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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Big Spring Crush will return to downtown Huntsville Saturday, September 26.

The wine festival, which debuted in 2014, is a signature event of Homegrown LLC.

Organizers have announced they intend to make it an annual event.

Last year, tickets sold out a week before the festival. This year, 2,500 tickets will be sold.

General admission grants access to the festival in Big Spring Park East, a commemorative tasting glass and unlimited wine tastings. There will be more than 250 labels offered.

Patrons will also be able to enjoy wines made in Alabama. A special tent will feature the winners of the Alabama Commercial Wine Competition. The competition is the first of its kind in the state and will take place one month before Big Spring Crush.

The winners will be announced at the Big Spring Crush VIP reception on Friday, September 25.

Other attractions include live music and a grape-stomping area. Food trucks, offering wine-inspired cuisine, will be set up on Church Street.

VIP tickets and weekend passes, to include the Friday night reception, are also available.

The first 300 general admission tickets sold are $45. Remaining tickets are $55.

All ticket can be purchased at www.HomegrownHuntsville.com. No tickets will be sold at the gate.