Date(s) - 10/06/2018
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
STOMP TEAM RESERVATIONS OPEN !
Interested in being part of the 25th Calaveras Grape Stomp history? Call now 209/754-0127 or visit www.calaveraswines.org to reserve your team and celebrate one of the most anticipated events in the region, drawing large, loud crowds and scores of stomp teams, many festooned in original costume. If coming in costume, you must register in costume but you need not stomp in costume. Costumes are judged on originality, workmanship, etc. Registration entry fee is $70 per team of two.
Stomp goers will witness another fierce competition between teams vying for the title of the Calaveras Grape Stomp Champion. Stomp Teams are composed of two persons, one inside a half barrel filled with 25 pounds of grapes, another outside the barrel reaching in to ensure a smooth flow of juice out the drain spot. It’s a sticky business for all concerned.
The results are weighed and heat winners and wildcard teams advance to the championship rounds.
The Winery Stomp will be held at 11:00. This is your chance to see Wineries compete for the President’s Trophy.
This year, to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Stomp, we’re introducing the Community Stomp-A-Thon as a new way for local organization to benefit from this wildly popular event.
How it works:
The Grape Stomp will dedicate the 12the Heat of the event, which starts at 3:00, to the Community Stomp-A-Thon. Similar to walk-a-thons, participating organizations will enter a team in the 12th Heat, The Stomp -A-Thon, and solicit pledges from their supporters and the general public to contribute some amount of cash per ounce stomped by their team
At the same time the Calaveras Grape Stomp is on, the Gold Rush Street Faire is happening, with over 100 quality vendors of all sorts stretching from one end of Main Street to the other. Food, art, crafts, knick-knacks of every description – it will all be there.
Make plans now to visit Murphys this October 6 and be there for all the fun, excitement, food, wine, and a great silent auction this year.
For more information call the 209/754-0127 or log on to www.calaveraswines.