Monday, February 20, 2012

This Saturday, February 25th, the annual Stanly County Winter Wine Festival will be held at Market Station in Albemarle, NC.  This being our second time at the festival, I have to say it is a great one to mark on your calendars.  Tickets can be purchased online in advance for 20.00 a piece or at the door for 25.00.  (Note: you must be 21 to enter)

This year there will be 12 vineyards/wineries present and all of them are doing wine tastings, so this is a great opportunity to try several different wines under one roof!  In addition to the wine, you’ll find area restaurants, local businesses and entertainment!

The festival hours are from 12-6pm and with Market Station being right in downtown Albemarle, you have a quick walk to several area restaurants for lunch or dinner.  We would highly recommend that you walk just up the street to Z Pi for pizza, pasta or a panini.  They also have local wines, craft beer and a band will be playing Saturday evening.  Oh and don’t forget to stop by Albemarle Sweet Shop between 8 and 2 for a famous clown cookie (Note: bring cash)!

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Thinking you may need a hotel for the night?  No problem!  There is a Holiday Inn and a Sleep Inn right in Albemarle but if you are looking for something especially nice, try the Badin Inn just down the road.  The Badin Inn has 6 historically decorated rooms, a golf course and a full service restaurant.  Also, their bar is hosting karaoke starting at 7pm  to continue the fun after the festival is over!

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