May 21, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida A&M University (FAMU) will host its Annual Grape Harvest Festival Saturday, August 21, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s theme is Toasting the Wonders of the Vineyard.
The Tenth Annual FAMU Grape Harvest Festival is a community event being sponsored by FAMU and coordinated through its Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research and the USDA/ARS/CMAVE Center for Biological Control, which are components of the FAMU College of Engineering Sciences, Technology and Agriculture (CESTA).
This year’s festival will have an assortment of fun-filled amusements, educational displays and informative demonstrations for both young and old. The schedule includes the following: the Annual Vineyard Walk and Vineyard Run (1K, 3K and 5K) competitions; pony and hot air balloon rides; grape throwing games; winemaking demonstrations/workshops; blood bank donations; a health fair with exhibits from the FAMU Schools of Nursing, Allied Health, and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and a special event titled “Ask A Doctor - Q&A” featuring some of Tallahassee’s most prominent doctors; an invitational wine-tasting session featuring FAMU’s own and Florida commercial wineries; and an exciting and highly popular old fashioned grape stomping contest.
Participants will have an opportunity to pick grapes at a specified time and place. Bags will be provided; but no buckets will be allowed. The festival promises to be jammed pack with fun-filled excitement for the entire family.
Admission is $2 per person and $5 per family. Additional fees are $10 for hot air balloon rides, $5 for the vineyard run/walk; and $2 for wine tasting, individuals must be 21 and proper ID.
For more information, contact (850) 599-3996.
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