Each fall, in the height of festival season, the best winemakers on the East Coast congregate in Ocean City, Md for an annual celebration of their craft. Wine Fest on the Beach returns to town September 26 & 27 for the 19th annual installment of the event. Taking place at the Inlet Parking Lot, Wine Fest on the Beach will feature a wide selection of wines by the region’s top wineries, as well as other staples you’d expect from an Ocean City festival.
In addition a well-rounded selection of wine offerings from Boordy Vineyards, Dove Valley Winery, Far Eastern Shore Winery, Knob Hall Winery, Layton’s Last Chance Vineyard and Winery, Legend’s Vineyard, Linganore Winecellars. Solomon’s Island Winery, and St. Michael’s Winery, there will also be vendors serving up an array of local fair food favorites and other international cuisine. Winefest will also have arts and craft displays, locally brewed craft beers, and popular local recording artists, including Bird Dog and The Road Kings, the Pat O’Brennan Trio, and 3 Penny Orchastra, to provide music conductive to relaxation during the days of the festival.
While strolling from winery to winery with your complimentary Wine Fest tasting glass you will receive upon entering, you can mingle with your friends while sipping fine wine, marveling at locally made arts and crafts, and enjoying the live entertainment on the sand stage along the way. Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy the entertainment.
The festival will be open Friday from 11am to 7pm and Saturday 11am – 7pm and General Admission tickets are $30.00 at the gate. The cost includes a commemorative wine glass and sample coupons. For those who don’t drink or are tasked with driving, General Admission includes a commemorative wine glass and unlimited soft drinks from the designated driver location. Tickets for children 13-20 are $15.00 and kids under 12 years of age can enter free, but no one under 21 years of age is admitted without a parent.
For advance tickets please call 1-800-OC-OCEAN or stop by the visitor’s center adjacent to the Convention Center. For additional information call the Wine Line at 1-410-280-3306 or visit the official Winefest website at www.winefest.com for a discount coupon.