Celebrating 15 Years of FAMU's Grape Harvest Festival

FAMU Grape Harvest Festival
Posted at 8:00 AM, Aug 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-28 14:07:29-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Prepare to stomp! The annual Grape Harvest Festival is back at FAMU.

This marks the festival's 15th year in town, and more then 3,000 people are expected to take part.

The event celebrates FAMU’s role as a national leader in viticulture research. The University has more than 45 acres of muscadine grape vineyards, and you have the chance to tour them this week.

The ever-popular grape-stomping contest is also back this year. The festival also features a grape throwing competition and a grape and wine sampling. 

There's also plenty for the kids to do as well, from a petting zoo to water slides.

More than 60 community vendors and exhibits will also be on hand, plus a health fair and a 5K/2K vineyard run.

The Grape Harvest Festival on Saturday, August 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It's at the FAMU Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research (6505 Mahan Drive).

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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