The Maryland Wine Festival is one of Maryland’s most exciting events, and this year it’s celebrating its 35th anniversary.
And this year is shaping up to be memorable.
Some of Maryland’s Best Wine
It is a wine festival after all, so of course there will be plenty of wine, good wine.
Some of the featured wineries include:
- Basignani Winery
- Dragonfly Farms
- Great Frogs Winery
- Knob Hall Winery
- Layton’s Chance Vineyard & Winery
- Port of Leonardtown Winery
- Royal Rabbit Vineyards
- And many more!
There will be over 150 different wines ready for sampling!
For a complete list of participating wineries, visit the Maryland Wine Festival’s website.
Entertainment All Weekend
The festival will take place the entire weekend from 10am to 6pm September 15th and from 11am to 5pm on September 16th.
And there will be live entertainment for the entire time.
Here’s the schedule for the weekend:
Maryland’s Top Food Vendors
If you’re a fan of delicious food, (who isn’t?), then the Maryland Wine Festival is just what you need.
Some of the best restaurants and food vendors from all across Maryland will be present.
Here’s just some of them:
- Bmore Greek Grill
- Genova’s To Go
- Lone Star BBQ
- Mr. & Mrs. Jerky
- Nectar of the Vine
- Rock Salt Grille
- Stone House Cakery
- The Ice Cream Lady
- And many others!
That’s just a couple, for a complete list, visit the Maryland Wine Festival’s website.
Maryland’s Finest Artisans
Artisans from all across Maryland and Carroll County will be present, selling a wide range of hand-crafted items.
Here’s just a few:
- A Bead Apart Jewelry
- Bill’s Sports & Crafts
- Dan the Swag Man
- Hiddenvale Flowers LLC
- Popping Off Wine Bag Corks
- Shiloh Pottery
- Uniontown Rainbow Pottery
- Vintage Punk
- And so many more
For a complete list of artisan vendors, visit the Maryland Wine Festival webpage.
A Creamy Cheese Pavilion
If you’re a cheese lover, then the festival will have all you want and some more.
They have an entire pavilion dedicated to cheese, filled with all different kinds!
Some of the participating creameries include:
- Chapel’s Country Creamery
- Firefly Farms
- High Country Creamery
- Shepherds Manor Creamery
- Whispering Breeze Farm
- And others!
Come out to the festival and taste some cheese!
Which Experience Do You Want?
The Wine Festival offers several different tickets and ticket packages, so you can experience it in any way you desire.
The Explorer Pass
The explorer pass gives you the complete Wine Festival experience, giving you:
- A commemorative 16 oz tasting glass, with sampling
- Over 40+ additional exclusive wines
- Access to Hilltop Hangout
- Bottled Water
- Private restrooms
- Participation in the 6th Annual Free State Throwdown (a blind tasting competition)
Presale costs $50 for Saturday and $45 for Sunday. The at the gate prices are $55 and $50 respectively.
The Explorer Pass (Designated Driver)
An Explorer Pass Designated Driver ticket is required to access the Hilltop Hangout. If you’re the designated driver for an Explorer Pass ticket holder, then you must have a DD Explorer Pass to accompany them to the Hilltop Hangout.
The pass costs $20 in presale and $25 at the gate.
General Admission comes with a commemorative wine festival glass, with sampling, along with access to the festival.
The Saturday and Sunday presale tickets cost $30 and $25 respectively, and $35 and $30 at the gate.
Designated Driver and Children
All designated drivers and children aged 13-20 will require their own ticket. Children 12 and under do not require a ticket, when accompanying a paying adult.
These tickets cost $15.
Where to Buy Tickets
Tickets can be purchased from the Maryland Wine Festival’s website.
If you have any issues ordering tickets, contact MissionTix at firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 982-0799.
Parking will be available on site, and Explorer Pass holders can notify the parking attendants for special parking.
The festival is NOT Pet Friendly.