Festival Details 

As a mother of four, I understand how important it is to have all the details so that you can plan your day accordingly. We will share what to bring/ not to bring, kid friendly fare, non-seafood options, drink pricing and much more! We hope this festival FAQ helps you navigate the festival. The B Scene Team cannot wait to see everyone! 


September 24, 2022
Concord Point Lighthouse, 701 Concord Street Havre de Grace, MD 21078

12PM to 8PM *VIP Ticket Holders Can Enter at 11:30 AM
(Wine tasting tables will be opened until 7pm and main bar will be open until 7:30pm)

Gates –The main entrance will be located at the intersection of Concord Street and Alliance Street. We will begin ID & Bag check at 11am for VIP Ticket Holders. The doors will open at 11:30AM for VIP Ticket Holders and 12pm for all others. Please have your ID out and ready. If you want to consume alcohol, you must have a valid 21+ ID (we cannot accept vertical ID’s).

***We have to get thousands of people through the door. We have an experienced team in place, but we ask everyone to be kind, respectful and patient. Please help us out by having your ID out and tickets pulled up. Enter the appropriate line (General Admission, Wine Tasting Food & Drink or VIP)

Eventbrite Ticket Holders – Please print out your tickets or have them pulled up on your phone. We do have the ability to look up the tickets by last name too. Please bring a valid ID. There is a different line for each type of ticket. Please be sure to enter the correct line. We will have a table for each ticket type (General Admission, Wine Tasting, Food & Drink, and VIP/ VIP w/ Half Dozen Steamed Crabs). Please look at signs before entering a line. If you purchased two different types of tickets, please go to the appropriate line and send your guest to the appropriate line.

Groupon – If you purchased a General Admission ticket through Groupon, the Groupon voucher is NOT your ticket. To generate your actual ticket please do the following steps prior to arrival:
1. Go to your voucher and find your redemption code. Copy it.
2. Go to www.susquehananwineandseafoodfest.com and to purchase tickets
3. Enter your redemption code at the top of the page where it says promo code. This will give you access to the Groupon ticket and make it $0.
4. Enter your information and complete the Eventbrite information.
5. If you purchased multiple Groupons, you will need to repeat this process since each redemption code is unique.
6. You will receive an email from Eventbrite with your tickets attached
7. Enter the General Admission Line
Once inside, you can purchase food and beverage tickets at the drink & food ticket booth. All food vendors will accept food tickets and most will also accept cash and credit card.

Eventbrite Ticket Holders – Please print out your tickets or have them pulled up on your phone. We do have the ability to look up the tickets by last name too. Please bring a valid ID. There is a different line for each type of ticket. Please be sure to enter the correct line. We will have a table for each ticket type (General Admission, Wine Tasting, Food & Drink, VIP and VIP w/ Half Dozen Steamed Crabs). Please look at signs before entering a line. If you purchased two different types of tickets, please go to the appropriate line and send your guest to the appropriate line.

VIP Ticket Holders – This year, VIP ticket holders will receive early access. We will be opening the gates at 11:30am. Upon entry, you will receive a VIP wristband along with an envelope containing your wine tasting, food tickets, and crab ticket if you ordered a half dozen steamed crabs. Do not lose these tickets as we will not be able to replace them. The VIP wristband gives you access to the Hollywood Casino Perryville VIP tent. Guests will be allowed to order one drink at a time at the open bar in the Hollywood Casino Perryville VIP tent. There is community seating in the VIP area. The seating is for adult ticket holders only (children may be in the tent, but we have one seat for each paying VIP ticket holder). If you are bringing children, you are welcome to bring folding chairs or blankets for them. Your VIP open bar wristband is only valid in the Hollywood Casino Perryville VIP tent. There will be beer, wine, signature cocktails, and bottled water available. Your $10 food tickets will be in the envelope. If you purchased a VIP + 1/2/ Dozen Steamed Crabs, there will also be a crab ticket in your envelope. Jimmy’s Famous Seafood will be steaming crabs by the Lightkeeper’s House. You will redeem your crab ticket at Jimmy’s Famous Seafood’s booth.

Purchasing Tickets Onsite – We will have tickets available for purchase onsite while supplies last. Please note that we are unable to sell VIP tickets onsite. We will accept cash or credit card. Please note that a $1.00 service charge will be added for all credit card transactions.

Upgrades – We will not be able to do any ticket upgrades this year due to limited tickets.

