The 33rd Annual Maryland Wine Festival • September 17 & 18, 2016

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Tickets are now on sale for the 33rd Annual Maryland Wine Festival! Join us September 17 & 18, 2016!

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The gate admission price for adults 21 and older with I.D. entitles ticket holders to a logo-engraved wine sampling glass, samples of Maryland wines, continuous on-stage entertainment and self-guided tours of the Museum’s 19th century Farmhouse.d demonstrations.
An exciting addition to the event, the Explorer Pass is an upgraded ticket that includes General Admission PLUS offers sampling from 3 exclusive wine tents, serving some of the state’s best premium, award winning and limited released wines – all from a large, 16-oz tasting glass. The Explorer Pass allows guests to sample over 50 additional premium label wines and gain access to the Hilltop Hangout; a shaded seating area with bottled water and private bathrooms. If you’re into the bold reds, crisp whites and pretty rosés from top MD producers loved by the critics, this is your opportunity to taste the best of the best. Explorer Pass holders also participate in the fourth-annual Free State Throwdown, a blind tasting of Maryland wines vs. wines from the wine region of the team the Ravens are playing the weekend of the festival. This year: Maryland vs. Cleveland! *There is no food included in Explorer Pass. We encourage you to patronize the many excellent culinary artisans at the event.
Those aged 13-20 are admitted for a discounted rate, and children 12 and under are admitted free if accompanied by a paying adult. Designated driver tickets may be purchased for a discount off of regular admission; no wine glass and no samples are included.

Tops

MD Wines are winning incredible accolades. Best in Show Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay Cabernet Sauvignons in national competitions. Taste them at the fest.
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“Maryland has a right to be proud of its performance.” —Dave McIntyre – Washington Post wine writer

Explore

The festival provides ample exploratory opportunities. Think you only like Pinot Grigio? Try your favorites and find new ones by tasting from the over 200+ wines in every style imaginable.

Enjoy

Crab cakes, oysters, MD cheese pavilion, jazz, rock, pottery, jewelry, tours of the historic Farm Museum…oh, and did we mention wine?

Event Details

Saturday, September 17: 10am-6pm

Sunday, September 18: 11am-6pm

About the Festival

The very first Maryland Wine Festival was held in 1984 at the Shriver Homestead in Union Mills with eight (8) wineries and approximately 4,500 to 5,000 visitors in attendance. It was a one-day festival that quickly outgrew the property. Thus, The Maryland Wine Festival® was moved to the Carroll County Farm Museum, and it became a two-day affair. Through those 29 years, visitor population has grown to over 20,000 yearly with a grand total to date of well over 832,700 visitors. 1984 was also the year that the Association of Maryland Wineries was organized. From the initial year of 1984 to 1985, this festival went from eight wineries to ten wineries. 1988 saw 13 wineries in attendance. Each year thereafter one or more wineries came on board. In 2008, winery attendance jumped to 23 wineries. Then in 2009, 32 wineries attended The Maryland Wine Festival®. Now, the festival Festival consistently hosts wines from over 30 Maryland Wineries Association’s member wineries.

Carroll County Farm Museum

The Carroll County Farm Museum, located in Westminster, Maryland, provides the public with the opportunity to experience mid-nineteenth century rural life. The Carroll County Farm Museum, the first of its kind in the State of Maryland, opened its doors to the public for the first time on August 13, 1966. The Museum grounds include original farm structures, such as the Farmhouse and a bank barn, built in 1852-53. Other buildings include a 1700s Log Barn, Smokehouse, Broom Shop, Saddlery, Springhouse, Living History Center, Wagon Shed, General Store exhibit, Firehouse, and a One-room Schoolhouse. Period artifacts and antiques complete the rural experience for visitors.

Carroll County Farm Museum

500 South Center Street

Westminster, Maryland 21157

Parking on-site is available early on the days of the festival, but fills up fast.
Carroll County Farm Museum
500 South Center Street Westminster, MD 21157
Click here for interactive directions/map via Google Maps.

Free handicapped-accessible shuttle bus service is available at Carroll Community College, located on Route 32, and from the Carroll County Office Complex, both in Westminster.

Shuttle Locations (Recommended)
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.

