Garrett County Fair Quick Guide

The Garrett County Fair is one of the best-loved summertime activities! There is no shortage of fun for the entire family. The 2019 Garrett County Fair dates are July 27th-August 3rd.

Growing up in Garrett County the fair was not to be missed. Every kid wants to spend as much time there as possible. Rides, games, food and farm animals are just a few reasons to visit the fair at least once during the week.

Garrett County Fair 2019 Schedule

The schedule for the 2019 Garrett County Fair was recently released. Here is the full schedule for the entire week:

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Deep Creek Lake Events

Deep Creek Lake events are picking up as we enter late spring and early summer! Almost every weekend offers something fun and most are family friendly happenings.

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Garrett County Celtic Festival
June 1, 10AM-6PM, Friendsville Town Park
Celebrating all things Celtic, there are tons of fun activities throughout the day along with great food and beautiful music. Traditional Irish dancing, pipe & drum bands, a Celtic marketplace and history presentations are just a few of the highlights.

Family Day at Spruce Forest Artisan Village
June 8, 10AM-2PM, Spruce Forest Artisan Village
Village volunteers will offer crafts and activities, a display of Native American artifacts from the region shared by a local archaeologist, music and more. You can stroll through the historic buildings in the Village to learn of their background, and meet with the artisans in their studios.

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Deep Creek Lake Easter Events & Activities

Deep Creek Lake Easter events and activities offer something for every member of the family. For those celebrating the holiday, there is no shortage of fun! Keep in mind that all of the info below is for 2019.

Deep Creek Lake Easter Activities & Events

Friday, April 19

See the The Expandaband at MoonShadow from 8-10PM. This local group plays old favorites as well as original songs. More Info

Saturday, April 20

Natural Egg Dyeing
Discovery Center, 10AM-Noon
Bring 6 hardboiled eggs to use with natural dyes and visit with the Easter Bunny! More Info

Taylor-Made Easter Egg Hunt
Held at Monkey Business Adventure Park, 10AM
Bring your Easter basket and hunt for over 3,000 eggs! More Info

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New Listings at Deep Creek Lake

New listings are keeping me busy this spring! The market is blooming just like the local landscape. I’ve been working with local sellers to develop the right pricing strategies and to make sure their Deep Creek Lake homes are ready to list. Here are some of the highlights of my new listings in the Deep Creek Lake area.

3 New Listings

72 Jakes Drive is a spacious 5 bedroom, 6.5 bath log home. It is situated on 1.5 acres in the Red Oaks Community. The location is convenient for mountain and lake activities giving it great potential as a vacation rental. You will love being just 1.5 miles from Wisp Resort and McHenry Cove. That puts you close to restaurants, the grocery store, marinas and more.

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Five propane fireplaces provide lots of mountain ambiance. Three levels of living space give you plenty of room to spread out. Additionally, there is a studio apartment over the garage.

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Garrett County Celtic Festival

Every year, my family looks forward to the Garrett County Celtic Festival! This one day event is truly fun for all ages. The festival celebrates the heritage, arts, and culture of the Appalachian immigrants from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Galicia/Asturias and Brittany. It is a great way to spend the first Saturday in June. Plus, Taylor-Made is a proud sponsor of the event!

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Where is the Garrett County Celtic Festival?

The Garrett County Celtic Festival takes place in the Friendsville Community Park along the Youghiogheny River. If you are staying in the Deep Creek Lake area, it is a short fifteen minute drive. There is plenty of parking as well, and attendants can help you find a spot. This is a rain or shine event. There are pavilions and tented areas should you need to find cover.

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5 Favorite Deep Creek Lake Spring Activities

My 5 favorite Deep Creek Lake spring activities celebrate this quieter season. It is a time of year that has a slower, more leisurely pace. You feel like you have the Deep Creek Lake area all to yourself. It is easy to enjoy outdoor recreation with friends and family.

Deep Creek Lake Spring Activities

Deep Creek Lake Spring Activities

Here are some of the highlights of a few favorite things to do during the spring months.

Fishing

Deep Creek Lake spring fishing starts as soon as the ice melts on the lake. McHenry Cove is a popular spot where you will often see lots of fisherman lining the banks.

