36th Annual GrapeFest in Grapevine

This family-friendly event is full of music, food, rides, and events.

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Tickets are now on sale for the 36th Annual GrapeFest in Grapevine.

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Get ready for a grape weekend — The 36th Annual GrapeFest kicks off today in downtown Grapevine (~25 mins from Fort Worth). The four-day event is the largest wine festival in the Southwest + the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the nation. Here’s what you need to know before you merlot.

Stop and smell the rosé 🍷

DYK Texas is the fifth-largest wine-producing state in the country. More than 400 wineries and 4,400 acres of vineyards produce nearly 3 million gallons of Texas wine each year + this year’s festival will feature the very best Lone Star State-grown wines.

Guests can enjoy experiences like the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, the Liberty Park Plaza Wine Experience, the award-winning tasting rooms on Grapevine’s Urban Wine Trail, and a charcuterie board workshop. As the days wine down, there also will be live music performances from local artists like Jack Ingram and Taylor Dayne.

Fun for the whole family 🎡

Let the little ones explore the KidZone entertainment area featuring yard games, an inflatable obstacle course, a scavenger hunt + arts and crafts. If you’re a thrill seeker, head to the Midway — at the intersection of Jenkins and E. Wall Streets — for a ride on the Ferris wheel and merry-go-round.

Be responsible 🚉

Avoid the traffic and parking fees by taking the Trinity Metro TEXRail from Fort Worth to downtown Grapevine. Riders who use the GoPass mobile app will receive a 50% discount on a one-day round-trip ticket. If you want to save even more, purchase your Grapefest ticket at the door and present your TEXRail pass for $2 off a general admission ticket.

If you’d rather drive, there are several places to park — find the best option for your family using this guide.

Tickets to the fun 🎟️

The event kicks off today and runs through Sun., Sept. 18. Admission is free all day today and tomorrow, Sept. 16 until 5 p.m. If you can’t make it until this weekend, several ticket options are still available.