Calaveras Grape Stomp & Gold Rush Street Faire – October

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Written by sierrarecmagazine

Calaveras County California – Sierra Events – Produced by the Calaveras Wine grape Alliance, the Calaveras Grape Stomp, held in conjunction with the Gold Rush Street Faire, is a unique, fun-filled day for the whole family.

The 28th Annual event is scheduled to be held October 2, 2021 this year at Murphy’s Community Park in Murphy California.

Proceeds from the Calaveras Grape Stomp support local community groups. Teams of two, a Swabber (sometimes called a Mucker) and a Stomper compete to stomp the most juice out of measured amounts of wine grapes to move on to the next heat and win fabulous prizes.

An experienced panel of experts precisely weighs the juice, and prizes are awarded to all the winners. There are special prizes for the top finishers in the Championship Stomp Teams are encouraged to appear in costume (like we could prevent it anyway) and prizes are awarded for costumes based on originality, design, and effort.

But there’s more to the Grape Stomp than just the wanton destruction of two tons of perfectly good fruit. Score some key bargains on Calaveras Wines, ski packages at Bear Valley, and other great items at the silent auction. Or, at the call auction get amazing wine experiences at some of Calaveras’ award-winning wineries, featuring fabulous gourmet dinners, vineyard tours, and a chance to rub shoulders with some of the leading winemakers in the Sierra Foothills.

For details on all wine events visit the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance’s website. For a full list of Calaveras County’s many award-winning wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms, visit the Calaveras wine country listings.


Stomp registration is $80 per team of two and can accomodate up to 120 stomp teams. Costumes are encouraged as there will be a costume contest! This is a fundraising event and team registration fees are non-refundable. 

Spectators can enjoy the Calaveras Grape Stomp and Gold Rush Street Faire free of charge from 9:30-5:30. Wine by the glass and bottle as well as food items will be available for sale in the park. AND our Annual Grape Stomp Auction will take place to benefit the high school scholarship progam, local parks & community organizations. 

For questions about the Calaveras Grape Stomp & Auction, contact the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance HERE.

For questions about the Gold Rush Street Faire, contact the Feeney Park group HERE.

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