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8546 Pete Wiles Rd
Middletown, MD, 21769
United States

3014733568

Maryland's premier meadery and winery bringing the world's oldest alcohol into the 21st century. Specializing in complex honey wines as well as unique red and white varietals. Locally crafted, Internationally awarded.

Events

Events with Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery. 

Bethesda Central Farm Market
Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

Bethesda Central Farm Market

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Bethesda Central Farm Market is located in bustling downtown Bethesda, on the lot of Bethesda Elementary School.  The market is one of the largest farmers markets in the region, hosting over 100 vendors and artisan food producers year-round.
The market is open year-round and features table seating, music, local Maryland winery and farm brewery tastings, kids club activities, chef demos, and much more.
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Bethesda Central Farm Market
Dec
16
9:00 AM09:00

Bethesda Central Farm Market

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From Bethesda Central Farm Market

Bethesda Central Farm Market is located in bustling downtown Bethesda, on the lot of Bethesda Elementary School.  The market is one of the largest farmers markets in the region, hosting over 100 vendors and artisan food producers year-round.
The market is open year-round and features table seating, music, local Maryland winery and farm brewery tastings, kids club activities, chef demos, and much more.
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Pure Barre Event with #beagoodhyouman
Nov
11
11:00 AM11:00

Pure Barre Event with #beagoodhyouman

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Pure Barre Frederick
It’s the season for giving! That’s why we are teaming up with Orchid Cellar Winery & Meadery for our #beagoodhyouman event. Instead of paying for a ticket, we kindly ask you to bring a canned food donation instead. This event consists of a pop-up pure barre class, a #goodhyouman trunk show, and a complimentary Orchid Cellar tasting! The PERFECT Fall day.

Have a friend that wants to try Pure Barre? Bring them along! Each Pure Barre member who brings a non-pure barre member friend to this event gets a pair of sticky socks. Yep, you heard that right, free socks!

Although this event is free to attend, space is LIMITED. We kindly ask you to please still register (at no charge) to secure your spot.

Happy fall y’all!
— Pure Barre Frederick
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Guided Mead Tasting
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Guided Mead Tasting

Come learn all about mead (aka honey wine) from the team at Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery - Maryland’s premier meadery. The best part? Your ticket includes a guided tasting through six handcrafted meads! The cider house will remain open following the second session for attendees who wish to sample more of the menu.

Food will be available for purchase. This is a 21+ event. Please drink responsibly!
— Capital Cider House
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@Capital Cider House

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Bethesda Central Farm Market
Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

Bethesda Central Farm Market

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From Bethesda Central Farm Market

Bethesda Central Farm Market is located in bustling downtown Bethesda, on the lot of Bethesda Elementary School.  The market is one of the largest farmers markets in the region, hosting over 100 vendors and artisan food producers year-round.
The market is open year-round and features table seating, music, local Maryland winery and farm brewery tastings, kids club activities, chef demos, and much more.
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Behind the Scenes Barrel Tasting
Nov
3
12:00 PM12:00

Behind the Scenes Barrel Tasting

Mead Barrels

Get some right from the Barrel

That bottle is just a middleman anyway

All day long we’ll be hosting barrel tastings down in the cellar with all its glorious meadmaking smells. Check out some old favorites part way through their aging journey, plus get a sneak peek and what’s debuting in 2019 and beyond.

The fire pit will be going strong all day!

$15/person includes a regular tasting as well as a barrel tasting. No tickets needed!

