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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Wicomico County’s Autumn Wine Festival returns Oct. 21-22

SALISBURY, Md. – Taste wines from across the state of Maryland here in Wicomico County when the Autumn Wine Festival returns to Pemberton Historical Park this October.

The 15th annual Autumn Wine Festival will take place Oct. 21-22. The Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism event, which is produced in partnership with the Maryland Wineries Association, offers festivalgoers the opportunity to taste unlimited samples from nearly 20 Maryland wineries. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. each day.

The Autumn Wine Festival has also partnered with Women Supporting Women, a local nonprofit that strives to provide awareness, education and support to those affected by breast cancer. Women Supporting Women will be on-site all weekend hosting a variety of fundraisers under the Pink Party Tent.

The festival also features live music, regional cuisine, a variety of vendors and a Sports Zone.

“The Autumn Wine Festival has such a great atmosphere,” said Vanessa Junkin, assistant director of marketing and public relations for Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism. “You can sample different wines with your friends, listen to great music and help Women Supporting Women through fundraisers – all at the beautiful Pemberton Historical Park.”

Tickets for the festival are on sale now. Tasting tickets include a 6 oz. glass and as many samples as one can responsibly consume. In recognition of Wicomico County’s 150th anniversary, the first 150 people through the gate will receive a commemorative stemless wine glass featuring the 150 Year Celebration logo.

Early bird tickets are available for $25 for one day or $40 for both days. Regular tickets are $35 for one day or $60 for both days. Non-tasting tickets are also available; early bird non-tasting tickets are $5 and regular non-tasting tickets are $10.

Early bird sales end online, in person and by phone on Friday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. Additional fees may apply to ticket prices. Ticket buyers also have the option of making a donation to Women Supporting Women at checkout.

Purchase tickets online at or at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center Box Office, located at 500 Glen Ave. in Salisbury (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.). The Box Office can be reached at 410-548-4911.

For the latest updates on the festival, information on volunteering and fundraising opportunities for Women Supporting Women, visit


Anonymous said...

Ridiculous price. $70 for a couple. Not worth it. This will soon be a non-existent event.

Anonymous said...

$35 plus additional fees. Outrageous.

Anonymous said...

ladies and gentlemen, save your money. Most if not all of those wines taste like sh- -. Sorry. Don't know how else to say it. Stick with west coast wines and Italian wines. At these prices you are getting ripped off and you will NOT enjoy the wine.

Anonymous said...

Another event Sandy Fulton implemented and flourished that has been turned over to dollar hungry children with college degrees and no common sense.

Anonymous said...

A 35 dollar cover charge and stingy wine dispersing unless you buy a case.

Anonymous said...

This event has gotten worse and worse every year. So stingy now with the samples.

Anonymous said...

Don't drink, don't care, don't understand the fascination with alcohol consumption.