Circumstances may cause events to be changed. Please confirm with the contacts listed.
Please advise of any upcoming events that we have not included.
Mail us or call (301) 387-5898.


Autumn Glory Festival -- October 11-15, 2017
Garrett County Agricultural Fair -- July 28 - Aug 28, 2018
Deep Creek Art & Wine Festival -- Sept. 7-8, 2018


See also State Parks and Entertainment Guide, for more events

Every Saturday

A Touch of Class Wine & Beer Tasting Tours
Departs and returns to Deep Creek Beverage, 12-4
$49 includes tastings and transportation
Includes Visiting and Tasting at the following venues: Mountain State Brewing Company, Fireside Wine & Deli, Black Bear Wine and Words, Deep Creek Beverage.  Transportation is provided in 14 passenger Vans & limousines Minimum booking must be met, Personal pick ups may be available for an additional fee.  Call 301-501-5466 (LIMO) for a reservation.

Free Wine Tasting
McHenry Beverage Shoppe, 1-5 p.m.
Join us for our weekly wine tasting free of charge. Each week will be a new experience hosted by professionals in the wine industry.

Every Wednesday

Wet & Wild Wednesdays
$7/swimmer, $25/family of 4
When the tubes go in the FUN begins!  Wild and Wet Wednesdays are held every week.  It's a lazy river without the river.  Come enjoy floating away while listening to summer jams in our pool.  Rain or shine it's always sunny and 70 at the CARC. 

Friday September 1

Old-Time Jam
New Germany State Park Lake House, 6:30-9
New Germany State Park is proud to announce the return of good old-fashioned toe-tappin’ fun, with the eighth season of Old Time Jams. The jams will be acoustic-only this year (no amplifiers).These informal gatherings provide an opportunity for musicians and listeners of all ages to share and enjoy traditional “old-timey” Appalachian music. The jams will take place at the Lake House, 403 McAndrews Hill Road, Grantsville. There is no charge for admission. Snacks and gifts will be available for purchase. For more information, please call 301-895-5453.

Saturday September 2

Customer Appreciation Corn Roast
Mountain Fresh Pavilion (Farmer's Market), 10am-1pm
n appreciation of your customer support this season. Starting at 10:00, as the bell rings to open the Market, our customers will be able to avail themselves of a free, fresh-cooked, buttered ear of corn from a table at the north end of the Market.  It is obviously one ear per person, and not multiple ears for carry-out; but there is always enough for seconds should you desire another ear.  There will also be door prizes, face painting and lessons in making corn husk dolls for the kids (and any interested adults).

Tunes and Brews
Front Lawn Base of Central Park, 11am-7pm
$34/per person

Wisp Resort's third annual Tunes & Brews event will showcase our favorite bands & craft brews.
1pm - Jason Shaw Duo
3pm - KingStreet
5pm - Dennis McClung Blues Band

Thursday September 7

Painting at Woodmen's
168 Miller St, Grantsville, MD, 5pm-6:30pm
$20/pp donation to Friendsville Veteran's Memorial Building Fund
All ages welcome! We will create a painting of our nation's capital with water color and print making at the Grantsville Woodmen of the World building. Please wear clothes suitable for painting.

Saturday September 9

Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival
Garrett County Fairgrounds, 12pm-6pm
Pricing Below

The 13th annual Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival, benefiting HART for Animals and Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF), features beautifully handcrafted works by local and regional artisans, more than 200 wines to taste from Maryland and national wineries, live entertainment, food, silent auction, wine store, wine pairing dinners, lodging packages and more, all set in the beautiful mountains of western Maryland.
$30 Advance Ticket - Age 21+ ($35 at the gate)
$11.50 Advance Ticket - Under Age 21 / DD / Non-Drinker ($12 at the gate)
Groups of 20 or more, contact us at 866.635.3560
Fore more details, please visit:

"It's in the Bag" Lobster Dinner Fundraiser
Southern Garrett Rescue Squad, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
A fundraiser for the Garrett County "It's in the Bag" program! All proceeds benefit kids in need in our community. The menu will be Steamed Lobster, Baked Potato, Vegetable, Tossed Salad, Dessert, and Beverage and there will be three seatings: 5:00, 6:00 and 7:00. Tickets are sold based on your seating time. Please RSVP by September 3rd. to or 301-387-6832 or 412-335-7397

What is "It's in the Bag"? 
Volunteers pack and send backpacks full of food home with elementary kids in need. The food helps them get through the weekend/holidays when they don't have the school breakfast and lunches each day. 

