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27th Annual GrapeFest Comes to Historic Downtown Grapevine

By M+E Staff

Get ready to stomp, drink and celebrate at the 27th Annual GrapeFest Sept. 12-15 in the center of Historic Downtown Grapevine. This year’s theme is “Discoveries,” encouraging guests to uncover new wines, vendors, bands and more at the four-day festival.

GrapeFest is the largest wine festival in the Southwest United States, allowing visitors to try new wines and drink their old favorites. Other activities include the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, GrapeStomp and the Vintners’ Auction Classic.

Texas is the fifth-largest wine producing state in the United States, and Grapevine is the headquarters of the Texas Wine Industry. Its name is derived from the Mustang grapes that populated the area when settlers arrived in 1844.

Admission to the festival is free all day Thursday and Friday until 5 p.m., while prices change to $8 for adults and $5 for seniors (62+) and children after those hours and all day Saturday and Sunday. Weekend passes can be purchased for $18. Children five and under are free.