Window Decorating


Dress Up The Town! Window Decorating Contest For 2014

Application for 2014

Entrants of the 2013 Window Decorating Contest will be listed in the Festival Flashes Supplement as a destination point for our visitors. The prize for the winning entry is a business card size ad in the 2014 Festival Guide.


  • Participating businesses must be located within a three-mile radius of downtown Paw Paw.
  • Decorations will be judged on creativity and must reflect a Wine and Harvest theme.
  • Windows must be decorated by August 22.
  • The winning business will receive a business card size ad in the 2014 Festival Guide.
  • Windows will be judged Tuesday, Aug 25 through Thursday, Aug. 29.
  • A picture of the winning display and business will be placed in the Courier –Leader newspaper.

Car Show

18th Annual Grape Escape Classic Car Show

Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 8 am to 3 pm

Car Show

Downtown Paw Paw

Trophies will be awarded to the following:

Street Rods
Best of Show
Oldest Vechile
Farthest Driven
Club Participation

Registration Saturday, September 6, 2014 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Judging Noon-1:30 pm , Awards will be presented at 2:30 pm
Pre-registered $12.00 - on-site registration $15.00

Must Be Present to Win

Find an entry form here

St Julian Festival Parade

Sunday Sept 7, 2014

The Wine and Harvest Festival is looking for entries for our parade to hit the streets of Paw Paw on Sunday, September 7, to make this parade the best Paw Paw has ever hosted.

LAke Race


If you would like to join the fun, simply check the box marked "yes" I would like my entry to be part of the judging contest" on the parade entry form.

Keep in mind that this is a "festival parade". If you do not wish to be part of the judging contest, we still ask that your entry still look festive!

Find the Parade Entry Form Here to print out or Fill out the Online Form HERE


Line-up begins at 10:00 am at the Paw Paw Middle School
Please arrive prior to noon, as streets are closed in preparation for the parade.

Entries are placed randomly throughout the parade including political entries.

Thank you for taking the time to participate in this year’s St. Julian Festival Parade, we look forward to new and exciting things to make this event a great success. There will be a judging contest that will be voting for the best “themed” parade entry for 2014.


Begins: Paw Paw Middle School - line-up begins at 10 am, Step-off at 1 pm
Ends: Paw Paw Community Ed Center Building


The Paw Paw Village and Department of Public Safety Officials request that you DO NOT throw candy or other items from the floats, cars or other parade units. Candy or other items may be passed out by individuals walking along side of the parade.


30th Annual Vineyard Classic Bicycle Tour

LAke Race

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014

3 Routes:

22 miles, 39 miles and 60 miles

The Vineyard Classic is part if the Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival. On Sunday, there are many events in and around the Paw Paw area, with arts and crafts, winery tours, entertainment, grape stomping and the St. Julian Festival Parade. This tour travels past lush vineyards and orchards at the peak of harvest season. Cyclists pass by woodlands, rivers, lakes and neighboring Villages.  Starting location is the Van Buren County Human Services Building, north of Lakeview Community Hospital at 801 Hazen Street. Registration is from 7:00 am to 9:00 am, with the tour starting 8:00 - 9:00. Sag support with radio crew, route maps, road markings, first aid and refreshment stops are provided.

HELMETS ARE REQUIRED. Waiver of liability must be signed the day of the tour.


COST of the tour is $15 each, Children under 12 free when with an adult. After August 12, registration is $20

Please make checks payable to:
PO Box 414
Paw Paw, MI 49079

Find a printable application here
View the Bicycle Tour Photo Gallery

Grape Lake 5K Walk/Run

Lake Race

25th Annual Grape Lake 5k Walk/Run

Maple Lake, Paw Paw

Saturday, September 6, 2014 8 a.m.

Bronson LakeView Hospital, Paw Paw MI

Registration Form

Mark your calendars for this fast, flat USATF-certified 5k course around Maple Lake. Our race has been endorsed by the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports and is also part of the87th Annual Challenge Fitness - Michigan Fruit Belt Series.

Bronson LakeView Hospital is proud to offer the Grape Lake 5k Run/Walk as part of our commitment to maintaining and improving the health of the people we serve and as a fun wellness activity during the Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival. Any proceeds the event may raise will go back into health and wellness initiatives in our community.

Lake Race
Lake Race
Lake Race

For more information email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit

View our Photo Gallery of 2010 /Walk Photos

2013 Coca Cola Grape Stomp

Preliminaries on Saturday, September 7th

Finals on Sunday, September 8th

Wine and Harvest Festival Map

You and four of your friends climb into a vat of grapes and stomp for two minutes. The juice, which pours out of a drain at the bottom of the vat, is weighed and recorded. The six highest weights in each category return on Sunday for the official stomp-off competition.

Total prize purse of $1,310!

Cash prizes are awarded to the top three places in each category.


Grape Stomp

Stomp for Cash
Early entry fee is $60 per team. After Aug. 12 entry fee is $80. Your team keeps the cash if you win.

1st Place $300
2nd Place $200
3rd place $100

Grape Stomp

Student Stomp
Early entry fee is $20 per team/after Aug. 12, entry fee is $40. Prize money is donated to the school or student organization of your choice.

1st Place $100
2nd Place $75
3rd place $50

Grape Stomp

Stomp for Charity
Early entry fee is $40 per team. After Aug. 12, entry fee is $60. Prize money is donated to your favorite charity.

1st place - $225
2nd place - $160
3rd place – $100

Registration Deadline is August 12, 2013.

See our Frequently Asked Questions for any of your Grape Stomp questions.

Coca Cola Grape Stomp Rules

The Wine & Harvest Festival Activities are family oriented and the rules are as follows:

1. The team captain will be notified of preliminary stomp time the first week of September. The schedule cannot be completed until all applications are received, so please do not call prior to September 4, 2013.

2. Please verify your category when signing in. Checks for winners in the Charity and Student Stomp categories will be issued to the organization designated on the entry form.

3. Stomping consists of two timed minutes. Five persons or less to a team.

4. ONLY juice, not pulp, produced by stomping will be weighed and recorded. The highest weights produced in each category on Saturday will qualify for Sunday’s finals. In the case of rain on Sunday, the prizes will be paid out according to Saturday’s weights.

5. Team captains are responsible for bringing the juice to the weigh station, filtering the juice, and verifying the weight with the judges.

6. Team captain or team representative must be present at the 4:30 pm Saturday drawing for Sunday’s final stomp positions. If a team representative is not present Grape Stomp officials will draw for the team’s position.

7. Intoxicated participants will not be allowed to participate. Use of alcohol is strictly prohibited.

8. Throwing grapes or juice will result in disqualification.

9. Please refrain from vulgarity and profanity.

10. No artificial aids either on hands or feet. Bare feet and hands only. We do suggest that you use pads on your knees.

Grape Stomp

It is recommended that all jewelry or breakables be removed before stomping. We appreciate your participation. Thank you for helping make the festival a success!

Good Luck!

Find a Printable Grape Stomp Entry Form and Brochure Here

Send your registration with your payment to:
Paw Paw Wine & Harvest Festival
P.O. Box 376
Paw Paw, MI 49079
269-655-1111 for questions