LocationDowntown Grapevine View map
636 S. Main St.,
Grapevine, TX, 76051
- Website: http://grapefest.com
- Line/Box Office Phone: 817/410-3185
- Cost: Festival admission is free to everyone all day Thursday. Free every day for children 5 and younger. Single-day admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors (62+) and children ages 6–12.
- Ages: All ages
The theme for the 35th annual GrapeFest – A Texas Wine Experience is "Texas Wine. Come and Taste It!" Sip your way through delicious wines from Texas and guest wineries from California’s Napa Valley and South Australia’s Barossa Valley on September 16, 17, 18 and 19.
The largest wine festival in the Southwest U.S., GrapeFest offers four days of family-friendly festival fun with live music and entertainment on four stages, a carnival midway and a shopper’s paradise at local Main Street boutiques, galleries and select vendors. Other festival the largest consumer-judged wine competition the Southwest, GrapeStomp, ItalianCarFest
GrapeFest is a celebration of Texas wines. Home to more than 400 wineries and 4,400 acres of vineyards producing nearly three million gallons of Texas wine each year, Texas is the fifth-largest wine producing state in the United States. Grapevine is home to the Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association and Texas’ premier Urban Wine Trail, featuring a variety of award-winning winery tasting rooms.
There are four full days of family-friendly festival fun for everyone at the 35th Annual GrapeFest.
Kids of all ages will love the games and rides along the carnival and midway, and the Grapevine Vintage Railroad will be running.
See the Grapevine Glockenspiel Clock Tower, featuring two, larger-than-life, 9-foot tall Glockenspiel characters, known as the Would-Be Train Robbers, Nat Barrett and Willy Majors. Approximately 75 feet above ground, these figures emerge from the Tower to attempt a lucrative train heist.
Discover Western lore right in the heart of Grapevine.
Appearing all four days of GrapeFest at these times:
Thursday, Sept 16, 1–7pm
Friday, Sept 17: 1–7pm
Saturday, Sept 18: 1–7pm
Sunday, Sept 19: 1–4pm
Shop for unique finds with the artisans and along Grapevine Marketplace throughout the festival.
And, create your own souvenir on our 1881 Chandler & Price vintage printing press at 2pm each festival day at Settlement to City Museums located at 206 W. Hudgins St.
GrapeStomp is great fun for the whole family. You might even try to step up to the GrapeStomp challenge. Sessions are held throughout the weekend and fill up quickly so get there early to register. Sign up for $5 per person. Children ages 13 and under can stomp for free.
The GrapeStomp Grand Champions will win the highly-coveted Purple Foot Award. Children must be at least 13 years old to compete. The GrapeStomp stage is located near Grapevine City Hall at the intersection of Main and West Wall Street. Winners will be awarded the Purple Foot award.
Unveiling of Peace Circle Art Installation
On Saturday, September 18, the Grapevine CVB will unveil the Peace Circle public art installation, an interpretation of the meeting of Republic of Texas President Sam Houston and 10 American Indian chiefs/captains on the Grape Vine Prairie in 1843. The installation features 11 bronze statues standing 1.25 times life-size, representing Republic of Texas President Sam Houston and American Indian chiefs/captains from the Delaware, Chickasaw, Waco, Tawakoni, Keechi, Caddo, Anadarko, Ioni, Biloxi and Cherokee nations. The dedication ceremony will be from approximately 1–2pm with festivities from 2–5pm.