The Grape Escape

Grape Escape 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.
Again this year, there will be lots of swirling, sniffing and sipping going on at the 20th Annual Grape Escape 2017, A Toast to the Arts on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 6:00 PM

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 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 and a live performance by nationally known comedienne Caroline Rhea!.

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
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 silent and live auction items, guests must obtain a bid number. These will be assigned to you through registration. Although this does not have to be the method of payment, it is still required.
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 Lena Runnebaum at 785-234-2787 x113 or

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The Grape Escape