The purpose of this open to the public event series is to celebrate Maryland makers and their products! DrinkMaryland features local wine, cider, mead, beer & spirits. Plus Maryland artisans, music, food, and more.
Currently held in both Centreville and North Beach, DrinkMaryland has an open air farmers market feel and is family-friendly!
Browse local products, handmade crafts and enjoy live music and delicious food – all while learning about the local craft beverage industries of Maryland.
DATE: Saturday, June 16, 2018
LOCATION: Downtown Centreville, MD (Lawyers Row & Broadway)
$20 IN ADVANCE • $25 AT THE GATE
All tasting passes include a stemless sampling glass, samples of wine, beer & spirits from all participating producers, and ability to purchase beverages by the glass.
*A valid 21+ ID must be presented at the gate to receive your tasting pass wristband • Event will be held rain or shine • Tasting passes are nonrefundable*
ADMISSION IS FREE – All attendees can shop the local artisan & food vendors and enjoy the live music. But in order to receive a glass, partake in tastings, and purchase beverages by the glass, attendees MUST purchase a tasting pass wristband.
PLEASE ENJOY RESPONSIBLY – As a nonprofit organization who supports Maryland agriculture and manufacturers, we ask that you responsibly sample the variety of craft beverages from across the state to appreciate the local fruit, grains, and hard work that does into them. We absolutely do not encourage drinking to access of drinking and driving. If you choose to partake in the tasting, we ask that you please arrange transportation as you would any time you are consuming alcohol or attend the event with a designated driver who can enter the festival at no cost.
Sip, Shop & Hit the Town!
DrinkMaryland: Centreville – A Maryland Makers Festival is presented by the Maryland Wineries Association and the Town of Centreville. We invite you to enjoy the Town’s charming historical downtown as well as its restaurants and small businesses.
Indulge all of your senses in this special small-town paradise.
2018 Participating Craft Beverage Vendors:
Emcee: The event stage will be emceed by Paul Cullen, personal chef, sommelier, and bassist for the rock band Bad Company in the early ’90s.
Noon to 12:45 p.m.
Guthrie Matthews Method
1:15 to 2 p.m.
Dell Foxx Company
2 to 2:30 p.m.
Restaurant Best Crab Appetizer Contest
3 to 4 p.m.
We are so pleased that you’ll be joining us for Centreville’s signature event – DrinkMaryland: Centreville – A Maryland Makers Festival. We want your stay to be fun and stress-free so we’ve created lots of parking options to get you to and from the festival as quickly as possible. All Shuttle Parking Lots and other Event Parking will be clearly marked.
Here is the link to the transportation map with both the shuttle parking lots and other all parking indicated. Simply enlarge the map and check out the various spots.
Shuttle Parking Lots (Lots of parking & 3-4 minutes from event!)
We will be running free shuttle transportation from two large parking lots from the two major entrances to Centreville (Route 213 and Route 304). The shuttle bus (a YMCA bus) will operate from approximately 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will do a loop route to both lots throughout the day. You will be dropped off at the Shuttle Stop across the street from the event in front of the Liberty Building (corner of Liberty Street & Broadway)
The shuttle lots are located at:
Queen Anne’s County High School, 125 Ruthburg Avenue/Route 304 (Centreville, MD 21617)Most of you will arrive there from Route 304 W via Route 301. You can access Route 304 from both directions of Route 301. The exit is marked Route 304/Ruthsburg/Centreville.Once you get on the exit ramp continue around the traffic circle heading to 304W. Continue to the second traffic circle and follow the signs for 304W. Once you reach the second roundabout you will be 1½ miles from the High School parking lot, which will be on your right, immediately past Centreville Middle School.
160 Coursevall Drive, inside the Centreville Business Park/Route 213 (Centreville, MD 21617) You can get here from both directions of Route 301 as well. Once you get off the exit you will continue straight for about 1.3 miles. Queenstown Bank is on the right hand side. You’ll see the Business Park sign as well as the Shuttle Parking Lot sign. Turn right onto Coursevall Drive, and turn right again into the second driveway. This is the parking lot for the administrative offices of Compass Regional Hospice, not where the actual Hospice service location.