Deep Creek Lake State Park is also a great spot for fishing. You can go to the fishing pier or fish from the shoreline (excluding the beach area). You can get your fishing license at the Discover Center or you can buy one online as well. This is definitely my pick for fishing if you are taking your little ones. If they fishing loses their attention, there are several different playgrounds to enjoy. Plus, the Disovery Center has lots of great environmental exhibits.

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Garrett Regional Medical Center Receives Accolades

Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC) in Oakland, MD has been named one of the Top 100 Rural and Community hospitals in the United States.

“This designation truly demonstrates the work of our ongoing mission to treat each patient like family and the remarkable patient care provided by our entire team,” said GRMC CEO & President, Mark Boucot. “It is really gratifying to know that Garrett Regional Medical Center now serves as a benchmark for other rural facilities as they strive to achieve similar results. Through creating resourceful and innovative solutions, our hospital is being thought of as a blueprint for successfully navigating the uncertainty of the new healthcare environment.”

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New Lake Front Home For Sale – 144 Hawthorne Lane

This new lake front home for sale is truly something special. Located in the serene Pergin Farm community, 144 Hawthorne Lane is #LakeLife at its best. The Deep Creek Lake real estate market is starting to heat up. Homes like this don’t last long when buyers catch “spring fever” and start hunting for the perfect home.

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Inside 144 Hawthorne Lane

The spacious interior of this new lake front home for sale includes five bedrooms and four baths. Nearly every room has windows that reveal beautiful lake views. Offering a desirable open floor plan, the main level has hardwood floors and lots of natural light. A massive stone fireplace highlights the great room.

In the kitchen, you will find an updated kitchen with a gas range and lots of counter space. One of my favorite features is the gas fireplace in the kitchen. It makes it a cozy space for hanging out with friends and family.

Upstairs, the master suite has a wall of windows overlooking the lake. The attached bath is completely updated as well.

The lower level has tons of potential as a second gathering space. It is carpeted and has a charming wooden window seat.

Outside 144 Hawthorne Lane

You will love the picturesque outdoor space! The deck overlooks the 1.47 acre grassy, level lawn that leads to the Type A dock. The waterfront stretches 175 feet. On-the-water fun will be at your fingertips. Also, this home is situated towards the lake’s quieter southern end. If you love to ski, it is only fifteen to twenty minutes from Wisp Resort.

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Deep Creek Spring Events Guide

Deep Creek spring events guide gives you the rundown on what’s happening at the lake. There is something for just about every age and interest this spring. Whether you are a resident or just visiting, you will find fun activities just about every weekend.

Deep Creek Spring Events

Deep Creek Spring Events

St. Patrick’s Day Party at the Honi-Honi
March 16, 8PM to Midnight
Wear your green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Lady Invidia!

Annual St. Paddy’s Day Party at Mountain State Brewing Co.
March 17, 1-10PM
Enjoy corned beef and cabbage along with drink specials throughout the day. Team Bingo starts at 1, bagpipers play at 3 and Jason Shaw provides live music at 5.

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6 Real Estate Listing Tips for Selling Your Home

My real estate listing tips are a guide to steer you in the direction of a successful sale. Spring is traditionally “listing season”. You want to be sure that you have all of your ducks in a row before hitting the market. Do what you can to make your property stand out from the competition. Lots of factors influence the time it takes to sell, but you can take steps to set yourself up for success.

Real Estate Listing Tips

Real Estate Listing Tips

1. Partner with an experienced agent. I am starting off with this because it really does have a significant impact. With 20+ years of experience with Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County real estate, I act as a resource for my sellers. They can rely on me for honest recommendations, consistent communication, an effective pricing strategy and effective negotiating skills. Don’t just take my word for it. Check out testimonials from my clients. Additionally, I have an extensive network of buyers. Also, I have a variety of property services at my disposal as a Taylor-Made agent. Our team provides housekeeping, lawn care, minor repairs, painting and more.

2. Freshen up your curb appeal. This is one of my top real estate listing tips for my clients. If a buyer doesn’t like the outside, they won’t look any further. Try to see your home through the buyer’s eyes. Of course, big items need to be addressed but look for the little things. Staining your deck, raking leaves, planting flowers can make a difference in your listing photos.

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