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 2019 festival dates are October 9-13. 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.

autumn_glory

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

The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb, Deep Creek Lake’s Favorite Realtor
Taylor-Made Real Estate Betsy Spiker Holcomb-301-616-5022
Taylor-Made Real Estate Betsy Spiker Holcomb-301-616-5022

 

The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake

The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake. There are a few towns in this wonderful country we live that have a unique and special way about them when it comes to the Autumn/Fall season. Downtown Oakland, Maryland, which is just a hair outside of Deep Creek Lake, blooms like a rare and cherished flower around the Autumn season. They boast the famous Autumn Glory Festival, which goes on for five wonderful days as we peak in the fall season. The many fun events that are hosted by this popular festival are as special as the breathtaking fall foliage itself.

 

Here are some of the events that were a huge hit this year: Antique Show, Autumn Glory Kick-Off Reception & Dinner, Autumn Glory Sale at Simon Pearce, Banjo & Mandolin Championship, Bear Creek Traders Autumn Glory Tent Sale, Bingo, Classic Car Show, Corn Maze, Craft Shows, Live Downtown Entertainment, Downtown Farmers Market,  Fiddle Championship, Fireman’s Parade, Grand Feature Parade, Historic Mt. Lake Park Tours, Horseback Trail Rides, Ice Cream Eating Contest, Oktoberfest Dinner, Great Pumpkin Race & Festival, Ski & Snowboard Swap, Southern Girls Basketball Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, Tournament of Bands, Woodlake Tree Farm Autumn Glory Sale.

 

Locals love the Oompah night during the Fireman’s Parade which was standing room only this year with the addition of the local band Boathouse after the Oompah band finished up. My little boys loved watching the many firetrucks come during the popular night time parade.

 

The Autumn Glory parade itself is definitely the star of this 5-day event. Some folks have been going since they were little children. This year the weather was perfect in the upper 60’s/lower 70’s and the leaves looked spectacular looking down this Mayberry-resembling town. The participation is always impressive and the streets were lined with adults and children ready to enjoy a wonderful day together. How can you not love clowns, Shriners, tractors, beauty queens, floats, Scottish bagpipes, cheerleaders, marching bands, horses, firetrucks, antique hotrods, mountaineers in coonskin caps, political delegate’s and Maryland’s Governor??

 

Did I mention that Travel & Leisure ranked Oakland Maryland #2 America’s Best Towns for Fall Colors? Nuff said… Check it out.

The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake

The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake
Betsy Spiker Holcomb, Deep Creek Lake’s Favorite Realtor
The Autumn Glory Festival 2016 Deep Creek Lake
Taylor-Made Real Estate Betsy Spiker Holcomb-301-616-5022

10 Things To Do In The Fall Deep Creek Lake

10 Things To Do In The Fall Deep Creek Lake
Betsy Spiker Holcomb, Deep Creek Lake’s Favorite Realtor
10 Things To Do In The Fall Deep Creek Lake
Taylor-Made Real Estate Betsy Spiker Holcomb-301-616-5022

 

49th Annual Autumn Glory Festival – This event reigns king here at the lake celebrating the Fall season. LINK

10 Things To Do In The Fall Deep Creek Lake

Pumpkin Race and Festival– Bring the kiddos and family out to this fun event which entails a pumpkin race through the white water course.    LINK

10 Things To Do In The Fall Deep Creek Lake

Springs Folk Festival– The Springs Folk Festival invites you to join in the celebration of the arts, skills and labors of our forefathers. Watch the men and women baking bread and weaving, the men hewing logs and threshing grain and the children enjoying themselves on an old-time hayride. LINK

10 Things To Do In The Fall Deep Creek Lake

Go Hiking-Take your pick on hundreds of trails throughout Garrett County. LINK

10 Things To Do In The Fall Deep Creek Lake

Paddleboard– There is not a better way to see the fall season. A spiritual vantage point.      LINK

10 Things To Do In The Fall Deep Creek Lake

Take a relaxing drive- Deep Creek lake and the surrounding rural areas come to life with color in the fall. A nice “Sunday drive” is enjoyable any day.

