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Kegs and Corks Beer and Wine Festival Expands to Accommodate Growing Crowds

Jul 19, 2017 11:53AM ● By Cate Reynolds
Ashlee Kastendike 
Kegs & Corks Festival, LLC 

ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND: Buy your tickets today for the Sixth Annual Kegs and Corks Craft Beer and Maryland Wine Festival on August 12, 2017 at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds. This is the only local festival that features craft beer and Maryland wine together. Guests can sample over 80 exceptional wines from Maryland wineries, in addition to over 40 craft brews from across the United States. There are many new brewery and winery additions this year!

Tickets include a souvenir glass, unlimited samples of featured beer and wine, entertainment all day, and free parking. Food and full glasses of beer and wine are available for purchase. Entertainment will include live music from Hot Tub Limo, Sly 45, and Bushmasters Featuring Gary Brown. The event will be MC’d by on-air Radio Personalities Gina Crash from Today’s 101.9 and Neci from Mix 106.5 and HFS.

New this year! Due to growing crowds, organizers have expanded the size of the event grounds to include the lower field. Festival-goers will enjoy a large tent to provide shade and seating, a karaoke dance party complete with a DJ, a tiki bar offering margaritas and daiquiris, and a FREE photo booth for everyone!

The 2017 Kegs and Corks Beer and Wine Festival will benefit the local charity, Special Olympics Maryland. Their mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for persons eight years of age and older with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy. Find out more at

Buy Early Access Tickets in advance at for $40 and you can enter the gates at noon instead of 1:00 pm (an extra hour of sampling!). Regular admission at the gate (enter at 1:00 pm) is $45.

Tickets for the VIP Experience are $125 and include reserved parking, separate entrance, private tent with seating, souvenir glass, reception catered by Mission BBQ, private air-conditioned bathrooms, and unlimited beer, wine, sodas and water! These tickets are expected to sell out soon!

This event will be held rain or shine. Hours are Saturday from 1 PM to 7 PM, with Early Access beginning at Noon. Vendor, sponsor, and volunteer opportunities are available. Volunteer and get a free ticket and t-shirt! For more information about the Kegs and Corks Beer and Wine Festival, contact 410.507.2186 or visit