GrapeFest Recap Part I (photos +)

GrapeFest opened its gates yesterday and we were there for the fun and the beautiful 80 degree weather.  Main Street was lined with artists who appealed to visual senses with beautiful photos and unique objects such as wine glass waterfalls and mini barrel dispensers for wine.  Deliciousness filled the air thanks to the BBQ, jerk chicken, and fajitas (Bobby’s Fajitas were great) that were prepared.  Of course there was the wine, that accompanied most attendees.  Texas, Italian, and Washington wines were enjoyed in several areas– in the patio style areas in the street, in separate wine tents created for wine and conversation, and in front of the stages where you can relax and enjoy the show or get up and dance.  Each stage seemed to have a personality and we were treated to full sets from the music artists.  In between walking we enjoyed music from Ransom Rhodes, Acoustic Hash, The Selkie Girls, TJ Broscoff, The Rankin Twins, Metal Shop, Caroline Glasser, and Johnny Lee.

Towards the end of Main Street, GrapeFest turns into a carnival just for children.  There are many rides and games along with carnival delights such as extra long corn dogs, funnel cakes (there are some tasty red velvet funnel cakes which were a nice change to the norm), deep fried Oreos, and turkey legs.  There were also some other treats such as chocolate dipped cheesecake, chocolate, strawberries, and cheesecake on a stick, and snow cones.  In addition to games for the kids, there were games for the adults.  Grape Stomp was entertaining to see where children in the children’s stomp and adults have a competition to see who can make the most juice by smashing grapes with their feet.

 

I had a good time going and you can too.  Today admission is still FREE until 5pm.  After 5 and through Sunday, admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children (6-12) and seniors, and still FREE for children under 5.  Weekend passes are $18.  Click the following link for more information: http://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapefest-2014/

Photos by Mike and Mia