Grape Stomp BBQ moving to Penticton beach

Annual event at Lakeside Resort will feature outdoor stomp, plus pig roast, wine tasting and DJ

Jamie Moore of the Penticton Lakeside Resort pours a glass of the wine for servers Kaitlin Atkinson (left) and Tayler Schwabe to deliver. The Lakeside is hosting the Great Grape Stomp

Jamie Moore of the Penticton Lakeside Resort pours a glass of the wine for servers Kaitlin Atkinson (left) and Tayler Schwabe to deliver. The Lakeside is hosting the Great Grape Stomp

About 1,500 pounds of grapes will get pulverized at the annual Grape Stomp BBQ and wine tasting event at the Penticton Lakeside Resort on Sept. 27.

Register as a team or come out and watch the entertainment as teams of three stomp away in hopes of winning the Great Grape Lake Stomp title.

“Teams usually come dressed up in different themes which makes for a lot of fun for those participating and those watching,” said Brannigan Boyd, director of regional sales and marketing at Penticton Lakeside Resort.

“We will have prizes for best dressed team and there is limited spots for teams, who do get in for free because they are part of the entertainment.”

Along with the grape stomping, the Lakeside Resort will have a pig roast and hip of beef buffet, complimentary glass of wine from Hester Creek, live DJ all on the private licenced beach at the resort. The party gets started at 5 p.m. and goes until 9:30 p.m.

“We are hoping the weather remains as nice as it has been, but we will have tents up and heaters just in case and we are hoping to have an actual platform in the water for the stompers so it looks like the barrels are in the water,” said Boyd.

“We are really trying to make it a full event because before it used to be in the ballroom.”

Prizes will be awarded for most juice produced, best dressed and possibly a few other categories.

Teams can enter for free and tickets and registration are at the front desk of the resort. Prizes will go to the winning team and best costume.

Tickets to the Great Grape Lake Stomp are $25 and available at the Penticton Lakeside Resort. To register as a team call the Penticton Lakeside at 250-493-8221 or email Brannigan@RPBhotels.com.