Monday August 24, 2009
The Carroll County Farm Museum is pleased to announce that on-line advance adult and Premier Area ticket sales for The Maryland Wine Festival® will begin on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 and continue until Thursday, September 9 at midnight. Advance adult tickets may be purchased for $20.00; gate admission for 2009 is $25.00. Payment is through credit card (VISA or Mastercard) for on-line sales. Walk-in purchases will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Museum’s Administration Building at 500 S. Center Street, Westminster, MD, and may be purchased using VISA, Mastercard, personal check or cash. No advance walk-in tickets will be sold after 3 p.m. on September 9. Tickets purchased on-line will be mailed to the shipping address within 5-7 days of purchase. Advance ticket holders enter through the same gates as those purchasing gate tickets, show an I.D., and obtain a wrist band.
The Premier Tent will be featured again this year. “Premier tickets” are $45.00 in advance and include the $20 regular adult advance ticket. They admit ticket holders to this exclusive cocktail style area with bar height stand-up tables and includes samples of premium wines not served at the main festival, samples of cuisine from area restaurants, soft music, and private portable restroom; a peaceful haven away from the hustle and bustle of the main festival. Ticket holders may come and go as often as they like all day. A limit of 300 premier tickets will be sold each day so advance purchase is strongly advised. When purchasing these tickets, buyer must specify either Saturday or Sunday ticket. Tickets will be sold at the festival for $50.00 only if the daily limit has not been met through pre-sales.
To purchase your advance tickets, log on to www.carrollcountyfarmmuseum.org, click on 2009 Maryland Wine Festival® Advance Ticket Sales.
The Maryland Wine Festival® will be held on Saturday, September 19 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, September 20, Noon-6 p.m. The festival is held rain or shine. All advance ticket purchases are non-refundable unless the festival is cancelled by Carroll County Government. County officials and Farm Museum staff are not responsible for lost or misplaced tickets. Multiple ticket purchases will be mailed to a single address only. NO PETS OR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES may be brought onto Museum grounds. Coolers will be checked at the admission gates.