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.

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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.

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OhLook “Looks on the Bright Side of Life” with Monty Python’s Spamalot

(GRAPEVINE, July 23) Texas summers are always hot, always busy, and always filled with theatrical performances in the DFW area, and on July 26th OhLook Performing Arts Center will open their 6th show in their summer season, Monty Python’s Spamalot.

Straight from the classic British comedy from the 70’s, Monty Python’s Spamalot tells the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they search for the Holy Grail. Developed by Eric Idle, one of the original Monty Python players, Spamalot was nominated for 14 Tony Awards in 2005, and won 4 including Best Musical. Directed by Kevin Howard, Dallas area casting director, OhLook’s production of Spamalot features many local talents such as Sarah Maria Dickerson, Chip Wood, John Davenport and Jake McCready.

Performances run July 26th- August 4th on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are $15 and advance ticket sales are available and encouraged. For more information please visit www.ohlookperform.com or call the box office at (817) 421-2825.

SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine Celebrates Shark Week

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Grapevine, Texas (July 8, 2013) – SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine will celebrate the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week from August 4-11, highlighting their expansive collection of sharks and two recently acquired blacknose sharks.

SEA LIFE Aquarium visitors can enjoy a wide range of exciting, interactive family activities that raise awareness about shark conservation.

– Enjoy special shark scavenger hunts lead by an aquarist on Tuesday, August 6 and Thursday, August 8 at 5:30 p.m. for a chance to win fun prizes when you spot the correct species.

– SEA LIFE interactive touch pools will be filled with real shark eggs and teeth and shark-themed videos will play in the cinema all week.

– Discover fun facts about these amazing creatures during special “Meet a Shark Expert” talks held daily August 4-11 at 3 p.m. in the 360-degree underwater ocean tunnel.

– Watch aquarists feed sharks in the ocean tank at 11 a.m. on August 6, 8 and 10. See the shark feedings up close and interact with aquarists with the purchase of a behind the scenes tour ticket. Complimentary behind the scenes tours are available for annual pass holders, Sunday, August 4 – Tuesday, August 6 at 4 p.m.

– Get your camera ready for an opportunity to take family photos with “Sharky” the SEA LIFE mascot on Sunday, August 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to noon and Sunday, August 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SEA LIFE Aquarium
Grapevine Mills Mall
3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway
Grapevine, Texas 76051
www.SEALIFEus.com/grapevine

Phone: 469-444-3050

Admission is $19 for adults, $15 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for kids 2 and under. Behind the scenes tour tickets are $4.50 for adults and children. Buy special discounted tickets online at www.SEALIFEus.com/grapevine.

SEA LIFE Aquarium Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – attraction remains open two hours after last admission.

Main Street Days 2013

Grapevine Texas MusicIt is time again for that annual festival in Grapevine called Main Street Days. Here are the details on the 29th Annual Main Street Days:

When – May 17 th through May 19th

Friday, May 17th – 10 am to 11:30 pm

Saturday, May 18th – 10 am to 11:30 pm

Sunday, May 19th – 11 am to 6 pm

Where

Main Street in historic downtown Grapevine, Texas

How Much

Grapevine, TexasAdmission is free on Friday 10 am to 5 p.m.

• Adults: $7
• Children (6-12): $5
• Seniors: $5
• Children under 6: FREE
• Weekend Pass: $15
• Weekend Souvenir Pass Pin: $20

Festival coupons must be purchased for rides, pizza tastings and food.

Here are some of the activities for the weekend:

  • Midway
  • Carnival Rides
  • Live Music
  • Kid Cave
  • Grilling Competition
  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Food
  • Plenty of Pizza

Some of our favorite things about Main Street Days are the continuous live music performances throughout the weekend. We are really looking forward to Blue Edmondson on Saturday night on the Bud Light stage.

Thomas the Train 2013

Grapevine, TexasDay Out with Thomas are some of the most fun days of the year in Grapevine, Texas. For two weekends each spring, the Grapevine Vintage Railroad is transformed into Thomas the Train.

When: April 12, 13,14, 19, 20, 21, 2013 – All Day

Where: Grapevine Vintage Railroad, 705 S. Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051

How Much: Tickets are between $14 and $20 each (plus ticketing fees from TickeWweb)

How to reserve tickets: Online through TicketWeb or by calling toll free 866-468-7630

Link to TicketWeb

Departure Times: 9:00am, 9:45am, 10:30am, 11:15am, 12:00pm, 12:45pm, 1:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:00pm, 3:45pm, 4:30pm, and 5:15pm

Enjoy a day with Thomas the Train and Sir Topham Hatt in downtown Grapevine, Texas. In addition to the train ride, you can enjoy a bounce house, Storytelling and Video Viewing, Temporary Tattoos of Island of Sodor friends, and an Imagination Station with Arts & Crafts and more. Festival food and drink will be available for purchase.

Parking in the area is free.

This is a great event. Enjoy.

38th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Nash Farm

This Saturday, Nash Farm will host its 38th Annual Easter Egg Hunt.  This is always a fun event.  Here are the details.

When:  Saturday, March 30th
9:30 am to 12:30

Where:  Nash Farm
626 Ball Street
Grapevine, TX

What: Easter Egg hunt for 5 age groups. Special prize eggs hidden in each egg division. There will also be face painting, bounce houses, hay rides and more fun activities.

Grapevine, Texas