Geneva Grape Jamboree celebrates harvesting of local grapes

GENEVA, Ohio - Looking for fun for the whole family? The Geneva Grape Jamboree offers a variety of activities and delicious food.

The annual event celebrates the harvesting of the local grapes. Approximately 1,500 acres of grapes are grown in the Geneva, Ohio area. Most are processed into juices, concentrates or wine. This is the 49th year for the Jamboree.

Visitors can taste freshly squeezed grape juice, wine and other grape products.

All grand-stand entertainment is free. This includes the grape stomping contest. Participants may feel like they're in the famous "I Love Lucy" episode where Lucy gives it a try.

Rides, crafts, food and other concessions pack the downtown streets during this grape filled weekend.

Another tradition is to crown "Miss Grapette." The lucky lady will be featured in two giant parades, one each day.

The Geneva Grape Jamboree is held on the last weekend each year in September. The two day event kicks off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 and ends Sunday night.

Geneva is located one mile north of Route 90 at the intersection of routes 20 and 534.

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