Celebrate October in Southern Maryland This Weekend, Oct. 5-7, 2018

Kimberly Bean
Published on October 1, 2018

Celebrate October in Southern Maryland This Weekend, Oct. 5-7, 2018

Fall is the perfect time to get out and about in Southern Maryland! This weekend’s calendar is full of festivals and fun, including these three events.

Newtowne Players Thriller “Wait Until Dark”

The lights are going out at the Newtowne Players.

The Players will present the suspense thriller “Wait Until Dark” on select dates from Oct. 5-21. Performances take place at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 S. Coral Drive in Lexington Park.

“Wait Until Dark” is set in 1960’s New York. Susy is a newly blind woman whose husband brings home a doll from a business trip that, unbeknownst to him, holds something very valuable to some unsavory characters hell bent on getting it back. The play matches their criminal intentions against what should be a very vulnerable woman—except she has a few things in mind to even the playing field with the help of the upstairs neighbor girl.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, students, and military; and $12 for children age 12 and younger. All tickets for Thursday performances are $10.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.newtowneplayers.org/ or call 301-737-5447.

(Image via The Newtowne Players on Facebook.)

Annual Riverside WineFest Celebrates Regional Wines

You’ll find the best of Maryland at Sotterley Plantation this weekend!

The plantation will host the 16th Annual Riverside WineFest on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7. The event takes place from noon to 5 p.m. both days. Sotterley Plantation is located at 44300 Sotterley Lane in Hollywood.

The festival features wine from Maryland wineries – including many from Southern Maryland – food and beer vendors, local artisans, demonstrations, live music, free tours of the plantation house and gardens, and more!

Tasting tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. Must be 21 or older with ID to taste. Tickets for designated drivers and Sotterley Members are $20, and tickets for children age 6-20 are $10. Children 5 and younger are free.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.sotterleyplantation.com/winefest-sotterley-plantation.htm.

Raise a Glass at Oktoberfest!

Cheers to fall!

St. Nicholas Lutheran Church in Huntingtown will host its third annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 6, from noon to 5 p.m. The church is located at 1450 Plum Point Road in Huntingtown.

Enjoy seasonal beers like an Oktoberfest, a German wheat, and a pilsner brewed by Ale Saints, which is from All Saints Lutheran Church in Bowie. Compete in games including a stein-holding contest, stein races, and a best costume contest. There will also be live music and vendors on site and authentic German food for purchase.

Admission to Oktoberfest is free, but there is a charge to taste beer and wine. Beer garden passes are $10 (includes first beverage) or $20 (includes three drink tickets). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Project ECHO Homeless Shelter.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://saintnicholaslutheran.org/experiencing-community/oktoberfest.

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