The annual Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival, benefiting HART and GLAF, features beautifully handcrafted works by local and regional artisans, wine tasting from over 200 Maryland and national wineries, live music, activities, wine pairing dinners, lodging packages, and more.
The Art & Wine Festival begins Friday night with area restaurants offering special pre-fix wine pairing dinners. Restaurants include Savage River Lodge, Dutch's at Silver Tree, Uno Chicago Grill, Pine Lodge Steakhouse, and Ace's to pair pre-selected wines with specially prepared dinner courses.
Saturday, Sept. 8
Art & Wine Festival Noon - 6:00 pm
MOSSER ROAD FAIRGROUNDS ENTRANCE (Mosser Rd is at the traffic light on 219).
The Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival weekend continues on Saturday from noon until 6:00 PM at the Garrett County Fairgrounds in McHenry, Maryland. The wine store will be open until 7 pm.
Artists: Over thirty professional artists and craftsmen will display and sell their art, from handcrafted jewelry and wood carvings to oil paintings, and hand painted furniture and accessories.
Food Artisans: Taste and purchase homemade products from local food artisans including Firefly Farms, DeBerry Farms, Yummy Crumbs, Bisselli Pasta, and more!
Wine Tasting: National distributors and Maryland wineries will offer samplings of a variety of over 200 wines to satisfy even the most discriminating tastes. Premium Wine Tasting Area is located in the Exhibit Hall: $30 for 10 tasting tickets. Must have purchased festival adult entry fee. Wine Shop: Guests may purchase the wines at the festival's retail store (open until 7 PM), with net proceeds donated to the HART/GLAF.
Guest 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 guest pourers. Past participants include State Senator George Edwards, Maryland Delegate Wendell Beitzel, and our county commissioners. Want to be a guest pourer? Please click here for more information!
Food: Delicious sandwiches, cheeses, ice cream, salads and more will be available for sale throughout the day from Archie's, Lakeside Creamery, TJ's Crab Wagon, Rotary Club, Our Kitchen Here at Home, Knights of Columbus, and Copper Kettle Popcorn Factory.
Wine Shop: Guests may purchase the wines at the festival's retail store (open until 7 PM), with net proceeds donated to the HART/GLAF.
Advance Sales: $30 for adults, 21 and over and include entry fee, wine tastings and a commemorative wine glass. $35 at gate.
Premium Wine Tasting Room Exhibit Hall Noon to 4 pm
Taste a selection of premium wines chosen by our wineries and have a bite to eat in our Premium Wine Tasting Area. $30 per person includes 10 wine tasting tickets and appetizers. Additional tasting tickets available at $10 for 10 tickets. Premium wine is limited. Wine Tasting Room closes at 4 pm. Tickets available at Premium Wine Tasting Area entrance only. Must have purchased festival entry fee to enter VIP Wine Tasting Room.
General admittance only is $10 and children12 and under are free.
Pets: We request that you to leave your pets in the comfort of your home, lodging accommodations or in day care. 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 accommodate! The HART Animal Center offers vacation days - in at 8 am - out at 5 pm - at the Bed 'n Bark Inn Pet Hotel! Reservations are required (as are vaccines). Call 301.387.7729 for more info!
Lodging Packages: 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, and commemorative glass. Click here for list of partners.
After the festival, walk across the street to the Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Department for a Crab Feast! 1609 Deep Creek Drive, McHenry (entrance on Route 219 across from Garrett County Fairgounds). 5:00 - 9:00 pm Saturday, Sept. 9.
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.
Activities: Wine toss, air brush tattoos, carriage rides, and more!