Art and Wine Festival 2016. This year we will celebrate the 12th annual Art and Wine Festival. The event benefits HART for Animals and the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival. This festival consistently brings in huge crowds of people and is always an enjoyable success. They boast 200 local and regional wines to sample and enjoy. The wine store is available to purchase your favorites during the day long tasting.
Friday night many restaurants will participate in wine pairings/tastings. Cornish Manor, Pine Lodge Steak House & Saloon, Uno Chicago Grill, Dutch’s at Silver tree and Savage River Lodge will have special menus and wine pairings.
The Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival starts on Saturday from noon until 6:00 PM at the Garrett County Fairgrounds. The wine store will be open until 7 pm.
Wine Tasting: National distributors and Maryland wineries will offer samplings of a variety of over 200 wines to satisfy even the most discriminating tastes. Premium Wine Tasting Area: $20 for 10 tasting tickets. Must have purchased festival adult entry fee. Wine Shop: Guests may purchase the wines at the festival’s retail store (open until 7 PM), with net proceeds donated to the HART/GLAF. This is the main event of the weekend and will wonderfully stimulate your wine pallet.
Artists: Over thirty professional artists and craftsmen will display and sell their art, from handcrafted jewelry and wood carvings to oil paintings, and hand painted furniture and accessories.
Food Artisans: Taste and purchase homemade products from local food artisans including Firefly Farms, DeBerry Farms, Yummy Crumbs, Bisselli Pasta, and more!
Food: Delicious sandwiches, cheeses, ice cream, salads and more will be available for sale throughout the day from Archie’s, Lakeside Creamery, TJ’s Crab Wagon, Rotary Club, Our Kitchen Here at Home, Knights of Columbus, and Copper Kettle Popcorn Factory.
Silent Auction: The auction includes art, wine and wine accessories, jewelry, children’s items, gift certificates and other great finds. Auction begins at noon and ends at 4 pm.
VIP Wine Tasting Room Noon to 4 pm
Taste a selection of premium wines chosen by our wineries and have a bite to eat in our VIP Premium Wine Tasting Room. $20 per person includes 10 wine tasting tickets and appetizers. Plus you can now purchase your wine in the tasting room! We’ll have it waiting when you’re ready to leave! Additional tasting tickets available at $10 for 10 tickets. Premium wine is limited. Wine Tasting Room closes at 4 pm. Tickets available at VIP Wine Tasting Room entrance only. Must have purchased festival entry fee to enter VIP Wine Tasting Room. General admittance only is $10 and children12 and under are free.
After the festival, walk across the street to the Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Department for a Crab Feast! 1609 Deep Creek Drive, McHenry (entrance on Route 219 across from Garrett County Fairgounds). 5:00 – 9:00 pm Saturday, Sept. 10.