November 8, 2011
The Baltimore Irish Festival happens this year Friday-Sunday, Nov. 11-13, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, in Timonium. On the bill will be Irish food, dance and such musical acts as the Screaming Orphans, the Rovers and Belfast Connection. There will also be a marketplace offering items such as kilts, handmade stained glass and Celtic jewelry. Hours are Friday, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday, noon-11 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. (starting with mass)-6 p.m. Daily admission is $15 general, $10 for seniors, $5 for young adults and free for anyone younger than 12. Go to http://www.irishfestival.com.
June 2, 2011
This year’s Charles Village Festival runs Saturday-Sunday, June 4-5, at 29th and Charles streets, in Baltimore. Expect food, antique cars, games for children, and a variety of local musicians including Junkyard Saints, Lafayette Gilchrist and the Greg Hatza ORGANization. The festival will also host its annual garden walk (Sunday, 11 a.m.), which will trek through the gardens south of 29th Street between Howard Street and Guilford Ave. Hours are Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Go to www.charlesvillagefestival.com.
May 3, 2011
What are you going to do with dear old Mom? Things sure got a whole lot easier for me since my brother married a woman who hosts an annual multiple famly annual Mother's Day party and barbecue. If I didn't have that to fall back on, I'd consider one of these Mother's Day options. On Saturday and Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Boordy Vineyards is inviting families to picnic on their sprawling grounds. The cost is $12 for adults, $10 for teens and $5 for children 2 to 12. There will be music by Ellis Woodward and Company; wine tasting; and tours of the vineyard.
January 20, 2011
Not so long ago, if you wanted to visit a vineyard near Baltimore for an afternoon of tastings and tours, your first and typically only stop was Boordy Vineyards, the oldest vineyard in the state, established in Hydes in 1945. Even in winter, it was a lovely way to spend an afternoon, with plenty of wines to sample and buy, and experts to lead you through the grounds and winemaking operations. Now, though, it's easy to extend the experience, visiting another Maryland vineyard or two nearby.
August 4, 2008
Hydes Boordy Vineyards run set for Sunday The XTERRA Boordy Vineyards 5-kilometer Trail Run will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday in Hydes. The course on the 230-acre farm will lead runners through rows of grapevines, around 19th-century farm buildings and into woodlands. An estimated 600 runners are expected. Spectators should arrive at Boordy Vineyards, 12820 Long Green Pike, before 5:30 p.m. because the surrounding roads will be closed for the run. Wine, cheese and music will be available after the race.
May 24, 2007
Wine and herbs The lowdown -- Head to Boordy Vineyards this weekend for its Wine and Herb Fest. Check out the new spring wine releases while perusing the many plants and garden crafts for sale. Other offerings include live music from Cedar Creek on Saturday and Captain Quint on Sunday, vineyard wagon rides, gourmet and local foods and vineyard tours. If you go -- The festival is 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Boordy Vineyards, 12820 Long Green Pike in Hydes. Tickets are $10, $5 for children ages 2-12.