GrapeFest 2015

GrapeFest 2015

What: 29th Annual GrapeFest

When:  September 17, 18, 19, and 20, 2015

Where:  Historic Downtown Grapevine, Texas

How Much:  Free Thursday and until 5 pm on Friday. After 5 pm on Friday, 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.

The 29th Annual GrapeFest is called The Wine Experience. Festival goers will be able to taste premium wines from Texas, Oregon, and Argentina.

Grapevine’s GrapeFest has something for everyone. Adults will love the food, drinks, and entertainment. Kids will enjoy the Carnival and Midway. Everyone will like the live music and entertainment on three stages.

GrapeFest takes place in historic downtown Grapevine, Texas. This is a great time to visit Main Street and enjoy Grapevine’s best festival of the year.

Festival Hours:

Thursday, September 17, 10 am – 10:30 pm
Friday, September 18, 10 am – 5 pm
Friday, September 18, 5 pm – 11:30 pm
Saturday, September 19, 10 am – 11:30 pm
Sunday, September 20, 11 am – 6 pm

Grapefest 2014


Grapefest, Grapevine Texas

What: 28th Annual Grapefest

When: September 11, 12, 13, 14

Where: Historic Downtown Grapevine, Texas

How Much: Free Thursday and until 5 pm on Friday, after that $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (62+) and children (6-12)

From the press release:

Largest Wine Festival in the Southwest U.S. – September 11, 12, 13 and 14, 2014 –Highlights Wines from Texas, Washington State and Italy

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS –  Take a vintage journey with unique wines, fantastic finds, live entertainment and family-friendly fun at the 28th Annual GrapeFest® – A Wine Experience in Historic Downtown Grapevine September 11, 12, 13 and 14. The four-day festival will feature premium wines from Texas, the state of Washington and high-end premium wines from five of Italy’s wine regions. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on a trip to the west coast or Europe to sample wines not normally available in Texas, come to GrapeFest to embark on your wine journey for just a few dollars. For up to the minute schedule and event information, visit www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/GrapeFest.

GrapeFest, held along Grapevine’s Historic Main Street, is the largest wine festival in the Southwest. Some of the favorite festival events include the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the nation; GrapeStomp; the Champagne Terrace; KidsWorld; Palette Pleasers at the Palace; GrapeFest Golf Classic; GrapeFest Tennis Classic; ItalianCarFest; five stages offering live entertainment, the Texas Wine Tribute and much more!

Sample more than 140 Texas varietals from 44 Texas wineries at the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the United States. This must-do GrapeFest event is one of the most popular festival activities so get your tickets early. Guests can meet winery representatives and find new favorites among the available varietals. Eleven sessions are held throughout the four-day festival. The winners of the competition will be announced on Sunday, September 14 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $23 and advance purchase is recommended. Guests must be 21 and up.

Why celebrate Texas wine? Texas is the fifth-largest wine producing state in the United States. Named for the wild Mustang grapes that blanketed the land when settlers first arrived to the area in 1844, Grapevine is the headquarters of the Texas Wine Industry. Texas is the site of the first vineyard established in North America circa 1662. As European settlers followed the development of mission outposts, they brought more grapevine cuttings, further developing the industry through the 1800s. Today, Texas is home to nearly 300 wineries and has approximately 4,400 acres of producing vineyard farmland, producing nearly 3 million gallons each year.

Stop by the Washington Wine Pavilion! Known for producing premium wines, the state of Washington is home to thirteen American Viticultural Areas and produces more than 40 varietals. At GrapeFest, sample wines from wineries such as Daven Lore, Windy Point Vineyards and Elevation Cellars, that are not normally distributed in Texas. Or check out wines from Trevari Cellars, one of the wines that Texans routinely enjoy. Washington wineries produce more than 12.5 million cases of wine annually from more than 50,000 acres. Today, Washington’s wine industry grosses more than $8.6 billion annually and the state of Washington is now considered to be the second largest producer of premium wine in the United States. Additional participating Washington wineries will be announced in the coming weeks.

Festival guests will also want to stop by the International Wine Pavilion, featuring a variety of wines from Italy as well as Grapevine’s Sister Cities. Italy is home to 20 wine regions and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has documented more than 350 kinds of grapes grown in Italy. Depending on the vintage, modern Italy is either the largest or second-largest producer of wine in the world. Its contribution is about 45-50 million hectoliters (one hectoliter is equal to 100 liters) per year, and represents about 1/3 of global production. Participating Italian wineries include Aglianico del Vulture, Marchesi Antinori, Beni di Batasiolo and more.

