Big wine festival coming to Bel Air in September


    The organizers of the 3rd Annual Harford County Wine Festival sent me another reminder today that their big event is coming up Saturday, September 13th from 12 to 7 pm and Sunday, September 14th from 12 to 5 pm. The event will take place at Rockfield Manor, 501 Churchville Rd., Bel Air. According to their press release:

    The event will feature “Wines from Around the World”, food, Pottery at the Barn, unique artists, crafters and silent auction. In addition, this year’s festival will feature live music from Around the Block, known for their unique blend of rock, pop, and soul, on Saturday from 12-3 pm. The Kelly Bell Band will follow from 4-7 pm. Armed with an infectious groove and style, Bell and his band have held the title of “Best Blues Band in the Mid-Atlantic Region” for many years in a row. Their deeply rooted style is capable of stepping across several musical genres from one moment to the next. As many fans across the Eastern Seaboard can attest, their live show is a musical marathon second to none.

    On Sunday from 12-5 pm, Nothin’ ta Plunder will take the stage. Nothin’ ta Plunder covers the full gamut of musical styles from the Beatles to Van Morrison. Rock, Rockabilly, Country, Blues and some Motown are thrown in for good measure.

    Tickets are $25 for ages 21 and over, $10 for ages 13-20 and kids 12 and under are free. Tickets are available online at Advance tickets are also available at Bel Air Liquors, 116 S. Hickory Ave., Bel Air, MD. Each ticket valid for one day only. No pets or coolers allowed. No alcohol brought onto the premises. Proceeds benefit the Rockfield Foundation. Rain or shine. Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are still available.

    The Harford County Wine Festival is presented by the Rockfield Foundation, a non-profit organization charged with the promotion and general operation of Rockfield Manor, a multifaceted meeting, recreational and cultural venue offering continued service to the local community. Wine Festival sponsors include the Town of Bel Air, Harford County Executive’s Office-Division of Agriculture, BB& T and Bel Air Liquors.

    For more information call 410-638-4565 or visit