New Layout and Features This Year

The Maryland Wine Festival returns to the Carroll County Farm Museum on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19.  While 2021 marks the 37th celebration of this tradition, updates to the event’s programming and layout promise festival-goers a fresh experience.

Sampling and Exploring

Each pass for the 2021 Maryland Wine Festival includes entry to the event venue, access to shop the juried artisan vendors, live music, and an opportunity to dine with any of the participating food trucks and concessionaires.

The “Sampler” and “Explorer” pass levels each include wine sampling. Attendees with Sampler tier passes receive a souvenir glass upon entry to the festival and are able to sample and savor dozens of wines from eleven wineries located on the Main Field.

Individuals holding the upgraded Explorer pass receive a 16 ounce wine glass. These pass holders may sample from Main Field wineries and gain exclusive access to the newly installed Maryland Wine Explorer Village. Located near the main entrance of the Farm Museum, the Explorer Village features dedicated tasting experiences and upgraded amenities.  The Explorer Village amenities include shaded seating areas and private, air-conditioned restroom facilities.

New for 2021, the festival is offering the $20 Á La Carte Pass. Á La Carte passes include a souvenir glass. This is the perfect ticket tier for enthusiasts who wish to come to the festival to purchase local wines that they can’t easily find elsewhere—in lieu of samples—to enjoy at the festival, or to build their home collection.

The retail options at this year’s festival are expanding with the addition of the Maryland Wine Shop. This new retail location offers sales of wine by the glass or bottle and includes a curated list of wine from wineries not attending the festival. To make things more convenient, attendees are able to purchase bottles via an online store and pick them up at the Maryland Wine Shop when the order is fulfilled.

The 2021 Maryland Wine Festival is open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. Passes to the 2021 Maryland Wine Festival are currently available for purchase via the event website. All event details and pass descriptions can be found at This is an outdoor event and social distancing is encouraged. The Maryland Wine Festival will follow all local and state guidelines related to COVID-19.