Relaxing is easy if you've got a cold beer and one of those massage chairs made of lifelike mechanical hands. Kick back with this Groupon.
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- $22 for single-day admission, samples of all featured beers and wines, and complimentary souvenir glasses for two (a $50 value)
- $39 for single-day admission, samples of all featured beers and wines, and complimentary souvenir glasses for four (a $100 value)
From noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, and Sunday, August 26, beer drinkers will descend on Blob’s Park, home of America’s inaugural Oktoberfest in 1947, for the inaugural Kegs and Corks Fest, a bacchanal celebrating the best brewers and winemakers of the Eastern Seaboard and beyond. During the rain-or-shine tented event, revelers wash down bites of German cuisine and fresh local seafood with free samples of featured beer and wine from breweries such as Heavy Seas and Port City and wineries such as Cove Point and St. Michaels Winery. The accompanying entertainment ranges from a Corvette show to live performances by the Kelly Bell Band, Sweet Leda, and an Appaloosa reunion show.
Kegs and Corks Fest
Kegs and Corks Fest unites connoisseurs for a weekend of celebrating quirky craft brews and vintages. Like stoplights or hair color, the list of brewers may change from year to year, but draws primarily from a roster of strong East Coast alehouses; festival-goers may hoist tankards with representatives from Pennsylvania’s Yards Brewing Company, Virginia’s Old Dominion Brewing Company, or Maryland’s DuClaw Brewing Company. As they roam the festival grounds, they can also sip samples of wine culled from local vineyards and international locales. A plate of brew-friendly foods restores weary patrons before they snap their fingers or repeatedly hug their neighbor to the beat of the fest’s live musicians.
Chesapeake Bay Wine Festival
Since its first event in 2008, the Chesapeake Bay Wine Festival has steadily added to its multisensory feast of libations, food, and live sounds. Originally conceived to highlight Maryland's wines, beers, and local delicacies, the festival now brings wines from around the world to its bayside location. White tents shield tasters from rain, sunburn, and any curious fish who might try to leap into their goblets. Each year, the festival benefits an array of community- and family-focused organizations.