Watch for flying pumpkins this weekend!

The pumpkins will be flying this Saturday and Sunday at the Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest at the Racine County Fairgrounds, Union Grove. (Photo by Scott D. Olsen)

Fall fun continues in Racine County this weekend. Look for flying pumpkins, an art fair, fall festivals and much more. Come along with Real Racine!

Heads up for pumpkins. The Great Pumpkin Chuckin’ Fest is back Saturday and Sunday at the Racine County Fairgrounds, 19805 Durand Ave., Union Grove. Don’t miss this annual competition to see which device can hurl a pumpkin the greatest distance. (Last year’s Advanced Division record was 476 feet.) This weekend event also includes the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) Best of the Midwest BBQ Cook-off, a pumpkin bake-off, seasonal beers and much more! Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission and parking. Details at

Art in Waterford. The annual River’s Edge Art Walk is 4 to 9 p.m. Friday in downtown Waterford. The Absolutely Waterford organization invites everyone for a leisurely stroll through the downtown area where area artists will display and sell ceramics, wood, watercolors, oils, photography, fine arts jewelry, fiber and mixed media. Just look for the flags in front of participating businesses. Visit

Celebrating the season. Two new events are rescheduled for this Saturday after one-week postponements because of the weather. The Burlington Autumn Festival runs from 12 to 5:30 p.m. at Wehmhoff Square, 166 E. Jefferson St. It includes a straw bale maze for kids, a pie auction and food and beverages for purchase. Proceeds will go toward the Tri-County Fire and Rescue Center. West Racine Fall Fest is set for 3 to 7 p.m. at the farmers market site near Washington Avenue and West Boulevard. This free event will have kids’ activities (face painting, pumpkin decorating, make-a-scarecrow), live music, beer tent and information from local organizations. Presented by the West Racine Business Alliance.

Kids and costumes. Bring the kids to Monument Mash – a big, annual pre-Halloween party from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Downtown Racine’s Monument Square. There will be face painting, music, a bounce house, tricks and treats, a costume contest and pumpkin carving and decorating contests. The pumpkin entries must be submitted by 3 p.m. The costume judging starts at 3:30 p.m. Monument Mash is presented by the Racine Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services and the Downtown Racine Corp.

See the quilts. The 2017 Lighthouse Legacies Quilt Show is Saturday and Sunday at Fountain Banquet Hall, 8505 Durand Ave., Sturtevant. Presented by the Lighthouse Quilters Guild, this event features a judged quilt competition, demonstrations, a handmade gift boutique, vendor mall and a silent auction. Admission is $5 for adults and children age 10 and older. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Visit

Curtain going up. A quirky, new comedy about a cat, humor and kindness called “Indoor/Outdoor” arrives this weekend at the Racine Theatre Guild stage, 2519 Northwestern Ave. Show times are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. “Indoor/Outdoor” continues on weekends through Nov. 5. For tickets, call 262-633-4218 or visit.

At City Hall. Racine’s stately City Council chambers is the site of the Choral Arts Society of Southeastern Wisconsin’s performance of “Trial by Jury.” This one-act, comic opera by Gilbert & Sullivan is a satire of the legal system. The council’s historic meeting room resembles a courtroom. Performances are at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday at City Hall, 730 Washington Ave. Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 for adults, $12 in advance and $14 at the door for seniors and $5 for students. Order tickets online at or call 262-634-3250.

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