Visitors and locals alike are looking forward to the upcoming 13th Annual Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival. The event is held the weekend of Sept. 8 & 9 at the Garrett County Fairgrounds in McHenry, MD and tickets can be purchased online ahead of time.
The festival features beautifully handcrafted works by local and regional artisans, more than 200 wines from Maryland and national wineries for tasting, live entertainment, food, silent auction, wine store, wine pairing dinners, lodging packages and more, all set in the beautiful mountains of western Maryland.
Wine Pairing DinnersOn Friday, Sept. 8 area restaurants will be offering special pre-fix wine pairing dinners. Participating restaurants including Savage River Lodge, Dutch’s at Silver Tree, Uno Chicago Grill, Pine Lodge Steakhouse, and Ace’s will pair pre-selected wines with specially prepared dinner courses.
Art & Wine FestivalThe Art & Wine Festival weekend continues on Saturday from noon until 6:00 p.m. at the Garrett County Fairgrounds professional artists and craftsmen will display and sell their art. Taste and purchase homemade products from local food artisans. National distributors and Maryland wineries will offer samplings of a variety of over 200 wines.
In addition, the wine shop will be open until 7 p.m. on Saturday. There will be food available, a silent action taking place and live entertainment by Dmitry Ostrogrsky, Jimmy Flanigan and Timeflies.
General admittance only is $10 and children12 and under are free. The annual festival benefits HART for Animals and Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF),
After the festival, walk across the street for the Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Department Crab Feast taking place from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday. Location: 1609 Deep Creek Drive, McHenry (entrance on Route 219 across from Garrett County Fairgounds).