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Racine - Waterford Hot Air Balloon Festival

Discover Wisconsin covers Racine County from one end to the other! You won’t want to miss the encore presentation of “A Welcome Home – Racine County” THIS Saturday, Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 5 The program airs Saturday at 10 a.m. on FSN Wisconsin ( check cable listings) and Sunday at 10 a.m. on WITI-TV, Channel 6, Milwaukee.

“A Welcome Home—Racine County” is hosted by Yorkville native Emmy Fink, who takes viewers to many of her favorite Racine County destinations in all four seasons of the year. The program starts with Lake Michigan charter fishing and visits popular and memorable destinations including North Beach, the Wind Point Lighthouse, the Racine Zoo, the SC Johnson corporate headquarters campus the Racine Heritage Museum and the Racine Art Museum.

Emmy and the Discover Wisconsin crew learn how authentic Kringle is made at Larsen Bakery, enjoy a burger at Kewpee and try glass-blowing at Hot Shop Glass. Then, they take part in a sampling of Racine County special events, including The Big Chill (Wisconsin State Snow Sculpting Competition), The Color Run and the Real Racine Skeleton Skamper.

The episode concludes with spectacular aerial views at the Waterford Hot Air Balloon Festival. To watch a short preview of the episode on You Tube, click HERE.

“A Welcome Home—Racine County” will reach Discover Wisconsin’s broadcast network of 480,000 viewers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Northern Illinois, and Upper Michigan.

Discover Wisconsin is the nation’s longest-running tourism TV show. The Racine County episode was produced in partnership with Real Racine and Discover Wisconsin.

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