Today, Sept. 28, marks the 8th Annual Maryland Microbrewery Festival at Union Mills Homestead, in Carroll County. Doors open at 11 a.m. and will remain open through 7 p.m. in the evening in a delightful blend of fun, food, drink and entertainment.
This annual event was established as a way to celebrate and promote the very best of Maryland's handcrafted and distinctive microwbrews and is considered the state's premier beer festival. Over 30 brands of beer will be available from 14 breweries, as guests take part in samplings while enjoying a day of ongoing live music, great food and seminars designed to educate the public on the art of brewing.
Live entertainment will be ongoing throughout the festival day by Bob Perilla's Big Hillbilly Blue Grass, Bootleg and Mike Dugan and the Blues Mission. All musical performances will take place at the bandstand.
Accompany great drink with delicious food. Onsite vendors you will find will include Angels Concessions, Aw Boy Fries, Buffalo Wild Wings, Country Concessions, Johansson's, Kountry Kafe, Sunrise Concessions, 3 Little Pigs and Westminster Elks. There are plenty of offerings and a variety of helpings to choose from.
In addition to food and drink, festival-goers will delight in checking out the onsite craft exhibitors and jewelry consignments. This year's vendors are: Amiga Designs, Knightingales Rest and Gibson Glass, Ottis Nelson, Silpada Designs, Simply Sandia and Touch of Glass Jewelry Creations.
All benefits from the Maryland Microbrewery Festival will go towards Union Mills Homestead Foundation's ongoing interpretation and preservation of the historic Union Mills site. Union Mills Homestead, the Shriver family homestead for six generations, spans 16 acres and is now home a museum of American culture, operated by Union Mills Homestead, a non-profit organization.
Union Mills Homestead is located 17 miles south of Gettysburg at 3311 Littletown Pike, Westminster, MD. For more information Union Mills visit www.unionmills.org. For more on the Maryland Microbrewery Festival, go to www.marylandmicrobreweryfestival.com.