While the summers get hotter each year, not everyone can afford to go on a holiday just to get away from the heat and the humidity in Goa. That leaves people wondering what to do during the season. Some work during the week which only leaves the weekends for entertainment. People either go to the beach or get out of Goa on weekends and others find something to do in the city. And so, this summer weekend, Panjim hosts an annual event that is fun for everyone. The Grape Escapade 2018 which is in its 14th edition will be held at the Campal grounds.
The Grape Escapade 2018
The popular wine festival is in its 14th edition this year. An annual event, it starts this evening, the 19th of April and goes on until the 22nd. Grape Escapade 2018 is expected to draw a large crowd on account of the summer holidays.
According to the organizers and the state’s tourism department, the annual 4-day wine festival will most likely see a mix of several Indian and international wine brands in attendance.
“This is the 14th edition of the Grape Escapade. The four-day event is expected to draw lakhs of tourists in view of the ongoing summer vacations and surge in tourists to the state,” said the state Tourism Department in a statement on Monday.
“Over the years, Grape Escapade has provided a platform for local entrepreneurs to share expertise, display products, engage in B2B, and offers tourists and Goans an opportunity to savor flavors from the vineyard, taste Goan food, and experience Goa’s traditions and culture.”
The Grape Escapade 2018 will see a line up of professionals from the tourism and hospitality industry, hoteliers, restaurateurs. There will also be wineries and manufacturers showcasing their premium products. Festival highlights include wine tasting, grape stomping, and the crowning of the Grape Escapade Queen 2018. And since no outdoor event is complete without food and music, there are also going to be a large number of food stalls along with live music and entertainment.
So get yourself, family and friends, to the Campal grounds located next to Kala Academy for 4 evenings of some great wines, food, and live entertainment.
Also, if you want to check out something different, Margao will have what you might be looking for, on the same dates. The Konkan Fruit Fest takes place in Margao this year, from Friday, April 20 to Sunday, April 22 at the Promenade of the Opinion Poll Square and the Ravindra Bhavan, Margao.
Information credit – The Indian Express