It all happens on September 16-17, 2017
150+ Maryland Wines
Sample from an incredible variety of local wines from across the great state of Maryland!
VIP Explorer Pass
Get a larger tasting glass, samples of additional exclusive wines, VIP restrooms and more.
Local Cheese Pavilion
Sample fine artisanal cheeses produced by creameries right here in Maryland.
Art, crafts and other handmade items are available from local artisans.
Live music on the stage from local and regional band playing jazz, folk and ’80s covers.
Local Food Purveyors
Enjoy everything from oysters to crabcakes, falafel to gyros, gourmet jerky to brick-oven pizza.
Saturday, September 16 • 10am – 6pm
Sunday, September 17 • 11am – 6pm
VIP EXPLORER PASS
$50 Saturday / $45 Sunday
Commemorative 16 oz. tasting glass with sampling, plus: Sample additional exclusive wines; Access to Hilltop Hangout with shaded seating, bottled water and private restrooms; Participate in the 5th Annual Maryland Throwdown—a blind tasting competition. *There is no food included in Explorer Pass. We encourage you to patronize the many excellent culinary artisans at the event. BUY NOW!
$30 Saturday / $25 Sunday
Commemorative wine festival glass with sampling. BUY NOW!
DESIGNATED DRIVER & CHILDREN
$20 Sat / $15 Sun Designated Drivers & Children age 13 to 20 Children age 12 and under free with paying adult. BUY NOW!
$20.00 (Valid Sunday only) Group must be 20 or more and all tickets must be purchased at the same time. Tickets are good Sunday only. They are sold online only through Sept.1, 2017. Designated Driver, Explorer Passes and children’s tickets are not part of the group sales. Ticketholders can upgrade to the Explorer Pass on site the day of the event for an additional fee.
Groups that are coming to the event by charter bus must contact the Museum at 800-654-4645 or EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Sept. 5, 2017 for drop-off rules and parking restrictions.
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Rain or shine, we wine! Tickets are nonrefundable. Valid ID required for entry for all general admission and VIP tickets.
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Bodegas González Ruggiero
Cove Point Winery
Deep Creek Cellars
Elk Run Vineyards
Far Eastern Shore Winery
Fridays Creek Winery
Great Frogs Winery
Great Shoals Winery
Knob Hall Winery
Layton’s Chance Vineyard & Winery
Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery
Port of Leonardtown Winery
Royal Rabbit Vineyards
Running Hare Vineyard
Solomons Island Winery
St. Michaels Winery
The Urban Winery
+PLUS MORE in the VIP Explorer Pass / Hilltop Hangout
Creameries in the Cheese Pavilion
High Country Creamery
Shepherds Manor Creamery
Whispering Breeze Farm
BricknFire Pizza Company
Four Seasons Concessions
Friendly Farm Restaurant
Genova’s to Go
Goganics Organic Food Truck
Hoffman’s PA Dutch Funnel Cakes
Knights of Columbus
Maryland Cheesecake Company Inc.
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Smoothies
Mediterranean Basil Salt
Mr. & Mrs. Jerky
Mt. Airy Kiwanis
Myra’s New Orleans Food
Nectar of the Vine
Old Fashioned Kettle Corn
Rock Salt Grille
Salerno’s Restaurant & Catering
Stone House Cakery
The Ice Cream Lady
Timi’s Greek and Middle Eastern Food
A Bead Apart Jewelry
Alpacas of Windswept Farms
Amazing Handmade Dresses
Bent Wrapped and Hammered
Bill’s Sports & Crafts
Bob Paulding Photography
Canal View Candle & Barrel Company
Collana de Vino
Dan the Swing Man
Dancing Hands Jewelry
DBA Firewood Treasures
Fran Ngong Organic Bodycare
Irish Lass Glass by Sinéad Moss
LulaRoe Nicole Shearer
Reed Designs Creative Renaissance
Oil & Vinegar
Originals By Zaida
Popping Off Wine Bag Corks
Richard Kaish Designs
R&R Fine Art Photography
Sunflower Trading Company
Sweet and Salty Accessories
The Art of Belle
The Candy Striper Gift Shop & Wellness Boutique
The Enchanted Jewelers
The Maryland Store
Toll House Studio
Uniontown Rainbow Pottery
Wine Bottle Art
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Foreplay
2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Reagan Years
11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Jah Works
2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wylde Fire
Come to Explore
Where else can you go deep and figure out if you like oaky or stainless-steel fermented Chardonnays or explore Cabernet Franc, Barbera or Petit Verdot? The Maryland Wine Festival is your place.
