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Grape-stomping fun at Crush Fest Sept. 3
The annual Crush Fest will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Yonah Mountain Vineyards, 1717 Ga. 255 S, in Cleveland.

Crush Fest

When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3

Where: Yonah Mountain Vineyards, 1717 Ga. 255 S, Cleveland

Cost: $30

More info:, or 706-878-5522

Mix together live music, food trucks, an artisan maker and wine tastings and you will get the annual Crush Fest at a Cleveland winery.

The seventh annual event will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Yonah Mountain Vineyards, 1717 Ga. 255 S, Cleveland.

Admission is $30 and includes four 3-ounce wine tasting plus a take-home “Crush Fest” glass. Admission for nondrinkers is $15. Youth 16 and younger may enter for free. Prices are available on festival day only.

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Held since 2010, Crush Fest has become a Labor Day weekend tradition at Yonah Mountain Vineyards and attracts more than 3,500 visitors of all ages from around the Southeast. Its signature activity is the traditional barefoot grape stomping. Winery owners Bob and Jane Miller will accompany the stomping with live accordion and guitar music.

Throughout the day, Crush Fest attendees also will have the chance to taste Yonah Mountain Vineyards’ wines, including a handful of new releases. After sipping the spirits, visitors can purchase food from several food trucks. They are Cousins Maine Lobster-Atlanta Family, Olde Blind Dog, Chef Q’s Soul Shack, Nana G’s Chicken n Waffles, Espetada, Hibachi World, Simply Done – Hot Mini Donuts & More, Not as Famous Cookie Co. and North Georgia Treats.

While eating or drinking, Yonah Mountain patrons can hear live musical performances from more than 10 regional and national artists. Performance times and artists on the indoor stage are:

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Brandy Brothers

1:30–3 p.m. Legacy

3:30–5 p.m. Mat and Ben Fried

5:30–7 p.m. Mercury Orkestar

On the outdoor stage, the musicians and their playing times are:

11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Coleen Orender

1:15–2:45 p.m. Julie Gribble

3:15–4:45 p.m. Whitherward

5:15–7 p.m. Hailey Steele

For more information, email or call 706-878-5522.

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