Find Festivals and Family Fun in Southern Maryland This Weekend, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2016

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on September 26, 2016

092616-winefest-01October starts out with a bang in Southern Maryland! There’s a lot going on in all three counties, but here are three events to consider for this weekend, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2016.

Sotterley Hosts Riverside WineFest

Celebrate Maryland wines in a breathtaking setting!

Sotterley Plantation in Hollywood will host the 14th Annual Riverside WineFest on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2. The event takes place from noon to 5 p.m. both days.

More than 20 Maryland wines will be present and offering tastings and sales against the backdrop of the plantation, which is a National Historic Landmark. There will also be live music, demonstrations, and artists selling their creation. Food will also be available, and tours of the 1703 plantation house and colonial revival garden are free.

Cost is $25 for tasting tickets and $20 for designated driver tickets. Those age 6 to 20 are $5, and kids 5 and under are free. Admission is $15 for Sotterley members. Parking is $2, cash only.

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092616-rocktoberfest-01Rocktoberfest Takes Over Downtown La Plata

For the third year in a row, rock music will take over downtown La Plata – and organizers say this year will be the biggest year yet! Headliners Jimmie’s Chicken Shack and Paul Reed Smith Band lead a list of local bands and artists who will be playing all day.

The concert takes place Saturday, Oct. 1, from 1 to 11 p.m. at Casey Jones Restaurant and Bar, 417 Charles St. in La Plata.

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092616-cardboard-01Take the Global Cardboard Challenge!

What’s more fun than a cardboard box?

Take the Global Cardboard Challenge this Sunday, Oct. 2, at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center. The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m.

The day will include outrageous construction, games, and imaginative play. There will be activities for all ages!

Cost is free for members and kids age 5 and younger; $3 for kids age 6 to 17; $5 for adults; and $4 for military and seniors.

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