  • Chairs and blankets
  • Pop -Up Tents – cannot be larger than 10 by 10 and they must be put up on the outer grounds only
    • **Pop ups that are put up on the inner grounds will be asked to be taken down due to safety and traffic flow**
  • Coolers are permitted but no outside alcohol is allowed onto the premise
    • **Be mindful that coolers are looked at by the gate monitors at the entrance**
  • No pets
  • No ball-playing, Frisbee, Kan Jam, or other yard games
  • No Hookahs
ATM’s will be available throughout the festival grounds on Saturday & Sunday

Saturday September 17
11 to 1:30                    The Jimi Cupino Project
1:45 to 4:15                 Foreplay
4:30 to 6                     Wylde Fire

Sunday September 18
11 to 2:15                       Jah Works
2:30 to 5:30                 Amish Outlaws

Our 2016 food vendors include…
Chesapeake Foods – Turkey Legs, cheesy crab fries, chicken on a stick, Italian sausage
Convenience Catering – Hamburgers, hot dogs, Pork BBQ, chicken tenders, potato salad, cole slaw
Four Seasons Concession – Butterfly potatoes
Friendly Farm Restaurant – Crab cakes. Chicken sandwiches and french fries
Genova’s To Go – Pizza, cannolis
Goganics Food Truck – Organic food items
Gourmet Steve – Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, Culinary Sauces
Greek on the Street – Authentic Greek Cuisine
Hoffman’s Pa. Dutch Funnel Cakes, LLC – Funnel cakes, fried oreos, fried candy bars
The Ice Cream Lady – Soft serve ice cream
Island Quizine – Carribbean American
Johanssons Dining & Brew house – Raw Bar – oysters, cold shrimp German sausages
Knights of Columbus – Pit beef, pit ham, pit turkey
Lone Star Barbeque – Brisket, ribs and cornbread
Mediterranean Basil Salt – Basil salts, smoked salts
Mr. & Mrs. Jerky – Jerky varieties
Mt. Airy Kiwanis – Polish sausage, jumbo franks
Myra’s New Orleans Food & Snowballs, LLC –Seafood Po Boys , catfish, hush puppies, deep fried okra
Nectar of the Vine – Wine Frappe
Old Fashioned Kettle Korn – Kettle Korn
Parfections Chocolates – Handmade gourmet chocolate truffles and barks
Rita’s – Italian Ice
Robin’s Nest – Pre-packaged baked goods
Salerno’s Restaurant & Catering – Baked crab dip, soft shell crab sandwich, vegetable crab soup
Stone House Cakery & Café – Baked Goods
The Caramel Kettle – Caramel and candied apples
The Sweet Farm – Ginger Beer, sauerkraut and pickles

At this time we are no longer accepting food and craft vendors for the 2016 Maryland Wine Festival®. We are taking applications for the 2017 Maryland Wine Festival®. Please go to www.carrollcountyfarmmuseum.org and open the Events page. There you will find a Participant Application to fill out and send in.

Check out the Maryland Cheese Pavilion!

Featuring: TBA

Artisans & Crafts Vendors include…

A Bead Apart
Alpacas of Windswept Farms
Amazing Handmade Dresses
Ami’s Touch Art Factory Artistic Accessories
Ashby’s Agates Autumn Summer, LLC.
Baker’s Delite
Bent, Wrapped, & Hammered
Betty Davies Studio
Big Pine Art & Craft Company
Bob Paulding Photography LLC.
Cabin Creations
Canal View Candle & Barrel Co
Christopher Mize Studio, Inc.

COB51
CorkChainz
Cornucopia Crafts N-Sweets
Dancing Hands Jewelry
Davidus Cigars
Dogwood Hollow
Firewood Treasures
Freed Spirits
Grannies Attic
Illusions Face & Body Art
Irish Lass Glass by Sinead Moss
Isabella’s World
Janene’s Jewels JBC
Woodcraft Jewelry by Chris/Bumbles
Lockets & Bracelets
JJ Sportswear
Kami’s Creations
Kurbaga Artisans
Lisann Designs
LuLaRoe by Nicole Shearer
Reed Designs Creative Renaissance
Nature’s Gems
Oil & Vinegar Originals by Zaida
Pat Beards Handwoven Popping Off Wine Bags Corks, LLC.
Reed Designs Richard Kaish (jewelry & accessories)
Robert Smith (handcrafted dulcimers)
R & R Photography
Sexy Sandals/KMAN Enterprises
Shiloh Pottery
Silver’s Reign Simply Bold (jewelry)
Sunflower Trading Company
The Art of Drinking
The Custom Jewelry
Find The Enchanted Jewelers
The Maryland Store
Toll House Studio
Transformation Candles
Uniontown Rainbow Pottery
Vino Chateau Wine Bottle Art Wooden Crates Wooden Creations

 

At this time we are no longer accepting food and craft vendors for the 2016 Maryland Wine Festival®. We are taking applications for the 2017 Maryland Wine Festival®. Please go to www.carrollcountyfarmmuseum.org and open the Events page. There you will find a Participant Application to fill out and send in.

