The manifestation which is known among the people as “The Grapes Ball”, has a long tradition, and it is held in every year on the third weekend in September.
The first exhibition of wine was held in Vrsac in the restaurant “The two keys” in the year of 1857-th. The first written document originates from the year of 1494-th. (when the king Vladislav the Second, the king of Hungary, paid 10,5 ducats for a barrel of wine from Vršac.) A mascot – A protective Personality of the “vintage” is: Vinko Lozić, who is created by our great writer Sterija, and which is “a direct descendant of the god Bacchus.” He is the first person and a Commander of tree day’s parade and festivities, becouse in the opening of the ceremony the city mayor is handing the keys to, and at the closing of the ceremony that keys were returned. These days you can visit the numerous cultural, commercial and sports events, as well as various exhibitions of wine and grapes.
The event is backed by the next interesting organized activities: game of chance “Grapes from the plane,”, many exhibitions of grapes, fruits and wine, the bike caravan “In the campaign of vineyards”, Carnival Parade, Children’s costume party and a very rich and diverse cultural, art and entertainment. It’s oganized a series of sports competitions, and the most attractive among them is the “Wine drinking on the meter.” Attractions are the great gas grills where sausages bake.
At the opening of “vintage” part there are always known entertainers, and there is a selecting of the most beautiful girl of the manifestation, also.