TONTITOWN, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Tontitown Grape Festival returns for its 123rd year.
On August 2-6, the festival will offer free nightly entertainment including grape stomping, arts and crafts and more.
Carnival rides do require the purchase of armbands, according to the website schedule. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday armbands cost $25. Saturday all-day pass is $30 and Friday price is also $30.
Chairman of the festival Ryan Pianalto says volunteers start preparing to serve the spaghetti dinner three weeks early. The spaghetti dinner cost $12 per adult and $6 per child.
“We start from scratch,” Pianalto said. “We start with eggs and flour. That’s all that’s in there. We start almost three weeks early prepping the haul, prepping the seems, and getting everything ready for these two weeks.”
Pianalto says it’s been a really good year for making the pasta, as they’ve had between 40 and 50 volunteers each day.
The Tontitown grape festival starts on August 2.
Corrections were made to include prices of carnival rides and spaghetti dinner.