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.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

Garrett County Fair -- July 29 - August 5, 2017
Autumn Glory Festival -- October 11-15, 2017
Deep Creek Art & Wine Festival -- Sept. 8-10, 2017

 

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. 

Wednesday April 26

Eat, Drink and Give Fundraiser
Dutch's at Silver Tree, 5:00 - 9:30
15% of all sales go to Hospice of Garrett County. 

Adult Coloring Program
Oakland Library, 6-7 p.m.
Free
A free program, designed as a quiet time for adults to enjoy a relaxing activity. Participants do not need to bring supplies, as the library will supply all required items. To register for this event, contact Susanne at 301-334-3996 or skight@relib.net. Program will be held the 4th Wednesday of each month.

Thursday April 27

Garrett County Job Fair
Garrett College Gymnasium, 3 - 6 p.m.
The fair is open to the community looking for full time, part-time or seasonal employment.  Over 50 area employers will be in attendance.

Saturday April 29

Muttminster Dog Show
Garrett College, check in begins at 10, show at noon
We're celebrating the Adoption Wing's one-year anniversary with our own MuttMinster Dog Show! Enter your HART dog (and any others you have) - it's open to all dogs! All to benefit our Adoption WIng so we can save more homeless animals! Bring your friends & family! Spectators $5 - Includes 5 Best of Show voting tickets!

Basic Boating Course
Garrett College, 8:30 - 5 p.m.
$29 GC residents, $34 other MD residents, $39 out of state, $10 MD Sr. Citizens
Course id open to those 12 years of age or over.  Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.  Call 301-387-3069.  . Individuals born after June 1, 1972 are required to have an approved Boater’s Safety card in their possession when operating a power boat in Maryland. Successful completion of this course will provide that card.

OTT Open House
Our Town Theatre, 1 p.m.
Free
Our Town Theatre invites you to join us as we kick off our 20th season! We will have a proclamation, a toast, a short performance of monologues and musical numbers from the past 19 seasons as well as remembrances of our founder Jane Avery and tours of the theatre and the Backstage. More information, including a schedule of events, can be found on our website at www.ourtowntheatre.org.

Sunday April 30

Baked Potato Bar
Deep Creek Fire Hall, 12-4
Donation
Choose from a variety of potato toppings.  Includes dessert and drink.  All proceeds benefit Workman's Warrior's Relay for Life team in memory of Phil Workman.

Tuesday May 2

HART for Animals Celebrity Bartending Challenge
JG's Pub, 6-9
Hosted by Taylor-Made Vacations.  Come out for a night of fun and support the animals. 

Friday May 5

Old-Time Jam
New Germany State Park Lake House, 6:30-9
Free
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.

Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader Meet-and-Greet
Honi-Honi, 5-7 p.m.
Free
Don't miss out on your chance to meet and greet with the Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders at the Honi Honi Bar. Enjoy performances by the cheerleaders, take photos and win some swag! Live band entertainment from King St. from 5:00pm-7:00pm!

Saturday May 6

Floral Designs by Sylvia
St. Peter's Parish Hall, 1-3
$25
The Mountain Laurel Garden Club invites the community to a presentation of “Floral Designs by Sylvia,” a fundraising event to be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 1 to 3 p.m. at St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 208 South 4th Street, Oakland. Sylvia Deck, a nationally renowned floral designer from Severna Park, MD, will wow everyone with her many creations that will be raffled to those in attendance after the program. As an exceptional speaker, her enthusiasm for floral design is evident in her presentations. Many different designs will be demonstrated, both simple and complex. Refreshments will be served during the afternoon event. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased by contacting Linda Harris at lindaharris355@aol.com or 443-695-2071 or at The Gallery Shop in Oakland.

Garrett Community Concert Band Spring Concert
Garrett College Auditorium, 7:30
Adults $8, Students $2
An All-American Musical Tour directed by Moe Turrentine with a special appearance from the Sugarfoot Stompers.  Tickets are available from band members or at the door. Sponsored in part by the Maryland Arts Council and the Garrett County Arts Council.

Black Bear Community Yard Sale
Black Bear Tavern lot, 7 a.m. - 1
It's Spring Cleaning time! BBT's got too much STUFF, so we're going to set up and hopefully sell some to YOU! We've got all sorts of restaurant and salon equipment, furniture, televisions, electronics, clothing, books, signs & MORE! We'll be blocking off the front parking lot Saturday, May 6th & would love to extend the invitation to ALL of our BBT friends and family! Come on down and set up your own table (no cost) with us if you've got some yard sale fare to get rid of, we've got room for all!! We'll be open for business as usual, but will also have plenty of coffee & pastries in the AM, AND we'll be grilling up some burgers & dogs on the outdoor grill for lunch, YUM! Come on down and get communal at the BBT Community Yard Sale!

