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 7-11, 2015
Deep Creek Dunk -- February 20, 2016
Garrett County Fair -- July 30 - August 6, 2016
Deep Creek Art & Wine Festival -- Sept. 10, 2016
Autumn Glory Festival -- October 12-16, 2016

See also, State Parks Info. and  Wisp page, 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.

Every Wednesday

Wet & Wild Wednesdays
Garrett College CARC, 6-8
$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. 

Every Wednesday & Saturday

Mountain Fresh Farmer's Market
Mountain Fresh Pavilion, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Join us for an Old-Fashioned Farmers Market every week from June - October on Wednesdays & Saturdays in Oakland!

October 1 - 31

Purple Purse Challenge
Fundraiser for the Dove Center

Friday October 2

District 1 Meeting with Sec. Ben Grumbles
Garrett College
On Friday, October 2, 2015 Secretary Ben Grumbles of the Department of the Environment for the State of Maryland will be meeting with the District One Delegation.  This meeting will be held at the Garrett College, Continuing Education Building # 200, Room 201, 687 Mosser Road, McHenry, Maryland.  The meeting will begin at 10:00am. and is open to the public.

Saturday October 3

Take a Hike and LEAF No Trace!
New Germany State Park, 1 p.m.
 Ranger Julia Wieners will lead the hike, which will begin at 1:00 pm at the trailhead parking lot, next to the beach volleyball court.  This will be an easy-to-moderate hike along 1.5 miles of the green Turnpike Trail and the yellow Hemlock Trail.  Participants will enjoy the contrast between the lush hemlock and rhododendron valley, and the spectacular variety of colors of the mixed hardwood forest.  Children will have the opportunity to learn about Leave No Trace outdoor ethics, while making a journal of leaf rubbings to remember their experience.  Well behaved dogs on a leash are welcome.  The hike should last about one hour, and there is no cost to participate.  For more information, contact the Ranger Station at 


Sunday October 4

Fall Finger Disc Golf Tournament
Wisp Resort, 3:45 tee off
$9/person (rental discs available for additional fee)
Individuals will start at the base of Wisp Resort and play to the bottom 9 holes then travel to the top of Wisp via the scenic chair lift to Tee #10 and compete for the lowest combined score on Wisp's 18-hole disc golf course.  Prizes will be awarded.  Call 301-387-4111 to register.

Wednesday October 7 - Sunday October 11

Autumn Glory Festival

Thursday October 14

Hunter Education Field Day Workshop
New Germany State Park
Classes for first-time hunters obtaining their hunter education certification.  All student must be at least 13 years old and must complete the online Maryland Hunter Education Course prior to attending.  For more information email or visit


Saturday October 17

I Can Swim! Alumni Event & "Splash Fall Carnival"
Garrett College CARC, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Join us for the inaugural I Can Swim! Alumni Event at the Garrett College CARC as we recognize our I Can Swim! Alumni students. A welcome ceremony, followed by a parade of all alumni students, will be held in the Gymnasium beginning at 10am. Carnival games and activities will be held after the parade ceremony. There will be a free open swim from 11 am - 2 pm. Parents, friends, family and I Can Swim! Alumni students are invited to attend. I Can Swim! Alumni Students that RSVP by October 1st will receive a FREE t-shirt. Contact the CARC at 301-387-3786.

Saturday October 24

U.S. Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble
Garrett College, 3-5
The Navy’s permier jazz ensemble, the Commodores, presents the finest in America’s truly original music. Part of the United States Navy Band in Washington, the group features 18 of the Navy’s top jazz and “big band” musicians. Under the leadership of Master Chief Musician Philip M. Burlin, the Commodores combine the best of jazz, popular and patriotic music.

Friday October 30

3rd Annual Boo Bash
Garrett College CARC, 5-8 p.m.
$5 if in costume, $7 if not.  Members free. Contact the CARC at 301-387-3786.

Saturday October 31

HART for Animals Adoption Event
HART Animal Center
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
HART will be holding animal adoption events the last Saturday of each month (weather permitting) at the HART Animal Center from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the HART Animal Center. The adoption event will feature adoptable dogs and cats from the Garrett County Animal Shelter.
The HART for Animals adoption policy and process will be applicable during the Adoption Day events. For more information, please call 301.387.7729 or visit