DrinkMaryland, a Market-Like Pop Up Event, is Coming to Olde Towne Gaithersburg In September

by MCS Staff

DrinkMaryland, a market-like pop up event, will make a stop at Olde Towne Plaza in Gaithersburg on Friday, September 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. Featuring local Maryland wine, cider & beer, this open-air market is perfect for a casual Friday night. Learn about the local craft beverage industry from the vintners, brewers & distillers themselves while sampling their products. Enjoy live music, visit with artisans & crafters, and enjoy food from vendors & local restaurants in the historic commercial center of Gaithersburg.

Unlike traditional wine tasting events, DrinkMaryland is an open marketplace for visitors to explore. Public entry to the event is free; tasting passes for the sampling of wine, cider, mead, beer, and distilled spirits can be purchased for $20 in advance or $25 on-site. Order a sampling pass here. Artisans & crafters are still being sought for this Maryland Makers event. For vendor information, please contact the Community Museum.

The Only Two will be performing at the event: Charlie Lowery; guitar, harmonica, vocals. Al Young; lead guitar; a lot of music from only two guys. (Charlie plays the harmonica & guitar at the same time!) Sing along with “Bye- Bye Miss American Pie, tap your feet to “When the Saints Go Marchin’ In”, or just relax with old time jazz, acoustic blues, contemporary folk, old favorites & originals.

Information courtesy of the City of Gaithersburg

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James August 18, 2022 - 9:43 am

This event is poorly named and uses our MD state logo to promote drinking alcohol. In this day and age of sensitivity, I am shocked that no one has picked up on this. I would strongly suggest they change the name of this event. Imagine if the event was called, “Smoke Maryland” and that it was a marijuana themed event with marijuana edibles tastings, products, etc, etc. Drinking alcohol responsibly of course is fine for those 21 & over. But this festival is absolutely not in any way an event for a family and children. Change the name and the logo because it makes it appear the state itself is endorsing if not running the event.

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Chill Dude August 18, 2022 - 10:48 am

It used the flag pattern like many other businesses do. Also there probably are events named Smoke Maryland. Relax, this is a weird comment.

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James August 18, 2022 - 7:02 pm

Did you create this handle just to reply to my comment?

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