Registration for the 24th Annual Grape Stomp is Open

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!

Time to register your “Mucker” and “Swabber” for the 24th Annual Grape Stomp Competition!

You and a partner can participate in California’s Oldest and Longest Running Grape Stomp Competition held on October 7th in Murphys Park. Come join the fun but register soon, there are only 120 spots and they book fast!

Every year on the first Saturday in October crowds of people form in Downtown Murphys Park to celebrate the beginning of the wine harvest season at the Largest and Oldest Grape Stomp Competition in California.

Now in its 24th year, the annual community Grape Stomp has grown by participation to include over 70 teams vying to be known as “Champion of the Juice” or winner of the “Best Costume” award.  During the stomp, teams of two, many with creative names and costumes, compete to collect the most juice out of 25 pounds of grapes in three-minute heats. Teams consist of a “stomper,” who stands in half a wine barrel with the grapes, and a “swabber, or mucker” who stands outside the barrel and reaches in to help flow the juice out of a drain spout.

Teams are encouraged to appear in costume and prizes are awarded based on originality, design and effort. Previous winners include the “Grapeful Dead” and the “Cork Fungus Fairies” with the most anticipated heat of the day being the Winemakers Heat where local winemakers come out to compete in a friendly rivalry for best juice out of the bottle and the Presidents Cup. Competitions are highly encouraged between businesses, sponsors, organizations and friends and pre-registration is strongly recommended as stomp competitions sell out well before the event.

TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM VISIT https://calaveraswinealliance.ticketspice.com/grape-stomp-e…  Crowds of over 10,000 people from near and far flood the little town of Murphy with a population of only 4000 for this exciting all day event that includes the Gold Rush Street Fair lining Main Street with over 100 outside vendors. Quality arts and crafts, antiques, handcrafted goods, jewelry, clothing, collectibles and food booths offer wares for sale in addition to Murphys’ multitude of one-of-a-kind specialty shops, restaurants and tasting rooms that line Main Street.

Crowds of over 10,000 people from near and far flood the little town of Murphy with a population of only 4000 for this exciting all day event that includes the Gold Rush Street Fair lining Main Street with over 100 outside vendors. Quality arts and crafts, antiques, handcrafted goods, jewelry, clothing, collectibles and food booths offer wares for sale in addition to Murphys’ multitude of one-of-a-kind specialty shops, restaurants and tasting rooms that line Main Street.

Attending the 24th Annual Grape Stomp Competition and Gold Rush Street Fair is free to the public and the event runs from 10am – 5pm on Saturday October 7th.

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