Morgan Creek Winery to host annual grape stomp

Contestants in the Lucy-Look-A-Like contest pose at the annual Morgan Creek Winery grape stomp. (File)

Contestants in the Lucy-Look-A-Like contest pose at the annual Morgan Creek Winery grape stomp. (File)

By GINNY COOPER MCCARLEY / Staff Writer

HARPERSVILLE—Morgan Creek Winery will host its much-anticipated annual grape stomp and Lucy-Look-A-Like contest Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event—which can draw a crowd of 2,000 people if the weather is nice—sees people from across Shelby County, Kristen Nichols, assistant to the owner and event coordinator at Morgan Creek Winery, said.

“We do it every year since we opened in 2000,” Nichols said. “It’s a lot of fun.”

Natch’s BBQ will sell food throughout the day, and a live band will perform. The Lucy-Look-A-Like contest will take place at 2 p.m.

The event is family-friendly and open to all ages.

“Kids love to come stomp around in the grapes,” Nichols said, noting that after stomping in the grapes kids are encouraged to make footprints on paper to take home as a souvenir.

Though the grape stomp is a fun, hands-on activity, the winery does not use the juice produced from the event for its wines.

“People always ask us if we use the juice,” Nichols laughed. “We don’t use them for our wine. We just do it for fun.”

General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.