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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!

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