Simpatico to host Italian festival

Simpatico, Italy’s Finest, will celebrate Italian wine, food, music and more Saturday, Oct. 12, with the 10th annual Simpatico Italian Wine & Food Festival.

ST. MICHAELS — Simpatico, Italy’s Finest, will celebrate Italian wine, food, music and more from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, with the 10th annual Simpatico Italian Wine & Food Festival.

The event will be held rain or shine in the tented lot “piazza” adjacent to Simpatico at 104 Railroad Ave.

“Everyone has such a good time at this fun annual event,” Simpatico owner Bobbie Parlett said. “It is like being in a piazza in Italy for the afternoon, and combines so many things we love — food, wine, music, history, games for all ages and fun.“

The festival event will feature the following activities to the public at a cost of $35 per person in advance ($10 for designated drivers, kids free):

• Tastings of over 70 Italian wines and spirits

• Italian food served throughout the afternoon

• Artisan cheese tastings

• Live Italian music

• Italian trivia, bocce ball and pasta game

• Meet Columbus, hear about his adventures in exploration and have your picture taken with him.

Simpatico is a locally owned, independent retailer and wholesaler specializing in exclusively made in Italy items.

To buy tickets, visit www.simpaticostmichaels.com or localwineevents.com, or call 410-745-0345.

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