Grape Harvest Festival

GHF 2022

FUN | FAMILY | FOOD | FITNESS

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Join us at the 2022 Annual Grape Harvest Festival on Saturday, August 20, from 8 a.m. to 4 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).

placeholderCelebrate 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-t hon(MAP), grape picking, a health fair, and more than 60 community exhibitors and vendors.

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Onsite General admission is $10. Children underage 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.

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Information

  • 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

8:00 a.m.  – Fun Vineyard Run/Walk

9:30 a.m.  – Awards Ceremony (Main Stage)

Grape Harvest Festival (General Registration, Events and Competitions)

8:00 a.m.  –  Registration (Required for all activities)

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  –  Health Fair and Exhibits

Special Presentations:

  • USDA-ARS/FAMU CBC Insect Demonstrations
  • CAFS Extension Program Display
  • Gulf Specimen Marine Lab Inc.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  –  Fresh Fruit Grape Varietals Tasting

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  –  Guided Vineyard Trailer Rides

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a. m. – Fitness Demonstration Sessions (Main Stage)

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Cultural Performances (Main Stage)

9:30 a.m.  –  10:00 a.m. –  Grape Throwing Competition

10:30 a.m.  –  11:00 a.m. – Hula Hoop Competition

10:00 a.m. –  12:00 p.m. –  Wine Making Workshop (1st and 2nd session – main building patio)

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  –  Opening Ceremony

  • Welcome – First Lady Sharon Robinson
  • Greetings – Larry Robinson, Ph.D., President
  • Remarks – Maurice Edington, Ph.D., Provost
  • Acknowledgement of Special Guests – Dean Robert Taylor

12:00 p.m.  –  Grape Stomping Competition

12:30 p.m. – Stomping Awards Ceremony

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  –  U-Pick Grape Gift Bag Experience**

Wine and Cheese Tasting Experience – Choose your Session:

12:30 – 1:10 P.M.
1:30 – 2:10 P.M.
2:30 – 3:10 P.M

Notes/Disclaimers:

*Some grape juice may cause allergic reactions. If you are sensitive to grape juice, we encourage you not to participate in this particular contest.

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

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Grape Harvest Festival

6361 Mahan Dr. #6201
Tallahassee, FL 32308
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(850)599-3996
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