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Bethesda Central Farm Market
Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

Bethesda Central Farm Market

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From Bethesda Central Farm Market

Bethesda Central Farm Market is located in bustling downtown Bethesda, on the lot of Bethesda Elementary School.  The market is one of the largest farmers markets in the region, hosting over 100 vendors and artisan food producers year-round.
The market is open year-round and features table seating, music, local Maryland winery and farm brewery tastings, kids club activities, chef demos, and much more.
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Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

Yoga between vines and wildflowers

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Renea Moran Yoga/ Sea Turtle Yoga

Renea has been teaching yoga for 7 years and practicing for over 11 years. She has her 200 hr. certification and is in the process of working on her additional 300 hrs. She loves to take her practice outside as much as possible and even has her certification in paddleboard yoga. Her gift to others is to bring a love of self, yoga and nature into our lives to promote peace, health, and awareness. Renea looks forward to bringing her love of yoga to Orchid Cellars because of the relaxing, peaceful, and intimate setting. Join her on her special events this fall at The Orchid Cellar Mead and Winery.

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Quad State Beer Fest
Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

Quad State Beer Fest

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From Quad State Beer Fest:

Tickets On Sale Now - Save $8 w/ code EARLY

ONE PRICE = UNLIMTED SAMPLES
Twilight - $28 4:00pm Entry
General Admission - $38 2pm Entry
VIP - $48 1pm Entry

QUAD STATE BEER FEST IS THE ULTIMATE SHOWCASE EVENT FOR REGIONAL BREWERIES, DISTRUBUTORS, HOME BREWERS, AND BEER FANS OF EVERY TYPE IN THE MARYLAND, PENNSYLVANIA, WEST VIRGINIA, & VIRGINIA AREA.

SAMPLE OVER 100 BREWERY REPRESENTED CRAFT BEERS! ENJOY TERRIFIC FOOD, AWESOME MUSIC, AND 50+ LOCAL VENDORS!

Official Event Website: www.QuadStateBeerFest.com

The first Saturday in October is reserved for the Quad State Beer Fest in Hagerstown, MD and raises money for several local nonprofit groups including Breast Cancer Awareness - Cumberland Valley.

Produced by Interstate Festival Group, LLC
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New Mead Release: Sparkling Strawberry
Oct
6
12:00 PM12:00

New Mead Release: Sparkling Strawberry

Dalia has landed!

Hundreds of pounds of fresh local strawberries paired with local honey. Come get yours!

From 2-5pm, our Label Artist, Corrine McBreen will be here to paint on the spot portraits of you, your family, friends, or even your pets. Just show up and let her know what you’d like and she’ll make is happen!

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Checkout the journey below

Daliah Strawberry mead

Artwork

By the talented Corrine McBreen

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Bethesda Central Farm Market
Sep
30
9:00 AM09:00

Bethesda Central Farm Market

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From Bethesda Central Farm Market

Bethesda Central Farm Market is located in bustling downtown Bethesda, on the lot of Bethesda Elementary School.  The market is one of the largest farmers markets in the region, hosting over 100 vendors and artisan food producers year-round.
The market is open year-round and features table seating, music, local Maryland winery and farm brewery tastings, kids club activities, chef demos, and much more.
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Fall Craft Beverage Festival @ Red Heifer Winery
Sep
29
12:00 PM12:00

Fall Craft Beverage Festival @ Red Heifer Winery

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From Red Heifer:

Join us on September 29th as we celebrate our 6th Anniversary with our favorite local brewery, cidery, and meadery! Cushwa Brewing, Distillery Lane Ciderworks, and Orchid Cellar Meadery are joining us in the mountains of Smithsburg for a fun day of celebrating Red Heifer Winery. 

The Fall Craft Beverage Festival will be hosted at Red Heifer Winery in Smithsburg, MD. With the purchase of your ticket you will receive a souvenir glass and FOUR FULL POURS from any vendor you wish to try. We will have live music by gypsy jazz artisits Djangolaya and food trucks to enjoy. Contact the winery with questions or to purchase tickets.

Early Bird tickets are $35. Tickets at the gate are $45. Designated Driver tickets are available for $15 (at the gate only). Red Heifer Winery Wine Club members receive an additional $5 off when purchasing at the winery!

