The Hollister Chamber News for July 19 points out that the 11th Annual Hollister Grape & Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, September 26th, 2009 on Historic Downing Street in downtown Hollister. The event originated in the early 1900s to celebrate the annual grape harvest, as local growers shipped their produce to markets via the railroads. The modern version features live music and entertainment, great food, a wine-tasting garden, crafts, children’s activities, and the highlight of the festival, the Grape Stomping Contest.
The Hollister Area Chamber of Commerce is asking for help and offering businesses the opportunity to become a 2009 Grape & Fall Festival Sponsor. Some of the benefits of sponsoring the Festival are radio air time, public recognition on stage, and printed recognition in the Grape & Fall Festival Program. Last year’s festival attracted 5,000 people and that is a great way for a business to communicate their message to a large audience. For more information on the festival or about how you can join in the marketing campaign for the event, contact the Chamber office at 334-3050 or [email protected].
Hollister Area Chamber of Commerce Members are also entitled to free booth space at the festival, on a space available basis. Show off your products, provide information, or even host a children’s game: It’s up to you. Contact the Chamber office to reserve your space now.