Grape Harvest Festival

FUN | FAMILY | FOOD | FITNESS

Join us at the 16th Annual Grape Harvest Festival on Saturday, August 27, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. With this year’s theme Purple Reign, the festival is expected to draw more than 3,000 participants and will be held at the FAMU Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research, located at 6505 Mahan Drive in Tallahassee.

Celebrate family, food, fun, and agricultural discovery in recognition of FAMU’s role as a national leader in viticulture research. Featured activities include the popular grape stomping contest, a kids petting zoo, water slides, a grape throwing competition, a grape and wine sampling, a hula hoop competition, live entertainment, the 5K/2K vineyard run and walk-a-thon, grape picking, a health fair, and more than 60 community exhibitors and vendors.

In addition to the various family-friendly activities, participants will have an opportunity to tour more than 45 acres of the University’s premier muscadine grape vineyard.

The event will be hosted by FAMU President Elmira Mangum, Ph.D.; Mayor Andrew Gillum; and Dean of the College of Agriculture and Food Sciences Robert Taylor, Ph.D.

On-site registration is $6 for adults, free for children under 12, free for FAMU students with ID, and $3 for non-FAMU students with ID.

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Schedule

Florida A&M University Vineyard Run/Walk (Preregistration Required)

7:30 a.m.  –  Vineyard Run/Walk Warm-up and Set up

8 a.m.  –  Vineyard Run/Walk Starts

9:30 a.m.  –  Awards Ceremony

General Registration, Events and Competitions

8 a.m.  –  Registration (Required for all activities)

8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.  –  Health Fair and Exhibits

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  –  Grape Tasting, Petting Zoo, Vineyard Trailer Rides

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  –  Zumba Fitness Demonstration

                                         Alpha Dolls Dance Performance

10 a.m. – 11a.m .  –  Home-Winemaking Workshop (Vintner Matteo Voltarelli)

10:30 a.m.  –  Hula Hoop Competition

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  –  Festival Opening Ceremony

                                   Welcome – President Elmira Mangum

                                   Greetings –  Mayor Andrew Gillum

                                   Greg Clark, FAMU National Alumni Association President

                                   Acknowledgement of Special Guests and Sponsors – Dean Robert Taylor

12 p.m.  –  Grape Stomping Competition

12:30 p.m. –  Stomping Awards Ceremony

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  –  U- Pick Grape Gift Bags Experience

                                               Grape Throwing Competition

                                               Hula Hoop Competition

                                               Wine Tasting Experience

4 p.m.   –  Festival Ends – Thank you for your participation!

Festival Map

Grape Harvest Festival Map
Grape Harvest Festival Map

Vineyard Run Track

Vineyard Run Track
Vineyard Run Track

Grape Harvest Festival Registration Forms

Grape Harvest Festival 5K Run/Walk Registration

  • Runners and walkers can preregister or register on site for participation in the 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun-Run. The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. The course is an on and off-road, double loop through the beautiful vineyards at the FAMU Center for Viticulture. Awards will be given for the top three overall male/female participants and in varying age groups.

    For more information please contact Angela Harper.
    Phone: 850/599.3996 or Fax: 850/561.2617

    Email: ghf@famu.edu
  • Registrant's Information

  • If under the age of 18, please click HERE to download the parental consent form.
  • 5K Registration Fee (pre-registration needed) - $5 (includes festival fee)

    FAMU Students (must provide current student ID) - Free

    Non-FAMU Students - $3

    1-Mile Registration Fee (children under 12 only) - Free

    CHECK PAYMENT GUIDELINES: If paying by check, the University requires that you write your date of birth, driver’s license number or other official identification number and State of issuance on the check. Make your check payable to: The FAMU Foundation and write, 2016 Grape Harvest Festival in the memo section. Mail checks to the following address: FAMU Foundation 625 E. Tennessee Street, Suite 100 Tallahassee, Florida 32308.

  • In consideration of your acceptance of my entry as a participant in the FAMU Grape Harvest Festival Run/Walk, I, the undersigned, for myself, my heirs, personal representatives, executors, administrators and assigns, waive and release any and all claims for damages, death, personal injury or loss of property against FAMU, its officers, directors, employees, members or representatives, and all volunteers and others promoting or assisting in anyway the promotion or organization of FAMU Grape Harvest Festival Run/Walk, which may arise from my participation in any of these races on August 27, 2016 or while traveling to or from the event, even if caused in part by the negligence or negligent actions or other fault of the parties or persons, I am hereby releasing by the dangerous or defective condition of any property or equipment owned, maintained or controlled by them and/or because of the liability without fault.

    My participation is voluntary and done at my own risk. I understand that running a road race is a potentially hazardous activity and that I should not enter unless I am medically able and properly trained. I attest that I am physically fit and sufficiently trained for the competition of this event. I fully understand I am forever giving up in advance any right to sue or make claims against the parties I am releasing if I suffer injuries and damages even though I do not know to what extent those injuries and damages might be and am voluntarily assuming the risk of such injuries and damages. I will assume my own medical and emergency expenses in the event of an accident or other incapacity or injury resulting from or occurring in my participation. I agree not to wear headsets, run with dogs, baby joggers or strollers during the race. I have read and understand everything written above and I voluntarily sign this agreement.
 

