The Calaveras Grape Stomp, held in conjunction with the Gold Rush Street Faire, is a unique, fun-filled day for the whole family. At the Grape Stomp, teams of two, a Swabber (sometimes called a Mucker) and a Stomper compete to try and stomp the most juice out of measured amounts of wine grapes. An experienced panel of experts precisely weighs the juice, and prizes are awarded to all the winners. There are special prizes for the top finishers in the Championship Stomp.Teams are encouraged to appear in costume (like we could prevent it anyway) and prizes are awarded for costumes based on originality, design, and effort. But there's a lot more to the Grape Stomp than the wanton destruction of two tons of perfectly good fruit. This years’ silent auction promises to be bigger and better than ever, and locals know this is the way to score some key bargains on Calaveras Wines, ski packages at Bear Valley, and other great items. Proceeds from the Calaveras Grape Stomp support local community groups. Stay tuned for more information. So make your plans now (for the 1st Saturday in October) to have some great food, award-winning wine, unique .... uh, entertainment, and a massive Street Faire, all in the picturesque and historic Gold Rush town of Murphys, CA. For more information, drop us a line, or call (209) 754-0127.