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GrapeFest 2024

Explore all the intricacies of Texan wine culture in the historic Grapevine

Dates: September 12–15, 2024

GrapeFest
GrapeFest
GrapeFest

Held in picturesque Grapevine, the heart of the Texan wine industry, the annual GrapeFest is a celebration of the exquisite elegance of wine and the hard work that goes into its production. Texas takes up the 5th spot in the list of the biggest wine producers in the USA. And it's no surprise—with lengthy hot summers and rainy spring season, the vineyards flourish, providing a generous harvest. Drawing in more than 200,000 visitors, GrapeFest is a chance to greet fall with grape stomping, enjoy incredible music, and taste dozens of divine wine varieties.

Wine Tasting

Vineries from the area, the entire country, and the globe gather at the annual GrapeFest celebration to treat festivalgoers to a jaw-dropping selection of wines. While strolling through the event's grounds, you'll discover numerous wine pavillions, offering premium wines for tasting. The Rosé Gazebo invites visitors to enjoy up to nine different rosé varieties. For a more exclusive experience, consider visiting People's Choice Wine Tasting Classic, a public wine competition, Liberty Park Plaza International Wine Experience, or a Champagne Terrace with gorgeous shaded venue.

Festival Highlights

Apart from treating yourself to a glass of wine, take part in thrilling competitions and games, promising a day full of laughter and new connections. Challenge your friend's accuracy at the Champagne Cork Shoot-Off. If you've always been curious about grape stomping, an old-fashioned custom of wine-making, roll up your jeans and stomp to your heart's content at the Grape Stomp. Participation fee to both events costs $5. Throughout the whole event, numerous musicians entertain the crowd with the best hits of country and other genres. Vendors lineup the streets of Grapevine, selling hand-made souvenirs and crafts.

Child-Friendly Entertainment

GrapFest offers a plethora of exciting attractions and activities for families with children. Ranging from traditional carnival rides, which feature a Ferris Wheel and carousels, to arts and crafts workshops, your little ones will surely enjoy their stay at the festival. A staple of Grapevine, Grapevine Vintage Railroad will also operate during the event and take attendees on a fascinating journey around Grapevine.

Tickets & Admission

On the opening day of the festival, September 12th, admission is completely free. On Friday, September 13th, an admission fee is required after 5 pm. On the following days, September 14th and 15th, you must buy tickets regardless of festival hours. Admission costs $10 for adults, $5 for seniors 62 years old and older, and $5 for children between the ages of 6 and 12. Children aged 5 and younger can enter for free with adult supervision. You can also purchase a Weekend Pass Pin, which costs $20 and provides you with entry to Friday, Saturday and Sunday festivities.

Schedule & Hours

The festival hours differ slightly, depending on the day. The venue is open from 11 am until 10 pm on Thursday, September 12th, from 11 am until 11 pm on Friday and Saturday, September 13th and 14th, and from 11 am until 6 pm on Sunday. Admission stops an hour before the festival closes.

Location & Parking

GrapeFest takes place on South Main Street and East Franklin Streets, between Dooley Street and William D. Tate/Ball Street. There are several parking options near the venue, including two parking lots on West Dallas Road, parking at Grapevine Mills, and near Grapevine Public Library. Parking lots at Grapevine Mills and Grapevine Public Library offer shuttle services.

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