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8546 Pete Wiles Rd
Middletown, MD, 21769
United States


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.

Maryland Wine Festival


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Maryland Wine Festival

  • Carroll County Farm Museum 500 South Center Street Westminster, MD, 21157 United States (map)

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.
Earlier Event: August 5
Frederick Wine Festival
Later Event: September 30
Music: Danny Webber Trio