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A rollicking good time at Grape Stomp in Alexandria

One highlight of the event was the Timberworks Lumberjack Show where large crowds cheered on their favorite lumberjacks as they competed in a chain saw contest, log rolling, pole climbing and more.

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Lumberjacks compete in a friendly but fierce log rolling contest at Carlos Creek Winery's Grape Stomp Saturday, Sept. 18. Al Edenloff / Echo Press

There was a whole lot of grapes stomped, wines sampled, exhibits visited, bands on stage and food consumed at the Carlos Creek Winery's Grape Stomp Sept. 17-19.

The event included a daily best costume contest, as well as a team shirt competition. There were also daily grand championship stomping competitions.

Wine sampling took place in the grand hall and a full selection of beer was available at the brewery – 22 Northmen.

One highlight of the event was a Timberworks Lumberjack show where large crowds cheered on their favorite lumberjacks as they competed in a chain saw contest, log rolling, pole climbing and more.

Friday and Saturday were 21 and older events, while Sunday was for all ages.

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The three-day festival included 12 bands performing on four different stages and more than 150 food, juried art and marketplace vendors.

Free shuttles were available from the Douglas County Fairgrounds, as well as many hotels in the area. There was also on-site parking available.

For more information , visit the Grape Stomp page on the Carlos Creek Winery website .

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Al Edenloff is the editor of the twice-weekly Echo Press. He started his journalism career when he was in 10th grade, writing football and basketball stories for the Parkers Prairie Independent.
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