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Check out our Discover Wisconsin television episode:

“Waupaca, from the Chain to Main”

Do you know Waupaca? Well, you should! It’s a city with rich history, surrounded by natural beauty, and brimming with four seasons of fun. Waupaca is small-town pride with big opportunities. Not too far, but far enough! Join DW host Alex Wehrley as she discovers Waupaca, Wisconsin.

Surrounded by the Chain O’Lakes – a natural series of crystal-clear lakes, formed by ancient glaciers – the Waupaca area’s geological landscape provides a beautiful backdrop to all kinds of recreation, like kayaking, boating, swimming, and in the winter skiing, snow-shoeing and fat-tire biking. Take a tour on the Chief Waupaca, experience Arts on the Square, try curling with one of America’s oldest curling clubs. Wander down renovated Main Street to explore some of the unique shops and hear from local business owners about what makes Waupaca a thriving, vibrant community.

Waupaca is truly a Wisconsin wonder, one you should explore for yourself!

Also, check out our Mad Dog & Merrill® Midwest Grillin’ TV Show for the Waupaca area!

The Waupaca Area Convention & Visitor Bureau contracted with Lashbro Visual Communications to produce a Mad Dog & Merrill® Midwest Grillin’ TV Show here in Waupaca. We recorded the show on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at the Crystal River Inn & Cottages. The show highlights many Waupaca area businesses and products.

Many food and beverage products were featured and were provided by Turner’s Fresh Market, Weyauwega Star Dairy, Neumann’s Piggly Wiggly, BZ Consortium, King Berry Farm, Delicious Potato Chips, H. H. Hinder Brewing Co., plants/flowers by Chain O’ Lakes Home & Garden Center and lodging by Crystal River Inn and Cottages.

The show initially aired the week of July 10, 2022 and has aired in 35 states, over 140 markets throughout the US, on The Rural Channel in Canada and was repeated the week of November 6, 2022 for a second time.

This makes the show available to over 50 million households each time it airs. Not only will it have been seen throughout North America, but is now part of the extensive Mad Dog & Merrill library of episodes that will continue to air into the future.

In addition, 160 streaming and video on demand channels throughout the world also broadcasts the show, as well as part of the Mad Dog & Merrill library on their YouTube Channel and listed on their website and will be featured in an exclusive eBook available to Grillin’ Club members, and on social media links and newsletters in the future.


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