Autumn Glory Festival 2020 has been on the minds of leaf peepers recently. This favorite fall event draws thousands of visitors to Garrett County every October.
Due to COVID-19, many large events are being cancelled. It is important to keep everyone safe. However, the festival organizers have reimagined some of the events. We can still celebrate the beauty of fall at Deep Creek.
About the Autumn Glory Festival 2020
The festival will take place Thursday, October 7 – Sunday, October 11. The festival will have a different look this year. The Fireman’s Parade, “Oompah”, and the Grand Feature Parade are cancelled.
Instead of parade, the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce host an Autumn Glory Float Contest. This will take place Saturday, October 10. Local businesses and organizations will decorate Autumn-themed floats. They will be placed in several locations throughout Garrett County. You can visit each float location between 11 am and 5 pm that day. Vote for your favorite one. The three floats with the most votes will receive cash prizes. This will also be a great way to check out the fall colors.
The Chamber will also host the annual Autumn Glory Craft & Gift Sale. It is Saturday, October 10 from 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday, October 11 from 10 am – 4 pm at the Garrett County Fairgrounds in McHenry.
You will still be able to get the traditional turkey dinners as well. Visit the Garrett Heritage website for more details. Local restaurants will feature turkey dinners that celebrate the event’s roots as a turkey festival. You can also keep an eye on their site for two new fall foliage driving tours.
Other events include:
• The Oakland Car Show on Sunday, October 11
• Oakland’s Celebration of Autumn Glory on Saturday, October 10
• Farmers Market & Craft Show Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
• Special Autumn Glory Weekend Sales and Discounts
• SEYMOUR: Virtual Marketplace
• Corn Maze
• Virtual Autumn Glory Photo Canvas Auction
• Virtual Autumn Glory Kick-Off Event
• Two Fall Foliage Heritage Driving Tours
• Wisp Resort’s Autumn Glory Weekend Activities
Garrett County is well-know for spectacular fall colors and stunning scenery. It has received notice from MSN, Good Housekeeping, TripAdvisor, and Reader’s Digest – just to name a few. Visit us this fall, and you just might fall in love with the area! Start searching for your dream home at Deep Creek Lake now!