This event is for patrons 16 years of age and older. There are no activities for young children. Coolers with water and light snacks are welcome, but please also support our food vendors. Canopies and lawn chairs are permitted. We acquired special permitting to make this event possible. You may not bring any alcohol on premises per Maryland state law.
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Maryland Wine Festival
Sep
15
to Sep 16

Maryland Wine Festival

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We're participating again in the state's oldest wine festival and we could use your help pouring for visitors. If you agree to pour for us, you'll get free admission to both days of the festival. Sign up below!

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Enjoy 150+ wines for sampling, The Maryland Cheese Pavilion, Juried Crafts, Fabulous Food, Live Entertainment and more at the 34th annual Maryland Wine Festival!

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, September 15
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, September 16

Saturday Entertainment
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Foreplay
2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Reagan Years

Sunday Entertainment
11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Jah Works
2:30 p.m. to 5 :30 p.m. Wylde Fire

VIP EXPLORER PASS $50 | $45 Sunday
-Commemorative 16 oz tasting glass with sampling
-Sample 40+ additional exclusive wines
-Access to Hilltop Hangout with shaded seating, bottled water and private restrooms
-Participate in the 5th Annual Free State Throwdown– a blind tasting competition

GENERAL ADMISSION $30 | $25 Sunday
-Commemorative wine festival glass with sampling

DESIGNATED DRIVER (& children 13 – 20) $20 | $15 Sunday
children 12 and under are free with paying adult

GROUP SALES $20 | SUNDAY ONLY | General Admission only
20 ticket minimum. Group sales tickets are offered by pre-sale only and will be available online through Sept. 1, 2017. All group sales tickets must be purchased at the same time in order to get the discounted rate. Group sales tickets are good for Sunday use only. Designated Driver, Explorer Passes and children’s ticket are not part of the group sales. Ticketholders can upgrade to an EXPLORER PASS on site the day of the event for an additional fee. Groups coming by charter bus must contact the Museum at 800-654-4645 or ccfarm@ccg.carr.org no later than Sept. 5 for drop off and parking restrictions.

Visit http://www.marylandwine.org/mwf/

 

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BYOT: Build your own tasting + Release of our 2016 Pinot Gris
Sep
8
to Sep 9

BYOT: Build your own tasting + Release of our 2016 Pinot Gris

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Build Your Own Tasting

This time YOU call the shots

Have you always wanted to try our long aged meads? Looking to turn up the heat with our chile pepper meads? Want to keep it traditional with some choice dry wines? It's all up to you! We're opening up every bottle we make. 

6 tastes for $7 or 10 tastes for $10. Both include a killer souvenir glass. 

No tickets necessary, just show up and call the shots! Sat + Sun all day.


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Presenting: 2016 Pinot Gris 

 

Big notes of apples, honeysuckle, and juicy melon. Perfect for a warm summer day, a rough Friday afternoon at the office, or a family reunion where the potato salad is a little too warm.

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Tours + Sunflowers
Jul
28
to Aug 4

Tours + Sunflowers

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Tours + Sunflowers

A peek behind the scenes with a gorgeous field of sunflowers to boot 

After a season of cellar upgrades, beehive upgrades,  a new hand-built chicken coop, and the planting of acres of wildflowers and sunflowers, we want to share some of the fun with you. 

Come anytime from noon-6pm on Saturday July 28th or Saturday August 4th and we'll give all of your senses something to love. No tickets necessary. 

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4th Annual Father's Day Flight of Spice
Jun
16
to Jun 17

4th Annual Father's Day Flight of Spice

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We are so happy to present the 4th Annual Father's Day Flight of Spice. 4 times already!? Time flies when your throats a'fire.

Sat June 16th Noon - 6pm // and // Sun June 17th Noon-5pm

From open to close on Sat + Sun, we'll be offering full flights of all 6 hunter meads down in the underground barrel room with the meadmaker. $15 gets you a full tasting at the bar + a tasting flight of the spicy series hunter. No tickets necessary!

