Although many major outdoor autumn festivals have revived after being canceled last year, one doctor said that safety measures for COVID-19 are still important.
There was a line on Saturday before the Grape Fest was held that day. Inside the gate, a hand disinfection station and mask were waiting for guests.
After a year of hiatus, the festival is now in its 35th year.
“The turnout is great and everyone is happy,” said Emily Henby, a spokeswoman for the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau. I think people are excited to go out. ”
Mark Kissinger, who attended the Grape Fest on Saturday, said he felt safe to go to the festival because his family was vaccinated.
“That’s actually my recommendation, get vaccinated. That’s what you have to do to help prevent it from spreading,” Kissinger said.
The Grape Fest, which runs until Sunday, is one of several major events this month in northern Texas. The Texas State Fair begins September 24th and the Addison Oktoberfest runs until the weekend.
Dr. Jo Anna Leuck warns people not to be satisfied with the autumn festival.
Leuck, an assistant curriculum assistant at Texas Christian University and UNT Health Science Center School of Medicine, encouraged people to wear masks outdoors.
“Think about how crowded these spaces are with lines of food and vehicles,” said Leak, who practices emergency medicine at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. This is the safest advice. ” Re-vaccination. “