TEXARKANA, Texas -- The Twice as Nice Wine Festival returns to Spring Lake Park next weekend, bringing wine, food, music and more.
The seventh annual event aims to raise $275,000, all of which will be used to fund services provided by Alzheimer's Alliance Tri-State Area, Executive Director Terrie Arnold said. Scheduled for May 7, the festival will feature almost 30 Texas wineries, more than 60 artisans and other vendors, and about a dozen food options, as well as live music all day.
As in years past, attending the festival will be free, though admission to a wine garden where alcohol is available will cost $20. Arnold emphasized that the Wine Festival is family friendly, with something for everyone regardless of whether they want to sample wineries' wares.
Scheduled musical acts include Gabe Campbell, Taryn Ashley, Hershel Flanagan and Danny Maxey, Caroline Joyce, Chasing Rita, Moss Brothers, Candace Taylor and Cody Pappas, and Trophy Husband.
The Alliance provides resources, education and support to more than 17,000 people in its 22-county service area who are enduring the impact of Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias.
Three days a week, the Alliance's Our Place Day Respite Center provides a place for Alzheimer's patients so their caregivers can take a break and care for themselves.
(The Texarkana Twice as Nice Wine Festival will take place 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 7 at Spring Lake Park, 4303 N. Lake Drive. For more information, call Alzheimer's Alliance Tri-State Area at 903-223-8021 or visit texarkanawinefestival.com.)