Complete Guide to 2019 Maryland Wine Festivals
2019 Maryland Wine Festival season starts in April with Decanter at Laurel Park. Decanter is the perfect marriage between Maryland wine and horseracing. Dust off your wide brim hat or your seersucker suit; and it is off to the races for some great Maryland wine. Decanter is the first festival in 2019, but definitely not the only wine festival. Vino 301 has assembled a list of over 30 wine festivals for you. Below is the complete guide to 2019 Maryland Wine Festivals. The list is downloaded .pdf.
Along with the complete list, here are some helpful tips to know about Maryland wine festivals.
WEATHER: Rain or shine wine festivals will happened. Rarely are festivals cancelled because of the weather, sometimes rescheduled. Make sure you wear and bring weather appropriate gear with you. Remember your rain boots for those mudding fields. Conversely, festivals are usually held in large open fields without protection from the sun. Do not forget the sunscreen.
BRING YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE: This sounds like an obvious thing to do. However, you would be surprised by the number of people who are turned away because they did not bring identification. Be prepared with photo identification showing proof of age.
OUTSIDE FOOD AND BEVERAGES: Most festivals have several food vendors available for you to purchase food. Check with the festival organizer if you can bring outside food. Also, check whether grilling is permitted. Outside alcoholic beverages are never allowed. Event staff will confiscate outside alcoholic beverages. We have witness security confiscate cases of beer, wine coolers especially at Linganore’s Carribean festival. It is not worth the trouble leave the alcohol at home.
PETS: We love your pets, but the event organizers may not. Review the event guidelines before you bring your pet. Keep in mind, festivals are crowded and may not be the best environment for your pet. Use your best discretion when determining to bring your pet. If pets are permitted, be respectful of others. Leashed your pet, do not leave it unattended, and please, please clean up after your pet.
Happy festivals hopping. Here is your complete guide.
2019 Maryland Fesitivals Wine Guide
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