Grape Escape

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Grape Escape is Topeka's premier wine and food festival with silent and live auctions to benefit the Topeka Performing Arts Center.

Again this year, there will be lots of swirling, sniffing and sipping going on at the 16th Annual Grape Escape 2013, A Toast to the Arts on Friday, August 2, 2013 at 6:30PM

Tickets can only be purchased at the TPAC Box Office or by calling TPAC, 785-234-2787 ext 100. Space is limited so reserve your spot early.

About the Event

Grape Escape is TPAC’s primary fundraising event. It as well as corporate season sponsorships and the Friends of TPAC program provide the financial support needed to bring great acts to Topeka and provide educational programs to the community. 

Last year was a great success with over 450 people in attendance and over $100,000 raised! 

Guests will have the opportunity to sample over 160 wines from some of the world’s leading vintners and taste gourmet hors d’oeuvres and food samplings from premier restaurants and caterers.  Guests will also have the opportunity to shop and bid for an outstanding array of silent auction items and conclude the evening with a live auction featuring an array of fabulous and unique items.

Becoming a Sponsor

Each year the Topeka Performing Arts Center seeks cash and trade sponsors to fund the event. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - Marketing Manager at 785-234-2787 x104.

Thank you to our 2013 Grape Escape Sponsors

Title Sponsor
Glazer's of Kansas


Premium CellarHill's Pet Nutrition & WIBW Television

North American Vineyard - Security Benefit & WIBW AM/FM
South AmericanSevenEightFive Magazine

EuropeanCapitol Federal® & Topeka Capital Journal

AustralianBartlett & West Cumulus Broadcasting - KMAJ


Advisors Excel
Cox Communications
Goodell, Stratton, Edmonds & Palmer, L.L.P.
Topeka Magazine


Mize, Houser & Company
Parrish Hotels


Dynamic Computer Solutions
Premier Employment Solutions
Sherwood Gazette

Program Sponsor

Hill's Pet Nutrition

Featured Restaurants

Aboud's Catering, AJ's NY Pizzaria, Carino's Italian Grill, G's Catering, Hazel Hill Chocolate Traditions, Mad Eliza's, Longhorn Steakhouse, Urban Appetite Co., PT's Coffee, Lindyspring

Live and Silent Auction Items

Grape Escape Wine Selection

Silent Auction

Throughout the event guests will find a number of items to bid on during the Silent Auction. Items range from KU & K-State Sports Memorabilia to Spa Packages and world-class wines. These items are donated by local businesses and restaurants.  Guests can bid on the silent auction items until midway through the evening. Items must be picked up and paid for the night of the event.

Live Auction
Toward the end of the evening TPAC will hold it's annual Live Auction. This spectacular event includes items such as VIP Dinners, fine wines and trips across North America. Items must be picked up and paid for the night of the event.

In order to bid on live or silent auction items guests must obtain a bid number. These will be assigned to you through the TPAC Box Office when you purchase your Grape Escape tickets. A Credit Card number must be submitted in order to obtain a bid number. Although this does not have to be the method of payment, it is still required.


Tickets are available at the TPAC box office, or by calling 785-234-2787 ext. 100.  

Basic Admission - $70 per person
Includes all activities, commemorative wine glass, gourmet food and dessert tasting, entertainment, bidding number for auction registration. 

Premium Admission - $95 per person
Includes basic admission plus five wine tastings in our exclusive Premium Cellar.

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