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Sep 03 2010

8th Annual Grape Stomp and Harvest: Irvin House Vineyards

DSC03692The occasional spattering of rain from stray storm clouds only served to make the heavy muscadine grapes swinging on their vines look that much more appetizing during the 8th annual Grape Stomping and Harvest Festival at Irvin House Vineyards on Wadmalaw Island this past Saturday, August 28. As attendees milled around looking at several vendors booths featuring handmade jewelry, stuffed animals and other interesting items, the acoustic sounds of Taco Donkey could be heard drifting through the air and inspired dozens of children to grab hula hoops and dance to the lively tunes. Delicious food was provided by both Home Team Barbeque and Zia Taqueria, and while everyone enjoyed the ongoing entertainment of tire swings and grape picking, the feature of the afternoon was the Lucy Look-a-like Contest. Eight Lucys participated this year, competing not only in costume design, but in grape stomping ability, as well. Amidst the flurry of dancing legs, wild red hair and flying grape peels, the judges had a tough time making the call through tears of laughter, but in the end, all of the grape-stomping Lucys were winners in their own right. The annual Grape Stomping and Harvest Festival at Irvin House typically takes place the last Saturday in August. For more information about Irvin House Vineyards, visit www.charlestonwine.com. Irvin House Vineyards is located at 6775 Bears Bluff Road, Wadmalaw Island.

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