Plan on heading to the Grape Stomp? You'll need a ticket to get in this year

Due to COVID-19, advanced tickets are required to get in to the annual Carlos Creek Winery event.

Carlos Creek Winery's annual Grape Stomp is this weekend. However, due to COVID-19, attendees must have a ticket to get in. Limited tickets still available. (Echo Press file photo)

This year's Grape Stomp Festival is going to look a little different. The annual event, hosted by Bold North Cellars, takes place at Carlos Creek Winery today, Friday, Sept. 18 through Sun. Sept. 20.

Due to COVID-19, all attendees must have a ticket to get in. Only 250 people will be able to attend at one time with tickets good for a three-hour time frame.

Masks will be required inside any of the buildings, inside vendor tents, in lines or anytime you are outside and not able to maintain a 6-foot distance. Organizers of the event noted that if a medical condition does not allow you to wear a mask, you are invited to come back next year.

There will be a "Best Mask" competition each day.

Grape stomping at this year's event will look different and will only take place on Friday and Sunday for the general public. Saturday's grape stomping will be done by members of the Carlos Fire Department and will take place at 11:30 a.m., 2:30 and 5:30 p.m.


A portion of proceeds from this year's event will be donated to the Carlos Fire Department.

For more information, go to the event website at .

Celeste Edenloff is the special projects editor and a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. She has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in 2016 to once again report on the community she calls home.
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