By Matt Payne
matt.payne@ardmoreite.com
Dry your tears, citizens of Ardmore. There’s no reason to whine.
But there’s plenty of reason for wine. From 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, the Wine Walk in the Depot District will feature various wine blends produced by wineries Woods and Waters Winery of Anadarko and Blue River Valley Winery of Caddo.
Participating merchants will also be open late with special deals and appetizers said Susan Yeager with the Ardmore Main Street Authority. Street musicians and pop-up artists will also make a showing to entertain the masses.
Wine walkers will be able to visit participating storefronts to obtain a ticket for a wine sampling in the Depot District. Yeager said this is the first time Ardmore has hosted an event of this nature, and the idea came about after a friend of hers had a pleasant experience in a Durant wine walk.
The Ardmore Main Street Authority has worked closely with the Oklahoma ABLE Commission, said AMSA General Manager Jeff DiMiceli, in order to ensure the setup is in accordance with state law.
AMSA doesn’t think overly intoxicated individuals will be an issue, as the glasses to be distributed with tickets are “smaller than average,” Yeager said. The Blue River Car Club will also be driving around through the two hours, and attendees will be able to wave them down for a ride to and from businesses and the Depot District.
“The goal is to get people downtown and see all the new stuff,” Yeager said. “Because a lot of people have no idea of what exactly is down here.”
Tickets may be purchased for $30 by calling (580) 226-6246 or visiting the Ardmore Main Street office at 203 West Main St. Check-in locations will be stationed on A Street, West Main Street, Caddo Creek Road and East Main Street.