October 2011, Events in Grapevine, Texas


We hope you enjoyed the 25th Anniversary GrapeFest!  If you were here during this year’s festival, you were one of more than 243,000 people who sampled wines, beers and champagnes from around the world, as well as participated in the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, GrapeStomp, the Vintners’ Auction, the Texas Wine Tribute, the Champagne Terrace and more.  If you weren’t here this year, make plans now to attend GrapeFest September 13, 14, 15 and 16, 2012.

At the People’s Choice Wine  Tasting Classic, patrons tasted 119 Texas wines from 33 Texas wineries.  We gave away a vacation for two to Sydney, Australia.  At the Champagne Cork Shoot-Off someone shot the cork 89′ 4″! And many teams competed for the coveted Purple Foot award at the GrapeStomp stage, presented by Chrysler Group.  

14th Annual Butterfly Flutterby
705 S. Main St.
Saturday, October 15, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Experience flights of fancy at the 14th Annual Butterfly Flutterby.  See more than 600 butterflies released at three times throughout the event.  Children and pets are invited to participate in the Colorful Butterfly Parade down Main Street, as well as the costume contest. Parade registration begins at 8:45 a.m. at the corner of Wall and Jenkins Streets and line-up begins at 9:30 a.m. This event is free and fun for the whole family!

Hallo-Wine Trail
Starts at Cross Timbers Winery
805 N. Main St.
October 29, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tickets are $45 advance purchase, $50 at the door.
Buy your tickets now for the Hallo-Wine Trail on October 29.  This Grapevine winery tour includes three tastings at each participating winery, one large crystal wine glass, food samplings at each winery and a premium bottle of Texas wine. Only 500 tickets will be available.

Homewood Suites Cowboy Stadium Tour Package
Available Year Round

Guests at Homewood Suites by Hilton Dallas-DFW Airport N. Grapevine will score a touchdown with the Cowboys Stadium Tour package.  The package includes overnight accommodations at the hotel, two tour tickets and a complimentary full hot breakfast buffet. Rates start at $159 and are based on availability.  To book your Cowboys Stadium Tour package, call 972-691-2427.

Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park Concert Series
411 Ball Street
Every Saturday evening in October – 7 p.m.

Enjoy beautiful music in a lush setting!  Every Saturday night in October, the Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park hosts free outdoor concerts.  The soothing notes are the perfect way to experience a wonderful Grapevine fall evening.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair.
Willhoite’s Restaurant
432 S. Main St.

Every Tuesday through Saturday night enjoy live music at Willhoite’s Restaurant!  Start the week off by being part of the entertainment with Rave Entertainment Karaoke.  Wednesday through Saturday evenings, the best area musicians take the stage for some of the most entertaining nightlife around.  See you there!

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Grapevine Vintage Railroad
Cotton Belt Depot
705 S. Main St.

Regular Runs: Friday – Sunday

1 p.m. – The Grapevine-to-Stockyards ride takes you to Fort Worth, where you can explore the Historic Stockyards.

3:30 p.m. – Trinity River Run – This one-hour round-trip excursion departs the Stockyards Station.  Tickets start at $6.

All Hallow’s Eve Train
7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
October 29
$20 per person

Creep aboard the hauntingly historic Grapevine Vintage Railroad for an evening to scream about! Embark on a harrowing journey. Who knows, you might even run into a ghost or two down the tracks! Make sure to disguise yourself in your best costume to ward off the ghoulish spirits!

11th Annual Nash Farm Fall Round-Up
626 Ball St.
October 8, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Coupons can be purchased for those activities that require a fee
Join us at Nash Farm, a 5.2-acre historic farm near downtown Grapevine showcasing life in Grapevine more than 100 years ago.  The Fall Round-Up is a fun family-friendly event that includes pony rides, petting zoo, wagon rides, cotton picking, pumpkin decorating, heritage toys and stick pony rides.

Palace Arts Center
300 S. Main St.

Grapevine Opry:

  • Country Music Showcase – October 1
  • Country Music Showcase – October 8
  • *2011 Entertainer Awards Winners Show – October 15
  • Country Music Showcase October 22
  • *Fabulous Fifties Jukebox – October 29

Upcoming Palace Movies:

  • For A Few Dollars More– October 7
  • Star Trek III – The Search For Spock – October 14
  • Star Trek V – The Voyage Home– October 21
  • Ghostbusters – October 28

Grapevine Art Project’s Annual Membership Art Show & Sale:
Friday October 21, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m
Saturday, October 22, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Beautiful palette and non-palette work by more than 30 artists will be on display and available for purchase.  Plan to vote for your favorite artwork!  Admission is free.  The artwork will be on display at the Lancaster Theatre, City Hall and Weems Alley. 

Grapevine Convention Center
1209 S. Main St.
The Grapevine Convention Center hosts a variety of consumer shows each month that are open to the public. October’s events include:

  • Metroplex Camera Show – October 1 & 2
  • Texas Coin Show – October 7 , 8 & 9
  • North Texas Book & Paper Show – October 15 & 16
  • Canton in the City Holiday Gift Market – October 22 & 23

Grapevine Market and Farmers Market Don’t miss your last chance to do some shopping at the popular, open-air Grapevine Market. Open Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until October 15, you can find an eclectic array of jewelry, distinctive home décor, quality antiques and more.

And stop by the Grapevine Farmers Market to stock up on delicious fresh fruit and vegetables grown on North Texas Farms. The Farmers Market is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

**Last day of the season for both markets is October 15**

  • Grapevine Market – Thursday and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Farmers Market – Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.


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