Betsy Spiker Holcombbetsy@deepcreekvacations.com301-616-5022

Festival of Trees Garrett County Event Guide

festival of treesA popular event in these parts is the Festival of Trees Garrett County.  It is held every year on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving at the Fairground Exhibit Hall in McHenry, MD. If you’ve never been to it make this the year you treat yourself!

All proceeds benefit the Dove Center – a local facility that offers services for victims of domestic violence.

The event is held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes a vast array of activities for the whole family. On Saturday, the kids activities end at 4 p.m. to prepare for the live auction that starts at 5p.m.

Festival of Trees Garrett County

Designer decorated trees, wreaths, centerpieces, and gingerbread houses are on exhibit, and will be auctioned off Saturday. Beginning at 5 p.m., registered bidders can enjoy refreshments and a cash bar provided by Dutch’s at Silver Tree. At 6 p.m., the auction begins.

Bring the kids to the Festival of Trees Garrett County Breakfast with Santa and then Frosty’s Funland for Santa’s Bakery, crafts, mail a letter to Santa, facepainting, or to shop in Elfenheim Mall for $1 per item. Watch the SuGO Lego robotics demonstrations both days, and enjoy a Kona Ice.  Many local vendors will be there, selling their creations.

garrett county festival of trees
Tickets can be purchased online. Prices are $5 admission; $10 for breakfast with Santa.


Start the family fun with Breakfast w/ Santa with Bracelet
Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. & 10 a.m. seatings. Reservations are recommended, and can be made by calling 301-746-8117, or emailing

Mrs. Claus’ Bakery
Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Foods and drinks, low prices

Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Creative, special gifts for everyone

Make Your Own Sundae $3
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday (while it lasts)
Choose the ice cream and toppings you want!

Grand Finale LIVE AUCTION Saturday 6 p.m.
5:00 p.m. Refreshments and a cash bar for registered bidders.

Frosty’s Funland!
Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the Festival of Trees Garrett County this year! Until then, Happy Holidays!

October 2017 Real Estate Update

My October 2017 real estate update is now available!

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Greetings from Deep Creek Lake!

The air has quietly transitioned to a crisp and cool fall feel over this past weekend.

The leaves have developed beautifully into bright hues of autumn and the lake traffic has slowly downshifted as it does every year after The Art and Wine Festival.

Fall at Deep Creek

We will have a short lull of visitors this week leading us to a few weeks of splendor as we celebrate and enjoy our fall foliage spectacle that we have become famous for nationwide.

Check out this Fall photo gallery from last year to wet your whistle on what’s to come in the coming weeks. There’s not a better way to decompress and let all your stress dissipate as you enjoy our beautiful fall season.

Give me a call with any questions your may have about any property for sale regardless of the broker or agent representing the listing. I can help
you with any property for sale here at the lake.

See you at the lake! 

Warm regards,
Betsy Spiker Holcomb
Co-Owner, Taylor-Made Real Estate Sales
Cell: 301.616.5022

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Fall Events

Visit Deep Creek Lake to experience fun fall festivals and beautiful foliage while you browse area real estate.

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Deep Creek Lake Fall Events

Deep Creek Lake Fall Events

Deep Creek Lake fall events keep everyone entertained as they enjoy the beautiful foliage. Vacation rental rates are low, so it is a great time to visit the area and check out real estate.

50th Annual Autumn Glory Festival
October 11-15
Celebrating the beauty of fall, there are lots of indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy during this famous festival. It includes two large parades, concerts, band competitions, art exhibits, antique & craft shows and much more! Continue reading Deep Creek Lake Fall Events