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Grape Stompin' 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)
Enjoy grape stomping activities at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza along with wine and food pairing tours to all of your favorite downtown establishments!
Purchase tickets at grapestompin.eventbrite.com
I Love Lucy Package = $65
- Grape Stompin' Wine Glass
- Grape Stompin' Contest Entry
- Shutterfly Credit for Event Photographs
- Misty Edge Horse and Carriage Ride
*Advance purchases also include a $20 restaurant voucher and a Grape Stompin' Tote Bag.
1pm to 5pm: Wine and Food Pairing Tours
1pm to 5pm: Purchase and Tasting Pavilions
1pm to 5pm: Live Music
1pm to 5pm: Silent Auction
1pm to 6pm: Local Vendors featuring Local Art, Food and Crafts
5pm: Lucille Ball Look-A-Like Contest
5:30pm: Grape Stompin’ Finals
5:50 to 6pm: Community Partner of the Year Award
Locations and Activities:
Bo Diddley Community Plaza
Events featured at the plaza will include grape stomping contests, art exhibits, live music, carriage and gondola rides, silent auction, and a Lucille Ball look-alike contest!
Wine and Food Paring Tours
On these two-hour wine and food pairing tours you will experience the quality, uniqueness and tastes of Gainesville's historic downtown restaurant district. 21 and up to attend.
- Vellos Historic Brickstreet Grill
- Emiliano's Cafe
- Smokehouse BBQ
- Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille
- Dragonfly Sushi
- The Alcove catered by Cafe C
- Sarkara Sweets
- Stubbies and Steins
- The Gelato Company
*Check back soon for specific wine pairings and food tastings!
Grape Stompin' Contest
Ready...Set...SQUISH! Enter the grape stomping contest so that you can cross this amazing experience off your bucket list! The five contestants that squeeze the most juice will take center stage at 5pm to compete for a complimentary cruise for two on board the Bahamas Celebrations Cruiseline.
Everyone can join in on the fun as both grape stomping and the bounce house are free for kids!
Lucille Ball Look-Alike Contest
Winner of this contest will take home the following prize compliments of Sixth Street Station Salon & Healthy Glow Day Spa at Sixth Street Station:
- Signature Facial with Brow or Facial Wax
- Manicure and Pedicure
- Color Service, Hair Cut and Deep Conditioning Treatment
- Make-Up Application
- Additional Hair Cut for Male Companion
The silent auctions will be taking place at the two wine tasting pavilions. Don't miss your chance to bid on amazing sponsored prizes. These auctions will be featuring gifts from participating businesses, local donors and exclusive auction houses.
Pledge to buy more from local businesses this year and receive a FREE Grape Stompin' Tote Bag. During Grape Stompin' their will be an assortment of local vendors featuring art, food and crafts made right here in your community.
Pledge 5 Foundation gives you the opportunity to give back to the Gainesville community through public service. Pledge five (5) hours of your time to volunteer with one of your favorite charities!
1) Ronald McDonald House of Gainesville
2) St. Francis House Pet Clinic
3) Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary
4) Haven Hospice
5) Boys and Girls Club of Alachua County
6) Bread of the Mighty Food Bank
7) Helping Hands Pet Rescue
Meldon Law Firm would like to remind everyone to celebrate responsibly and plan ahead if you choose to drink. For your convenience, the Meldon Law Firm Safe Ride Shuttle will be operating from 4pm to 7pm.
We would like to thank our sponsors:
Carey Meldon, Attorney at Law
Monster Energy Rehab
Florida Fresh Meat
Independent Florida Alligator
First Fridays Gainesville
Good Life Community Magazine
Gainesville Downtown Owners & Tenants
Gainesville Regional Airport
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Pledge 5 Foundation
The Pledge 5 Foundation is a non-profit organization that organizes charity drives for other non-profit organizations.
Throughout the year Pledge 5 conducts food, clothing, toy, blood, pet adoption and public service pledge drives for its numerous charity partners. In conjunction with each of these charity drives Pledge 5 hosts extraordinary promotional events that assist in inspiring people to give back to their community.
The Pledge 5 Foundation staff, interns, student association and service chamber all work to create positive change throughout the Gainesville community.