Celebrate the Texas Wine Tribute on Saturday, September 6 at 7 p.m. Each year, this black-tie gala celebrates specially selected Texas wines paired with a four-course dinner. The Texas Wine Tribute will recognize the winner of the annual “Tall in Texas” Award. The “Tall in Texas” Award is presented to an individual winery that has been instrumental in promoting Texas wines and the Texas wine industry. The 2014 “Tall in Texas” Award winner is Becker Vineyards from Stonewall, TX. The Texas Wine Tribute benefits the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Foundation and Metroport Meals On Wheels. Tickets are $125 per person and advance purchase is required.

Get the juices flowing at the annual GrapeStomp competition! 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.

Dance the night away at the 28th Annual GrapeFest! Five stages are located throughout the festival grounds and will feature more than 90 opportunities for guests to see live music during the four-day festival. Headliners include Johnny Lee, Thursday, September 11; David Cook, Friday, September 12; Dale Watson, Friday, September 12; and Bowling for Soup, Saturday, September 13.

Attend pre- and post-festival fun events including:

– ItalianCarFest, September 6, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Nash Farm, 626 Ball St.;

– Texas Wine Tribute, Saturday, September 6, Reception at 6:30, followed by dinner at 7 p.m.;

– GrapeFest Wine and Food Pairings and

– GrapeFest Golf Classic, Friday, September 5.

Make plans now to enjoy all of these fun activities during GrapeFest:

– Artisan Vendors;

– Carnival Rides and Midway Games;

– Champagne Cork Shoot-Off, Saturday, September 14, 12:30 p.m.;

– Champagne Terrace;

– Draft & Craft Beers;

– Festival Foods;

– GrapeFest Tennis Classic, presented by Adolphson & Peterson, Friday, September 12, Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14;

– Grapevine Glockenspiel Clock Tower’s Would-Be Train Robbers Nat Barrett and Willy Majors appearing at Noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. daily;

– The Grapevine Opry Show, Saturday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m.;

– Grapevine Vintage Railroad stationary exhibits featuring “Puffy,” the 1896 steam locomotive and a preview of the 2014 North Pole Express®;

– Grapevine Winery Tours, Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14;

– KidsWorld, featuring LEGOLAND® Discovery Center, SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium and interactive games;

– Palate Pleasers at the Palace culinary events;

– Shopping at the stores in Historic Downtown Grapevine throughout the festival;

– Unlimited Carnival Ride Pass, September 11, 5 p.m. – close. $25 in advance; $30 at the festival;

– Variety of stages featuring more than 90 opportunities to see live entertainment throughout the festival and much, much more!

Discover Grapevine’s hotels during GrapeFest! For information on hotels, packages and where to stay, visit www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/GrapeFest.

The 28th Annual GrapeFest – A Wine Experience will open on Thursday, September 11 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.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/GrapeFest.

Grapefest 2013

Grapevine Texas

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS (August 22, 2013) – Discover a world of possibilities at the 27th Annual GrapeFest, September 12, 13, 14 and 15 in the heart of Historic Downtown Grapevine. The theme for the 27th Annual GrapeFest is “Discoveries” and guests of all ages will find a variety of new wines, new vendors, new bands and more to discover and celebrate throughout the four-day festival. For updated GrapeFest information and schedules, visit www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/GrapeFest.

Texas is the fifth-largest wine producing state in the United States. Named for the wild Mustang grapes that blanketed the land when settlers first arrived to the area in 1844, Grapevine is the headquarters of the Texas Wine Industry.

GrapeFest, the largest wine festival in the Southwest United States, is the place to discover and try new wines and even rediscover some of your favorite varietals. Along with celebrating the fruit of the vine, this four-day annual festival offers a variety of activities and events to discover such as the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, GrapeStomp, the Vintners’ Auction Classic, the Champagne Terrace presented by Gaylord Texan Resort, KidsWorld presented by Baylor Regional Medical Center of Grapevine, Culinary Pavilion, GrapeFest Golf Classic, GrapeFest Tennis Classic, five stages offering live entertainment, Texas Wine Tribute and much more!


Discover delicious Texas varietals at the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the largest consumer judged wine competition in the United States. Sample more than 125 wines from more than 35 Texas wineries in ten categories. Guests receive a booklet detailing the available wines along with a ballot to select their favorites. Sessions are held throughout the four-day festival. Fans of Texas wines can discover some new favorites and Texas wine novices might just discover some of the best wines Texas has to offer. The winners of the competition will be announced on Sunday, September 15 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 and advance purchase is recommended. Guests must be 21 and up.

