The Juicy Details on Grapevine’s 31st Annual GrapeFest

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Raise a glass at Grapevine’s 31 st Annual GrapeFest, A Texas Wine Experience. Sip your way through a variety of delicious taste sensations with special emphasis on wines from Texas and guest wineries from the Finger Lakes Region of New York and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada. GrapeFest is the largest wine festival in the Southwest and offers four days of family-friendly festival fun for all ages.

Some favorite GrapeFest events include the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the nation; the Texas Wine Tribute; GrapeStomp, sponsored by Tom Thumb; Liberty Park Plaza Wine Experience sponsored by Gaylord Texan Resort; the Champagne Terrace, sponsored by Audi Grapevine; KidsWorld; the GrapeFest Golf Classic; the GrapeFest Tennis Classic; ItalianCarFest, presented by Boardwalk Ferrari Maserati and Lamborghini Dallas; live entertainment and much more!

Grapevine Festivals

GrapeFest is a celebration of Texas wines. Texas is the fifth-largest wine producing state in the United States. Grapevine is home to the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association and Texas’ premier Urban Wine Trail.

More than 300 wineries and 4,400 acres of producing vineyard farmland yields nearly three million gallons of Texas wine each year. It is also the perfect opportunity to try wines from guest wineries such as; Glenora Wine Cellars, Knapp Winery, Fox Run Vineyards, Anthony Road Wine Company, Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, Wagner Vineyards, Thirsty Owl Wine Company, Konzelmann Estate Winery, Pillitteri Estates Winery and The Ice House.

GrapeFest's GrapeStomp

Stomp your way to victory at the annual GrapeStomp competition, sponsored by Tom Thumb. Let your feet do the stomping as teams of two take turns to crush approximately 18 pounds of grapes for two minutes. If your team stomps the most juice, you just might qualify to stomp some more at the Grand Champion StompOff on Sunday, with the winners being awarded the coveted "Purple Foot" award.

Entry fee is $5 per person. Special GrapeStomp events include the Mayoral GrapeStomp on Saturday, September 16 at 11 a.m. A free special stomping area is also available for kids 12 and under.

Feel the rhythm at the 31 st Annual GrapeFest! The Grapevine Mills Main Stage, the Town Square Gazebo Stage and the Palace Theatre Stage will feature live entertainment throughout the festival.

In addition to live music, one of this year’s featured performers is Wacky Chad. With award winning pogo stick skills, charmingly funny jokes and antics, Wacky Chad has appeared on America's Got Talent, as well as performed in 25 countries. Wacky Chad’s appearance at GrapeFest will be his first appearance in Texas.

Grapevine's Annual Festivals

Get your tickets now to experience these exciting wines, many of which are not normally available in Texas. Doors will open on Thursday, September 14 at 10 a.m. Admission is free to everyone all day Thursday and until 5 p.m. on Friday.

Hours are Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission prices are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (62+) and children (6-12).

Weekend passes are available for $18 and souvenir weekend passes are $23. Admission is free for children five and under. For more information, call the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-457-6338 or 817-410-3185 or visit www.GrapeFest.com.

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