Go fishing- Fishing in the fall can be productive and soothing as you basically have the lake to yourself most mornings.

10 Things To Do In The Fall Deep Creek Lake

Visit one of seven State Parks- We have no shortage of state parks here in Garrett County. It’s a wonderful time of the year to enjoy them.   LINK

10 Things To Do In The Fall Deep Creek Lake

Relax around the fire- Night time is so relaxing when the temps have cooled to sweatshirt weather and the fire’s crackling.

Pontoon boat ride- Take a deep breather and relax to a nice chill pontoon ride around the lake to observe the beauty.

Greetings from DCL-Autumn Glory Festival-Featured Listings

Betsy Holcomb

 

 

Greetings from DCL-Autumn Glory Festival-Featured Listings. Autumn is in full bloom here at the lake, setting the scene for perfect festival colors for the weekend.  As I mentioned a few weeks ago, Garrett County was voted one of the Top 10 Towns for Leaf Peeping.  Take a short drive and see it for yourself!

The picture below was taken from our back yard last year just a little later in the month but it is still reminiscent of how beautiful the area is this time of year (as well as the kidsJ, Griffin is our oldest child – now 22 months with our manager’s granddaughter).  You just can’t paint a backdrop more spectacular than this with the water and surrounding mountains.

Greetings from DCL-Autumn Glory Festival-Featured Listings

Wednesday, October 8th kicks off the 47th Annual Autumn Glory Festival.  You can access the event brochure from this hyperlink.  The spotlight activities include the Fireman’s Parade, Heritage Craft Fest, Antique Show, Fiddle & Banjo Championships, Grand Feature Parade, Tournament of Bands, Car Show and Pumpkin Festival.  There’s something for everyone!  Once you attend you will keep coming again for years to come.

Greetings from DCL-Autumn Glory Festival-Featured Listings

The Spiker Team’s Featured Listings for the week are a newly listed cape cod-style home on almost 2 acres for $199,900.  And, 4 of our properties have had price adjustments recently, including a log home with acreage, a ski-in/out townhome, a great starter home in Oakland and a perfect retirement home in the central lake area. http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=59690426643

If you make your way to the lake this weekend and have questions about real estate or area information in general please feel free to give us a call 301-616-5022.  Enjoy your week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor

The Autumn Glory Festival

Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival
Deep Creek Lake The Autumn Glory Festival

Beautiful autumn is here at Deep Creek Lake. We are enjoying cooler, sweatshirt weather at the moment as the leaves are slowly starting to show a bit of color as of late. Did you know that the Annual Autumn Glory Festival in next door Oakland, Maryland was voted #1 by travel.msn.com? What a great time to make an excuse to take a long weekend off from work and head out on a road trip to be with us here at Deep Creek Lake. You may miss the annual kick off reception dance/dinner on Wednesday night, but get here for the fireman’s parade on Thursday night. You will be elbow to elbow with folks of all ages lining the streets of Oakland watching this very popular local event.

Did I mention the Oom-Pah band?? The Oakland fire hall becomes the center of Octoberfest with German style foods and the old school sounds of the Oom-Pah band. Do not miss this event!! Be sure to bring the kids so you can get out on the dance floor and get into a delightful time-warp to the old world.

Friday you can watch the Maryland State Banjo and Fiddle Championship. If I’m not mistaken they will also have a Mandolin pick off as well. You will be amazingly entertained by the talent of the pickers who show up to get their bluegrass groove on.

Saturday the locals line up on beautiful 2nd and 3rd Street to watch the festival’s Grand Feature Parade. Front yards will be packed with locals in kind of a tailgating atmosphere getting ready for the parade to begin. Then the doors are opened to marching bands, clowns, mini motor cycles and go-carts, floats…you name it, it all comes together to make one heck of a fun afternoon.

The Autumn Glory Car, Truck & Tractor show finishes the weekend up on Sunday with polished classic beauties.

Take a few vacation days from work, call in with the sniffles, or just play hooky and bee-line yourself to see us this weekend at Deep Creek Lake and have a fun filled weekend before winter gets it’s claws in you.