2015 GRAPE STOMP - SEPT 18, 19, & 20th
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, with a headliner performance by the DWEEBS on Friday evening. Over 100 food, juried artist and marketplace vendors create a unique shopping experience, a logging camp show, man cave with beer, wine tasting, and of course Grape Stomping round out the activities. Shuttles run from town and many Alexandria hotels, plus there’s plenty of on-site parking. Click on the festival schedule tab for more details.
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!
“Trash the Dress” returns this year! Stomping heats on Friday at 2:00, Saturday at Noon and Sunday at 12:30 will be dedicated to stompers dressed in wedding attire – either their own or acquired just for this occasion. “Trash the Dress” is all about spontaneity and feeling free to have fun and laugh out loud.
Pre-registration and a $25/team fee is required for Grape Stomping. Click below to reserve your time!
In addition to the stomping competitions, we also have costume competitions for each day. Winning teams receive two bottles of Vino D’Feet wine.
FRI – Minnesota Nice Costume Contest
SAT – Lucy Look-A-Like Costume Contest
SUN – Minnesota Viking Fan Costume Contest
DAILY – Best Themed Team Costume Contest