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Festival of Trees-Deep Creek Lake


Festival of Trees-Deep Creek Lake
Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Real Estate Agent
Festival of Trees-Deep Creek Lake
Taylor-Made Real Estate Betsy Spiker Holcomb-301-616-5022

Festival of Trees-Deep Creek Lake

Mark your calendars!

November 25 & 26, 2016

 Garrett County Fairgrounds (Hwy 219)

Garrett Highway in McHenry, MD 21541

 Hours: 9a.m.- 6p.m. – FREE PARKING!

 Admission just $5 per person.



designer-decorated exhibits & special items

FREE local tree delivery

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 Start the family fun with

Breakfast w/ Santa with ELF Bracelet


 Friday & Saturday

9a.m. & 10a.m. seating

Click here for details


Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen

Friday 9a.m. – 6p.m.

Saturday 9a.m. – 4p.m.

Foods and drinks, low prices



Friday 9a.m. – 6p.m.

Saturday 9a.m. – 4p.m.

Creative, special gifts for everyone


Make Your Own Sundae $3

Noon-3p.m. Friday

1p.m. while it lasts on Saturday

Choose the ice cream and toppings you want!

With homemade ice cream by locally famous Lakeside Creamery

(near Mrs. Claus’s Kitchen)


Silent Auction Tables click for details

Friday 9a.m. – 5p.m.

Saturday 9a.m. – 4p.m.

(winners will be called Saturday)


Grand Finale LIVE AUCTION begins Saturday 6p.m.

5:00 p.m. cash bar open to public

5:30 p.m. complimentary food with bid number only

Click here for details

 Frosty’s Funland for the kids!

Friday and Saturday

 Bring your camera!

 Santa’s Bakery – FREE! Decorate your own cookie!

 Craft Tables – FREE! Cut, paste, decorate!

 Face-Painting – FREE!

 Elfenheim Mall! – Where kids can buy gifts for family and friends for only $1 per item!  SuGO Robotics


 Friday and Saturday

10a.m. – 1p.m.

SuGO Robotics interactive demonstration (Near Mrs. Claus Kitchen)

 Saturday at 4pm, admission is free

We are setting up for the live auction – vendors are leaving and the kids’ activities are no longer available. Santa and friends are no longer on premises.

 Visitors may enjoy a stroll through the decorated holiday exhibits and see what won prize ribbons and enjoy the on-stage musical performance.

 5 pm Cash Bar open while bidders sign in for the live auction.

 5:30 pm Buffet for BIDDERS ONLY, with special card and their bid number

 6 pm PROMPTLY begins the Grand Finale LIVE AUCTION

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Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Festival of Trees

Betsy Holcomb


Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Festival of Trees. GarrettCounty is home to some very talented artisans.  One of these individuals is local Luthier Roger Skipper, who builds amazing first class guitars, violins, mandolins, banjos, ukuleles, dulcimers, dobros, and stand up basses. Anyone who plays a string instrument will most certainly appreciate his incredible work.  Each instrument is visually a work of art with custom detailed inlays from the headstock to the bindings.


Looking good is one thing, but the sound that these instruments make is nothing short of stellar. I stopped by his shop the other day and met two musicians from the Pittsburgh Symphony who have bought a total of 10 instruments from him so far. A violinist has bought two violins and has been inspired to buy two mandolins and ukuleles and is learning how to play bluegrass from Roger (who plays all the instruments he makes).


Roger just buffed out an acoustic dreadnought style guitar that day and we all took a turn playing this wonderful guitar. It was the most amazing sounding instruments I have ever heard. Don’t follow the hype of big builders who mass produce “famous” styles. Get Roger to build you an amazing custom instrument that you will cherish for your lifetime..  Email Roger at and tell him The Spiker Team referred you. You will not be sorry!  Also check out his website which is under construction. Skipper Strings. Here is a photo of the handcrafted sunburst dreadnought that is currently for sale.


Other handy work…

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Coming up in Deep Creek on November 29th & 30th is the Festival of Trees, a fundraiser for the DoveCenter. Bring the kiddo’s and let them meet Santa Claus at the breakfast celebration between 9am-10am on both Friday and Saturday. Don’t miss the silent action for a great deal on some unique items.


The Honi also has their Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 30th from 7:00-8:00PM.  Events include: Christmas Carols, Kids and Pet Photos with Santa Claus, FREE Hot Chocolate and live band entertainment by the Remedy from 8-11pm.


There still continue to be a good amount of real estate settlements taking place.  This is a good sign that sales will continue to pick up in 2014.  These properties have recently had price reductions, indicating that the seller’s may have good motivation to sell:


Have a great week and think snowJ!  (I hear we may be getting more of it later in the week.)