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Yonah Mountain Vineyards' annual 'Crush Fest' set for Saturday
Wine aficionados can stomp on grapes at event
Wine lovers may taste the sweet and dry concoctions at Yonah Mountain Vineyards’ fifth annual Crush Fest set for Saturday in Cleveland. - photo by For Get Out

In tribute to Lucille Ball’s iconic grape-stomping scene on “I love Lucy,” a Cleveland-based winery is marking its annual harvest in a festive style.

Yonah Mountain Vineyards’ fifth annual Crush Fest is set for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. Grape stomping highlights the festival as owner Bob Miller accompanies stompers with his accordion.

Hourly appearances by the Atlanta Falcons Drumline and the Atlanta Pipe Band enliven the festival. Two additional performance stages also feature live music throughout the day.

The one-day festival attracts more than 3,500 festivalgoers from around the Southeast as Yonah Mountain Vineyards celebrates the harvest.

More than 50 local and regional artisans will feature wine- and food-related products in the marketplace along with several gourmet food vendors and trucks.

The family friendly event features a horse-drawn wagon tour, offering stunning views of the 200-acre farm in addition to a mule-drawn ice cream maker. Younger children may enjoy the “Kid Zone” bounce house.

Admission is $30 per person including four 3-ounce glasses of wine (half bottle of wine) in the souvenir Crush Fest Wine Glass or $10 for nondrinking general admission. Youth 16 and younger are free.

Tickets can be purchased the day of the event. Advance ticket sales are available to wine club members.

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