The Wine Festival is, of course, a tradition and annually one of the biggest events hosted in Carroll. In the past, with good weather, as many as 20,000 attendees have turned out to sample wine from Maryland wineries while listening to live bands and enjoying food trucks and crafts. It is set for Sept. 21-22, beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday. More than 20 wineries from across the state are committed, including Dragonfly Vineyard and Winery, Elk Run Vineyard and Winery, Linganore Winecellars and Loew Vineyards, all from Mount Airy. There are several levels of ticketing, including an Explorer Pass that gives access to additional (more unique) wines and a blind tasting as well as designated driver passes.