Saturday afternoon’s weather donned mild and breezy, perfect for those planning to check out downtown and enjoy Main Street Uncorked Wine and Music Festival.
The event kicked off at 1 p.m., and about 3:30 p.m. an estimated 300 had registered, half online in advance and half at the registration booth just off Davis Street, to stroll down Main Street, sample wine from area vineyards Oct 9. After a brisk pace as the event opened, things tapered off for a short time, but were again gearing back up for an evening of entertainment and some of the best Texas wineries, a little shopping, and maybe even a meal at one of the local restaurants for those seeking a bit more sustenance for their evening out.
Although the mercury showed 91 degrees, the autumnal heat of Northeast Texas wasn’t blistering, with wind and over providing a respite while visitors sampled the unique aromatic blends available. Among the featured wineries were Cannon Creek Vineyard, Red Road Vineyard and Winery, Hidden Hangar Vineyard & Winery, Maydelle Country Wines, Phinesse Farms Winery, Los Pinos Ranch Vineyards, and Texas South Wind Vineyard & Winery.
Several vendors too offered wares, including local clothing, specialty soap and other items. Vendors included Marlene’s Sass & Class, Sunlight Soaps, Kat’s Custom Designs, Buff City Soap, Under the Pines Car Freshies, Jennifer Tolar Pink Zebra, Arbala Blossoms Pure Honey and Abby’s Special Dips. Many businesses along Main Street were also open to offer clothing, food, a snack, nonalcoholic as well as other adult beverages.
The Wine and Music Fest also offered live entertainment from the stage anchored at the far end of the event, at Gilmer Street and Main Street. Entertainers slated to perform included Matthew Fiock for the first hour, Lincoln Goodman from 2:30-3:30 p.m. and Twisted Whisky was slated to take the stage from 5 to 7 p.m.
Advance tickets sold online cost $10 each for a bag, glass and tasking bracelet. Tickets at the registration booth cost $15. Wineries also offered tastings for $1 each, with the cost per glass, bottle and case at the discretion of each winery. Main Street Uncorked will continue to offer wine until 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021.
Proceeds from Uncorked will benefit Journey Road, a local non-profit organization working to strengthen foster families in their ministry to foster children. To learn more about Journey Road, visit www.journeyroadministries.com.