2017 GRAPE STOMP!!!! SEPT 15 - 17
- FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 - "TOGA DAY"
- SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 - "LUCY DAY"
- SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017 - "Viking Day" & "DEAL DAY"
Come experience our Grape Stomp and Fall Festival held annually the second weekend after Labor Day. The three day festival is packed with excitement including 12 bands on 4 stages, over 100 food, juried artist and marketplace vendors, man cave featuring Schell's Brewery, wine tasting, and of course Grape Stomping !! Each day has a special theme with costume and grape stomping competitions. Drink tickets are used for all alcoholic beverages and once purchased, tickets are valid for any festival day. Deal day, which was new in 2016, was a big hit, with specials on wine and merchandise throughout the festival. FREE Shuttles run from the Douglas County Fairgrounds and many Alexandria hotels, plus there’s plenty of on-site parking. Exiting the parking lot on Saturday takes additional time, so if waiting is not your thing, we recommend: Taking the shuttle on Saturday, Attending on Friday or Sunday, Chilling until 7:00 and then head for your car.
During the three days of our festival, over 300 teams will stomp on 10,000 plus pounds of grapes. That’s a lot of purple feet! Teams are made up of two people – the “stomper” who is in the barrel and the “juicer” who stands below and guides the juice to the exit hole. 8 teams compete at a time. Winning teams are awarded the coveted “We Came, We Stomped, We WON T-Shirts and advance to the Grand Championship round held at the end of each day. Grand Champions win a case of Vino D’Feet wine!
NEW “Trash Your TOGA" stomping! Dress in your best Toga and stomp against other Toga Teams! Be sure to register for the TOGA Stomping heats on Friday at 3:00, Saturday at 1:00 and Sunday at 12:20. Those heats will be dedicated to stompers adorned in new, old or borrowed sheets to resemble Greek Gods & Goddesses! “Trash Your TOGA” is all about spontaneity and feeling free to have fun and laugh out loud.
NEW "Lucy Look-A-Like" Stomp! On Saturday ONLY we have one heat dedicated to you Lucys out there! Saturday at 4:30PM come dressed in your best Lucy and compete for the stomp and for the Lucy Look-A-Like contest soon after. You must pre-register for this stomping heat if you would like to be in it. Limited to 8 teams. You can still come dressed as Lucy and participate in the look-a-like contest without being in the 4:30PM stomp heat.
NEW "Little Foot Stomp"! For those youngsters between the ages of 10-16, register for our FREE "Little Foot Stomp" on Sunday at 11:20!
Pre-registration is required for Grape Stomping. $25/team Friday & Sunday, $30/team for Saturday. You must be 16+ years to participate in the Grape Stomping. Click below to reserve your time!
In addition to the stomping competitions, we have costume competitions for each day. Winning teams receive two bottles of Vino D’Feet wine.
FRI – Toga Day Costume Contest
SAT – Lucy Look-A-Like Costume Contest
SUN – Minnesota Viking Fan Costume Contest
DAILY – Best Themed Team Costume Contest