"Game Night - Actually Afternoon"
Oakland Ruth Enlow Library, 1pm-4pm
The Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County invites all ages to "Game Night – Actually Afternoon," on Saturday, September 9, from 1-4 p.m. at the Oakland Library. "We will provide a variety of board games including Apples to Apples, Munchkin, Blokus, Hedbanz, The Settlers of Catan, Fiasco, Big Boggle, Smash Up, and more," said a library spokesperson. All ages get to play, and the event is free. Registration is not required. For more information, contact Thomas Vose at 301-334-3996 x0102 or email

5th Annual DCVD Crab and Shrimp Feast
Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Company, Doors open: 3pm; Crabs served: 5pm
$30/per ticket; under 10 FREE
DJ entertainment (DJ Diddy Services), tips, and corn hole will be back again! All you can eat crabs, shrimp, corn on the cob and variety of other foods including crab soup! All you can drink beer, soda and water. 
For out of town crowd, we are now selling tickets through our new website, For our locals, please see any member for tickets. Cost per ticket is a donation of $50. (Plus a $3 convenience fee for online purchase). Only 450 tickets are being sold.

 Black Bear Adventure Race
Deep Creek Lake, 6:00am - 6:00pm
Fee per Team
Black Bear Adventure Race 12hr Adventure race.
$500.00 in prize money plus a $1,000 in swag.

Sunday September 10

Noshes and Knowledge Vol. 5
Haley Farm Inn & Retreat Center, 5:00pm-9:00pm
$35/per person
In Volume 5 of N&K we will answer questions about the Ketogenic Diet and offer a cooking demo & meal featuring:
• Creamy (home-grown) zucchini “pasta” carbonara with portabella mushrooms
• Kale Caesar salad with grain-free croutons
• Dessert is TBD, I will surprise you

Tuesday September 12

Garrett Lakers Basketball Fundraiser Paint Party
Garrett Lakers Athletic Offices, 6:00pm-9:00pm
$40/per person
All necessary supplies included.

Wednesday September 13

A Tale of the Civil War with Dr. Duane Cummins
Oakland Library, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
To register for this event, contact Bonnie at 301-334-3996 x0117 or "This lecture, A Tale of the Civil War," notes Dr. Cummins, "is the dramatic story of a nearby college forced to confront an agonizing decision in 1863 about its very existence - a story of how the violent impact of Civil War tore through families, communities, institutions and individual lives all across our beloved Allegheny heartland - a story of how the timing and outcome of a battle unexpectedly determines human destiny."
Dr. Cummins served as President of Bethany College from 1988 until his retirement in 2002.  In addition to the Bethany presidency, he served as Chairman of the Presidents' Athletic Conference, President of the West Virginia Association for Independent Colleges, and Chair of the East Central College Consortia. Also, he served on the Board of Directors for several organizations, including the Pittsburgh Opera Board of Directors. Since 2002, he has been Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University teaching advanced courses in history and the MLA programs.

Thursday September 14

Yardsale, Silent Auction and 50/50 for Turner & Thomas Ashby
Oakland Town Parking Lot, 8:00am -  ?
A yard sale, silent auction and 50/50 drawing will be held in the Oakland Town Parking Lot to benefit two local brothers, Turner and Thomas Ashby, each diagnosed with cancer.

