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    Name: Columbus Day Celebration: Italian & Spanish Wine, Food, Art & Games
    Date: October 8, 2016
    Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:

    Columbus Weekend Food & Wine Festival

    Simpatico, Italy’s Finest, 104-106 Railroad Ave., St. Michaels, MD

    Simpatico, Italy's Finest celebrates Columbus Day with the 7th Annual "Columbus WineFest at St. Michaels" of Italian Wine, Food, Art & Games in honor of explorer Christopher Columbus, on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 from Noon to 5 PM.  Christopher Columbus will be in attendance and will share tales of his exploration adventures, as part of the festivities planned for adults and children of all ages! The event will be held rain or shine in the tented lot adjacent to Simpatico. Stop by and transport yourself to Italy! Ciao!
    On Saturday October 8th, starting at 12 Noon, this not-to-be-missed event will feature the following activities to the public at a cost of $25 per person, kids free:
    -          Italian Wine Tastings (& a couple Spanish!) of over 60 wines, Limoncello, Italian Vodka, Prosecco, & Bellinis, the famous 3 B's of Italy: Barolo, Barbaresco, Brunello! New wines to Maryland will be introduced at this event!
    -          Italian Food Served & Tastings including Regional Artisan products from Tuscany, Abruzzo & Umbria & our ever popular Cipriani Pasta, Jams, Antipasti from Marches region, Pates, Pestos, Truffle products, Olive Oils from 5 regions & Aged and Flavored Balsamics. Also serving our Antipasti, Chicken Pesto, Caponata, Pasta & Wild Boar Sauce, Orange Olive Oil Cake & more!
    -          Wonderful Artisan Cheese Tastings of Cow, Sheep & Goat cheeses directly flown in from Italy every 2 weeks. Take some home to pair with your wine!
    -          Chef Demos: Chefs will perform cooking demonstrations in the tent and provide samplings starting at 1 PM & 3 PM.  
    -          Live Italian Music - come listen to your favorite Italian songs!!
    -          Italian Trivia & Bocce Ball - Answer all the questions and you win a bottle of wine!
    -           "Art about Italy" Competition by local artist partners featuring art in various media with Italian themes. 
    -          Meet Columbus and hear about his adventures in exploration, and have your picture taken with him!  
    -          Special pricing promotions for the wide range of wines will be offered, discounts on wine-related ceramic items and other items in the shop.  
    -          Gift Sets available: Food, Wine and Ceramics in attractive gift sets perfect for Hostess Gifts & Holidays 
    -          Local Restaurants will feature an Italian Entree and Wines on Saturday night to continue the celebration.
    -          Local Shops are offering special offers for attendees with their wrist bands.
    Simpatico is excited to continue this event for the community; Bobbi Parlett, owner of Simpatico, comments "Everyone has such a good time at this fun annual event, it is like being in a piazza in Italy for the afternoon, and  combines so many things we love - food, wine, art, history, music, games for all ages, and supporting our local artists with our art competition. Bobbi adds "Italian artisans instill a heart and soul in their products, in everything Made in Italy, from wine to food to ceramics, particularly those intended for hospitality with friends and family. Come out and enjoy!"  

    Simpatico is a locally-owned, independent retailer and wholesaler specializing in exclusively Made in Italy items: a fabulous selection of Italian wines plus ceramics, food, home furnishings, accessories, ornaments, Murano Glass jewelry & Glasses, and more. Simpatico store hours are Monday through Thursday 10 AM to 5 PM, Saturday from 10 AM to 7 PM and Sundays 10 AM to 6 PM.


    Located in tent in Simpatico Parking Lot adjacent to shop at 104 Railroad Ave just off Talbot St.  As well as other locations throughout town
    Date/Time Information:
    October 8, 2016   Noon- 5pm
    Contact Information:
    Simpatico 410-745-0345
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