Tickets for Purchasing Food & Drinks – All of the restaurants will accept food tickets (1 ticket = $1). Many restaurants and food trucks will also accept cash and credit cards. There will be a food and drink ticket booth by the main entrance. We HIGHLY recommend purchasing a strip of 20 to 40 tickets at once. The food and drink tickets are interchangeable and can be used at restaurants, food trucks, and any of the b Scene wine stations, and cocktail/ beer stations. You may pay via cash or credit card. Please note that a $1.00 service charge will be added for all credit card transactions. There will also be an ATM located inside the event.
***Drink and food tickets are non-refundable

Broken Glasses – Please be very careful with your glass! If you require a replacement, there will be a fee of $5 (while supplies last). Please go to the Food and Drink ticket booth and our management team will assist you.

Food Options and Pricing – Restaurants and food trucks will each offer 1 signature dish for 7 tickets or less (each ticket = $1). They will also have other menu items available at different price ranges. Check out the menu under Participating Restaurant and Food Trucks on the website. This will be updated as they are submitted. There will also be kid-friendly food options.

Steamed Crabs –Jimmy’s Famous Seafood will have steamed crabs available for purchase while supplies last. One half dozen premium medium large male crabs will be $45/ per half dozen.

Drink Options and Pricing – We will feature signature cocktails, wine, beer, non-alcoholic beer and bottled water.
Beer – 6 Tickets ($6)
(Guinness, White Claw & Big Truck Brewery)
Wine by the Glass – 7 Tickets ($7) *Bottles range from $15-$18
(See website for full wine lineup)
Signature Cocktails – 8 Tickets ($8)
(Deep Eddy Grapefruit Crush, Olmeca Altos Margarita, Malibu Rum Punch, Jameson & Ginger)

Wine Tasting – Wine Tasting Tickets may be purchased at the Food/ Drink Ticket Booth. The cost is $25 for 15 tastings while supplies last.

Wine Tasting Tables – They will be open from 12pm until 7pm. You may taste at the tables with your tasting tickets. You may also get a full glass or bottle of your favorite wine.

Cash – We advise that you bring cash to the event. This will make it easier to purchase food and drink tickets. There will an ATM machines inside the event if you need additional cash.

Bag Check – We will have a bag check area prior to the event entrance – please see list of permitted items and non-permitted items.

Items Permitted – Guests will be allowed to bring lawn chairs, blankets, card tables, personal umbrellas, sealed bottled waters and sunscreen.

Items NOT permitted – coolers, pop up tents, beach umbrellas, outside alcohol, outside food and drinks (baby food/ formula will be approved), weapons, and illegal substances.

Pets – Pets are not allowed at this event as it can get crowded and they cannot be close to the food booths. You may get a festival wristband if you plan on leaving the festival to attend to your pet and re-enter later.

Reentry Policy – Festival goers may reenter with wristbands and/ or ticket and ID.

Bus from Baltimore – There is a coach bus running from the Canton Waterfront Park, located at 3001 Boston Street Baltimore, MD 21224. The bus will depart at 10am and arrive in Havre de Grace at 11am. Tickets are $29 and must be reserved in advance. To reserve a ticket, please visit www.SusquehannaWineandSeafoodFest.com.

Parking – There is street parking available throughout downtown Havre de Grace. Please be sure you do not block anyone’s driveways or any alleys. Guests may also park at the Havre de Grace High School lot, located at 700 Congress Avenue. This lot is exactly one mile from the event venue. There is also a large parking lot at the City Yacht Basin, located at 352 Commerce Street. It's a beautiful walk from the City Yacht Basin/Tyding Park area along the promenade to the Concord Point Lighthouse. *Do not park in any of the marina, Maritime/ Decoy museum lot, or any other private parking lots. We want to be sure we are respectful of the attractions and businesses.

Shopping – From jewelry and art to cupcakes and kettle corn, we have a lot of great, local vendors. Be sure to check them out!

Main Stage Schedule –
11:00am to 1:15pm– Samantha’s Duo
1:30pm to 3:30pm – 8 Ohms Band
3:45pm to 5:45pm – Tumblehome
6:00pm to 8:00pm – Soularites

Complementary Pinot Grigio Samples - Come to Barone Fini’s Flight of Fini booth to get a complementary sample of their Pinot Grigio and take a VR hot air balloon ride over their Italian vineyards, where the Bonmartini- Fini family has been making wine in Italy for over 500 years. Andiamo! Must be 21+ to sip.

Barone Fini Cooking Demo Tent Schedule –
12:30-1:00 PM – Maison Intimate Catering – “Crab & Cornbread Waffles” – Join Chef Stacia, owner of Maison Intimate Catering, to learn how to prepare a savory crab salad served over crispy cornbread waffles, drizzled with sweet champagne dressing.

1:15-1:45 PM - Barone Fini Wines – “Pinot Grigio 101” - Join brand owner Gioia Bonmartini-Fini, from Barone Fine Wines, for a Pinot Grigio 101! Gioia is passionate about food, cooking, and of course wine (her family has been making it for over 500 years!) She will be sharing what makes Pinot Grigio so fun and easy to drink, including tips on how to pair this varietal with seafood, pasta, and more!

