Congrats to the 2017 champions, team "Awesome and Awesomer". Lam and Jorge Bermeo won for a fourth consecutive year in a row, bringing home the "Purple Foot" trophy with a total of 26.25 ounces of grape juice.
Lam & Jorge Bermeo (far right) pose with: (L to R) Grapevine Mayor William Tate, Cynthia & Gary Blankenship of Bank of the West, and GrapeFest Co-Chairs Victoria & Les Wilson.
Can you take down team "Awesome and Awesomer" in 2018? Come back to the 32nd GrapeFest on September 13, 14, 15 or 16 of 2018 and try your best!
Until then, the information from the 2017 GrapeStomp is below so you can prepare yourself with all the ins-and-outs of the competition.
INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR 2017 EVENTS AND ONLY FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES
Location: Main St. and Wall St.
$5 per person
Does not include festival admission
Grab your girlfriends, your significant other or even your co-workers to squish and stomp at the ever-popular GrapeStomp sponsored by Tom Thumb & Albertsons.
So, just how fast can your feet fly at GrapeStomp? Two-person teams create their own special "I Love Lucy" moment and take turns stomping approximately 18 pounds of grapes for two minutes. Teams that stomp the most juice are eligible to participate in the Grand Championship StompOff on Sunday, September 17 at 4 p.m. GrapeStomp is great fun for the whole family. You might even try to step up to the GrapeStomp challenge. Sessions are held throughout the weekend and fill up quickly so get there early to register.
Children ages 13 and under can stomp for free. The GrapeStomp stage is located in the shadow of Grapevine City Hall and close to the Champagne Terrace adjacent to Merry's on Main. Winners will be awarded the coveted and sought-after "Purple Foot" award.
GrapeStomp Schedule: (sessions occur every half hour at the following times):
Thursday, September 14:
4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 15:
2 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 16:
2 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 17:
12 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- Senior GrapeStomp at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 15
- Mayoral GrapeStomp on Saturday, September 16 at 11 a.m.
The GrapeStomp Grand Champions will win the Coveted Purple Foot Award!