Normally when you tread on runaway grapes in the supermarket, you peel the mess from your shoes and look around furtively, hoping nobody will make you pay for it. Not so at the Capital City Public Market's inaugural Fall Festival and Grape Stomp.
Rather than disapprove of grape destruction, Capital City Public Market and sponsor Woodriver Cellars are encouraging attendees to take off their shoes and get squashing. The grape stomp will feature competitions for all ages, with up to eight people in each competition. If you miss the first one, don't worry—stomp competitions run every 20 minutes. The person who pulverizes the most produce in each division wins a prize.
Along with stomping grapes, the Fall Festival will also highlight that most versatile of autumn crops: the apple. There will be ample apple tastings and apple treats available to satisfy your sweet tooth. After you've had your fill, wash it all down with a sample of beer from Table Rock Brewery.
The stomping, crunching and sipping run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the market on Saturday, Sept. 24. For more information, check out Capital City Public Market's website.