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GRAPE STOMPING

FREE all weekend at the Italian Lights Festival

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 Рor 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).

 

FREE GRAPE STOMPING

FRIDAY
ALL DAY FROM 3PM TO 7PM

SATURDAY & SUNDAY
ALL DAY FROM 10AM TO 7PM

MONDAY
ALL DAY FROM 11AM TO 4PM

Or Compete in the annual Grape Stomping Competition for PRIZES!

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Annual GRAPE STOMPING COMPETITIONS:

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

ADULTS “Big Stompers” (Age 13 & Up)
$20 per Team

Included with the entry fee is a commemorative T-shirt (Imprint your hands or feet in grape juice on the shirt!) Participation requires a “Team” of 2 people: 1 Stomper and 1 Helper to collect the juice.

FRIDAY COMPETITIONS:
Kids – 4pm
Adults – 6pm

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

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

MONDAY COMPETITIONS:
Kids – 12pm
Adults – 4pm

PRIZES FOR THE WINNERS!

ADULT COMPETITIONS – $100 PRIZE

KIDS COMPETITIONS – $25 PRIZE

Enter any competition time of your choice: Prizes are awarded for winners of  each competition time! Rules & additional details are listed further down 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

Stomping (Footprint) T-shirt can be claimed at Merchandise Booth

COMPETITION RULES & 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 Grape Stomping T-shirt for one team member after competition

Cash Prizes for winners in each competition for most juice stomped & collected ($100 for Adult team, $25 for Kids team)

Return to the overview page for more free events & activities at the Italian Lights Festival.

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