Minnesota September 14, 2017
This Quirky Festival May Be The Most Unique Celebration In Minnesota
With all of the
fall harvest festivals on the horizon, it’s not hard to find a great weekend activity in Minnesota. But between all that cider drinking and pumpkin picking, you may want to leave some time for what may be Minnesota’s most unique festival. Read on to learn all about it.
In Alexandria, Minnesota, Carlos Creek Winery stands out as one of the most special outings in the area. It is located at 6693 County Road 34 West in Alexandria.
It is a beautiful property with some truly breathtaking views.
In fact, the winery is a popular spot to get married.
But you don't have to tie the knot to get in. It is open to the public throughout the year.
A visit to the tasting room will give you the opportunity to taste the fantastic wines. Then, you can buy a bottle or two to take home. There are also free tours of the facilities and vineyards available.
There are other opportunities to taste the wines, too. Perhaps the most popular event Carlos Creek Winery hosts is the annual Grape Stomp.
This festival draws huge crowds for its food, fun, and wine.
Though kids are allowed at the festival, the Grape Stomp is mostly for adults. There are not any specific activities just for kids.
As for food, many vendors will set up shop at the festival. You can expect to find some of your favorite fair foods like cheese curds and french fries.
Other vendors will be there, too. You'll find pottery, jewelry, and other art for sale.
Of course, the main event each day is the grape stomp. Teams face off to see who can stomp the best. Teams of two can sign up to stomp together for $25 per team.
Themed heats make each of the daily stomps a bit different. Costume rounds include the Trash Your Toga stomp and the I Love Lucy stomp.
Even if you aren't stomping yourself, it sure is fun to watch. Maybe it will inspire you to stomp next year!
The Carlos Creek Winery Grape Stomp will take place from September 15 to September 17. Admission costs $5 on Friday and Saturday and $3 on Sunday. Hours and activities vary each day. Click
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