Photo of Grapes
Tontitown Grape Festival
of the humble and difficult beginnings of Tontitown has grown from
a ceremony of thanksgiving for the harvest of 1898 to a major
event. A queen and her court reign over the festivities, which
include a spaghetti dinner for about 8,000 people, a pancake
breakfast, a foot race, a book sale, arts and crafts, and a "rustic
Project documentation includes a 20-page essay;
photocopies of historic documents and photos; programs from the
100th and 101st Festivals; twenty-eight 8 x 10 black and white
photos, most historic in nature; two videotapes: "The 100th
Tontitown Grape Festival (1898-1998)" and "History of Tontitown
(1898-1998)"' and an audiocassette of a Tontitown tour.
Originally submitted by: Tim Hutchinson, Senator.
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