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Grape Harvest Festival Grape Stomping Registration

  • The Grape Stomping Contest will consist of 12 teams. Each team must have four (4) members and an alternate. The teams will represent community and University organizations and offices. Space is limited and priority will be given to the teams who sign up first.

    Please note: Some grape juices may cause allergic reactions. If you are sensitive to grape juice, we encourage you not to participate in this particular contest. There are several other contests available for you to enjoy. All contestants will have an opportunity to wash their feet immediately after the contest. The contest will be held at the FAMU Viticulture and Small Fruit Research Center beginning at noon. Prizes will be presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. There is no age limit for stompers.

    For more information please contact Angela Harper.
    Phone: 850/599.3996 or Fax: 850/561.2617

    Email: ghf@famu.edu
  • Registration Information

  • Select up to 4 team members.
 

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Grape Harvest Festival Volunteer Registration

  • In order to implement this year’s festival and ensure its continued success, we will need at least 100 active volunteers divided into morning and afternoon groups.

    Each volunteer is asked to devote at least four (4) hours to assist with registration, set up, wrap up and/or to serve as an event attendant over a one or two-day period.

    All volunteers are expected to arrive for the morning shift at 8 a.m. on Friday, August 26, and 7 a.m. or noon on the day of the festival (Saturday, August 27), depending on your selected shift.

    Sign-in is required for all volunteers and appropriate access ID will be assigned for festival participation. Volunteers must be 18 or older. Students may utilize the opportunity to gain community service/volunteer credits.

    For more information please contact Angela Harper.
    Phone: 850/599.3996 or Fax: 850/561.2617

    Email: ghf@famu.edu
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Grape Harvest Festival Exhibitor Registration

  • The 2016 FAMU Grape Harvest Festival will be held on August 27, 2016 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the FAMU Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research. Community groups and organizations are encouraged to participate, as the event attracts thousands of community members each year.

    There is no cost to participate as an exhibitor. To be approved for participation, your application must be received by August 19, 2016. Set-up of your exhibit must be completed no later than 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event.

    The Grape Harvest Festival will provide a complimentary 8 ft. table and two chairs. Exhibits will be housed under tents. Commercial set-up is permitted, but must be pre-arranged based on space availability.

    For more information please contact Angela Harper or Mildred Brickler.
    Phone: 850/599.3996 or Fax: 850/561.2617

    Email: ghf@famu.edu
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Grape Harvest Festival General Registration

  • The advanced registration fee for the festival is $5/person, children ages 12 and under are free. On site registration is $6. An additional registration fee of $5/person is required for indoor sampling of Florida wines and juices (adults only & ID required).

    For more information please contact Angela Harper.
    Phone: 850/599.3996 or Fax: 850/561.2617

    Email: ghf@famu.edu
  • Registration Information

  • CHECK PAYMENT GUIDELINES: If paying by check, the University requires that you write your date of birth, driver’s license number or other official identification number and State of issuance on the check. Make your check payable to: The FAMU Foundation and write, 2016 Grape Harvest Festival in the memo section. Mail checks to the following address: FAMU Foundation 625 E. Tennessee Street, Suite 100 Tallahassee, Florida 32308.

 

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Grape Harvest Festival Vendor Registration

  • We anticipate a crowd of approximately 3,000 people. In anticipation of this number of expected participants, we are opening up the festival to persons who may wish to provide food and beverages, in addition to other saleable items at fair market price. The Festival organizers will provide free bottled water only. Thus, all other food items such as hot dogs, hamburgers, smoked sausage, barbecue chicken, turkey drumsticks, other meats, chips, ice cream, candy, popcorn, soft drinks, etc., are open for vendor sales. It should be noted that each vendor is responsible for purchase and clean up of all materials associated with their sales booths. There is no guarantee of the exact number of attendees or the sale of your food items, as each vendor may be competing with other vendors for the sale of the same or similar items. Therefore, each vendor will be responsible for his/her profits and losses. Caution should be given in selecting what type and quantity of products to sell. You collect the profit, but must also bare the risk.

    The cost of a booth for food vendors is $250.00, and $100.00 for non-food vendors. Commercial set-up is permitted, but must be pre-arranged based on space availability. To pay online visit: www.famu.edu/GHF.

    CHECK PAYMENT GUIDELINES: If paying by check, the University requires that you write your date of birth, driver’s license number or other official identification number and State of issuance on the check. Make your check payable to: The FAMU Foundation and write, 2016 Grape Harvest Festival in the memo section. Mail checks to the following address: FAMU Foundation 625 E. Tennessee Street, Suite 100 Tallahassee, Florida 32308.

    Please use the space below to register for the 2016 Grape Harvest Festival Vendor Booth.

    Indicate the type of food or other items you will be selling. Thanks for your support of this community event.

    Vendor Registration Deadline: August 27, 2016

    For more information please contact Angela Harper.
    Phone: 850/599.3996 or Fax: 850/561.2617

    Email: ghf@famu.edu
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