Sherri Richards, Published August 16 2009
Buffalo wine fest set
The 2009 North Dakota Wine and Grape Harvest Festival and Grape Stomp will be held Saturday at the Red Trail Vineyard, 3510 142nd Ave. S.E., Buffalo.
The fourth annual grape fest includes music, a wine and beer garden, vendors, exhibitors and tours.
Gates open at 1 p.m. with bluegrass music by the Lloyd Larson Trio beginning at 1:30 p.m. John Trelstad will perform at 5 p.m., with headliner Monroe Crossings taking the stage at 6:30 p.m.
Walking tours of the vineyards will take place throughout the afternoon, as well as wagon rides. The grape stomping competition will happen at 3:30 p.m.
Admission is $20. For more information, call (701) 633-5392 or visit www.redtrailvineyard.com.
Other events happening around the region this week include:
- Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers Show, Friday through Sunday, Park Rapids, Minn. Annual reunion includes live music, log handling, lumber sawing, grain threshing, parades, model engines and machines, demonstrations and children’s activities. Show grounds are located adjacent to Lake Itasca State Park on Minnesota Highway 200. For details, call (218) 657-2233 or visit
- Northwoods Art Festival and Book Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Lake Street, Hackensack, Minn. Festival includes more than 80 art exhibitors, local and regional authors, entertainment, food and activities for children. For details, call (218) 675-6052 or visit www.hackensack
- Blues on the Red, 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Town Square, Grand Forks, N.D. Free blues music performances, with food and drink available to purchase. Call (701) 772-8404 for details.
Readers can reach Forum reporter Sherri Richards at (701) 241-5556