Grape Harvest Festival

GHF 2024


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Join us at the 2024 Annual Grape Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 14, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival is expected to draw more than 2,000 participants and will be held at the FAMU Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research, located at 6361 Mahan Drive in Tallahassee (MAP).


Celebrate family, food, fun, and agricultural discovery in recognition of FAMU’s role as a national leader in viticulture research. Featured activities include the vineyards trailer ride, grape and wine sampling, popular grape stomping contest, water slides, a grape throwing competition, a hula hoop competition, live entertainment, fun vineyard run and walk-a-thon (MAP), grape picking, a health fair, and more than 60 community exhibitors and vendors.


General admission is $10. Children under age of 12 and FAMU students with the valid ID are admitted for free; 50% discount for students and 20% discount for seniors 65 and above.

Festival Parking at the “Antique Car Museum” (6800 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32317, phone: 850 942-0137) will be open at 7:30 a.m. at the day of the event.

Complementary “Bus shuttle” to festival ground is provided on every 10–15 minutes schedule.



  • Food Vendors: $300
  • Merchandise Vendors: $150
  • General Admission Onsite: $10
  • Cheese and Wine Sampling Onsite $15
  • Children under 12 and FAMU ID (valid): FREE
  • All other students with Valid ID: $5
  • Seniors Admission: $8

Event Parking available at the Antique Car Museum (6800 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32317) will be open at 7:30 AM.

Complementary Shuttles to festival grounds every 10-15 minutes.

Event Schedule:

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM - Registration "First Lady Fun Vineyard Run/Walk" (Runners only)

8:00 AM – Festival Registration (Required for all activities)

8:30 AM – "First Lady Fun Vineyard Run/Walk"

8:30 AM – 3:00 PM –  Health Fair and Exhibits

Special Presentations:

BSE Program Smart Farming Computer Simulations, USDA-ARS/FAMU CBC Insect Demonstrations, CAFS Extension Program Displays

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM –  Fresh Fruit Grape Varietals Tasting

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM –  Guided Vineyard Trailer Rides

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM – Fitness Demonstration Sessions

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM –  Grape Throwing Competition

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Hula Hoop Competition

10:00 AM-10:30 AM- Award Ceremony "First Lady Fun Vineyard Run/Walk" 

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM –  Wine Making Workshop (1st and 2nd session – main building patio)

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - U-Pick Grape Gift Bag Experience (Seniors Only)

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM –  Opening Ceremony

Welcome – First Lady Sharon Robinson

Greetings – Larry Robinson, Ph.D., President

Remarks- Allyson Watson, Ph.D., Provost

Acknowledgement of Special Guests – Dale Wesson, Ph. D., Dean CAFS

12:00 PM  12:30 PM  Grape Stomping

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM –  U-Pick Grape Gift Bag Experience**

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Wine and Cheese Tasting Experience


*All registration categories are valid for participation in the "First Lady Fun Vineyard Run/Walk" 

​**Registration is necessary to pick grapes in the vineyards. Multicolor 5lb durable gift bags will be provided.

​***Some grape juice may cause allergic reactions. If you are sensitive to grape juice, we encourage you not to participate in the 'Grape Stomping" contest.



Grape Harvest Festival

6361 Mahan Dr. #6201
Tallahassee, FL 32308