CENTREVILLE — Back for the third year, Centreville will host more than 40 Maryland makers at DrinkMaryland on Saturday, June 15.
In 2016, more than 20 Centreville Main Street volunteers developed an idea for a signature event with a working title of Maryland-Made. The intent of the event was to shine a light on Maryland’s makers such as artisans, authors and musicians, as well as well as wineries, breweries and distillers.
Three years ago, that vision became a reality when the Town of Centreville joined forces with the Maryland Wineries Association to present the first DrinkMaryland: Centreville signature event.
This year’s event will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday in downtown Centreville on Lawyers Row and Broadway.
The event is free and open to the public. Guests 21 and older with a valid ID can purchase a sampling pass to taste or purchase wine, beer and spirits from various craft beverage makers from across the state. Tasting passes are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
DrinkMaryland: Centreville will feature more than 40 Maryland makers, including 29 wineries, breweries and distillers, in addition to artisans, food vendors and three live bands. The event also will feature wine educator Laurie Forster, “The Wine Coach,” who will serve as stage emcee and deliver an interactive tasting presentation at 2 p.m.
Stage performances will include, from noon to 12:45 p.m., Heavy Fred Lite — an acoustic variation of this popular Kent Island band will play both covers and original material spanning rock, funk, jam and alternative country genres.
The Guthrie Matthews Method, performing originals and covers in styles ranging from soul to metal, will be on stage at 1:15 p.m.
And from 3 to 4 p.m., Dell Fox Company will play a wide range of music from Alabama Shakes, Taylor Swift, John Mayer, Grand Funk Railroad, Florence and the Machine, and more.
Festival-goers can park at Queen Anne’s County High School, 125 Ruthsburg Road, and use the free shuttle to the event, or park at event parking lots throughout town.