13th Annual Elkton Art & Wine Weekend
24Nov2023Shop Local – Shop Elkton this holiday season!
The Art & Wine Tour will be BACK in 2023! The info below is for the event in 2022–read on to see what the holiday tour has to offer.
Plan YOUR 2022 Art & Wine tour now! Read on for details about the weekend’s featured artists and each site’s hours, and download your event passport here. Passports are also available at each participating site during the tour.
The town of Elkton is putting out the welcome mat this Thanksgiving weekend with our 12th annual Art & Wine Tour. Forget about ordering online and wondering if your presents will arrive in time, or standing in long lines at a big box retailer.
Local artisans are setting up shop inside Elkton businesses to offer a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping experience featuring handmade gifts, world-class wines and more. During the Art & Wine Tour, you can connect with the artisan or winemaker who made your gift while soaking in a little small-town charm.
A highlight to each year’s event is the raffle basket filled with items from local businesses. This year there are three raffle baskets and more chances to win. Enter the raffle by collecting five or more stamps from each local business that you visit. Some sites are open all three days; others are Friday / Saturday only.
Scroll down to check out the hours and information for participants and artisans on tour this year.
Art Exhibits on the Tour…
Featured artists on the tour include metal artist Cliff Scharf who has been making “handcrafted jewelry with an updated twist” for nearly five decades. Cliff’s nature-inspired designs are regularly showcased at Timberline Lodge and he will be at Bradley Vineyards during the event.
Painter Jane Wood has been painting for about 50 years, everything from still-lifes to landscapes. Jane captures evocative rural landscapes on canvas and is an experienced plein air artist; you can find Jane’s art on display at Brandborg Winery.
Quiltmaker Barbara Maxham is known for her variety of colors and styles. Enjoy a vibrant collection of her quilts in the Joan Arsenault gallery at the Elkton Community Education Center.
Artists, Gifts & More at ECEC…
Start your tour at the Elkton Community Education Center (ECEC) at 15850 Highway 38 to pick up a tour passport.
View Barbara Maxham’s one-woman quilt show. Enjoy a casual lunch, coffee drinks and hand-made pastries from the “Kerousnac Test Kitchen” and meet Elijah, a new Elkton cook who is considering opening a new business.
Other artists and crafters onsite include Precious Firestone (honey) * Michelle Trout (wreaths & ornaments) * Janet Barton (candles, soap & salves) * Frank Morby (wood-handled honey dippers, grinders, scoops, paddles & bottle stoppers) * Deb Gritton & Paula Lewis (crocheted scarves & hats, specialty soaps and whimsical Lego creations).
Visit our Gift Shop to find beautiful holiday swags, artwork by Nancy Watterson Scharf and gifts for the kids, gardeners and rock lovers on your list. New this year: stemless ECEC wine glasses to serve the wine you buy this weekend in style!
The Elkton Lodge Hall, Fri & Sat 10-4 is hosting a rummage sale and silent auction to benefit Elkton City Park. Stop by and shop local artisans’ booths too, featuring Michelle Warden (“Itty Bitty Kitty” & paintings) * Alan Mooney (cutting boards) * Sue Ward (earrings) * Libby Beverly (suncatchers, mobiles, bags & pillows) * Jennifer Wolfe (gnomes & art) * Sarah Mills (lavender & soaps) * Jenn Wilde (Jams & Jellies) * Barb Slott (jewelry).
Farm Pickins Mercantile on First Street always offers a beautiful selection of holiday gifts and features artists’ work. Shop vintage and antique gifts, repurposed furniture, and holiday decorations. Open Friday-Sunday 9-5.
Food & Wine…
Fine-crafted wines are another type of artistry, and Elkton’s wineries produce a range of styles to suit different tastes and budgets. Brandborg, River’s Edge, Lexème, and Bradley wineries will all be open on Thanksgiving weekend.
Bradley Vineyards tasting room/winery will be open Fri-Sun, 11-5. Hosting Cliff Scharf Jewelry Studio.
Lexème Tasting Room will be open Fri-Sun 11-5.
Brandborg Winery tasting room/winery will be open Fri-Sun, 11-5, with a show of artist Jane Woods‘ work.
River’s Edge Winery tasting room/winery will be open Fri-Sun, 11-5.
Take a break from your shopping to enjoy a meal at one of Elkton’s diverse restaurants.
Tomaselli’s Pastry Mill
14836 Hwy 38, (541) 584-2855
Fri-Sat 7 AM – 7 PM & Sun 7 am – 4 pm
14858 Hwy 38, (541) 584-2555
Fri-Sun 5 AM – 7 PM
El Guerrero Azteca
14971 Hwy 38, (541) 584-2222
Fri/Sat 11 AM – 7 PM; Sun 11-6
THIS WEEKEND ONLY:
The Kerousnac Test Kitchen inside ECEC’s Outpost Cafe
15850 Hwy 38, (541) 584-2692
Fri/Sat/Sun 11 AM – 4 PM