Geneva Grape Jamboree
Geneva Grape Jamboree
If you're looking for things to do near Geneva, Ohio, and the best that Ohio wine country offers, the Geneva Grape Jamboree is a must-see event. Geneva, Ohio, includes 1,500 acres of flourishing grapes thanks to this Lake Erie region's unique weather conditions. Every year, the Geneva Grape Jamboree presents the best of this area's remarkable gift with wine- and grape-related food, contests and attractions.
The Geneva, Ohio, Grape Jamboree is a two-day event hosted during the last weekend in September — September 24 to 25 for 2022. The festival offers plenty of fun events, including a baby costume contest, a stunning art show and the classic pie-eating contest. Local and regional bands will be around to play live music during the event.
Of course, Geneva is prime Ohio wine country, so adults will love to get a taste of the grapes through wine tasting events. With access to rides, attractions and parades, the kids will also have plenty of things to do in this vibrant corner of Ohio.
Food and Drink
The Grape Jamboree lives up to its name with many grape-themed foods to purchase and enjoy — you can find everything from grape ice cream and jam to juice and wine. If you love the wholesome flavor of grapes, you won't want to miss this festival's broad range of delicacies.
The Jamboree is a long-standing celebration of the Geneva grape harvest, with 2022 marking the 57th year of celebration. Today, Geneva's Grape Jamboree events still include many traditions like the Miss Grapette beauty pageant and the chance to participate in grape stomping to make wine. Thousands come yearly to celebrate the festival and enjoy music, food and fun.
After visiting the Geneva Grape Jamboree, there are many other things to do in this part of Ohio. The Geneva area hosts a variety of events and attractions for visitors, so you can enjoy some time on the beach at Lake Erie, do a little fishing, or enjoy the local nightlife with events like dancing and live music.
If you can't get enough of the Ohio wine country, be sure to visit local wineries like Ferrante Winery, an internationally acclaimed wine-making operation running since 1937 and featuring Italian-inspired cuisine.
Book Your Stay for the Geneva Grape Jamboree
If you'd like to celebrate the grape harvest, the Thompson / Grand River Valley KOA Holiday has excellent lodging options for you, including RV Sites, Camping Cabins and Tent Sites. Our campgrounds near Geneva, Ohio, are open through October, allowing you the perfect place to stay while exploring Ohio wine country.
Thompson / Grand River Valley KOA Holiday offers fun amenities like paddle boarding and hiking trails to keep the whole family entertained during your stay. Book online or call (800) 562-0363 to reserve your space today!