Extreme Grape

Oh, yes, Grapevine is a hard-ass. It's the Russell Crowe of DFW suburbs. Being a hard-ass, the city wants you to know of its hard-assness. That's why at its annual Main Street Days Outdoor Adventure, held Friday through Sunday, Grapevine flexes its muscles by holding extreme sport exhibitions—a BMX bike show, a pro wakeboarding show and a gunfighter show (after all, there's no sport more extreme than the duel of death)—that flaunt its "adventurous side." On Saturday and Sunday, take a shuttle from the festival's north gate to one of seven Grapevine wineries, where all those hours watching Sideways finally pay off. ("Quaffable but, uh…far from transcendent.") Don't be afraid to get a little weekend drunk, either. The shuttles will run your wasted ass back to the festival until 6 p.m., just in time to welcome your favorite third-tier folk/blues/polka band to one of two stages. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Adult tickets run $7, seniors and kids are $5. Visit grapevinetexasusa.com.
Sat., May 17, 2008


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