September 7, 2005
Red Cross designates the 19th annual Grapefest as an Official
Monetary Donation Site
The American Red Cross has designated the 19th Annual GrapeFest as an official monetary donation site. City employees will maintain two locations on the festival grounds. GrapeFest opens at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 and ends at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11. Cash, checks, and festival coupons will be accepted at the monetary donation sites.
In addition, a portion of the proceeds raised during GrapeFest will benefit the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Fund.
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. For more information about GrapeFest or Historic Grapevine,
visit the web site
or call (817) 410-3185 or (800) 457-6338.