Events

Grape Harvest Festival

Event Details:

  • Date: August - 27 2016 
  • Venue: Viticulture Center - 6505 Mahan Dr

Grape Harvest Festival 2016 email

Join us at the 16th Annual Grape Harvest Festival on Saturday, August 27, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. With this year’s theme Purple Reign, the festival is expected to draw more than 3,000 participants and will be held at the FAMU Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research, located at 6505 Mahan Drive in Tallahassee.

Celebrate family, food, fun, and agricultural discovery in recognition of FAMU’s role as a national leader in viticulture research. Featured activities include the popular grape stomping contest, a kids petting zoo, water slides, a grape throwing competition, a grape and wine sampling, a hula hoop competition, live entertainment, the 5K/2K vineyard run and walk-a-thon, grape picking, a health fair, and more than 60 community exhibitors and vendors.

In addition to the various family-friendly activities, participants will have an opportunity to tour more than 45 acres of the University’s premier muscadine grape vineyard.

The event will be hosted by FAMU President Elmira Mangum, Ph.D.; Mayor Andrew Gillum; and Dean of the College of Agriculture and Food Sciences Robert Taylor, Ph.D.

On-site registration is $6 for adults, free for children under 12, free for FAMU students with ID, and $3 for non-FAMU students with ID.

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