The Grape Growers Committee of Austin County is putting out a call to home wine makers and inviting them to the annual Austin County Fair Non-Commercial Wine Makers Contest & Show on Sunday, October 15, 2017. (Please note the new date for the Austin County Fair Wine Show is Sunday, October 15, 2017, which is during the Austin County Fair. The new location for the show will be at the Bellville American Legion Hall located on the Hwy 529 entrance gate.)
There is no entry fee and the number of samples is unlimited, however, entrants must pay an admission fee or display a season pass or life member pass to enter the grounds. Prices for admission are – Adults & Children 12 & Over $15.00, Senior Citizens 65 & Over $6.00, Children 6-11 $6.00. Entry forms may be obtained from the Austin County Fair Office, or by clicking 2017 Wine Show Entry Form.
Entries will be accepted from 12:30pm – 1:30pm. The judging will begin promptly at 1:30pm and will be followed by a
tasting upon the completion of the show. Gold, silver and bronze medallions will be awarded to the top placers in each category, and belt buckles will be given to the best of show and runner up, a special award given to the highest placing Austin County produced sample.