2019 Winery/Brewery Information
Thank you for your interest in the 6th Annual CASA Wine and Craft Beer Festival. Each year, our community gathers for a fun afternoon of wine and craft beer tasting, music, food, and vendors. In 2018, more than 1,200 people attended the festival. All money raised goes to support CASA of Allegany County, a local non-profit that works with children and youth in foster care.
Festival Date: Saturday, June 8th, 2019 (Rain or Shine)
Cost: There is no fee to set up! We will reimburse you for bottles poured.
Location: Canal Place Festival Grounds, 13 Canal Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
Contact: Misty Raines: 301-777-1262; E-Mail: [email protected]
Festival Hours: 1pm-6pm
Set-Up Times: Winery and Breweries can begin set up at 9am, all other vendors can begin set up at 10am. All vehicles must be moved to a designated parking area no later than 12:30pm.
Set-up information: Wineries: A large communal tent is provided for all wineries. You must provide their own tables, chairs, tablecloths, etc. Breweries: Breweries are set up independently closer to the beer truck that is available at the festival grounds. Your own tent, table, chairs, tablecloths, etc need to be provided by each brewery. CASA of Allegany County has rented an ice truck for the event, ice will be provided. Your booth size is determined by the winery/brewery, please indicate on your application how much space you need. This year’s festival goers will be receiving a stemless wineglass.
Reimbursement: Wine Vendors will be reimbursed $7.00 per bottle poured. Independent breweries, please contact the CASA office for reimbursement schedule of pours. All money will be paid the day of the festival. This festival is an unlimited tasting festival, each individual will receive six craft beer tokens (more available for purchase). A beer truck is available for additional beer purchases. The price of any wine or beer sold by the bottle or growler is set by the individual winery/brewery. If you do not have proper licensing for the state of Maryland, please contact the CASA Office to discuss other options (ie: your beer represented on a beer truck).
Power/Utilities: Please indicate on your application if you need electrical services. There is no fee for this.
Security: Security is provided by CASA of Allegany County. Security will be recognized by t-shirts.
Winery/Brewery workers and employees: Please provide a list prior to the festival of any volunteers or employees who will be a part of your booth. A list can be sent to [email protected] Please remember, no underage servers allowed. If you need volunteers to help pour the day of the festival, please contact the CASA office by May 10th with the number of volunteers needed.
Wristbands: All festival attendee’s must wear wristbands. Green wristbands indicates the person is over the age of 21. Red wristbands indicates that they are non-drinkers or under the age of 21. IDs will be checked at the door. All attendees who will be participating in the tasting portion of the festival will have both a green wristband and a glass.
CASA of Allegany County will obtain the liquor license needed for the festival.