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PHOTOS | Thousands attend Grampians Grape Escape

Chloe Jones crushing grapes at the Grampians Grape Escape.STOMP: Beaming youngster Chloe shows off the results of her grape-crushing efforts during Grampians Grape Escape festival at Halls Gap at the weekend.
Chloe was among thousands of visitors who made the most of festival activities.
Organisers were delighted with the turnout for the annual celebration of Grampians wine and produce, which swelled Halls Gap district’s population by more than 9000 over two days.
Estimates were more than 6000 people went through the gates on Saturday alone, sampling products from more than 120 stalls and soaking up workshop and live-music experiences.
Early figures revealed the attendance was up by about 20 percent on last year and at least 40 percent of attendees who booked online were first-time visitors to the Grampians.
Northern Grampians Shire’s Cr Jason Hosemans described the event as ‘a great showcase for our region’, adding ‘it has become a must-attend event for any food and wine lover’ and that a child-friendly atmosphere had generated many positive comments.

Costa talks all things compost at Grampians Grape Escape

Emmylou MacCarthy talking about grazing tables at the Grampians Grape Escape.

Emmylou MacCarthy talking about grazing tables at the Grampians Grape Escape.

Amy Kemp, Taylor Mentha, Billie Bibby, Luca Jende and Chloe Jones at the Grampians Grape Escape.

Amy Kemp, Taylor Mentha, Billie Bibby, Luca Jende and Chloe Jones at the Grampians Grape Escape.

Josh Walker, Simon Schultz and Heath Mason from Timboon Distillery at the Grampians Grape Escape.

Josh Walker, Simon Schultz and Heath Mason from Timboon Distillery at the Grampians Grape Escape.

Heath Mason charring a whiskey barrell at the Grampians Grape Escape.

Heath Mason charring a whiskey barrell at the Grampians Grape Escape.

Plenty of food, wine and fun at the Grampians Grape Escape.

Plenty of food, wine and fun at the Grampians Grape Escape.

Tim Norton and Sam Ryan at the Grampians Grape Escape.

Tim Norton and Sam Ryan at the Grampians Grape Escape.

Friends gather at the Grampians Grape Escape.

Friends gather at the Grampians Grape Escape.

Mick Fratin from Fratin Brothers Vineyard shows Michael and Michelle Dornan his wares at the Grampians Grape Escape.

Mick Fratin from Fratin Brothers Vineyard shows Michael and Michelle Dornan his wares at the Grampians Grape Escape.

Kelsey Hocking, Steph Azzopardi and Courtney Reynolds at the Grampians Grape Escape.

Kelsey Hocking, Steph Azzopardi and Courtney Reynolds at the Grampians Grape Escape.

Indigo Venn with Tabitha the Darwin carpet python at the Grampians Grape Escape.

Indigo Venn with Tabitha the Darwin carpet python at the Grampians Grape Escape.

Indigo Venn makes a new friend 'Tabitha' the Darwin carpet python at the Grampians Grape Escape.

Indigo Venn makes a new friend ‘Tabitha’ the Darwin carpet python at the Grampians Grape Escape.

Grampians Grape Escape.

Grampians Grape Escape.

Mauricio Sanna cooking Spanish food at the Grampians Grape Escape.

Mauricio Sanna cooking Spanish food at the Grampians Grape Escape.

Sal Kimber playing at the Grampians Grape Escape.

Sal Kimber playing at the Grampians Grape Escape.

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