FAMU Annual Grape Harvest Festival Offers ‘UnCorked,’ Night of Wine Tasting

August 09, 2023
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FAMU Annual Grape Harvest Festival Offers ‘UnCorked,’ Night of Wine Tasting

Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) Annual Grape Harvest Festival is offering a unique, immersive experience this year.

Now in its 21st year, the Grape Harvest Festival is scheduled for August 26. Preceding the festival is the inaugural “UnCorked” event, which will be held on August 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Art Garden, 620-1 Railroad Square, Tallahassee, Fla.


“UnCorked” will serve as the official kickoff for the Grape Harvest Festival and a scholarship fundraiser for students in the University’s 14 colleges and schools. Guests can enjoy wine from FAMU’s Center for Viticulture and local wineries, mingle with distinguished guests, notable alumni, sponsors, students, faculty, and staff, and bid on FAMU memorabilia to support scholarship funds. Among the items being auctioned are autographed FAMU footballs, helmets, baseballs, art, and tickets to the President’s hospitality suite at Bragg Memorial Stadium. Tarpon Cellars, a Napa Valley winery with Southern roots, is the title sponsor.

The Grape Harvest Festival celebrates family, food, fun, and agricultural discovery in honor of FAMU’s leadership in viticulture research. The FAMU Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research is recognized internationally for excellence in warm climate grape research and for facilitating outstanding academic programs for experiential learning and student training.

The Festival runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Attendees can enjoy various activities, including vineyard trailer rides, grape and wine sampling, grape stomping contests, water slides, grape throwing competitions, hula hoop contests, live entertainment, vineyard run and walk-a-thon, grape picking, health fairs, and more than 60 exhibitors and vendors from the community.

Tickets for “UnCorked”, which include admission to the Grape Harvest Festival, are $35 general admission and $60 for VIP. 


General admission for the Grape Harvest Festival is $10 per person, with free entry for children under 12 and FAMU students with valid IDs. Non-FAMU students receive a 50 percent discount; seniors 65 and over receive a 20 percent discount.

Festival parking will be available at the Antique Car Museum, 6800 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, Fla. A complimentary shuttle bus to the festival grounds will be provided every 10-15 minutes.

To purchase “UnCorked” tickets, visit https://my.famu.edu/event/uncorked. To purchase tickets for the Grape Harvest Festival, visit https://my.famu.edu/event/ghf23.