Festival Time: 6th to 9th February
For a gourmet freak January is the time to be merrier with The Grape Escapade in Goa. Celebrate your passion as you drop in Goa. The food and lifestyle festival is an annual event that takes you to a land where you will find exotic flavors one can dream of!
This 4 day extravaganza re-introduces classy side of Konkani culture. Goa Tourism Development Corporation Ltd organizes Grape Escapade in association with Department of Tourism in wake of promoting Goa as a Lifestyle Destination. The Carnival is hosted before the holy period of Lent. Held at Campal Ground, Panjim the flamboyance of the event lives the Portuguese legacy.
The festival begins at the onset of dusk. Carnival begins with parade of 20 sponsored floats with fun filled activities in state capital, Panjim; followed by the same in Margao, Vasco, Curchorem, Ponda, Shiroda and Mapusa on subsequent days. It is dancing, music, grape stomping, and wine tasting from the finest wineries of the world. With best restaurants and caterers of Goa serving scrumptious delicacies, food too gains headlines. To satiate every one’s taste buds International flavors are served.
What a fun to contest for ‘Grape Escapade Queen’! Live music bands or models walking the ramp in fashion show, each activity has a great charm.
The festival brings professionals from entertainment and food industry under one roof. Being Asia’s biggest wine festival it is also an opportunity to grow B2B relations for tourism and hospitality sector. The Grape Escapade provides platform where National and International wineries, hoteliers and restaurateurs find business networking opportunities that nourish the economy of the state.
It is an enthralling experience for both the participants and visitors. While wine connoisseurs find pleasure in wine tasting session, trendy youth live the fashion through the fashion shows. These shows are lifeline of entire carnival. Feel the ecstasy of the moment at Grape Escapade with well planned tour packages of Goa.