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The harvest season is upon us! All over Racine County, fruits and vegetables are being picked, grains are gathered and folks are celebrating. You can join in the fun with lots of things to see and do. Real Racine has these ideas:

Harvest like it was. See the harvest from the “good old days” at the Fall Harvest Days, Friday through Sunday at the Racine County Fairgrounds, 19805 Durand Ave., Union Grove. The weekend includes antique tractors and farm equipment, vintage cars and trucks, a daily tractor parade, tractor pulls and demonstrations of hay baling, corn shelling, threshing and a steam-powered sawmill. This year’s event includes a Thursday ride from West Allis by owners of vintage Allis-Chalmers tractors. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is $5 for adults. Kids ages 12 and younger get in free. For the weekend schedule, visit

Grab a brew. The area’s largest beer festival — the Great Lakes Brew Fest — is back for its ninth year from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Racine Zoo, 2131 N. Main St. The GLBF offers unlimited samples of more than 250 craft beers and ciders from nearly 100 brewers. There is also a home brew competition. Live music all afternoon by Zydeco Voodoo and a special performance by the world-famous Kilties Drum and Bugle Corps. GLBF is a benefit for the Kilties. General admission is $49. A designated driver pass is available for $15. GLBF is expected to sell out, so don’t delay. Visit

A brand new play. An offbeat, new comedy opens Friday at the Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave. “Duck Hunter Shoots Angel” is about two bumbling hunters who think they have accidently taken down an angel. They’re hounded by a tabloid reporter and photographer while out in the swamp. Curtain times this weekend are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The show runs weekends through Sept. 28. For tickets, call 262-633-4218 or visit

Supporting local arts. You’ll have an opportunity to see some terrific local talent and support local arts organizations this Friday and Saturday at Holy Communion Lutheran Church, 2000 Sixth St., Racine. The Root River Players present a musical review called “Beginnings and Endings.” You’ll hear many musical theater songs presented in a cabaret-style performance. Show times are at 7 p.m. both evenings. Tickets are $10. Proceeds will benefit local arts organizations, including the Racine Symphony, the Racine Theatre Guild and the Racine Arts Council. For ticket information, call 262-902-4525 or email

Family fun on the block. The third annual Burlington Community Block Party is 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Devor Park, 394 Amanda Street. This family friendly event includes games, activities, inflatable bounce houses, music and food. Wristbands ($2 with a non-perishable food item donation; $3 without the donation) allow unlimited game play with prizes and entrance into the multiple bounce houses. A family movie will follow in the park at dark. The food items will be donated to Love Inc. and the money proceeds will go to the Community Pool Fund.

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