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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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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Deep Creek Valentine’s Day Guide

Deep Creek Valentine’s Day events leave you with no excuses! Be sure you treat your sweetheart to something special. There are lots of fun – and delicious – ways to celebrate around the Deep Creek Lake area. I put together some suggestions so that you can make it memorable.

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Deep Creek Valentine’s Day Treats

Something sweet is always appreciated on Valentine’s Day! Delight your favorite person with items from local bakeries.

The Casselman Bakery & Cafe
19595 Garrett Highway, Oakland
Pick up Valentine’s Day cakes and sugar cookies.

The Rolling Pin Bakery
203 N. Main Street, Accident
Order everything from chocolate covered strawberries and heart cakes to cookies with a personalized message and cheesecakes.

Deep Creek Valentine’s Day Dinners

Local restaurants have started releasing their menus for the holiday, and they look amazing!

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Deep Creek Lake Holiday Events for 2018

Deep Creek Lake holiday events make it a festive time of year to enjoy the area! There are tons of fun things to do at Deep Creek Lake that your entire family can appreciate. Our small towns offer unique activities and great ways to make memories.

Deep Creek Lake Holiday Events

Deep Creek Lake Holiday Events in November

Festival of Trees Garrett County
November 23 & 24 at the Garrett County Fairgrounds
There is something for just about everyone at this Thanksgiving weekend event that benefits the Dove Center. Breakfast with Santa, activities for the kids, beautifully decorated trees and lots of craft vendors are just a few of the highlights.

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
November 24, 7PM, Uno’s/Honi-Honi Bar
Check out the Christmas tree lighting on the lawn of UNO and the Honi. Santa will be there for photo too. Area favorite, Boathouse, will start playing at 8PM.

Deep Creek Lake Holiday Events in december

Holiday Open House
December 1, 10AM-Noon, Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center
Bring the kids to make picture frames and ornaments. They will also get to take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus and snack on yummy holiday cookies. Continue reading Deep Creek Lake Holiday Events for 2018

Gearing Up for Autumn Glory at Deep Creek Lake

The Autumn Glory Festival is one of the most popular events in the Deep Creek Lake area. It draws thousands of visitors to the area each year. In fact, it was named MSN’s number one fall festival in the world!

The 2018 festival dates are October 10-14. Click here for a complete schedule of activities.

So, what is all of the fuss about? Aside from admiring beautiful leaves, there are tons of fun activities for the entire family to enjoy.

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History of Autumn Glory

Before it was known as “Autumn Glory”, it was actually a turkey festival. Local turkey growers started an annual event to promote turkey dinners. In the 1960s, folks started to think about turning it into a larger festival. It eventually evolved into the extravaganza that we know today. Of course, turkey dinners are still part of the tradition!

Favorite Autumn Glory Activities

The festival kicks-off on Wednesday and continues through Sunday. I put together a few of my favorite “must-dos” for the festival.

-The Autumn Glory Kick-Off Dinner & Reception is Wednesday night at Wisp Resort. You can mingle with the festival king and queen while you dance the night away.

-Thursday night, enjoy German-style dinner and drinks from 4-7PM at the Oakland Fire Hall. Afterwards, you can watch the Fireman’s Parade that starts at 7PM. Continue reading Gearing Up for Autumn Glory at Deep Creek Lake

Spotlight on Deep Creek Lake Art, Wine & Beer Festival

The Deep Creek Lake Art, Wine & Beer Festival is one of the best loved area events. It takes place Saturday, September 8, 2018. Visitors and residents alike enjoy the festivities. It makes for a great Deep Creek Lake weekend getaway. Also, you can bring the entire family. So, there is no need to leave the kids at home!

Tickets are available for $30 in advance or $35 at the gate. If you are not tasting, general admission is $10.

Deep Creek Lake Art, Wine & Beer Festival

This is also a special event because it benefits HART for Animals and the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival. Both are important non-profit organizations that serve the local area.

Wine Pairing Dinners

Friday night, before the Deep Creek Lake Art, Wine & Beer Festival, local restaurants host wine pairing dinners. Reservations are suggested. Participating restaurants include: Pine Lodge Steakhouse, Uno Chicogo Grill, Ace’s Run Restaurant & Pub, Dutch’s at Silver Tree, Mountain State Brewing Co. and The Manor Steakhouse. Also, McHenry Beverage is having a special wine tasting. Continue reading Spotlight on Deep Creek Lake Art, Wine & Beer Festival

Deep Creek Event Guide for Mid-Summer 2018

Your Deep Creek event guide for mid-summer 2018 is filled with lots of fun happenings. The entire family can enjoy outings that give you the opportunity to explore the Deep Creek Lake area. As an added bonus, many of them are FREE!

Deep Creek Event Guide

Deep Creek Event Guide

Stage Wisp Summer Concert Series
Wednesdays through August 29, 6:30-9PM

Free summer concerts on the lawn at Wisp Resort are accompanied by beautiful sunsets. Bring some chairs and tap your feet to local and regional musical acts.

Pocket Park Movies
Thursdays through August 16, Movies Begin at Dusk

Pocket Park movies are fun nights for the whole family! Bring your chairs or blanket and come out to the Mountain Fresh Pavilion in downtown Oakland. Plus, they are free!

Yoga in the Lavender Field
Fridays through August 10, 9-10AM

Experience gentle stretch yoga while surrounded by the scent of lavender. Bring a mat and straps if you have them.  Sip lavender infused iced tea after your the session. The Lavender Farm is located between McHenry and Accident. Continue reading Deep Creek Event Guide for Mid-Summer 2018

Early Summer Deep Creek Lake Events

Early summer Deep Creek Lake events offer something for every member of the family. Warm weather makes this a great time to explore the area and enjoy time outdoors.

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Early Summer Deep Creek Lake Events

Garrett County Celtic Festival
June 2, 10:30AM-6PM, Friendsville Community Park
Come out to celebrate the heritage, arts, and culture of Appalachian immigrants from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and Brittany. Enjoy live music, Highland athletic games, lots of kids’ activities and more.

Maryland Symphony Orchestra
June 9, 7:30PM, Wisp Resort
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra presents “Space the Final Frontier”. The concert includes music from Star Wars, E.T. and Superman.

Deep Creek’s Talent Show at the Honi-Honi
June 16, 5-8PM
This fun event is in its eleventh year. So, don’t miss this karaoke-style competition. It benefits the important work of the Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Department.
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