Chile Pepper Mead

Spicy Mead?

Painfully Good

New this year


Hunter Experiment Mead

Tart Cherries + Smoked Chipotle

A new 'Hunter' experiment

Danny Webber Trio

The Danny Webber Trio

Funky Jazz with hints of rock. Sat 2:30-5:30pm

Flavor or Maryland Food Truck

Flavor of Maryland Food Truck

"Where Chesapeake Bay seafood meets farm fresh"
Sat + Sun

Project Hunter Mead

Batch 3

 

Project Hunter: The hottest ever. No, really.

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Wine In The Woods
May
19
to May 20

Wine In The Woods

Maryland's biggest wine festival is back!

As always, to help us pour samples to the masses we're looking for volunteers. Sign up for a shift and you'll get free admission to the festival (a $35+ savings!) and a little thank you present from us. Spots go quickly, so don't delay!

The signup.com button below will allow you to pick your time slot. Thanks for helping!

*Remember* each volunteer must sign up with their own name so that we can make sure everyone gets free admission!

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3rd Annual Mother's Day Mead + Wine + Sweets.
May
13
12:00 PM12:00

3rd Annual Mother's Day Mead + Wine + Sweets.

Monica's Sugar Studio

Monica's Sugar Studio

Let's be real. No amount of thanks is enough for mom. 
 

Let's give her a great experience. Mead, Wine, and hand-crafted sweets from Monica's Sugar Studio. Plus, we're introducing our newest creation: Medusa. Medusa is a gloriously refreshing sparkling grapefruit and hopped mead. A perfect start to summer

Medusa Mead

Presenting Medusa

A sparkling grapefruit and medusa hopped mead. Perfect for summertime. 

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Main Street Middletown Coloring the Street
Apr
28
12:00 PM12:00

Main Street Middletown Coloring the Street

Join us for a brand new community art event this spring in downtown Middletown. 

Free to attend!

Chalk Art!

Featured local artists will showcase interesting street chalk art pieces. Our budding artists can take part in a themed chalk art contest. And the little ones are encouraged to enjoy fun and engaging process art in the kids freestyle chalk art space. 

Other arts and entertainment for all ages!

Street Yoga by Mountain Spirit Yoga
Eclectic Arts and Craft Vendors
Wine Tasting
Live Acoustic Musicians
Children’s Entertainment
Delicious Food and Ice Cream

And so much more!

Looking for hand-crafted and original art vendors! Download the application here:

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Sponsor a Chalk Artist and receive a unique photograph with your business name prominently displayed on one of the artists’ square!
Download the Sponsorship Form here:

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4th Annual Westminster Wine Stroll
Apr
22
4:00 PM16:00

4th Annual Westminster Wine Stroll

Enjoy a tasting of #MD wines at this Sip, Shop & Stroll event as Main Street transforms into a Wine Mart with samples, wine-related vendors, and great food. Live entertainment featuring The Reagan Years and an open seating area for you to relax and enjoy.

Entertainment:
4-6 PM Late Night Record Shop
6-8 PM The Reagan Years

Tickets: $18 in advance
$20 day-of

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Mead Barrel Tasting with Tapas by Nena.
Apr
14
12:00 PM12:00

Mead Barrel Tasting with Tapas by Nena.

We have fresh batches of your favorite meads hitting the shelves for spring. To celebrate, we've invited Nena's Curbside Cafe to join our barrel tasting fun. Check out the menu below.

Mead French Oak Barrel

Mead Barrel Tasting + Tapas

Heaven, underground


MELUSINE
Pear Tart: Honey glazed poached pear baked in a flaky pastry tart with caramelized onions and goat cheese.

BOTANIST
Caprese Skewer: Plump cherry tomatoes and mozzarella cheese skewered with a fresh herb and balsamic pesto drizzle.

MAZER ROSA
White Cannellini Bean Crostini: Cannellini bean marinated with herb infused olive oil and white wine vinegar, served atop a buttery crostini.