Saturday May 6 & Sunday May 7

All Things Home Expo
Garrett County Fairgrounds
Saturday 10 - 7; Sunday 11 - 4
Free admission and parking
It’s like a Mall filled with products & services to give you inspiration & options for every home & every budget all under one roof!  Refreshments for purchase from 10-2 both days.

Wednesday May 10

HART for Animals Celebrity Bartending Challenge
The Greene Turtle, 6-9
Hosted by Railey Realty.  Come out for a night of fun and support the animals. 

Thursday May 11

Chamber After Hours
American Legion Post 71, 5:30 - 7:30
Hosted by the Oakland Rotary Club. Enjoy delicious food as you mingle with fellow Chamber members and Chamber staff at our monthly networking event. Don’t forget your business card to enter to win prizes. Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotarians maintain Rotary Park in Oakland, provide dictionaries to all 3rd graders in Garrett County, conducts the Christmas Tree project receiving donations and delivering presents for Garrett County children in need and awards scholarships to two Garrett County High School seniors each year. The cost to attend the Business After Hours is $6.00 for members paid in advance and $10 for non-members and members paying at the door. Register online at www.visitdeepcreek.com or contact Holly Lane via email at holly@garrettchamber.com  or by calling 301.387.6171

Saturday May 13

Maryland Pickers National Road Sale
Grantsville, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Grantsville National Road Festival is back for its second year with the kickoff event - Maryland Pickers National Road Yard Sale! This event is ALSO the Town of Grantsville's town-wide yard sale date for spring 2017. Come rain or shine, bring your treasures and buy some beginning at 8:00 a.m. all over town. If you'd like to register, we have available spots to set up. Registration is $5 and gets you listed on the map, a yard sale and publicity. We also have spots available for set up (with advance notice). The $25 registration includes a guaranteed indoor space at the Grantsville Fire Hall. The day of this event includes a host of other things as part of the Grantsville National Road Festival including Grantsville Lion's Chicken BBQ in the park, JTF1 kids activities and an Appraise-A-Thon at Blue Moon Antiques!

Tuesday May 16

Business Before Hours - Legislative Wrap Up
Wisp Resort, 8-9:30 a.m.
Members $15 in advance, non-members or at the door, $20
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its bi-monthly Business Before Hours for Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in the Crawford Room at Wisp Resort. "Legislative Wrap-up" will provide legislation information that impacts Garrett County and/or your business. Hear directly from Senator George Edwards and Delegate Wendell Beitzel as they provide a wrap-up session of the Maryland General Assembly. The event is sponsored by BB&T Bank and The Greater Cumberland Committee. Register online at www.visitdeepcreek.com or contact Holly Lane via email at holly@garrettchamber.com  or by calling 301.387.6171

Wednesday May 17

Book Discussion
Oakland Library, 6 - 7:30
Free
The Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County will host a discussion of Vicki Constantine Croke’s Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II.  Beth Luers, retired professor of humanities at Garrett College, will lead the discussion. To register for this program, contact Bonnie at 301-334-3996 x117 or bonnie@relib.net.

Friday May 19

Old-Time Jam
New Germany State Park Lake House, 6:30-9
Free
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 May 20

Basic Boating Course
Garrett College, 8:30 - 5 p.m.
$29 GC residents, $34 other MD residents, $39 out of state, $10 MD Sr. Citizens
Course id open to those 12 years of age or over.  Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.  Call 301-387-3069.  . Individuals born after June 1, 1972 are required to have an approved Boater’s Safety card in their possession when operating a power boat in Maryland. Successful completion of this course will provide that card.

Lion's Club Boat Auction
Lions Club Park, Bumblebee Road
Auction begins at 1 p.m.
Get out on the water for cheap. The Deep Creek Lake Lion's Club is auctioning off over twenty boats and trailers, most with No RESERVE. Auction is open to all and will begin at 1pm Saturday May 20th. Funds raised benefit the Blind Skier and Camper Programs. Full details and photos of boats to be auctioned will be provided on Lions Club Facebook site (www.facebook.com/deepcreeklions) in late April. There's still time to donate your old boats, ATVs, snowmachines or anything else that would get you a nice tax deduction next year. Contact Chris at 301 616 7881 to donate your boat or other recreational equipment today!

Thursday May 25

HART for Animals Celebrity Bartending Challenge
Harbor Bar at Dutch's,  6-9
Hosted by Railey Mountain Lake Vacations.  Come out for a night of fun and support the animals. 

Saturday May 27

Kendall Trail 5K Run 3K Walk
Friendsville,  Registration 8 a.m. Runners begin at 9, Walkers at 9:15
$20 registration fee
Enjoy a scenic run or walk along the Youghiogheny River along the Kendall Trail.  Proceeds benefit the Friendsville Town Library. 

