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Discover Wisconsin, a long-running tourism TV show, will shine the spotlight on Racine County this weekend. The episode, “Racine County – Come Stay Awhile” premieres at 10 a.m. Saturday (April 22) on Fox Sports Wisconsin (check cable listings) and at 10 a.m. Sunday (April 23) on WITI-TV (Fox 6). The show kicks off in Burlington with host Eric Paulsen. We discover the Burlington Liars Club and the downtown Farmers’ Market, see the Browns Lake Aquaducks, Burlington Christmas parade, and learn about ChocolateFest and Burlington’s history as “Chocolate City, USA”. Next up is Racine, where Paulsen visits the Racine Art Museum (RAM), which holds the largest collection of contemporary crafts in the nation and offers art camps and classes for kids of all ages. We also visit RAM’s Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, which offers programs for children, adults and those with memory loss and dementia. Meanwhile, host Collin Geraghty takes us to Apple Holler, Yorkville, for some apple-picking, peach-picking, horseback riding, and dining and shopping at Apple Holler’s restaurant and country store, open year-round. Geraghty’s last stop in Racine is to The Christmas House B&B. We learn how the house got its name, visit with fellow guests, and hear from innkeeper, Pamela Deskins. “Racine County – Come Stay Awhile” will reach Discover Wisconsin’s broadcast network of 500,000 viewers across the upper Great Lakes region, including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Northern Illinois, and Upper Michigan. The episode was produced by Jennifer Ingish. You can view it online starting next week (Monday, April 24) at discoverwisconsin.com. This Discover Wisconsin episode is presented by Real Racine (Racine County’s destination marketing organization), Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce, Racine Art Museum, Apple Holler Farm and The Christmas House B&B.

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