The Allegany Museum welcomes you to help us celebrate the only time a sitting president commanded troops in the field with a weekend of boutique whiskey, craft beer, high-end cigars, music and selfies with President Washington himself.
The event will open Friday evening, June 10, 6:00 pm with a Whiskey Rebellion Fest, featuring tastings from eight distillers, including Maker’s Mark. Tickets to the Bash are $50 ($75 at the door), which includes tastings, a souvenir shot glass, one drink at the cash bar, tavern games, canapés, and music by Grand Ole Ditch and a presentation of cigar/whiskey pairings.
On Saturday, the Rebellion Beer Garden will serve craft brews from 1 to 5 pm. Guests will also have the opportunity to win museum quality brewing collectibles. Admission to Saturday’s Beer Garden is free. The US Army Drum and Fife Corps will provide musical entertainment.
Actors portraying the young Washington as commander of troops and reenactments of other scenes from our colonial history presented by the Embassy Theatre, will pop up at all locations, and there will be chances to interact with amusements popular in mid-18th century colonial Maryland.
The James H. Bready Collection of Maryland Rye Whiskey Bottles and Related Ephemera, featuring Cumberland’s own Braddock Maryland Rye, will be on loan from the state archives on event weekend. The museum will also host a Saturday morning local history panel discussion.
As well, Cumberland’s Heritage Days Festival will provide food, crafts, and entertainment, with attractions for the kids. Visitors will also be able to stroll among the artists competing in downtown Cumberland in the annual Allegany Arts Council Plein Air competition.
It’s a big weekend. Book your accommodation and your tickets to the Friday evening Fest now. There are still a few tickets available to the Whiskey Rebellion Fest. To book go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whiskey-rebellion-fest-tickets-23112356681 or purchase at the Book Center, N. Centre St.