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Grapevine’s Yearly Grapefest is Here!

Wine lovers unite! Grapevine’s annual Grapefest is right around the corner, September 15, 16, 17 and 18! There are so very many events to choose from, I cannot possibly list them all here. So I’ll give you a little “taste”.

If you’ve experienced Grapevine’s Grapefest before you’ll remember that one of the largest draws to the event is the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the “largest consumer-judged wine competition in the nation”! Tickets are $20, which does not include admission to the festival, but it does include a  souvenir glass and a whole bunch of great tasting wines!

The wine tasting competition’s variety comes from our very own Texan wineries. But the featured country this year is Australia. Wines and Beers of the World, located on the corner of Main St. and E. Texas,  will feature wines from “Down Under”! Ready to bid at a live auction? Tons of fantastic items will be up for bid at the Vintner’s Auction Classic: hotel packages, trips, vineyard tours, and wine dinners.

Grab a partner and stomp some grapes, yes that’s the most fun! Take off your shoes and stomp! (eeewww!) Two person teams take turns stomping 18 lbs of grapes. Judges record the amount of juice extracted and winners are announced at the end of the festival! The entry fee is only $10 per team. Winners will be awarded the coveted Purple Foot and your feet will be forever molded into a custom glass trophy.

Prize for Grape Stomp

The Coveted Purple Foot Award

The entertainment is literally nonstop with six stages around Grapefest. Enjoy constant entertainment the entire festival. I can already vouch for the vocals of Maylee Thomes and Professor D at the Gaylord Texan Stage.

Bring your kiddos, (or not, if you’re wanting a date night out with the hubby). They can ride the rides at the Midway or enter you’re little Frank Gehry into the Lego Junior Builder Contest. Click here for times, because I know my 7 year old would be crushed not to go.

The KidZone will be located in the parking lot of the new convention and visitor’s center building. This will be a FREE play area for the kiddos, petting zoo, games and entertainment. A Comfort Station for mommies will also be provided.

I’ll let you in on a little secret regarding the Vintner’s Auction Classic.  Only 100 glasses of champagne will be sold for $50 each, at the new Bubbles & Baubles. Think that’s not a bargain? Well, inside each glass will be a one carat sparkling gem. One lucky girl (or guy) will be holding a genuine one carat diamond! That’s a 1 in 100 chance for a one carat diamond, for only $50! Make your reservation now online. Bermuda Gold & Silver, at 404 Main St., will authenticate your gem.

Every year I look forward to this Grand Grapevine Event! Personally, I wish I lived in Grapevine for this! My kids are crazy about the rides, my husband loves the food, and of course the wine is mine! But oooh, the music’s gonna have us dancing in the streets! Here are the links for the tickets and admission information. Have a ball, and please drink responsibly!




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