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Grape Stomping – FREE all weekend at the Italian Lights Festival

Grape Stomping - Nashville Italian Lights Festival

Or Compete in the annual Grape Stomping Competition for PRIZES!

FREE GRAPE STOMPING

FRIDAY & SATURDAY 
ALL DAY FROM 12PM TO 7PM

SUNDAY
ALL DAY FROM 10AM TO 4PM

Grape Stomping at the Italian Lights Festival! Your chance to experience a part of the winemaking process used in Italy for hundreds of years.  Several of our grape stomping events have categories for children – they can participate too!  See what it’s like to make grape juice or wine! Of course, no one drinks the products made from these events – but the process we use is the same one vineyards do. A fun way to learn how wine  was made before mechanization and how the time honored tradition became an important annual ritual for wine lovers worldwide. 

Grape stomping is FREE all weekend at the festival – or enter our Grape Stomping Competition and show off your skills for a prize!

All participants must complete a simple waiver before stomping. To save time, you can print the waiver at home and fill it out in advance. Download the Grape Stomping Waiver here (PDF).

 

Annual Grape Stomping Competitions:

KIDS “Little Stompers” (Age 12 & Under)
$10

ADULTS “Big Stompers” (Age 13 & Up)
$10

SATURDAY COMPETITIONS:
Kids – 12pm and 4pm
Adults – 2pm and 6pm

SUNDAY COMPETITIONS:
Kids – 1pm
Adults – 3:30pm

Compete at the time of your choice, awards are given for each competition time.

PRIZES AND RULES ARE LISTED FURTHER DOWN ON THIS PAGE!

Stomping Process

Register team at registration table or register online (click here)

Please arrive 10 minutes before scheduled time

Sign & complete simple Waiver prior to competition. Download and print the Grape Stomping Waiver here.

Grape Stomping footprint T-shirt will be prepared

Stomping of grapes and removal of juice

Footprints will be applied to T-shirt

Footprint T-shirt and Festival shirt can be claimed at Merchandise Booth

Rules, Regulations, & PRIZES!!!

Two members per team (one stomper and one helper to collect the juice)

20 lbs of grapes per team – 2 minutes to stomp, additional 1 min to remove juice

Any style of stomping is acceptable

FREE Festival T-shirt given to one team member after competition

FREE Grape Stomping Footprint T-shirt for Stomper after competition

Cash Prize given to participate from each age group for most juice stomped & collected

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