Discover more fun at the Vintners’ Auction Classic benefiting the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association. On Saturday, September 14 at 4:30 p.m., guests can bid on exciting vacation packages, wine dinners, vineyard tours and more. Guests can also sample Texas wines and heavy hors d’oeuvres at the event. Tickets for the Vintners’ Auction Classic are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The Vintners’ Auction Classic will be held at the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Grand Gallery, 636 S. Main St.

Discover the fun of celebrating the fruit of the Texas vine at the Texas Wine Tribute on Saturday, September 7 at 7 p.m. Each year, this black-tie gala celebrates specially selected Texas wines paired with the dinner, providing the opportunity to recognize various varietals grown in Texas. New this year at the Texas Wine Tribute, the first “Tall in Texas” Award will be presented to an individual winery that has been instrumental in promoting Texas wines and the Texas wine industry. With wineries now present in all regions of Texas, GrapeFest leadership wanted to focus on a single winery each year, allowing for more effective promotion of the achievements of Texas wineries, both statewide and nationally. Messina Hof Winery of Bryan, TX has been named the inaugural “Tall in Texas” Award winner, celebrating their contribution to the growth and development of the Texas Wine Industry. Tickets are $125 per person and advance purchase is required.

Discover what it feels like to squish, stomp and get the juice going at the GrapeStomp competition! Two-person teams take turns stomping approximately 18 pounds of grapes for two minutes. Teams that stomp the most juice are eligible to participate in the Grand Champion StompOff on Sunday, with the winners being awarded the coveted “Purple Foot” award and 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 13 and the Mayoral GrapeStomp on Saturday, September 14. A special stomping area is also available for kids 13 and under.

Discover new festival vendors at GrapeFest! Festival guests will enjoy new vendors such as Customize365, from Oklahoma City, specializing in handmade and laser-engraved wine accessories, serving trays and cheese platters. Or, check out the first-time GrapeFest vendor Gemz and Jewelz, from Lincoln, NE, offering hand-stamped bracelets, necklaces and jewelry. Bring your holiday gift list and get started shopping early at GrapeFest! The 27th Annual GrapeFest will feature a variety of new vendors so come out and check out some new finds and returning favorites.

Grapevine Texas

Discover pre-festival fun events including:
• ItalianCarFest, September 7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
• Texas Wine Tribute, Saturday, September 7, 7 p.m.
• GrapeFest Golf Classic, Monday, September 9, 8 a.m.

Discover a variety of fun activities during GrapeFest all weekend including:
• Artisan Vendors
• Carnival Rides and Midway Games
• Carnival Wristband Special, September 12, 5 p.m. – close. Unlimited carnival rides with wristband purchase. $25 in advance; $30 at the festival
• Champagne Cork Shoot-Off, Saturday, September 14, 12:30 p.m.
• Champagne Terrace presented by Gaylord Texan Resort
• Draft & Craft Beers
• Festival Foods
• GrapeFest Tennis Classic, Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15
• Grapevine Glockenspiel Clock Tower’s Would-Be Train Robbers Nat Barrett and Willy Majors appearing at Noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. daily
• Grapevine Opry
• Grapevine Vintage Railroad stationary exhibits
• Grapevine Winery Tours
• KidsWorld presented by Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine
• Shopping at the stores in Historic Downtown Grapevine throughout the festival
• Variety of stages featuring more than 90 opportunities to see live entertainment throughout the festival
• Wine pavilions throughout the festival featuring Grapevine, U.S.A., premium and international wines
• And much, much more!

GrapeFest – A Wine Experience will open on Thursday, September 12 at 10 a.m. Admission is free to everyone all day Thursday and Friday until 5 p.m. 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.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/GrapeFest.

Grapefest Grapevine Texas

The Music Lineup at Grapefest 2012 is Lacking

Grapevine TexasHere at GTO headquarters, we are usually big proponents of the live music lineup at Grapefest each year.  But this year’s lineup is lacking (and that is saying it as nicely as we can).  Some might even call it uninspiring.  How many times can we see Le Freak?  Yes, they are good, but to give them the headline act every single year is a bit much.  Is there not another talented band in the area worthy of the prime time spot on the main stage on Saturday night?

In addition to that, the country music lineup on the Bud Light stage is the weakest we have seen, ever.  And when you compare to other area festivals, Grapefest 2012 looks even less appealing musically.  Take the City of Lewisville’s Western Days 2012 (September 28th and 29th).  They are bringing in both the Randy Rogers Band and Josh Abbott Band to headline.  And Western Days is a much smaller festival.

