Clear your schedules and start planning a journey to the heart of Halls Gap for a festival of regional food, wine, music and family fun at this year’s Grampians Grape Escape.
Held over the 2nd and 3rd of May, you will find the Grampians at its beautiful best during the Grape Escape, with local produce in abundance, stunning lookouts to discover and entertainment that can’t be mirrored.
From spicy shiraz and small-batch cider to sticky loukoumades and cheesy arancini, there will be something to tantalise all palates (even the pickiest!) in a village of over 100 exhibitors. Festival goers can also take their time to meet the maker, learn from the producer and support local businesses with a festival shop-up.
Masterclasses and cooking demonstrations are free to get involved in and this year’s music stage will feature everything from rockgrass and Americana blues to heavy flamenco and trop-pop. Some of Australia’s most talented chefs and foodies will also be on show, plus Grampians Grape Escape is the perfect destination for the family, with plenty of free activities for kids…
A weekend ticket provides access to the festival village where children of all ages will be kept well entertained while parents can relax and enjoy a local drop.
Kids can nurture their creative self with herb planting, nature fairy wand making, seed bomb creating, Mother’s Day card making and a mini kitchen market, all in the David O Jones Mitre 10 Little Foodies Tent.
The Stop & Play stations are scattered throughout the festival site allowing parents to taste their way around Grampians Grape Escape while kids are kept amused with everything from playdoh to mega blocks, and kitchen fun to giant wooden games.
Sunday reels in the outdoor fun, with rock climbing and grape stomping. Kids just love the music throughout the day and the festival always hosts a visit from a Halls Gap Zoo snake.
Grampians Grape Escape is one of the most family friendly festivals you will get to. Keep an eye out for more exciting activities to be announced.
Link to website: https://grampiansgrapeescape.com.au/