Vineyard News August & September


August & September Vineyard News
PIN UP Contest hosted by the Whimsical Wine Woman &
a 50's rock & roll style dance
with DJ-TJ
August 16, 2019       7-11pm
THE SHOW! FAB and FUN, for the first time at the vineyard a PIN Up vintage
fashion show competition hosted by our friend the Whimsical Wine Woman.
Glamourous contestants in retro fashions will compete for fun and prizes. 
THE MUSIC!    50’s themed rock music and sock hop dance hosted by DJ-TJ!
YOU ! Dress up in your best retro 50’s gear a la American Graffiti style.  Style yourself 50’s with a poodle skirt, pony tails, slicked back duck tail, greaser leather or high style retro 50’s vintage. Creative dress welcome or just come out casual and enjoy the fun.

$5 per person cover , kids 12 and under free.

Arrival suggested 6-7pm.
7-8pm Wine tasting, music and mingle
8-9pm PINUP Competition with the Whimsical Wine Woman Hosting
9-11pm DJ TJ dancing 50’s ROCK MUSIC and fun!

7-11pm, $5pp cover, 12 & under free

8/17 Champaign Freight-
Rockin the Vineyard for the first time.

8/24 The Mystery Machine- come out and solve the mystery! Find out what Rod, Vinny, George, Jill, Doug and Steve have in store

8/31   Jammsammich
9/02   Stewarts's Goose Acoustic Show* no cover
9/07  Highway J
9/14  The Unhandsome Devils-really...they're handsome and they can rock!
9/21   The Joe Stamm Band
9/28   Coco Loco 

female stomps red grapes in wooden basket
Annual Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival
Date: September 1, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm

The Annual Grape Stomp is for those who have the desire to emulate Lucy and get their “feet” wet in the wine. Bring your cameras to preserve the moment and have proof of your endeavors in “wine making”.
·     Wine tasting all day
·     Food by The Mackinaw Lions Club
·     Music by Rod, Vinny and friends will be performing throughout the day as MC’s and play “Stompin Rock” for everyone to enjoy.
·     Free Face Painting for kids young and "mature"
YES! is the answer for anyone who wants to come in costume dressed as a LUCY look-a- like and all are welcome to dress up and have fun, there is no charge to enter the Lucy contest.
·     Lucy Look-a-Like contest will be held at 3:30pm the $50 prize this year will be shared between the children and adult division winners for the Best LUCY’S. There are grab bag prizes for kid stomp winners and gift certificates for adults stompers. Face painting for kids of all ages!!

Admission to the event is $5 per person, with 12 and under free. Call for more information to 309-359-9463 or

Special Olympics- LIP SYNC COMPETITION featuring Retrofit
September 6, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 P

Special Olympics Illinois Heartland/Area 6 and the Law Enforcement Torch Run are hosting their Third Annual Lip Sync Battle on August 9th at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard 6-9pm.
This event features Central Illinois celebrities who will “sing” their hearts out against other local celebrities to raise money and awareness for our Area 6 athletes and their families. Lip Sync contestants will perform to one of their favorite songs for the audience, who will in turn vote for their favorite acts with a donation.
Jonathan Mays | Assistant Director – Region G | Special Olympics Illinois
605 East Willow St. | Normal, IL 61761 | Office: 309-888-2562

Flower Arranging Class with Alice's Table
Date: September 8, 2019
Time: 1:00pm -3:00pm

Please join us at Mackinaw Valley Winery for an early evening flower arranging workshop with an instructor from Alice’s Table! Create a beautiful summer arrangement to take home while learning tips and tricks to use again and again. The flower arranging can take anywhere from one to two hours, depending on the complexity and format of the arrangement.
Alice’s Table provides aprons for you to wear for the duration of the event. Working with flowers can be messy, so make sure to wear something you won’t mind getting a little dirty. You don’t need to bring anything out of the ordinary with you – we provide the flowers, vases, and tools you will need to create your arrangement.  Class fee includes three samples of their fabulous wines! You can bring snacks or enjoy cheese and crackers from Ropp Jersey Cheese or Chocolatier Confection Chocolates, available in the tasting room.
Reserve spots for a party of five or more and get 10% off


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