Grapevine, Texas draws wine lovers every year due to its prominent wine trail. However, September is the perfect time to hit up this small Texas town since the town hosts a four-day wine festival known as GrapeFest. This wine event will boast some incredible tasting opportunities. However, with a wide variety of activities happening throughout the festival, the event is fun for everyone, not just wine fanatics.
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Grapevine’s downtown is transformed for GrapeFest. Walk down Main Street, where festival tents and carnival rides can be found. If you’ve ever wanted to munch on a corn dog while sipping on a decadent red wine, then GrapeFest is the festival for you. A Texas festival wouldn’t be complete without carnival food, so expect eats like barbecue, fajitas and of course fried treats.
Since GrapeFest features a carnival complete with rides and games, parents can enjoy the wine at GrapeFest while kids will appreciate the fun attractions at the carnival. Experience all the carnival has to offer by purchasing the Unlimited Ride Pass, which is good only for Thursday of the event.
If you’re on a budget, don’t fret because admission is free for two days of this four-day wine festival. Thursday and Friday before 5 p.m. are free to the public. However, admission is affordable for Saturday and Sunday, at only $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and $5 for kids above age 6. However additional admission may be required for certain events at GrapeFest, such as the wine tasting events.
Now wine lovers are probably wondering about the wine options featured during WineFest. Wine events take place during all four days. Sample Texas-made wines or try something different from a foreign winery. No matter if you like red wine, white wine or even champagne, you’re bound to find your next favorite blend at GrapeFest.
With live music, a fun carnival, wine from both Texas and out-of-state wineries, and plenty to eat, festival attendees of all ages will have an unforgettable time at this Texas wine event.
Dates: September 12th-15th, 2019