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GA to Host 8th Annual Grape Adventure Nov 4&5, 2017

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Six Flags Great Adventure to Host Eighth-Annual ‘Grape Adventure’

Wine and Food Festival Nov. 4 & 5

What:
Join Six Flags Great Adventure for the region’s most unique wine festival that has a “wild” twist. Six Flags Grape Adventure offers a memorable experience to sample local wines, snack on delectable eats, shop and enjoy entertainment partnered with a special V.I.P. safari experience including giraffe feeding Nov. 4 and 5, 2017.

 

The wine and food festival features 16 New Jersey vineyards with more than 150 locally-produced wines for sampling, an array of dishes from 10 specialty food stations, and handcrafted gifts from 16 local artisans. Guests can purchase an upgraded safari package which includes a private tour of the 350-acre safari, wine tasting with a view of the African Plains animals including giraffes, zebras, gnu and more while relishing in the scenery surrounding Camp Aventura. A remarkable, face-to-face giraffe feeding experience is available for an additional charge.

 

The eighth-annual event follows the end of Fright Fest 2017. As an added feature, the safari package includes admission to the theme park to enjoy all of its thrilling rides and attractions.The safari will not be open to the general public.

 

Where:
Six Flags Great Adventure, 1 Six Flags Boulevard., Jackson, NJ 08527
Enter via main park entrance on Rt. 537 West. Wine festival parking is free.

 

When:
Saturday and Sunday, November 4 and 5, from 11:30 am to 5 pm
Safari Package (includes tours, tastings, and theme park attractions) available from 10:30 am to 3 pm

 

Participating Wineries:
Auburn Road Vineyards
Cava Winery
Chestnut Run Farm
Coda Rossa Winery
DiMattero Vineyard
Four Sisters Winery
Monroeville Winery
Natali Vineyards
Plagido’s Winery
Salem Oak Vineyards
Sharott Winery
Southwind Vineyard & Winery
Tomasello Winery
Valenzano Winery
Villari Vineyards
Wagonhouse Winery

 

Festival Pricing (includes free parking):

One-Day Event Admission: $21.99

One-Day Event Admission with Safari Package: $41.99

Season Pass Holder Admission: $17.99

Season Pass Holder Admission with Safari Package: $31.99

 

For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure.

 

 

 

Source:  Six Flags Great Adventure

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From what I can see it has a great turnout this year.  I've never done one myself but it looks like people enjoy them.

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It was a lot of fun.  I'm not a huge wine drinker, so I've never done one of these before but my wino friends tell me this was pretty well organized and ran.  We paid for the safari package, which was nice as we got to see the lion cubs and baby goats.  My only complaints were about the food, which is that the lines were ridiculously crazy for the BBQ (which wasn't that great, sub-Best of the West level) and the "poutine" (which was more akin to Jersey Disco Fries - brown gravy and cheese sauce - than actual poutine which is frites with cheese curds and brown gravy).  You really had to time it to ensure your food wasn't stone cold by the time you ate it.  The waffles were ridiculously good though and worth the wait.  Lesson learned, next year we bring our own charcuterie or get there early so we can grill in the picnic grove.

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My daughters had a pretty good time.  They only attended the festival, and didn't pay for park admission.  They shared a bottle of wine and ate at one of the food trucks.

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