For $20, today's side deal gets you two days (July 24 and 25 from noon to 6 p.m.) of unlimited wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, live music, and a souvenir wine glass at Great Grapes! Wine, Arts & Food Festival in Crownsville. Though advance two-day tickets to Great Grapes! normally cost $35, the festival offers free admission for children under 12.
Roam through the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds and stop by each of the participating wineries' exhibits to sample more than 250 international wines. In addition to liquid displays, Great Grapes! hosts an impressive assortment of exhibitors that will introduce visitors to culinary gadgets as well as an assortment of local arts-and-crafts vendors who will happily provide inspired gift ideas for super-early holiday shoppers. Post-browsing, check out the main-stage live musicians, including Looking for Lester, Junkyard Saints, The Natty Beaux, and the Kelly Bell Band. Check out Great Grapes!'s entire schedule to further map out the weekend.
Note: This Groupon is valid for one person on two days only; it cannot be used by two people on the same day.
Tysons Fall Harvest
It may be the inaugural year of Tysons Fall Harvest, but it already has the docket to rival any well-established fall festival. This family-friendly event will keep kids entertained with plenty of activities, from pony rides and petting zoos to a hay maze and pumpkin carving. Those who need to brush up on their carving skills can sit in on demonstrations from master pumpkin carvers or head to the craft corner to paint or just hug a gourd that escaped.
Even without kids in tow, adults will have plenty to do, including visiting the wine and beer garden for unlimited samples when they purchase a tasting glass, as well as shopping a marketplace with pumpkins and fall decor. They might even consider dropping by Rocknoceros's set at the live-music stage; they might be a kids' band, but their acclaim has landed them gigs at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and the Kennedy Center. A portion of the Harvest's proceeds will benefit the Spirit of Hope Children's Foundation.
1450 Generals Hwy
Crownsville, Maryland 21032Get Directions