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Wine & Arts Fair returns to historic downtown

The Monterey Square Business Association Inc. plans to bring wine tastings, music, artisan vendors and food back to Historic Downtown Wharton.

Faced with the difficult decision to cancel last year’s Monterey Square Wine and Arts Fair, the association hopes to come back bigger and better than ever before.

For $20, event goers, ages 21 and up, will receive twelve tasting tickets, wristband, a complementary tasting glass, and carrying bag filled with coupons and the wine trail map.


Featured Texas wineries include: Lavaca Bluffs Vineyard & Winery out of Jackson County; San Duccero Vineyards out of Dewitt County; and Rusty Hook Winery out of Calhoun County.

The wine trail offers a multitude of wines to broaden one’s palate — 16 to be exact.

If you fancy more that a glass, winery representatives will have bottles for sale at their booth locations.


Retail therapy

Smooth tunes from street musicians will ride the breeze to create a pleasant ambiance for laughter, conversation … and shopping!

Vendors and downtown retail businesses will have inventory stocked and sales posted.

Food trucks and food stands will be sprinkled throughout the event, offering a variety of gourmet treats.


New this year

Planned to take place under the picturesque gazebo, a grape stomp will provide ample opportunity for photos, and a barrel of fun!

With the assistance of the Wharton Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, the event is to host horse-drawn carriage rides free of charge.

If wine isn’t your thing, The Plaza Theatre and the Wharton County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will have draft and craft beer available for purchase.

The Hurry Sundown Band, a country-centric variety cover band from Cypress, will take the main stage for an impromptu street dance and show later in the evening.

Carriage rides, music, adult beverages, shopping… sounds like so much fun!

The Monterey Square Wine and Arts Fair is set for Saturday, October 9th, beginning at 4 p.m.

Tickets and event shirts can be purchased by visiting the wine fair’s website.

For more information or to view updates and additions to the fair, visit the Monterey Square Wine and Arts Fair on Facebook.

Jessica Hartmanhttps://www.thecountygin.com
Jessica Hartman is the publisher of The County Gin and a realistic dreamer with creative expression. She can be reached at jessica@thecountygin.com or (979) 533-0122, but careful — she's a talker.

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