Friday September 15

4th Annual Oakland Rotary Charity Golf Tournament
Oakland Golf Club, 11am-5pm (noon tee time)
The Rotary raises money to invest back into our community.  In particular, the monies raised from the tournament will be spent on education endeavors such as college scholarships, the Garrett College Foundation, and books. We are looking for sponsors, golfers, and silent auction items.  For more information please contact Steve Lantz at 301-616-6341

Saturday September 16

Savageman 20
Deep Creek State Park, MD, 9:30am
DISTANCE: 0.45 Mile Swim (lake); 15.5 Mile Bike (rolling); 3.1 Mile Run (flat with one good hill)
(Find it on the Race Category Page when registering)
Register until the Tuesday before the event at 8PM
Course Maps
 | Directions |Participant List | 
Athlete Guide

Savageman 30
Deep Creek State Park, MD, 9:00 AM
DISTANCE: 0.9 Mile Swim (lake); 22.9 Mile Bike (hilly); 6.2 Mile Run (hilly)
(Find it on the Race Category Page when registering)
Register until the Tuesday before the event at 8PM
Course Maps | Directions |Participant List | 
Athlete Guide

Friendsville Maker's Market
Downtown Friendsville, 10am-3pm
Items for Purchase
The Friendsville Maker's Market is a collection of local artisans, growers, and farmers hosted by The Friendsville Way Business Association.

Oakland FFA Fundraiser
Tractor Supply, Oakland, 11am-3pm
$6/meal; $3/extra sandwich
Proceeds will go to members who will be attending trips through out the school year. Serving to go boxes of pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, baked beans, a cookie and a drink. The meals will cost $6, separate sandwiches can be bought for $3 each. Frozen pulled pork will be sold in 1 pound containers for $5.

Trapper Education Class
Casselman Valley Sportsman's Club
Maryland DNR is offering a free furbearers trapping class and pre-registration is required. Furbearers that can be trapped in Maryland include: beaver, coyote, fisher, gray fox, long-tailed weasel, mink, muskrat, nutria, opossum, raccoon, red fox, river otter and skunk. All trappers must possess a Furbearer Permit and Certificate of Trapper Education. Course participants must complete a Maryland Trapper Education Workbook before Sept. 16. The workbook is are available online or at regional Wildlife and Heritage Service offices.
For further information or to obtain a workbook, please call 301-777-2136

Outdoor Quick Paint/Draw
Spruce Forest Artisan Village,8:00am-4:00pm
A day of outdoor quick painting/ drawing; there will be various award categories for participants. First prize $125, second prize $75, and third prize $50. All experience levels are welcome! Please pre-register for the event by emailing your name, email, telephone, and medium to or messaging us on Facebook. Bring your own easel

Annual Garrett Mentors Barn Dance, Dinner & Silent Auction with Music by The Remedy!
Sang Hill Farms, 6428 Sang Run Rd McHenry, MD, 5:30pm-10:00pm
$30/adults, $15/kids ages 6-12 and FREE/children 5 and under

Featuring a BBQ meal & desserts by Harvest Moon Market, a cash beverage tent (beer and wine), dancing & music featuring Garrett County's The Remedy, Line Dancing, children's events and activities, corn hole,Silent Auction, door prizes and more. Tickets must be reserved and purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the event. 
Tickets to our event can reserved and purchased on 
Contact for more info.

Hello Fall Vendor and Craft Show
Former Kitzmiller Elementary School, 9:00am-4:00pm
Items for purchase
Vendors, crafters, baked goods, kids games, face painting, scarecrow judging, raffles, dime pitch and much more! This event benefits the Kitzmiller After School Program.

Women's Empowerment Vendor Show
Long Branch Saloon, 8:00am-1:00pm
Free to attend; items for purchase

Support local women business owners of all types! There will be artists, direct sales vendors, soap crafts, primitives, candy makers, bake sale items, etc! Each vendor will have plenty of cash and carry items so be ready to shop til you drop!There will be on-site concessions, so don't be afraid to come hungry! RAIN OR SHINE!

