Arts and leisure briefs: Try some grape stomping at Saint Croix Vineyards

  • Updated: August 31, 2013 - 5:10 PM

Martin Zellar, former lead singer of the Gear Daddies, will headline the music lineup at Fall Festival in Oakdale.

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Saint Croix Vineyards, 6428 Manning Av. N. in Stillwater, is holding its 14th annual Grape Stomp starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, and Sunday, Sept. 8.

Vineyard and winery tours and live music will be part of the festivities.

Grape stomping competitions for both kids and adults will be held at approximately 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. each day. A drawing will be held to determine who will compete in the competitions — entries are made on arrival, and everyone will get a chance to stomp grapes between competitions.

Vineyard/winery tours will take place at about noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day (no pre-registration required).

Music from noon to 5 p.m. each day, provided by the Midnight Mo Experience on Saturday, Jonny James and the Hall of Fames on Sunday and by Mike Salovich both Saturday and Sunday.

Wine sampling will be offered in our tasting room from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Call 651-430-3310 or e-mail for more information.


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Music, festivities part of this week’s festival

Martin Zellar, former lead singer of the Gear Daddies, will headline a lineup of live music that is part of the all-day Fall Festival at Transfiguration Church and School beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7.

Music, which starts at 11 a.m., also includes Tim Mahoney and Mark Andrew, both contestants on NBC’s “The Voice,” and other local artists.

The Festival Market starts at 8: 30 a.m., followed by the Holy Soles 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. (registration starts at 8 a.m.) Cost is $10 for adults, $20 for youth, $10 for kids aged 9 and under. Food trucks, rides and games open at 10 a.m. For $15 advance music passes, visit

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