2:00-2:30 PM - The Oyster Guy – “Oysters 101 & the Art of Shucking” – Join Nicholas DiPasquale, owner of The Oyster Guy, for Oysters 101. Nick is a certified shellfish dealer, committed to the connection of local aqua farmers with oyster and clam enthusiasts. Learn about local oysters and how to shuck like a pro! Nick will be featuring local oysters from Fallen Pine Oyster Farm.

2:45-3:15 PM - Savory Experiments – “Italian Seafood Stew” – Jessica Formicola is the creator of Savory Experiments, a food and lifestyle website that helps home cooks create tasty meals. She is also the author of Beef It Up! cookbook, contributes regularly to publications like MSN, Better Homes & Gardens, Mashed and Parade, worked with 100+ national food brands, is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and appears regularly on TV. Savory Experiment’s Italian Seafood Stew is a quick and easy fifteen-minute meal that can incorporate any seafood with unique ingredients. This sophisticated dish is the perfect mix of sweet, spicy and savory guaranteed to impress your guests.

3:30- 4:00 PM - Barone Fini Wines – “Pinot Grigio 101” - Join brand owner Gioia Bonmartini-Fini, from Barone Fine Wines, for a Pinot Grigio 101! Gioia is passionate about food, cooking, and of course wine (her family has been making it for over 500 years!) She will be sharing what makes Pinot Grigio so fun and easy to drink, including tips on how to pair this varietal with seafood, pasta, and more!

4:15-4:45 PM - Maison Intimate Catering – “Seafood Paella” – Join Chef Stacia, owner of Maison Intimate Catering to learn how to prepare a flavor packed seafood paella tossed with toasted farro and charred lemon.

5:00-5:30 PM – Bowman’s Butcher Shop - “Building the Perfect Charcuterie Board”– Join Alice Schott, owner of Bowman’s Butcher Shop, and learn about the history of Harford County’s first woman owned butcher shop. You’ll learn about their offerings as well as how to build the perfect charcuterie board for entertaining.

5:45-6:15 PM- Savory Experiments – “Scallops 101” – Jessica Formicola is the creator of Savory Experiments, a food and lifestyle website that helps home cooks create tasty meals. She is also the author of Beef It Up! cookbook, contributes regularly to publications like MSN, Better Homes & Gardens, Mashed and Parade, worked with 100+ national food brands, is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and appears regularly on TV. Join Jessica to learn the difference between dry scallops and wet scallops, how to shop for the best scallops, preparing oysters at home and how to sear the perfect oyster!

Hollywood Casino Perryville – Visit the Hollywood Casino Perryville’s booth! They will be onsite allowing 21 and over guests to spin a prize wheel for giveaways.

Guinness & Big Truck Brewery – They will be offering tastings while supplies last! Must be 21+ to sip.

Be Social! –Instagram @SusquehannaWineandSeafood Fest and Facebook @Susquehanna Wine and Seafood Fest Don’t forget to use #SusquehannaWineandSeafoodFest!

Drink Responsibly – Everyone 21+ must have a valid 21+ ID (no vertical ID’s accepted) to consume alcohol. Please drink responsibly. Bartenders will not be permitted to serve any intoxicated guests.

We love Non-Profits - A portion of event proceeds will benefit local non-profits including the Havre de Grace Independence Day Commission, Soroptimist International of Havre de Grace and The Humane Society of Harford County.

Explore Havre de Grace – Havre de Grace has so much to offer! If time permits, venture downtown to visit the shops, restaurants, and attractions. Did you know we have several museums? If you don’t have time, we invite you to come back and explore! The Havre de Grace Walking Promenade is steps from the venue. If you have kids, check out the Tydings Park Playground! For information on the Havre de Grace, please visit www.explorehavredegrace.com.

Susquehanna River Running Festival – Are you a runner? Kick-off the weekend with a 5k, 10k or half marathon and then come indulge at the festival! For race information, please visit www.SRRF.org. All proceeds benefit the Al Cesky Foundation.

Festival Cancellation Policy – The event is rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable. The VIP section is tented. Guests are welcome to bring in personal umbrellas.

Thank You to Our Sponsors – Hollywood Casino Perryville, Barone Fini Fine Wines, Guinness, White Claw, Big Truck Farm Brewery, Deep Eddy Vodka, Malibu, Jameson, Olmeca Altos, Havre de Grace Living, Minnon Concrete Design,

Questions – Our management team will be ready to assist guests and will be at the front gate.

Cheers!
Beth Laverick, Owner
Beth@BSceneEvents.com
(410) 409-7123



 

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