Come to Purchase
Many of the wines are still hard to find, available only at the wineries or to their wine club members. The festival in ideal place to stock up on new favorites…you might never see them again!
Come to Enjoy
There’s so much to do at The Maryland Wine Festival, including listening to the wonderful live bands, exploring the hand-picked artisans and trying food from local and regional purveyors.
Heading North or South on Route 27:
To Shuttle (recommended): Turn right (if coming north) or left (if coming south) onto Kate Wagner Rd.; continue on to Route 32; make a right onto Route 32. Follow shuttle signs to parking at Carroll Community College on the left. Shuttle drop off sites are Gate 2 (Farm Museum lots) and Gate 5 (Ag Center parking). Handicapped visitors should take Gate 2 shuttle to Farm Museum lot. Buses are marked.
To Farm Museum: Turn right onto Kate Wagner Rd. Make left onto Gist Rd. Make left at Ag Center Road and you will be parked to enter Gate 5 or Gate 6
Heading North on Route 97:
To Shuttle (recommended): Turn left at Route 32. Follow shuttle signs to parking at Carroll Community College on the right. Shuttle drops off at Gate 2.
To Farm Museum: Turn left at Route 32. Make a left onto Center Street and enter Gate C onto Museum grounds and park on Lot B. Exit traffic will use Gate C and make right turn only on Center Street.
Heading West on 140:
To Shuttle (recommended): Turn left onto Center Street. Make left into Carroll County Office Complex. Shuttle pick-up locations are indicated with signs. Shuttle drops off at Gate 2.
To Farm Museum: Turn left onto Center Street. Go 1 mile and make a right into Museum’s main entrance and park on Lot A. Exit traffic will be out Main Gate turning left only on Center Street.
Heading East on 140:
To Shuttle (recommended): Turn right onto Center Street. Make left into Carroll County Office Complex. Shuttle pick-up locations are indicated with signs. Shuttle drops off at Gate 2.
To Farm Museum: Turn right onto Center Street. Go 1 mile and make a right into Museum’s main entrance and park on Lot A. Exit traffic will be out Main Gate turning left only on Center Street.
Heading South on Route 97 from Gettysburg/Littlestown:
To Shuttle (recommended): Take Route 140 East. Turn right onto Center Street. Make left into Carroll County Office Complex. Shuttle pick-up locations are indicated with signs. Shuttle drops off at Gate 2.
To Farm Museum: Take Route 140 East. Turn right onto Center Street. Go 1 mile and make a right into Museum’s main entrance and park on Lot A. Exit traffic will be out Main Gate turning left only on Center Street.
Carroll Community College [map]
1601 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
Carroll County Office Building [map]
225 North Center Street
Westminster, MD. 21157
Watch for signs that designate the exact shuttle pick-up point.
Shuttle service runs continuously, beginning one hour before and ending one hour after the festival. The bus brings you directly to the festival entrance.
If you are coming by limo or charter bus, you will need to be dropped at Gate 6, the second gate off Gist Road and Ag Center Drive. The Museum has charter bus and limo parking available but we ask that you contact us at email@example.com to reserve your spot.
Volunteer with the Farm Museum
The Farm Museum seeks volunteres to assist with admissions and a variety of other tasks during the festival.
Volunteer with the Maryland Wineries Association
The Maryland Wineries Association seeks volunteers to assist wineries with their staff/volunteer check-in, pouring in the Hilltop Hangout and more.