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DownloadedFile-2Racine County is home to an air show — on a smaller scale. This weekend you’ll also find music with tall tales, a heated football rivalry and fun in the country. Come along with Real Racine!

Cleared for landing. A field in the Village of Mount Pleasant becomes a busy airport this Sunday when the Racine R/C Club presents its annual Air Show. You’ll see dozens of radio-controlled aircraft of all types. Stop by the R/C Club’s flying field, 10530 Washington Ave. (two miles east of I-94) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. There will be food, beverages and 50/50 raffles. Free for spectators. To see photos and details, visit

Music and stories. Two great days of storytelling through music are promised for the Tall Tales Music Festival this Friday and Saturday in Downtown Burlington. The Coffee House at Chestnut and Pine and artist management firm Run Run Bebop are bringing a variety of music artists from Nashville, LA, Madison and Milwaukee. Tall Tales is a fun, community atmosphere where newcomers and music veterans can share the stage. The festival kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday with the Burlington High School Orange Crush Band. From 1 to 11 p.m. Saturday, the day includes music and art workshops for kids. It’s all free and takes place outside the Coffee House at Chestnut and Pine, 492 N. Pine St. For the Friday and Saturday entertainment lineup, visit

A football bowl game. They’re undefeated, they’re cross-town rivals and local football pride is on the line. The Racine Raiders (7-0) and the Racine Threat (8-0) face off Saturday in the Belle City Bowl IV. Home-field advantage in the Mid-States Football League playoffs goes to winning team. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at Case High School’s Hammes Field, 7345 Washington Ave., Mount Pleasant. Admission is $8 adults; $5 seniors, students with ID and children ages 4-13. Get there early for a good seat. More about the Raiders at More about the Threat at

Music from the movies. Grab your popcorn and get ready for stirring music from the movies. The Racine Symphony Orchestra (RSO) Summer Pops presents the “Great Orchestral Film Festival” at 7 p.m. Friday at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth St. You’ll such familiar film themes like John Williams’ theme from “ET,” “The Sorcerer’s Stone Suite,” and “West Side Story.” Johnny Rabe, a 14-year-old Broadway actor, will provide background information on the Harry Potter series and sing with the orchestra. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase but you may bring in your own movie popcorn and candy. General admission tickets are $23 in advance and $25 at the door. Students under 21 are admitted free. Call 2620-636-9285 or visit

Family fun in the country. Spend a fun day at the Farmers Market & Country Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Apple Holler, 5006 S. Sylvania Ave. You can shop for fresh produce, rummage treasures, antiques and crafts. There is also an outdoor BBQ and corn roast, kids play area and live music. Proceeds will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation-Wisconsin Chapter. Visit

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