Grapevine plans lots of fright nights in October

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October is a howling good time in Grapevine — from storytellers to haunted trains to the Hallo-Wine trail for grownups.

The frightfully good time includes the Grapevine Wine Trails: Hallo-Wine Trail from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 26. These urban wine trails, featuring multiple winery tasting rooms, take a journey from historic farmsteads to French-style chateaus. Most of the wine tasting rooms are located in Historic Downtown Grapevine, making it easy to stroll between venues. Several also offer live entertainment and dining.

The event includes three tastings and food samplings at each participating winery, a large crystal souvenir wine glass and a premium bottle of Texas wine. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 at the door and can be picked up at Cross Timbers Winery beginning at 10 a.m. For information, visit www.grapevinewinerytrail.com.

Participating wineries are the Cross Timbers Winery, D’Vine Wine, Farina’s Winery, Homestead Winery and Su Vino Winery, Ticket pickup begins at 10 a.m. at Cross Timbers Winery at 805 N. Main St. in Grapevine. For information call 817-488-6789.

Fun for the kids

Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Grapevine’s historic Nash Farm from 7–9 p.m. Oct. 26 for “Bewitched by the Barn.” Presented by the Tarrant Area Guild of Storytellers, the free family event features stories that become scarier as the night progresses. Guests will enjoy free popcorn and hot cider. Make sure to bring flashlights, chairs and blankets. For information, visit www.nashfarm.org.

Night Watchman

Learn about Grapevine’s haunted past on the Grapevine Night Watchman Tour, presented by D’Vine Wine. This hauntings and history tour features stories such as who robbed the bank on Main in 1932 and tales about which winery tasting room is haunted. The tour is a 90-minute walking tour through Grapevine and begins at D’Vine Wine, 409 S. Main Street. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for students and seniors and $10 for children under 12. Tours begin Oct. 10 and are held Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 6 p.m.

Train of Horror

Are you ready for the Chillin’ Train of Horror? On Oct. 25 from 7- 9 p.m., this special train excursion aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad features appetizers, beer and wine along with ghost riders and an appearance by the Headless Horseman. This train ride is for guests 21 and up. Tickets are $40 and must be purchased in advance. For information, visit GVRR.com.

Ride the Rails

Ride the rails on the Halloween Treat Train aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. On Oct. 27, children wearing their costumes will receive treats aboard this festive event. Tickets start at $10. For information, visit www.GVRR.com.

For information about Grapevine, call the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at 817-410-3185 or visit www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com.

Marty Sabota, 817-390-7367

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