If the title alone isn’t enough reason for you to get excited, perhaps you should stop reading now.
With an event called Grapefest in a town called Grapevine, you should get the notion these people are serious about their wine and their fun.
Considered the largest wine festival in the Southwest, GrapeFest, held along Grapevine’s Historic Main Street, Sept. 11 – 14, is a four-day fest actually for the whole family. This year’s features some of the world’s best wine regions with Washington, Italy and of course, Texas.
Some of the favorite festival events include:
- The Champagne Terrace (my favorite)
- People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the nation with more than 140 Texas varietals from 44 Texas wineries
- Palette Pleasers at the Palace
- Five stages offering live entertainment
- The Texas Wine Tribute and much more!
Last month I enjoyed grapestomping at Messina Hof (which comes to Grapevine in November) so next week I’ll take my turn at at the GrapeStomp at Grapefest. Teams of two take turns to stomp 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, a beautiful glass foot from Grapevine’s Vetro Glassblowing Studio. Entry fee is $5 per person. Special GrapeStomp events include the Senior GrapeStomp at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 12 and the Mayoral GrapeStomp on Saturday, September 13 at 11 a.m. A free special stomping area is also available for kids 13 and under.
And you’ll totally find me at the Champagne Cork-Off on Saturday. (This isn’t a photo of me, but I plan to be as motivated to win! ) I am serious about bubbly!
So are you ready to go? Great! I’m giving away FOUR PASSES TO Grapefest on MAMACHALLENGE’s Facebook.
So head on over to make sure you get your tickets to Texas “winecountry” at Grapefest!
28th Annual GrapeFest
Thursday, September 11 at 10 a.m. Admission is free to everyone all day Thursday and until 5 p.m. on Friday.
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.
$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.