If we take a look to our north, the North Texas State Fair in Denton just finished.  The North Texas State Fair was able to bring in high quality musical acts like Wade Bowen, Casey Donahue Band, Turnpike Troubadours, Josh Abbott Band, and Stoney LaRue.

We cannot figure out the problem with the music at Grapefest.  Is it complacency?  Is it lack of focus on live music?  Is it too much wine tasting during the music selection process?  With all the great local Texas music, why is there not more effort to bring in a few bands that are more well known and will draw a bigger following?

Step one is pinpointing the problem (which we’ve done here).

Step two is fixing it.

Grapefest will be on September 13, 14, 15, and 16 this year.

Below are the band listings and times of the Verizon Stage (Main Stage) and the Bud Light Stage at the 2012 Grapefest:

Verizon Stage

Thursday, September 13

1:15-2:45 JB Clark Duo
3:15-4:45 Spellbound
5:15-6:30 4 Ever Young & the Reflections
7:00-8:30 Midnight River Choir
9:00-10:30 Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show

Friday, September 14

2:30-3:45 Beyond the Pale
4:15-5:30 Claire Fowler
6-7:30 Honey Henny Lime
8-9:30 The Flashback Showband
10-11:30 Walton Stout Band

Saturday, September 15

10:10-10:55a Intensity Dance Company
11-11:30a Dana’s Studio of Dance
12:10-1:30 The Zydeco Stingrays
2:00-3:30 Justin Exit
4:00-5:30 The Wonders
6:00-7:30 Jolie Holliday
8:00-9:25 Steepwater
10-11:30 Le Freak

Sunday, September 16

11-12:00 SoundHouse Band
12:30-2:00 Bonnie Lang band
2:30-4:00 Josh Weathers Band
4:30-6 Good Question band

Bud Light Stage

Thursday, September 13

5:15-6:30 SOUTHERN STEEL
7:00-8:15 Amber Lucille and “The Lightness”
8:45-10:15 Dirty River Boys

Friday, September 14

5:15-6:30 Joel Wilson and the Revival
6:45-8 Steepwater
8:30-9:45 Jon Wolfe
10:15-11:30 Joe Ely band

Saturday, September 15

1:00-2:30 Jack County
3-4:15 Voodoo Blue
4:45-6:00 Bonnie Lang Band
6:30-7:45 Railhead
8:15-9:45 Sons of Fathers
10:15-11:30 Zack King & His Large Band

Sunday, September 16

12:30-1:45 Lone Star Rambler Band
2:15-3:45 Leah Marr
4:15-5:30 Midnight River Choir

Grapevine’s 26th Annual Grapefest

Grapefest Grapevine TexasIt is almost the time of year when the weather finally starts to cool down. And when it does we start thinking about sipping a glass of wine and listening to some great live music during the annual Grapefest in downtown Grapevine.  It is only about a month away.  Here are the details from the press release:

Sip, savor and stomp your way through Grapevine’s 26th Annual GrapeFest® – A Wine Experience September 13, 14, 15 and 16. Whether you’re looking to sip some delicious Texas, West Coast or international wines and premium craft beers, savor the delicious festival food or stomp your way to victory at GrapeStomp, the 26th Annual GrapeFest is the place to be for family-friendly festival fun this September.

GrapeFest, the largest wine festival in the Southwest United States, celebrates the best of Texas wines, West Coast varietals and international offerings. This four-day annual festival also features events such as the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, GrapeStomp, the Champagne Terrace, KidZone presented by Baylor Regional Medical Center of Grapevine, Culinary Pavilion, GrapeFest Golf Classic, GrapeFest Tennis Classic, six stages of live entertainment and much more!

Texas is the fifth largest wine producing state in the United States. Named for the wild Mustang grapes that blanketed the land when settlers first arrived to the area in 1844, Grapevine is the headquarters of the Texas Wine Industry.

Sip at the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the largest consumer judged wine competition in the United States. Sample more than 130 wines from more than 38 Texas wineries and vote on your favorite. A booklet detailing the wines being offered and a ballot are provided to each guest upon entry. Sessions are held throughout the four-day festival. The winners of the competition will be announced on Sunday, September 16 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance.

