de•cant [verb]: to aerate a fine wine by pouring into an ornate glass vessel;

can•ter [noun]: a controlled gait between a trot and a gallop;

de•cant•er [noun]: an event at Laurel Race Course combining the traditions of Maryland Wine and Maryland horse racing

Join us for our 7th annual


Decanter Wine Festival


Saturday, April 8, 2017 • LaurelPark Race Course


The Maryland Wineries Association presents

Decanter Wine & Racing Festival

Kick off your Spring with Maryland wine at Decanter Wine Festival! Enjoy live turf and dirt races, sample a variety of Maryland Wine, enjoy local food and artisans and tap your feet to live music. Bet on the horses and stock up your wine cellar!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

LaurelPark Race Course

12-6 p.m.

General Admission: $30  🍷 VIP Pass: $50

Designated Driver/Youth: $20

Day of GA: $35 • Day of VIP: $55

Kids 10 and under are free!

Event is Rain or Shine & Tickets are nonrefundable

Live Betting

Bet your favorite color, your favorite name or your favorite number.  There will be experts on hand to help at the Wagering 101 booth!

Live Music

Decanter boasts live music from local live bands all day covering both original and popular covers! Music performers are posted below.

Best Dressed

It’s time to pull out that big fancy hat & seersucker suit from the back of your closet! At Decanter we host a “best-dressed” contest for attendees with the best attire. There will be a male and female winner … and the stakes are high! The best-dressed winner will receive two tickets to a future Maryland Wine event AND a pair of Black-Eyed Susan Day Flute Club tickets. So don’t hold out on us, come dressed in your finest, most eye-catching Preakness wear!

Decanter Wine

We can’t think of any good reason why you shouldn’t upgrade to the Decanter Pass at this year’s Decanter Festival. In addition to samples at each winery and admission to the races that come with each general ticket, this pass is your gateway to an exclusive VIP Decanter experience. Attendees with a Decanter Pass get a larger sampling glass that enhances your tasting experience, as well as the opportunity to taste a special Decanter wine at each of the wineries in attendance. These Decanter wines include new releases, limited productions and premium labels that are only available to our VIP attendees with a Decanter Pass. Order your Decanter Pass now and sip on Maryland wine the VIP way.

2016 Decanter Wineries…


With 23 wineries in attendance coming from all across the state and over 100 different wines being poured, it won’t be hard to find something you like! Attending wineries bring a variety of their wines, which you can sample—and then when you find favorites—purchase a glass or bottle for the rest of the day. Wine can also be purchased by the case, so you can enjoy Maryland wine from the comfort of your own home. Not sure which wine you fancy? Just talk to the many winemakers who will be in attendance. They can answer your questions about the wines and help you find the perfect wine.


Attending wineries:

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2016 Decanter Craft Artisans…


Kurbaga Artisans- Handcrafted jewelry

Oil & Vinegar Frederick– Gourmet Oils & Vinegars

Troy Montana Jewelry Handmade statement jewelry

Unwind Candles- 100% Soy wax candles made from recycled wine bottles

Janene’s Jewels- Handmade semi-precious and costume jewelry

Christopher Mize Studio- Oil on canvas paintings & prints of wine still life

Hidden Treasures & Crafts- Unique repurposed glass art from wine bottles

Foot Bling Things- Unique accessories for the feet & ankles

Scentsy- Wickless candles & scented fragrance wraps for electric warmers

Dan The Swag Man- Wine, beer, cigar related gifts & T-shirts

Popping off Wine bags- wine bags & corks pourers

Le Chic Chapeau- Unique handcrafted women’s hats for all occasions

2016 Decanter Musicians…

12-3pm •  Darcy Dawn & Company 

3-6pm • Ken Wenzel & Cross Kentucky


Stay tuned. Tickets available soon…

Event Date: April 8, 2017

Event Time: 12-6 p.m.

Event Location: Laurel Park, Carriage Room (to the far left of the facility)

198 Laurel Race Track Rd Laurel, MD 20724

Parking: Is free and available onsite.

Maryland Wineries Association

6247 Falls Road, Suite G Baltimore, MD 21209 Visit


History of Laurel Park

Laurel Park first appeared on the racing scene on October 2, 1911. Its first meeting was held under the direction of the Laurel Four County Fair. The main course features one-turn mile races. The track’s composition of 89 percent sand and 11 percent silt and clay is identical to the original surface. The new, sweeping turf course has helped make the track a top national simulcast locale.

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