Swiss Wine Festival
to be celebrated in Vevay, Ind.
live entertainment among activities
(August 2010) Named one of Indianas
Top Ten Festivals, the 39th Annual Swiss Wine Festival takes
place Aug. 27-29 at Paul Ogle Riverfront Park, located on Ferry St.
in Vevay, Ind.
news anchor and
native Jessica Donnellon
will be this years
parade grand marshal.
Along with food, arts and crafts, midway rides, fireworks,
parades, live entertainment, beer garden. Reservations are being accepted
for the festival riverboat cruises.
Riverboat cruises, the affair showcases contests and other events take
place throughout the three-day event. Canoe races, corn hole tournaments,
cheerleader competitions, steintossen, basketball jamborees, a poker
run and a road rally are just a few.
The Swiss Wine Festival parade will take place Saturday, Aug. 28, beginning at
10 a.m. along Main Street. Former Cincinnati news anchor and Switzerland
County native Jessica Donnellon will be this years grand marshal.
The 2010 edition of the Midwest Championship Grape Stomp also takes
place. Individuals will compete and to test their toe-squishing talents
against friends and neighbors. Creative grape stomping costumes
are welcome, and judging will take place on authenticity and enthusiasm.
The winner of the 2010 Midwest Championship Grape Stomp will receive
a prize and all participates become members of the Order of the
The second annual Media Celebrity Grape Stomp for Charity
will also take place on Aug. 28 at noon featuring media folks from television,
radio, print and Internet. They will vie toe-to-toe for a portion
of $1750 to be awarded to the Top Three winners charities. Nearly
20 media personalities from four states will participate.
The Wine Pavilion is a Swiss Wine Festival trademark, with many
of Indianas award-winning wineries offering signature renditions
in samples, glass or bottle. Producers are on hand to talk
wine and share their fruit of the vine story with others.
Admission to the Swiss Wine Festival is $3. Children ages 5-12 is $1
per day with ages.
For more information, call (812) 427-3237
or visit the Switzerland County Tourism website at: www.vevayin.com.
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