Wine festival promises to please a palate or two


September 12, 1994|By CINDY PARR

This weekend, a Maryland tradition will continue as the 1994 Maryland Wine Festival convenes for its 11th year at the Carroll County Farm Museum.

The two-day festival will be held Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and continue Sunday from noon until 6 p.m. It will feature 10 of Maryland's most notable wineries.

A $12 admission fee will be charged to adults of legal drinking age; this entitles them to a logo-engraved wine glass and 10 one-ounce samples of Maryland wines. Wine-tasting seminars, guided tours featuring period craft exhibits and demonstrations, entertainment, craft and art exhibits, as well as food will be available.

The festival has been rated one of the five best in North America by Tours magazine and it has been featured in Maryland Magazine, the Smithsonian and Southern Living. Over the past 10 years, the wine festival has attracted more than 150,000 people.

A free shuttle service will provide transportation from Carroll Community College to the main ticket booth at the Farm Museum. Shuttles will run from the college to the museum every 15 minutes.

L Children under 21 will be admitted free with a paying adult.

2& Information: 876-2667 or 848-7775.


Friday and Saturday, the Junior Woman's Club of Westminster will sponsor its annual Kids' Consignment Sale from 8 a.m. to noon at First United Presbyterian Church at 65 Washington Road in Westminster.

The sale will feature children's clothes, shoes, boots, snowsuits, coats, car seats, strollers and toys.

Consignors will receive 60 percent of the sale price on their items.

The Junior Woman's Club will donate all proceeds to programs focused on the prevention of child abuse in Carroll County.

& Information: 857-5353.


A sweet adventure awaits you Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. as the Hashawha Environmental Center, in cooperation with the Carroll County Beekeepers Association, sponsors its eighth annual Honey Harvest Festival.

The festival, at the environmental center north of Westminster, will feature exciting events and activities that the whole family can enjoy.

The festival will include hayrides for children, a beekeeper wearing a bee beard, a chance to visit an apiary (a place where bees are kept), food concessions and country craft exhibits.

A "Honey and Honey Cookery Show" competition will also take place and winners will receive ribbons and cash prizes.

Buzzy Bee and Smokey Bear will greet visitors and pose with children for pictures.

Admission is free.

The Bear Branch Nature Center will be open so the public can see a glass honeybee hive and check out the children's discovery room.

& Information: 848-9040.


Registration for the "Pretty Me" self-improvement course will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Leggett entrance to the Cranberry Mall in Westminster.

The course, presented by Leggett, is a six-week series designed to help girls look, feel and be their best.

Classes start Sept. 20; advance registration is required.

The course costs $50 and the textbook is $12.95.

For more information regarding age requirements, call Nicky Smelser at 876-7008.


September Song, a Carroll County production group, will perform the musical "Fiddler on the Roof," beginning Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Westminster High School auditorium.

The musical will also be performed in a special matinee Sunday )) at 2:30 p.m.

Additional shows are scheduled for Sept. 23 and Sept. 24. Both performances will begin at 8 p.m.

All proceeds from the musical will benefit Richcroft Inc., CHANGE Inc. and the Carroll County Therapeutic Recreational Council.

Ticket prices are $10 for reserved seating and $7 for general admission.

Tickets can be purchased at Coffey Music in the Winchester Exchange or at the door.

Information: 848-1824 or 876-1760.

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