Thursday June 1

HART for Animals Celebrity Bartending Challenge
Moonshadow Cafe, 6-9
Hosted by Coldwell Banker.  Come out for a night of fun and support the animals. 

Friday June 2

Old-Time Jam
New Germany State Park Lake House, 6:30-9
Free
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 June 3

Garrett County Celtic Festival
Friendsville Community Park, 11 - 8
$15 for adults, $5 students, 4 and under free
The annual Garrett County Celtic Festival celebrates the heritage, art, and culture of Appalachian immigrants from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and Brittany. The day-long festival along the bonnie banks of the Youghiogheny River in the village of Friendsville is a fun event for the whole family!

Friday June 16

Old-Time Jam
New Germany State Park Lake House, 6:30-9
Free
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 June 17

Basic Boating Course
Garrett College, 8:30 - 5 p.m.
$29 GC residents, $34 other MD residents, $39 out of state, $10 MD Sr. Citizens
Course id open to those 12 years of age or over.  Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.  Call 301-387-3069.  . Individuals born after June 1, 1972 are required to have an approved Boater’s Safety card in their possession when operating a power boat in Maryland. Successful completion of this course will provide that card.

Sunday June 18

Race Up the Face
Wisp Resort, 5 p.m.
$20 pre-registered/$25 after June 16 and up to day of event
Join runners and walkers of all ages as they challenge the steepest 400 m foot-race in America. Competitors work their way to the top of Wisp Resort's 600' vertical ski run "The Face" for local bragging rights of the fastest, youngest and oldest in their categories. This event sponsored by Queen City Striders, Garrett Trails and Wisp Resort Ski Patrol helps support Garrett Trails trail projects and promotes healthy lifestyles. Winners are recognized as part of the Taste of Garrett activities held later that afternoon.

Taste of Garrett County
Wisp Resort, 5-8 p.m.
$30 per person
Enjoy a variety of unique and diverse food samplings from local restaurants, caterers and suppliers.  Proceeds benefit Garrett Trails. 

Saturday June 24

Secret County Gardens Tour
Countywide, 10-4
$10 per person
Sponsored by the Mountain Laurel Garden Club.  The tour will feature five gardens in Garrett County, MD: Irma and Sherman Hull, Country Cottage Garden; Denise and Wayne Kramer, Woodland Shade Garden; Camille and Ed Spurr, Fourth Street Garden; The James Drane Heirloom Garden at the Drane House; and The Meadow Garden, a MLGC Conservation Committee award-winning project. Tickets, which include a short description of each garden and written directions beginning at the Oakland Gazebo, may be purchased in advance at the following locations: Gregg’s Pharmacy, Oakland; Green Acres Garden Center, Oakland; Arrowhead Market, RT. 219 Deep Creek Lake; Firefly Farms Market and Creamery, Accident; and The Medicine Shoppe, Grantsville. On the day of the tour at the Gazebo in Oakland, members of the Garrett County Historical Society will sell tickets.

Sunday June 25

Frack-Free Celebration and Annual Picnic
Deep Creek Lake State Park, 11:30 - 1:30
Free
Sponsored by Engage Mountain Maryland. Come prepared for a wonderful celebration and picnic at Deep Creek Lake State Park. We will begin by updating you on new initiatives Engage Mountain Maryland has planned. There will be food, drink, live music, special guests and a colorful appearance by Emma the 45 dragon. Register now or visit our event page where you'll see the day's schedule, and learn about becoming an event sponsor. The celebration is free and open to the public. Tax deductible donations welcome!

Friday July 7

Old-Time Jam
New Germany State Park Lake House, 6:30-9
Free
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 July 8

Basic Boating Course
Garrett College, 8:30 - 5 p.m.
$29 GC residents, $34 other MD residents, $39 out of state, $10 MD Sr. Citizens
Course id open to those 12 years of age or over.  Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.  Call 301-387-3069.  . Individuals born after June 1, 1972 are required to have an approved Boater’s Safety card in their possession when operating a power boat in Maryland. Successful completion of this course will provide that card.

Friday July 21

Old-Time Jam
New Germany State Park Lake House, 6:30-9
Free
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.

Friday August 4

Old-Time Jam
New Germany State Park Lake House, 6:30-9
Free
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 August 5

Basic Boating Course
Garrett College, 8:30 - 5 p.m.
$29 GC residents, $34 other MD residents, $39 out of state, $10 MD Sr. Citizens
Course id open to those 12 years of age or over.  Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.  Call 301-387-3069.  . Individuals born after June 1, 1972 are required to have an approved Boater’s Safety card in their possession when operating a power boat in Maryland. Successful completion of this course will provide that card.

Friday August 18

Old-Time Jam
New Germany State Park Lake House, 6:30-9
Free
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.

Friday September 1

Old-Time Jam
New Germany State Park Lake House, 6:30-9
Free
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.