General Information Grapefest
The 31st Annual GrapeFest® - A Texas Wine Experience, presented by Bank of the West, will offer a variety of amenities to make your experience at the festival more enjoyable. Be sure and check out more info about the complimentary shuttles, parking & directions, what is/is not allowed at GrapeFest, and special hotel rates and package deals!
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|Thursday, September 14: 10 am - 10:30 pm||Free Admission All Day|
|Friday, September 15: 10 am - 5 pm||Free Admission until 5 pm|
|Friday, September 15: 5 pm - 11:30 pm||Paid Admission|
|Saturday, September 16: 10 am - 11:30 pm||Paid Admission|
|Sunday, September 17: 11 am - 6 pm||Paid Admission|
|Daily Admission - Adults:||$8|
|Daily Admission - Seniors (62+):||$5|
|Daily Admission - Children (6-12):||$5|
|Daily Admission - Children 5 and under:||Free|
|Full Weekend Pass:||$18|
|Full Weekend Souvenir Pass Pin:||$23|
This is the photo use policy as posted by the City of Grapevine on all entrance gates:
"Photos taken during the event by the City of Grapevine are subject for use in future promotional materials and are the sole property of the City of Grapevine. By entering the event grounds, you are allowing the City of Grapevine and event sponsors to use your photo. If your photo is used, you will not be entitled to compensation of any kind."
GrapeFest uses a coupon system for purchasing food, beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and carnival rides. No cash is accepted at most booths. Private vendors such as artisans or marketplace vendors that are selling their own retail items will be the only locations that do not require coupons for purchase. There are a variety of coupon purchase booths located throughout the festival grounds. Most coupon booths require cash, however ATM machines are strategically positioned near these booths. Coupons can be sold for direct credit card purchase at the Palace Theatre box office window. There are no refunds for unused tickets after purchase.
Coupon values are 50 cents each. Average range of food items is between 8 coupons and 14 coupons (approximately $4-$7). Average range of soda/water is between 4 and 6 coupons (approximately $2-$3). Average range of wine/beer coupons is between 10 and 12 coupons (approximately $5-$6). Coupons can be used to purchase tasting cards in the "wine experience" garden as well (28 coupons).
In 2017, GrapeFest has changed the color of its tickets. If you have maroon tickets from the 2016 festival, you may exchange them for equal value of the new 2017 tickets. There are two coupon exchange locations on the festival grounds: one near the south entry at the Grapevine Visitor Information building (636 S. Main St) and one near the north entry inside the Lancaster Theatre (next to the Palace Theatre at 300 S Main St).