Reigning Men Revue
Long Branch Saloon, Doors open at 5:00am; Show is from 6:00-8:00pm
$30 general admission, $50 VIP admission
Reigning Men Revue and Pure Romance by Amanda & Erin-Ruth present a Women's Empowerment Event.  Doors open at 5pm and the Reigning Men Enterprise show is from 6pm-8pm.  VIP tickets include a giveaway bag.  Don't miss out on a chance to "Enter The Reign".  Please note that due to the location of the event, all attendees must be 21 and older. ID Required.

Sunday September 17

Savageman 70
Deep Creek State Park, 8:30 AM
DISTANCE: 1.2 Mile Swim (lake); 55.7 Mile Bike (hilly); 13.1 Mile Run (hilly)

(Find it on the Race Category Page when registering)
Register until the Tuesday before the event at 8PM
Course Maps | Directions | Participant List |
Athlete Guide

Tuesday September 19

The Complex World of Old-Growth Forests
Dutch's at Silver Tree, 10am
Presented by Joan Maloof; part of the Mountain Laurel Garden Club. Call Susan Offut for event registration at 240-381-3168 or call Paula Hyland for club membership at 717-982-2871

Wednesday September 20

The Naturalist's Odyssey: Walking with Darwin
Garrett College; Room 511, 12pm-1pm
Part of the Joan Crawford Lecture Series

Sunday September 24

Night of Hope
Loch L
ynn Church of God; 6:00pm
Pastors Ivan & Cindy Ackerman invite the public to Loch Lynn Church of God for a "NIGHT OF HOPE" as Dave McLaughlin shares his journey through cancer and God's power to sustain and heal. Dave McLaughlin is a life-long resident of Garrett County. He attended Southern Garrett High school and has been employed by the Garrett County Sheriff's Office for 26 years. He is the team leader for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Southern. He resides in Oakland with his wife Kendra and 4 children, Hayden, Landon, Clay and Kaysi. The church is located at 8649 Gorman Road, Oakland, MD beside WKHJ radio station.

Monday September 25

Yoga and Mindfulness
Oakland Library, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
This program focuses on centering oneself and being in the present. Participants must bring their own yoga mat and pencil and paper. Music will be provided by instructor Sue McQuaid who has been certified for 10 years in both Hatha and Adaptive Yoga. She currently teaches at Flowery Vale on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Registration is mandatory for this free program and spaces are limited to 20 due to the size of the room. To sign up, contact Susanne Kight at 301-334-3996 ext. 0105 or

Thursday September 28

Flowering Shrubs Course
Garrett College Northern Outreach Center in Grantsville, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
n coordination with the University of Maryland Extension, Garrett College CEWD is sponsoring a one-session course covering ten common shrubs that might already be in your landscape.  Learn proper pruning, fertilizing, and even how to propagate.  Hydrangeas, Forsythia, Rhododendron, Azalea, Lilacs, Viburnum, Holly, Hibiscus, and more! 

To register for the course, contact Garrett College Continuing Education & Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.

 Friday September 29

Forklift Certification Course
Garrett College Northern Outreach Center in Grantsville, 9:00am until 2:00pm
This course is designed to teach the student how to properly operate an industrial powered forklift. The course satisfies 29 CRF 1910.178 of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Powered Industrial Truck Operator Training Standard. Students will receive formal training in the classroom, practical training with hands-on instruction, and an evaluation upon completion of training with successful participants receiving a certificate of training and wallet card. Topics include the following: pre-inspection, loading and unloading, maneuvering and operational skills, rules and regulations, and an emphasis on safety.
To register for the course, persons may contact Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.

