Historical Society to host wine tasting

The Marengo County Historical Society in conjunction with the Two Rivers Arts Council is encouraging people to spend the weekend in Demopolis during the Vine & Olive Wine Festival Oct. 6.

The festivities will begin Friday night, Oct. 5 at the Rosenbush Building when the Marengo County Historical Society hosts a Tag Sale and Talk. The talk will be presented by Marengo County History and Archives Museum President Mary Jones-Fitts and will focus on the French exiles’ attempt to cultivate the vine.

The Tag Sale will feature antiques and treasures as well as homemade casseroles, desserts and other assorted items. The Tag Sale and Talk is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.

Attendees will have the opportunity to tour Bluff Hall, located on the White Bluffs of the Tombigbee River, Saturday, Oct. 6 beginning at 10 a.m. The townhouse, built in 1832 by Francis STrother Lyon, boasts an extensive collection of period furnishings and clothing and is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for a $5 charge for adults and a $3 charge for children.

The weekend culminates with the Vine & Olive Wine Festival at the Coplin Building.

As part of the event, the Two Rivers Arts Council will feature several area artists displaying and selling their work, which will range from photography to painting to pottery.

The event will also include the musical stylings of Bryan and Mikey as well as Will Ulmer as well as a wine tasting sponsored by Spec-Tacular Vine & Hoof. The event will offer light snacks and those desiring a little more can find food available at the Marengo Cafe booth.

Entry into the event is included with a $20 donation to the Marengo County Historical Society.

The event is co-sponsored by Spect-Tacular Vine & Hoof, Best Western Two Rivers Hotel & Suites, Naheola Credit Union, Parr’s Chevron, Robertson Banking Company, Sweet Water State Bank and The Red Barn.