35th Annual GrapeFest underway in downtown Grapevine

The theme for this year's GrapeFest is “Texas Wine. Come and Taste It!” (Courtesy Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau)
The theme for this year's GrapeFest is “Texas Wine. Come and Taste It!” (Courtesy Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau)

The theme for this year's GrapeFest is “Texas Wine. Come and Taste It!” (Courtesy Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau)

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The theme for this year's GrapeFest is “Texas Wine. Come and Taste It!” (Courtesy Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau)
The 35th Annual GrapeFest has begun in downtown Grapevine.

The four-day event opened Thursday, Sept. 16 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 19. Presented by Bank of the West, this year’s theme is “Texas Wine. Come and Taste It!”

One of the city’s signature events, GrapeFest will highlight wines from across the state, as well as from California’s Napa Valley and South Australia’s Barossa Valley. The four-day event will include live music and entertainment, a carnival midway and local vendors.

Other highlights include the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, one of the largest consumer-judged wine competitions in the nation, and GrapeStomp, where guests can stomp 18 pounds of grapes for two minutes to see how much grape juice they can produce.

There will also be live music throughout the festival, spanning four stages, as well as myriad food and wine offerings and an art show, among several other activities.


Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors (age 62 and older) and children (age 6-12). Admission is free for children age 5 and under. According to a release, credit cards and cash will be accepted at booths and other locations throughout the festival and paper coupons will be used for purchases and activities.

The remaining schedule for the event is 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17 and Saturday, Sept. 18; and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19.

Updated schedule and event information can be found at www.GrapeFest.com.
By Steven Ryzewski
Steven Ryzewski is the editor for Community Impact Newspaper's Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake and Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth editions. Before joining Community Impact in 2021, he worked in hyperlocal journalism for nine years in Central Florida as an editor, sports editor and correspondent.


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