GrapeFest – A Texas Wine Experience

Visit Grapevine, TX and celebrate wine at the 35th Annual GrapeFest – A Texas Wine Experience.

GrapeFest opens on Thursday, September 16 at 11 a.m. Admission for everyone is free all day on Thursday. Festival hours are Thursday, September 16 from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday, September 17 from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday, September 18 from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; and Sunday, September 19 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

GrapeFest is the largest wine festival in the southwest United States and offers four days of family-friendly festival fun. This year’s theme, Texas Wine. Come and Taste It! invites you to come and sip your way through delicious wines from Texas.  

Largest Wine Festival in the Southwest U.S.
September 16,17,18 and 19, 2021
Highlights Wines from Texas, South Australia’s Barossa Valley
and California’s Napa Valley

What’s Happening at GrapeFest 2021?

Live Music: Festival attendees will experience non-stop live music on four stages. Musical headliners on Friday, September 17 include AshenMoon featuring Garry Beers of INXS starting at 7:30 p.m. and BERLIN featuring Terri Nunn starting at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, September 18 musical headliners include Stray Cats’ Slim Jim Phantomstarting at 7:30 p.m. and Asia featuring John Payne starting at 9:30 p.m. 

More  live music performances and entertainment will occur all day throughout the festival. Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Journey’s album, Escape, with the Journey tribute band Escape. They will perform on Thursday, September 16 starting at 7:30 p.m.

A Shopper Paradise: You will love shopping as locally-owned shops with their uniquely crafted treasures extend their store fronts onto Main Street. With everything from clothing and yard art to locally-crafted jewelry and one-of-a-kind fine and decorative art, treasures abound.

Savory Bites and Dining Events at GrapeFest

If you’re hungry for a hearty meal or traditional festival food, you can enjoy food from local restaurants, bistros and cafes. Indulge your sweet tooth or enjoy a savory bite while dining outside, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the festival.

Civic service groups, food vendors and beverage booths will also be ready to serve your favorite festival fare.

Wine on draft as well as ice cold domestic, international and craft draft and bottled brews will be available at beverage booths located throughout the festival grounds.

Credit card and cash payment will be accepted at all admission and coupon booths. Paper coupons will be used throughout the festival for various purchases and activities.

Just for the Kids

GrapeFest’s  FunZone is fun for the whole  family.  Located at the corner of Main Street and East Texas Street, this area features loads of fun activities for every interest. 

Participate in LEGOLAND® Discovery Center’s Master Model Builder, SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium’s educational animals exhibit, and Peppa Pig’s coloring corner.

Kids can continue the fun with Grapevine Escape and test their skills in the Agency Phone escape booth. Practice golf on Crush It!’s golf simulation game, or step inside Corky’s Gaming Bistro mobile trailer. Enjoy the Noodle Around craft activity with pool noodles, make your mark on the What Are You Grapeful For wall, and more! 

Carnival and Midway: Thrill seekers and risk takers will enjoy the return of the Carnival and Midway,  located on the corner of Main and Wall Streets.

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad also will have trains running on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19.

GrapeFest Parking 

Step off a train and arrive at the festival gates!Trinity Metro TEXRail is offering a great deal to GrapeFest attendees. Park at any one of their stations and you’ll be dropped off at Grapevine Main Station, just steps away from the festival grounds!

Enjoy great Texas wines, then safely travel by TEXRail back to your car for a hassle- free journey home. Download the GoPass app and use the grapefest21 discount code to save money and time. Day Passes are half price (roundtrip) on festival days!

More details | TEXRail Schedule

Parking and Shuttles: Paid parking is available at convenient locations and within walking distance of the festival. Free parking is offered near the festival grounds and three locations offer free, air-conditioned shuttle service to the festival. Visit for more information.

Where to Stay: Discover Grapevine’s hotels during GrapeFest. For information on hotels, packages and where to stay, visit GrapeFest.com.

Admission: Admission prices are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors (62+) and children (6-12).  FREE for children 5 and under. Credit cards and cash will be accepted at booths and various locations throughout the festival. Paper coupons will be used throughout the festival for various purchases and activities.

For more information, call the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at 817-410-3185 or visit GrapeFest.com.