GrapeFest, photo courtesy Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau

Date/Time

September 15, 2022 to September 18, 2022

Location

Downtown Grapevine View map
636 S. Main St.,
Grapevine, TX, 76051

Additional Information

  • Website:
  • Line/Box Office Phone: 817/410-3185
  • Cost: Single-day admission is $10 for adults; $5 for seniors (62+); $5 children ages 6–12; free for children 5 and younger. Festival admission is free to everyone all day Thursday.
  • Ages: All ages

Description

Sip your way through delicious wines from Texas and guest wineries during the largest wine festival in the Southwest U.S. The 36th annual 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.

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.

Family Fun
GrapeFest caters to family-friendly fun! This year’s festival will offer plenty of parent- and kid-friendly activities, with tons of fun to discover along the Carnival midway, a Kid Zone and all along Historic Main Street. Guests can take a spin on the giant Ferris wheel, catch thrills on the many carnival rides and try their luck along the midway games.

After working up an appetite, they can top off their winnings with ice-cold drinks and classic festival bites like corn dogs, turkey legs, nachos, funnel cakes, snow cones and popcorn.

In a new location, the Kid Zone will offer interactive activities from LEGOLAND Discovery Center, SEA LIFE Aquarium and Peppa Pig, as well as arts and crafts provided by 121 Community Church, inspiring educational experiences with House of Shine, face painting and more.

Festival-goers can then walk across the Grapevine Vintage Railroad train platform to European-style food hall Harvest Hall, and for $3 visit the observation level of the Tower at Grapevine Main Station, located at 815 S. Main St., for a 150-foot-high bird’s eye view of festival grounds from the south end of Historic Main Street.

Shopping and Dining Along Historic Main Street
Each year, GrapeFest brings in artisans and marketplace vendors from all over the metroplex, and beyond. Attendees can stroll to the north end of Historic Main Street to find a marketplace of handmade treasures and unique gifts, as well as gourmet goodies highlighting all things Texas—from local honey to barbecue sauces, salsas, baked goods, candy, craft sodas and more.

The flavors of the festival aren’t limited to street vendors though—guests can sit down and relax at any one of Historic Main Street’s famous restaurants, from Piaf Kitchen’s Mediterranean coastal cuisine to Farina’s Winery & Café (try the spaghetti pizza) to the Chicago-style Weinberger’s Deli, with over 120 sandwiches—and many more. Additionally, the boutiques, galleries, jewelry stores and other shops lining Main Street will be open, offering special deals and incentives.

GrapeStomp
Guests can also sign up to compete in the popular GrapeStomp competition located between the Ole Grapevine Cigar Shop and City Hall. Two-person teams swap turns at stomping approximately 18 pounds of grapes for two minutes, and officials measure the extracted juice. Prizes for the champions are awarded hourly. Winners will be awarded the coveted “Purple Foot,” a glass sculpture from Grapevine’s Vetro Glass Blowing Studio. The entry fee is $10 per team (contestants must be over 13 to compete).

All New for GrapeFest 2022
New to GrapeFest this year is the addition of VIP Experiences—exclusive tasting sessions and offerings—that will provide festival-goers additional comforts and amenities such as a private tent with limited capacity for a more intimate tasting experience, deluxe seating, gourmet charcuterie boards, live entertainment and more. VIP offerings will be available at both the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic and Liberty Park Plaza Wine Experience.

Find more family fun events every day of the week at dfwchild.com/calendar.