Come to the Deep Creek Art and Wine Festival on September 9, and enjoy delicious wine, breathtaking art, and an abundance of music and entertainment.

Deep Creek Lake Art and Wine Festival returns to Maryland this September. Sip fine wines and browse fine art as the summer comes to a close and the doors open for the fall. The annual event has something for everyone, from food pairings and wine tasting to kids’ balloon art. Join in on the fun on Saturday, September 9, from noon until 6:00 p.m. as more than 30 artists gather together to display their work. Deep Creek has lined up 11 jewelers, a dozen painters, several potters, two photographers as well as several glass and fabric makers. Art available for purchase ranges from oil paintings to hand-painted furniture, hand-crafted jewelry and other accessories. Adult wine tasting tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the gate. Tickets include a free commemorative glass, entertainment, 10 wine pour samples and the activities. Kids 12 and under are free. General admittance tickets, without the wine tasting, are $12. Visit the festival website for more info. Wine distributors and food artisans will offer samples from vast selections of wine and treats, satisfying your cravings as you take in the beautiful artwork. Vendors will be serving cheeses, sandwiches, salads, ice cream, and over 200 different types of wine. Those who want to purchase wine can do so in the wine shop, which will be open until 7 p.m. Confirmed food vendors include Lakeside Creamery, Archies, T.J.’s Crab Wagon, Rotary Club, Our Kitchen Here at Home, Copper Kettle Popcorn Factory, and Knights of Columbus. A silent auction is also planned (noon to 4 p.m.). Bid on items like wine and wine accessories, jewelry, various pieces of artwork, gift certificates and more. Other activities including air brush tattoos, a wine toss and carriage rides. [gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="3420,3416"] The Deep Creek Lake Art and Wine Festival isn't the only thing going on that weekend. Festivities include wine pairing dinners that Friday. During the dinners, local participating restaurants will feature wine tastings and special menus which match deluxe, gourmet meals with the appropriate wine. If you are interested, it is recommended that you make reservations in advance. Participating restaurants include Pine Lodge Steakhouse and Saloon, Uno Chicago Grill, Ace's Pub and Restaurant, Dutch's Silver Tree and Moonshadow. Will you be attending the festival? Let us know in the comments below.

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