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Grape Escape Meets Hazel Hill Chocolate!

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Grape Escape Meets Hazel Hill Chocolate is Topeka's premier wine and food festival with silent and live auctions to benefit the Topeka Performing Arts Center and the community programs we offer. This year, there will be fine chocolates from Hazel Hill Chocolate, a beer garden, cigar deck, and bourbon sampling! Come out and enjoy lots of swirling, sniffing and sipping going on at Grape Escape 2019, Wine, Bourbon, and Beer, on Friday, October 18 - VIP entrance at 5:30 pm and Tasting Entrance at 6:00 PM

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About the Event

Grape Escape is TPAC’s primary fundraising event. It, along with corporate season sponsorship's and the Friends of TPAC program, provide the financial support needed to bring great acts to Topeka and provide educational programs to the community.

Guests will have the opportunity to sample wines from some of the world’s leading vintners & local and craft beers, and taste gourmet hors d’oeuvres and food samplings from premier restaurants and caterers. Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items. The evening concludes with a live auction featuring an array of fabulous and unique items.

Silent Auction

During the event, a silent auction will take place with gift baskets, signed memorabilia, gift cards, and so much more. Items donated from local businesses/organizations.

Live Auction

At 7:45 pm, TPAC will hold it's annual Live Auction. This spectacular event includes items such as VIP Dinners, fine wines and vacations. Items must be picked up and paid for the night of the event.


Laugh Lines Improv Comedy shows pack the house and perform comedy sketches and games based on audience suggestions. You won’t want to miss a single minute of this special group performing at both the VIP Dinner Experience and for the Grape Escape audiience following the LIVE AUCTION! This troupe of comics has become a Topeka tradition! Don't miss them!

NOTICE: The Grape Escape is an adults only 21+ event. According to state law, a valid ID will be required from all guests for entry.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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 our marketing department at 785-234-2787 x104 or

$5,000 Sponsors

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
Westar Energy
KMAJ Majic 107.7

$3,250 Sponsors

Cox Communications

$1,500 Sponsors

Security Benefit
Alpha Media

Food, Beverage, Specialty Partners

Juli's Coffee & Bistro
LaRocca's Pizza
Engroff Catering
Iron Rail Brewing
Front Door Catering
Pie Birds Pie
Hazel Hill Chocolate
G's Catering
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