Take off your shoes and feel the grapes between your toes as you help celebrate the grape and wine industry in Kansas. The Kansas Department of Agriculture will host the 11th annual Kansas Grape Stomp on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 3 p.m. on the Lake Talbott Stage at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kan.
Gather around the grape tubs to watch Kansas State Fair board members, state FFA officers, college student body presidents, ag educators and 4-H Council leaders stomp grapes to salute the Kansas grape and wine industries. The competitive stomp-off will kick off the event and an open stomp for all Kansas State Fair attendees will follow.
According to an economic impact study, Kansas wineries contribute nearly $11 million to the state economy. As of September 2016, there are 38 farm wineries throughout Kansas.
KDA is committed to advocating for and promoting the agriculture industry, the state’s largest industry, employer and economic contributor, and encourages all fair-goers to attend the grape stomp to have fun while learning about the grape and wine industries in Kansas.