Show zooms into 19th annual Grapefest
Some people may mistake Grapevine for Italy during the 19th Annual GrapeFest. Several Italian wines will be featured in the Washington Mutual International Wine Pavilion, and "The Singing Chef," Andy LoRusso will create Italian dishes while singing in Italian in the Granddaddy's Ultimate Spices Culinary Pavilion. Just a short complimentary shuttle ride down the road, Alfa Romeo's, Ferrari's, Fiat's, Lamborghini's and Maserati's will dazzle spectators at the Third Annual ItalianCarFest.
Over 140 rare Italian cars, motorcycles and scooters will be on display at the Third Annual ItalianCarFest held at Cross Timbers Winery (805 North Main Street) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 10. Complimentary shuttle service is provided from the festival. Admission to ItalianCarFest is free and open to the public. Visit
web site for details or call Jerry Phillips at (817) 521-4400
Festival hours are Sept. 8, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sept. 9, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Sept. 10, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; and Sept. 11, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. FREE gate admission from 11 a.m. on Thursday until 5 p.m. on Friday. Admission - Friday at 5 p.m. through Sunday at 6 p.m. is: Teenagers and Adults - $6; Seniors (62+) and Children (6-12) - $3; Children under 5 - Free; Weekend Pass - $10; Souvenir Pin - $15.
GrapeFest is the largest wine festival in the U.S. outside of the Napa and Sonoma region. GrapeFest is named as "One of the Top 100 Events in North America" by the American Bus Association, and is listed as a "Top 20 Wine Event in the Nation," in Wine Tasting and Touring magazine's Fall 2005 issue. Festival proceeds support the Grapevine Heritage Foundation.