Saturday September 30

Book Signing & Discussion with Kathleen Waters Sander
Oakland B&O Museum, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Hear from author, Kathleen Waters Sander, discuss her new book, "John W. Garrett and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad"! Books will be available for sale at the event and the author will be available to sign them. John Work Garrett served as president of the B&O Railroad from 1858 to 1884 and ranked among the great power brokers of his time. One of President Abraham Lincoln's most trusted confidantes and strategists, a close friend to Johns Hopkins and hte great university he founded, Garrett was at the center of momentous events in Baltimore and the nation in the nineteenth century. Kathleen Waters Sander's new book from JHU Press immerses us in the story of the B&O's remarkable ambition and growth as the exciting context for Garrett's rise to power and wealth as one of the first of the famed "Gilded Age" tycoons. 

Bark in the Park 5k
Lion's Club Dog Park on Bumble Bee Road, 8am registration; 8:45am race start
The Deep Creek Lake Lion's Club fourth annual "Bark in the Park" 5k race will take place on Saturday Sept 30th at 8am to benefit our off-leash dog park. It's an off-road (headphones OK), pet friendly race that will start and end from our park on Bumble Bee Road. The route covers a variety of terrain and has some moderate hills. Route will be clearly marked and race will be double-timed (two timers to ensure reporting of results)!
Register online at:

Jones' Bones with Cole Leathers
Smoke N Mirrors Gallery, 6:00pm
$10/per person
Husband and wife duo, Randy and Daria Jones, have been performing for 40 years in various musical groups. Steel string, nylon and electric guitars, percussion and assorted sounds and vocals, weave original songs and not-so-covered covers through different styles and places that take you through an Appalachian Spring to Texas Swing to Brazil and back. Cole Leathers, a Pennsylvania native and solo performer in Folk and Americana styles, will be joining them as a guest performer to add additional tasty vocals and guitar.
 Make your reservation at (304) 277-7700.

Wednesday October 4

Safety Summit
Ruth Enlow Oakland Library, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
HeaThe Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County will partner with the Dove Center to host a Safety Summit. “Join us for confidential information sharing and education,” noted Heather Hanline, Dove Center Executive Director. “We will have six different tables, each covering one of the following topics: Legal Advocacy/Safety Planning; Dove Center/Volunteering; Technology Safety; Abuse Intervention Services; Domestic Violence and Kids (with a craft); and Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault 101. Individuals can visit each table, or only those that they choose.”
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, contact the Dove Center at 301-334-6255.

Wednesday October 11

How to Get Published
Ruth Enlow Library Oakland, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
At last, I've written a book . . . now what do I do?Find out at this free class titled "How to Get Published," presented by Phil Berardelli of Mountain Lake Press. Phil will describe the state of book publishing today and answer any questions you might have. Sign up with Bonnie Winters at 301-334-3996 x0117 or

Friday October 14 - Sunday October 16

43rd Annual Civic Club Antique, Vintage, and Collectible Sale
Oakland Armory
$3 per person for the weekend
Includes 30+ dealers from MD, OH, PA, WV, and VA. Items for sale include furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles, coins, jewelry, tools, linens, baskets, and glassware. Venue also includes the Civic Club Cafe offering homemade soups, sandwiches and soft drinks. Bake Sale includes pies, cookies, brownies, and more. Come for lunch, stay for dinner! Enter the raffle to win a $1,000.00 cash prize. Admission of $3.00 is good for all three days. The Civic Club donates all proceeds from this event back to community non-profit organizations. Free parking.  301-387-5680

Sunday October 29

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow presented by GLAF
Garrett College Auditorium, Doors opn at 1:45pm; Show starts at 2:00pm
Adults $15, Students $5, Children under 5 free with an adult
This masterful retelling of Washington Irving's masterpiece will meet your every expectation.  Everyone loves a ghostly, spooky tale about things that go bump in the night-especially when the tale is full of good humor and beloved characters. The lanky, comedic school teacher, Ichabod Crane, pits himself against the athletic "jock", Brom Bones as they vie for the attention of the lovely, mysterious, wealthy Katrina Van Tassel. And of course the spooky specter at the bottom of all the mysterious happenings is the Headless Horseman himself who will make a guest appearance onstage.