Sip some more at the Vintners’ Auction Classic. This annual GrapeFest highlight will be held on Friday, September 14 at 6 p.m at the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau headquarters, 636 S. Main St. Benefiting the Grapevine Heritage Foundation and the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association, guests can bid on exciting vacation packages, wine dinners, vineyard tours and more and will enjoy Texas wines and heavy hors d’oeuvres. And, this year welcomes the second annual Bubbles & Baubles event. One hundred glasses of champagne will be sold for $50 apiece, each containing a one carat gem. One special glass will contain a one carat diamond. The gems can be authenticated at Bermuda Gold & Silver at 404 S. Main St. in Grapevine. Tickets for the Vintners’ Auction Classic are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Savor all the delicious dishes at GrapeFest! Learn the latest in culinary techniques at the Culinary Pavilion. Experience a delicious five course meal along with some of the best wines Texas has to offer at the Texas Wine Tribute Dinner on Saturday, September 15 at 7 p.m. at the Hilton DFW Lakes, 1800 State Hwy. 26 E. Indulge in some of your favorite festival foods, from corn dogs to turkey legs to funnel cakes and more. And of course, don’t forget to visit your favorite Main Street restaurants throughout the festival.

Stomp into the action during GrapeFest’s popular GrapeStomp competition. Two-person teams take turns stomping approximately 18 pounds of grapes for two minutes throughout the festival. Teams that stomp the most juice are eligible to participate in the Grand Champion StompOff on Sunday, with the winners being awarded the coveted “Purple Foot” award and a beautiful glass foot from Grapevine’s Vetro Glassblowing Studio. Entry fee is $5 per person. Special GrapeStomp events include the Mayoral GrapeStomp on Saturday, September 15 and the Senior GrapeStomp at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 14.

Other exciting GrapeFest features include:
– Carnival rides
– Carnival Wristband Special, September 13, 5 p.m. – close. Unlimited carnival rides with wristband purchase. $25 in advance; $30 at the festival.
– Champagne Cork Shoot-Off, Saturday, September 15, 12:30 p.m.
– Champagne Terrace
– Draft & Craft Beers
– GrapeFest Golf Classic, September 10
– GrapeFest Tennis Classic, September 14, 15 and 16
– Grapevine Opry at the Palace Theatre
– Grapevine Wine Pavilion
– Grapevine winery tours
– ItalianCarFest, September 8, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
– KidZone presented by Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine
– Rides on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad
– Six stages of live entertainment throughout the festival
– USA Premium Wines Pavilion
– Wines of the World Pavilion
– And much, much more!

GrapeFest – A Wine Experience will open on Thursday, September 13 at 10 a.m. Admission is free to everyone all day Thursday and Friday until 5 p.m. 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. Complete your GrapeFest getaway with a special family fun package from one of Grapevine’s hotels. For more information, call the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-457-6338 or 817-410-3185 or visit www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com/GrapeFest.

Grapefest 2011 Wrap Up: Lessons Learned

Grapefest 2011 is coming to a close.  We were able to attend three of the four days.  Here are some things we learned.

1.  The food was much better this year.  Sure you could still get corn dogs and nachos from the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce trailer if you want, but you had plenty of other choices too.  Do you want lettuce wraps from P.F. Chang’s?  They’ve got ’em.  Pulled pork sandwiches?  Crepes? Yep.  And a lot more.

2.  You can get pretty much anything on a stick that you want.  Cheesecake on a stick?  We got some and it was awesome.

Grapevine Texas

3.  The Grape Stomp is worth watching (probably several times).  We still have not actively participated in the stomping, but there is always next year.  We did hear one of the Grape Stomp hosts say, “You haven’t been to Grapefest unless you’ve done the Grape Stomp.”  Here’s a short video from one of the Grape Stomps this year.

4. Farina’s Winery and Cafe is wonderful. You might think the Saturday night of Grapefest is one of their busiest nights of the year (and it is). But they still got us in, quickly. Thanks to Whitney who was one of their hostesses on Saturday night. The food was excellent and service was great too despite it being completely packed. Oh and the live music in there was great. The guy singing and playing guitar could have had his own gig at Grapefest.

5.  Restaurants along Main Street need to stock up on basic essentials for Grapefest.  When we sat down at Farina’s, we were told it would be a few minutes because they were out of clean glasses.  We did ask if they could just refill our glasses from Grapefest, but they declined.

6.  Do not wear flip flops unless you want beer, champagne, and other festival drinks spilled on you all night.

7.  You cannot have too many dessert vendors.  Yes, the funnel cake is still excellent.

8.  Le Freak is still very good at being the Greatest Disco Band in the World.  They packed and rocked the house just like they usually do.

9.  Grapefest gets bigger and better every year.

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