KNIGHT
Candied Walnut Puff: Walnut halves candied with a cinnamon-infused mead reduction nestled in a golden pastry puff.

FISH HUNTER
Dark Chocolate Truffle: Dark chocolate covered caramel topped with habanero and sea salt.


Each ticket includes 1 regular tasting and 1 in-depth tasting with one of our mead experts and a pairing flight of tapas. 

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BYOT: Build Your Own Tasting for MD Wine Month
Mar
10
to Mar 11

BYOT: Build Your Own Tasting for MD Wine Month

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March is Maryland Wine Month! We're celebrating by opening up our entire portfolio of meads + wines.

Pick any 6 for $7 and build your own tasting. Have you always wanted to try our long aged meads? Looking to turn up the heat with our chile pepper meads? Want to keep it traditional with some choice dry wines? It's all up to you!

No tickets necessary!

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4th Annual Valentine's Day Wine and Mead Tasting With Zoe's Chocolates
Feb
10
to Feb 11

4th Annual Valentine's Day Wine and Mead Tasting With Zoe's Chocolates

Join the team at Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery for a special V-Day pairing with chocolates from Zoe's Chocolates!

Each chocolate has been carefully chosen to compliment our tasting list and your taste buds. Wine and mead (honey wine) taste even more delectable.

New this year: cocktail pianist Matthew Jefferson will be here to add to the ambience.


Here's what you get with a ticket purchase:

1 full tasting of wines and meads, 1 carefully chosen box of Zoe's Chocolates paired with the tasting. 

Ticket holders can arrive anytime noon-6pm on Saturday or noon-5pm on Sunday and enjoy their tasting and pairing. No need to let us know when you plan to come!

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FAQs


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
No age limit to enter, but must be 21+ to taste any alcohol

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email us at info(at)orchidcellar(dot)com

Can I update my registration information?
Certainly! Email us at info(at)orchidcellar(dot)com

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
If the name on the ticket is the same as the name of one of the people attending, then no.
If the name on the ticket is different from the person attending, then yes.

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Trivia After Dark
Jan
26
6:30 PM18:30

Trivia After Dark

Trivia Night at Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery,
Trivia and fun are free. Mead and Wine will be available for purchase. No outside booze, please!

Trivia will be prepared by library staff and cover a variety of subjects and pop culture. Teams of 6 allowed. Registration is recommended

Also joining us is the Flavor or Maryland food truck

Free admission, just register here

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Post-Thanksgiving Barrel Tasting
Nov
25
12:00 PM12:00

Post-Thanksgiving Barrel Tasting

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A behind-the-scenes peek with the people that make your beloved beverages. $15 gets you a regular tasting as well as a special barrel tasting down in the cellar. See what we've been working on then relax by the firepit as the red and orange leaves fall to the ground.

No tickets necessary! Show up anytime from noon-6pm!

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Maryland Wine Festival
Sep
16
to Sep 17

Maryland Wine Festival

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We're headed back to the Maryland Wine Festival for 2017 and we need your help! Volunteer for us for a few hours and you'll get free admission and a little thank you gift ;)

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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.
— http://www.marylandwine.org/mwf/
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Frederick Wine Festival
Aug
5
1:00 PM13:00

Frederick Wine Festival

Frederick Wine Festival
NEW TIME 1 – 7 pm VIP Admission | 3 – 7 pm General Admission

The Second Annual Frederick Wine Festival is a celebration of the most innovative wineries from across the state of Maryland and is poised to showcase an industry that is quickly growing to include many diverse and critically acclaimed wines.

Paired with signature food selections from talented, local chefs, the festival is set to cater to the savviest of food and wine enthusiasts. If Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot make you swoon, and Albarino and Chardonnay are your go-to summer wines, then mark your calendars to join us in Historic Frederick.

This festival will be held rain or shine.
— Celebrate Frederick
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