September 5 - 7, 2024
The Grape Escape- Harvesting Happiness

St. James, Missouri – May 20, 2024 – The St. James Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce the 91st Annual Grape & Fall Festival, set to take place from September 5-7, 2024. This year, we are thrilled to unveil a series of exciting changes designed to make the festival more inclusive and enjoyable for everyone in our community.

In a significant departure from previous years, the 2024 Grape & Fall Festival will feature no gate fees and no season passes. This decision underscores our commitment to making the festival accessible to all, allowing everyone to enter the park and partake in the festivities without any barriers. We believe that community events should be open and welcoming, and this year’s redesign reflects that vision.

To support this inclusive initiative, we are seeking individuals and businesses to sponsor a child to ride the Carnival rides for just $20.00 which will include a wristband with access all three nights. These sponsorships will help ensure that all students in our community can fully participate in the festival’s activities. With approximately 1200 students in need of sponsorship, we aim to make this a collective effort, showcasing the spirit of St. James.

A donation button will be available on the St. James Chamber of Commerce website, making it easy to contribute. Whether you choose to sponsor 1 child, 5 children, or even 20, every contribution will be acknowledged, and we will keep a running tally of sponsored students.

“This festival has always been about celebrating our community, and this year, we’re taking that commitment to the next level,” said Taisia Gordon, President of the St. James Chamber of Commerce. “By eliminating gate fees and introducing the sponsorship program, we hope to create an environment where every member of our community feels welcome and valued.”

The Grape & Fall Festival will feature a wide array of activities, including a live concert Saturday evening, dog show, roping, flea market, food vendors, grape stomping, a parade, and much more. It promises to be a memorable event filled with fun and entertainment for all ages.

Join us in celebrating the 91st Annual Grape & Fall Festival The Grape Escape- Harvesting Happiness and join in this wonderful community event.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities and festival details, please visit our website at or contact the St. James Chamber of Commerce at 573-265-6649 or


Sponsor a student for $21.00 for a 3 day wristband
Carnival Rides Sept 5-7th


Elite Event Host

Concert Series Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors​

VIP Corporate

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

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