Racine County hosts open house, encourages people to explore

RACINE COUNTY -- Racine County wants people to get out and explore all it has to offer with an open house celebrating architecture, local history, and art.

“I think it really opens up some doors," Randy Larson said. 

"And lets people know that there are all these different businesses in Racine County," he continued. 

Randy Larson is the president of Spirits of Norway Vineyard —one of the only vineyards and wineries in southeastern Wisconsin. His wines will be on display Saturday from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., and in true Racine fashion, he’s paired his wines with Kringle. 

“This is special for this event, for the open house Racine," Larson said. 

"Typically you pair wines with different cheeses or different meals, but we thought we would step out of the box," he continued. 

But the fun doesn't stop there. The day-long celebration of interesting places in Racine County helps promote and advocate for the development of the area while exposing visitors to a bit of history and some fun along the way. 

“Most people today don’t remember or realize how busy this port was early in the 1800s," Jim Charnon with the Racine Lighthouse and Maritime Preservation Society said.  

"I would just love to see people come out," Brianna Wright, Real Racine social media manager, chimed in. 

"And experience things for the first time and make sure that we're showing off Racine County and making sure people are wowed by us." 

The open house is from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Click here to see all participating organizations.

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