Want to stomp? — then get your feet in gear

Want to get in on the Festival of the Grape’s popular Stomp event? Well, you’d better have fast feet.

Registration is now open for the Grape Stomp, a highlight of the Festival of the Grape, held this year on Sunday, October 6, in Oliver.

Keen stompers can register now to secure one of 24 coveted team spots to compete. The cost is $75 per team, the entry fee including festival entry, souvenir wine glass and three tasting tokens per guest.

Space is extremely limited and the opportunity is expected to sell out quickly. Registration closes on Friday, September 6.

Hosted on stage during the Festival of the Grape, teams are encouraged to wear creative
costumes as they go head-to-head in the ultimate grape stomping battle.

Each team will be given a barrel containing 40 pounds of grapes, as they aim to stomp as many grapes as they can in three minutes.

Teams that siphon off the most juice will advance to the finals, where they will stomp an incredible 60 pounds of grapes in an effort to be named the 2019 Grape Stomp Champions.

More than 50 wineries — many from the Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country region — gather with food trucks and artisans to entertain a lively crowd.

The family friendly festival will include live music from “Jack and Jill,” a fall art show, interactive kids’ zone, live entertainment and of course, the highlight, very competitive Grape Stomp.

For more information on the Wine Capital of Canada Festival Weekend and to sign-up for the Grape Stomp, please visit oliverfestivalofthegrape.ca

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