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The Maryland Wineries Association announces a series of new events called “Eat•Drink•Go LOCAL”

The Maryland Wineries Association announces a series of new events called “Eat•Drink•Go LOCAL” in collaboration with local farmers, chefs, and wineries, the Maryland Wineries Association will be hosting a series of three open-air, market style events to take place in downtown venues across the state, with a goal of featuring agriculture and the pairing of local wine, seasonal ingredients and regional chefs.

The event dates, times and locations are as follows:

    • Eat•Drink•Go LOCAL Frederick; July 9 at Carroll Creek Park in Frederick
    • Eat•Drink•Go LOCAL North Beach; August 13 in downtown North Beach
    • Eat•Drink•Go LOCAL Silver Spring; October 22 at Downtown Silver Spring

“These events will bring together farmers, chefs, and wineries in three different communities and will support the movement to buy locally grown goods” said Jade Ostner, event coordinator for the Maryland Wineries Association.  “Event attendees will see how Maryland wine can bring out the best flavors in recipes featuring Maryland grown ingredients.”

Entry into all three of the Eat•Drink•Go LOCAL events is free of charge, and attendees can shop the market and enjoy chef cooking demonstrations throughout the day. For $15, event attendees can purchase a “Tasting Pass,” which includes a stemless glass and samples of local wine.

Attendees can upgrade to the “Food and Wine Pairing Pass,” which includes the benefits of the Tasting Pass as well as pairings of selected seasonal ingredients and wine, and a reusable 6-bottle wine carrier––good for carrying your wine and produce! Food and Wine Pairing Passes are available for $25. Both passes will be available in advance via and

Eat•Drink•Go LOCAL is sponsored by the Maryland Department of Agriculture, the Tourism Council of Frederick County, Frederick County Office of Economic Development, Calvert County Tourism, The North Beach Business Loop in partnership with the Town of North Beach, Downtown Silver Spring, Maryland Life Magazine and various local businesses, restaurants, farmers and the wineries of Maryland.

Tasting Pass and Food and Wine Pairing Pass are only available to guests who are 21 and older. Event will take place rain or shine. More information and tickets available at