You Need to Make a Trip to the Geneva Grape Jamboree

Did you know that approximately 1,500 acres of grapes are grown in the Geneva, Ohio area? Harvest season kicks off in September, and that gives us over 1,500 reasons to celebrate Ohio’s wine region! Whether you are a wine enthusiast or a grape juice fanatic, the Geneva Grape Jamboree is a fantastic way to celebrate the great grape harvest in Geneva, Ohio!

After your trip to the Geneva Grape Jamboree, be sure to take advantage of everything else that the area offers! If you are planning your next Lake Erie getaway, cut your planning time in half when you download our free Geneva-on-the-Lake Vacation Guide. Our guide is full of recommendations on festivals, entertainment, parks, recreation, and restaurants in the area!

What You Need to Know About the Geneva Grape Jamboree


The Jamboree is a celebration of Ohio’s grape harvest season. This year, 2018, will mark the 55th annual festival! This year’s lineup of activities, events, and entertainment is extensive. Beloved and cherished traditions like the grape stomping competition, the pie eating contest, and the Grape Jamboree car show are some of the most highly anticipated events! On day one, kick off the festival weekend with free entertainment by local musicians and artists. Afterward, be sure to attend the wine festival parade!

Food & Wine

Grapes, freshly squeezed juice, grape pies, wines, and jellies are just the beginning of the Grape Jamboree! You will also find gourmet cupcakes, pastries, and countless other grape products. In addition, classic boardwalk favorites like pizza, iced tea, and cotton candy will also be available. If you are like most and looking to get a proper taste of Ohio’s best wines, then the Wine Tasting Extravaganza is a must! We are excited to announce that Lakehouse Winery will be featured at this year’s extravaganza on the first day! Remember to reserve your tasting tickets in advance!

Tips for Your Trip

  • Mark your calendar! The 2018 Grape Jamboree will be on Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30.
  • Some activities at the festival may require advanced registration. For a full list of activities, entertainment, and details, check out the Grape Jamboree website.
  • If you are planning a trip to the Jamboree, save money on lodging and other activities in the area by exploring our packages and specials. They are the perfect way to enjoy the best of what Lake Erie offers!

Where to Stay

The Lakehouse Inn & Winery is less than 10 minutes away from the 2018 Geneva Grape Jamboree! Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Lake Erie, our inn is a wonderful place to relax and unwind after a day filled with laughter and celebration. With our onsite spaboutique winery, and local farm-to-table restaurant, Crosswinds Grille, a stay at Lakehouse Inn & Winery is a destination in and of itself! 

When you stay in one of our cozy accommodations, like our Lake Erie Suite, you can always expect the best packages, amenities, and top-notch service. If you are ready to plan your Lake Erie getaway, check our availability and book your stay today! We can’t wait to host you at The Lakehouse Inn & Winery.

Looking for more festivals in the area like the Geneva Grape Jamboree? Read our blog on 15 of the best Geneva-on-the-Lake events!