Other Parking Lots
These other parking options are smaller lots, so they may fill quickly. Centreville has street parking and meter parking as well. Please be careful not to park in front of driveways. Remember you don’t need to feed the meters on Saturday.
Circuit Court Parking Garage (on Commerce Street)
If you are coming from Chestertown this will be an easy lot to access. Please note that Commerce Street is handling two-way traffic currently. Look for the brick parking garage on the right hand side of the road before you get to Broadway. Coming from the other direction, you’ll need to pass the event and make a left into the alley after Danny’s Garage.
Powell Street Parking Lot (under the Water Tower)
This is another lot most easily accessed coming up Liberty Street from Chestertown. Liberty Street is open only for local traffic. Signs will say “Road Closed/Local Traffic Only.” We are undergoing an infrastructure project so the road has a lot of character (it’s bumpy. Drive slowly.) Make a right at the Everest Mart (on the corner of Liberty and Broadway) and make the first right onto Powell Street. This is a little alley after the Goodwill Fire Company. Drive toward the water tower. The parking lot is under the tower.
Queen Anne’s County Health Department Parking Lot (Off of Banjo Lane)
This parking is behind the actual Health Department Building, which is on Commerce Street. Access to the lot is from Water Street. Water Street runs in two directions and you would turn onto Banjo Lane.
Municipal Parking Lot (At the corner of Happy Lady Lane and Water Street)
This lot is also accessible from Water Street and is across the street from the Centreville Post Office (202 E Water St.)
2018 Food Vendors:
Team Autism Fish, hot dogs, hamburgers and French fries
Bay Shore Steam Pot Crab cake sandwiches and soft drinks
The Commerce Creamery Café Bistro Italian Ice and ice cream cart
Kent Island Crab Cakes Crab cake sliders, crab topped pretzels, Smith Island Cakes, Lemon Bars, water, soda
The Pig Pit Cookery
(They don’t have an online presence, but serve awesome food!)
Pulled pork sandwich, pulled pork parfait, all beef hot dogs, mac-n-cheese and BBQ ,mac-n-cheese ,fresh squeezed lemonade, fresh cut French fries, and soft drinks
Smoke Rattle and Roll Brisket sandwich, chicken sandwich, tacos, nachos, mac-n-cheese and chili, water and soda.
Fiction novels will be sold and autographed by the author, a Ridgley, Maryland, novelist.
Family-owned Maryland company locally producing gourmet sauces and dips with no artificial colors and preservatives. Small batched for quality!
This patent-pending stainless steel tool is part-crab mallett, part-knife, part-bottle opener – a win-win-win for a Maryland summer day. Entrepreneur Shelby Blondell took top honors for the unique product at the University of Baltimore’s pitch contest. (Shelby is also a singer-songwriter and will be performing at DrinkMaryland: Centreville at 3 p.m.)
Maryland themed handmade accessories for people and pets are Maryland made from exclusive designs and patterns. Products include belts, scarves, hair accessories, key chains, pet collars and leashes and more
Handmade baskets and purses
Oil and acrylic paintings, decorative glassware and jewelry
Repurposed wooden signs and décor
Handcrafted custom made sterling silver and gemstone jewelry as well as custom made wedding bands and engagement rings.
Handmade jewelry with a focus on items for dog lovers, water lovers and unique pieces with a flair.
Unique line of hand made accessories fashioned from common recyclable materials.
Handcrafted unique sterling silver and gemstone jewelry
Leather goods like belts, bracelets and more!
Handmade dog/cat collars and other pet-related accessories such as bandana, ties and leashes.
A handmade line of beach-inspired lotions, balms, skin and hair oils and decorative soaps that brings to mind the tropics, even in the dead of winter. Treat yourself – imagine a white sand beach and a tropical breeze as soft as the whisper of silk.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the food/craft vendor application