Annual Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival

Date: September 1, 2024
Time: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Mackinaw Valley Vineyard

Visit this Labor Day Sunday to enjoy some great wines, stomp some great, vote for your favorite LUCY LOOK A LIKE at 330pm and meet one of our favorite authors!  The Annual Grape Stomp is for those who have the desire to emulate Lucy and get their “feet” wet in the wine. Bring your cameras to preserve the moment and have proof of your endeavors in “wine making”.

There will be wine flights all day and live music by the band Shipwreck Kelly  performing throughout the day and DJ Vinny playing “stompin rock” for everyone to enjoy.

SPECIAL GUEST Author and friend Melanie Holmes the Author of “100 things to do in ILLINOIS before you die” will be hosting a book signing of her wonderful book, highlighting fun places and events all over our amazing state including our place! Melanie will be at the vineyard from 1pm to 4pm that day. We will have PRIZE drawings for the books throughout the day too!

YES! is the answer for anyone who wants to come in costume dressed as a LUCY look-a- like and all are welcome to dress up and have fun, there is no charge to enter the Lucy contest. The Lucy Look-a-Like contest will be held at 3:30pm the $50 first prize this year for the BEST LUCY, children and adult LUCY’S are welcome.

There are prizes for kid stomp winners and gift certificates for adults stompers.  Sign up to stomp is that day, there are two large stomping bins and stomping can be alone or with a partner, partners should be people you are in close social contact with normally. HELD RAIN OR SHINE!

Ice Cream and Cookies by Gramma Nana’s Ice Cream & Cookies 

Food concessions by “Tony’s on Wheels” from Haddad’s Lebanese Restaurant

Admission to the event is $5 per person, with 12 and under free. Call for more information to 309-359-9463 or email-mackinawwinery03@gmail.com.