Saturday, August 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Meier Park, located at 3770 Gansette Parkway in Elgin's Providence neighborhood. There is limited parking around the park. Those that live nearby are encouraged to walk or bike. A shuttle will run back and forth from the Prairie Knolls Middle School parking lot too.