Coming up this weekend, the Art & Wine Festival:
The annual Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival, September 10-12, 2010, benefiting the American Red Cross, Western Potomac Chapter features beautifully handcrafted works by local and regional artisans, wine tasting from over 200 Maryland and national wineries, live music, children’s activities, wine pairing dinners, lodging packages, and more.
Friday, September 10- Wine Pairing Dinners
The Art & Wine Festival begins Friday night, September 11 with area restaurants offering special pre-fix wine pairing dinners. 2010 restaurants include Savage River Lodge, Cornish Manor, Uno Chicago Grill, Pine Lodge Steakhouse, DC’s Restaurant & Bar, Deer Park Inn, Santa Fe Grille, Cornish Manor, Mountain State Brewing Co. and Will O’ the Wisp to pair pre-selected wines with specially prepared dinner courses.
Saturday, September 11 – Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE FESTIVAL LOCATED AT THE MOSSER ROAD FAIRGROUNDS ENTRANCE (Mosser Rd is at the traffic light on 219).
The Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival weekend continues on Saturday, September 11, from noon until 6:00 PM at the Garrett County Fairgrounds in McHenry, Maryland.
•Artists: Over thirty professional artisans and craftsmen will display and sell their art, from handcrafted jewelry and wood carvings to oil paintings, and hand painted furniture and accessories. Click here for samples of some of the 2010 artists work.
•Wine Tasting: National distributors and Maryland wineries will offer samplings of a variety of over 200 wines to satisfy even the most discriminating tastes. For list of 2009 wines, please clck here.
•Celebrity Wine Pourers: Visitors who frequent the Deep Creek Lake area will have the opportunity to chat with locals who are elevated to a new status for the afternoon as they become the festival’s “celebrity pourers.” Past participants include State Senator George Edwards, Maryland Delegate Wendell Beitzel, County Commissioners Denny Glotfelty and Fred Holliday, and Oakland Mayor Asa McCain.
•Wine Shop: Guests may purchase the wines at the festival’s retail store (open until 7 PM), with net proceeds donated to the Red Cross.
•Food: Delicious sandwiches, cheeses, ice cream, salads and more will be available for sale throughout the day from Arrowhead Deli, Lakeside Creamery, Jearbryo’s, Knights of Columbus, Copper Kettle Popcorn Factory, and Deep Creek Sweets.
◦Travis Minnick : Noon – 1:30 pm
◦Dmitry Kubin: 1:30 – 2:00 pm
◦Brothers Short: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
◦Dmitry Kubin: 4:00 – 4:30 pm
◦The Remedy: 4:30 – 6:30 pm
•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.
•For the Kids: Kids too will enjoy the festival with free activities just for them including face painting, balloon art, wine bottle painting, carriage rides, moon bounce & much more. For an additional nominal cost, kids can bob for ducks at the American Red Cross Duck Bobbing Booth where everyone wins!
Tickets for the Deep Creek Art & Wine Festival are $25 for adults, 21 and over and include entry fee, wine tastings and a commemorative wine glass. Admittance only is $5 and children five and under are free.
We request that you to leave your pets in the comfort of your home or lodging accomodations. The festival can get a bit crowded, especially around the tasting areas and can be stressful on our furry friends. We all love our pets and want them to be happy and relaxed. Remember, many of the rental homes through our lodging partners, as well as Wisp Resort, love dogs and are happy to accomodate!
Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival lodging packages are available at participating hotels, B & B’s and resort rental agencies. The packages include entrance to the Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival, wine tastings, commemorative glass and Friday night wine dinner gift certificates to be used toward wine pairing dinners at participating restaurants.
The Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival is sponsored in part by local & regional businesses including Wisp Resort, Long & Foster REALTORS, Inc., McHenry Beverage, Railey Mountain Lake Vacations, Constellation Energy, Taco Bell, Garrett County Chamber of Commerce, Clear Mountain Bank, Knights of Columbus, Maryland Life Magazine, Taylor-Made Vacations, My Bank First United, Lake-Front Magazine, NuWay Interiors, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Coca-Cola Companies, Pepsi Bottling Company, DeepCreekTimes.com, Little Mountain Promotions, Phenix Technologies, Junior Women’s Civic Club, Good Timber Bed & Breakfast, and MarketWorks, LLC.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Sunday Brunch will be offered by these area restaurants:
Pine Lodge Steakhouse 10 am – 2 pm 301.387.6500
Savage River Lodge 9 am – 2 pm 301.689.3200
Cornish Manor 301.334.4617