The Lodi Grape Festival and National Wine Show Association, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)5 organization established to promote the agriculture and agriculture products of the San Joaquin County, and to offer diverse forms of agriculture education. Under a contractual agreement with San Joaquin County, the Association produces the annual Lodi Grape Festival and Harvest Fair, which is the San Joaquin County Fair, The Lodi Wine and Food Festival and the Lodi Beer Fest. In addition the 20 acre fairgrounds and facility hosts many other events ranging from basketball tournaments to RV groups to wedding receptions.
The Association is governed by a Board of Directors of up to 36 members. These Directors set policy which is carried out by the Lodi Grape Festival staff.
By becoming a member of the Association you are expressing a desire to become more involved with the Festival, and that you are interested in becoming a Board Member. Association membership is $25 per year and affords voting rights at the Annual Meeting, which takes place in December, an invitation to the Open House in the Directors Room on the first night of the Fair, and an invitation to the President’s Dinner and holiday party in December. Dues must be paid by March 31 to be an active member.
You are encouraged to volunteer at special events, such as working a shift selling raffle tickets for the Ultimate Wine Basket at the Lodi Wine and Food Festival, pouring beer at the Lodi Beer Fest, helping put together the Scholarship Fund grape mural prior to the Fair, or jumping in to help clean up after an Association dinner.
For more information please contact the Lodi Grape Festival office at (209) 369-2771.