2016 Attending Wineries:

Basignani Winery

Basignani Winery

Sparks, MD

basignani.com
Cove Point Winery

Cove Point Winery

Lusby, MD

covepointwinery.com
DeJon Vineyard

DeJon Vineyard

Hydes, MD

www.dejonvineyard.com
Fiore WInery

Fiore WInery

Pylesville, MD

http://www.fiorewinery.com/
Harford Vineyard

Harford Vineyard

Forest Hill, MD

https://www.harfordwinery.com/
Running Hare Vineyard

Running Hare Vineyard

Prince Frederick, MD

http://www.runningharevineyard.com/
Thanksgiving Farm

Thanksgiving Farm

Harwood, MD

thanksgivingfarm.com

Bodegas Gonzalez Ruggiero

Bodegas Gonzalez Ruggiero

Rising Sun, MD

www.bgrwine.com
Crossroads Company

Crossroads Company

crossroadco.com
Dragonfly Farms

Dragonfly Farms

Mt. Airy, MD

www.dffarms.com
Fridays Creek Winery

Fridays Creek Winery

Owings, MD

http://fridayscreek.com/
Knob Hall Winery

Knob Hall Winery

Clear Spring , MD

http://knobhallwinery.com/
Port of Leonardtown Winery

Port of Leonardtown Winery

Leonardtown, MD

http://www.polwinery.com/

Serpent Ridge Vineyard

Serpent Ridge Vineyard

Westminster, MD

http://www.serpentridge.com/
Turkey Point Vineyard

Turkey Point Vineyard

North East, MD

http://turkeypointwines.com/
Boordy Vineyards

Boordy Vineyards

Hyde, MD

www.boordy.com
Cygnus Wine Cellars

Cygnus Wine Cellars

Manchester, MD

www.cygnuswinecellars.com
Elk Run Vineyards

Elk Run Vineyards

Mt. Airy

elkrun.com
Great Frogs Winery

Great Frogs Winery

Annapolis, MD

http://www.greatfrogs.com/
Layton's Chance Vineyard and Winery

Layton's Chance Vineyard and Winery

Vienna, MD

http://www.laytonschance.com/
Rocklands Farm

Rocklands Farm

Poolesville, MD

rocklandsfarmmd.com

Solomons Island Winery

Solomons Island Winery

Lusby, MD

http://www.solomonsislandwinery.com/
The Urban Winery

The Urban Winery

Silver Spring, MD

http://theurbanwinery.com/
Bordeleau Vineyards and Winery

Bordeleau Vineyards and Winery

Eden, MD

www.bordeleauwine.com
Deep Creek Cellars

Deep Creek Cellars

Friendsville, MD

http://www.deepcreekcellars.com/
Far Eastern Shore Winery

Far Eastern Shore Winery

Easton, MD

www.feswinery.com
Great Shoals

Great Shoals

Silver Spring, MD

http://www.greatshoals.com/
Linganore Winecellars

Linganore Winecellars

Mt. Airy, MD

http://www.linganorewines.com/
Royal Rabbit Vineyards

Royal Rabbit Vineyards

Parkton, MD

http://www.royalrabbitvineyards.com/
St. Michaels Winery

St. Michaels Winery

St. Michaels, MD

http://www.st-michaels-winery.com/

Volunteer for Farm Museum!

Would you like to help make The Maryland Wine Festival a huge success? The Carroll County Farm Museum seeks volunteers to assist with many aspects of this event. Sign up link coming soon…
Volunteer!

Volunteer for Maryland Wineries Association!

Would you like to help present Maryland wine at the event? We are seeking support to pour wines in the Explorer Pass tent, check-in winery volunteers, assist at the Hilltop Hangout and help MWA present a wonderful wine experience. Sign up link is below…

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