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.


Deep Creek Dunk -- February 25, 2017
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. 

Thursday December 1

Artists After Hours
Telli's Deli, 5-9 p.m.
Join us for a fabulous night of fun. Come support local artists and the opportunity to purchase their work just in time for the holidays. Enjoy dinner, drinks and mingle. $15 pp. All artist offering discounts on purchases this night. Our artists are Jerry McGee with Lochadean Pottery and Lori Wall with Crimson Shamrock Farm.

Friday December 2 & Saturday December 3

Christmas in the Village
Spruce Forest Artisan Village, Friday 4-8, Saturday 12 -8
32nd Annual Christmas in the Village, this December 2nd & 3rd, 2016! Friday 4-8 PM and Saturday 12-8 PM. Come enjoy live music, traditional holiday decorations, hundreds of luminaries, children's activities, and tours of historic buildings and artist's studios.

2016 Christmas Charity Tour of Homes
Various locations, Friday 4-9; Saturday 10-3
$10 in advance, $12 at the door
First United Bank & Trust will be sponsoring the 2016 Charity Tour of Homes event. This year's tour will benefit "It's In the Bag!" A local organization which helps to provide weekend meals for at-risk children attending elementary schools in Garrett County. Advance Tickets will be available for purchase at the following locations: First United Bank & Trust - Oakland Office, Lake Office, Friendsville Office & Grantsville Office Gregg's Pharmacy, Oakland, MD Schoolhouse Earth, McHenry, MD Painted Cupboard, Oakland, MD Green Acres, Oakland, MD Grantsville Pharmacy, Grantsville, MD Arrowhead Market, Oakland, MD

Friday December 2

Vendor and Craft Show
Garrett College CARC, 5-8 p.m.
The CARC Relay For Life team will be hosting a Vendor and Craft show for all of your holiday shopping needs. While Mom is shopping, bring the kiddos to have cookies and cocoa with Santa. You can get a picture with Santa and enjoy a good book with a few guest readers. The kids will love spending their evening with Jolly Ole Saint Nick and you can shop till you drop. All proceeds for the night will be donated to the CARC Relay for Life team benefitting the American Cancer Society.

Saturday December 3

OTT 10th Annual Christmas Market
St. Peter's Social Hall, 9-3
Shoppers meet local artists, learn about their handmade work, and support Our Town Theatre's Backstage, which is the scenery, costume and prop shop on Center Street in Oakland, Maryland. Market activities include shopping for unique, handmade gifts, savoring chili and Fair Trade coffee and tea at the Christmas Café, finding Christmas goodies at the Bake Sale, and enjoying live music with friends. Local musicians, including Marsh Mountain Consort and Terah Crawford Band, will fill the hall with holiday spirit as they play their traditional and popular tunes. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be ready for photos with your family, 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Holiday Open House
Deep Creek Discovery Center, 10-1
Cookies, photos with Santa and holiday crafts.

Wednesday December 7

Meshach Browning Trail System Kickoff Meeting
Uno's, 7 p.m.
Wanted: new trailblazers and Garrett County history enthusiasts! The Deep Creek Lake Lion's club will be developing a new non-motorized multi-use (hiking, biking, dog walking, skiing/snowshoeing) trail system on the 100+ acres of land adjoining our park on Bumble Bee Rd. The trails system will be themed around famous Garrett County hunter and settler, Meshach Browning- the trail map signs will also have information about his life and times as well as places to find more information about the history of the county. Join us for an informational presentation about the project and to provide YOUR input! Meeting will be at Uno's lowel level at 7pm. You will be able to order off the menu at your expense. More information about the park and project is here:

Friday December 9

A Great Small Town Christmas
Town of Oakland, 6 p.m.
Enjoy music, free cookies and hot beverages, great in-store specials, free carriage rides and more! We hope to see you in downtown Oakland!

Gallery Shop Grand Opening
5:30 - 8:30
Stop by to welcome The Gallery Shop back to Oakland! Light refreshments, music and celebrations in conjunction with Downtown Oakland's A Great Small Town Christmas. The Gallery Shop is a project of The Garrett County Arts Council and features the handcrafted work of local artisans.

Saturday December 10

Oakland Express at the B&O
B&O Museum, 5:30 - 8:30
Bring your children to the station in their pajamas to watch a Christmas movie, have cookies & juice, do crafts, listen to Christmas stories, receive presents and of course talk to Santa and Mrs. Claus. Reservations are required. Call Michelle @ 301-334-2691.  Donations are appreciated.

Presents, Pajamas & Pizza with Santa
JG's Pub, noon - 2
This event is for the Kiddos to bring them a little cheer while learning to give to others who may be less fortunate. We are asking that each child brings an unwrapped toy or gift for a child, wears their favorite pj's and enjoy pizza, fun and SANTA!!!!! Toys will be donated locally!!!! All kids welcome!

Pajama Party
JG's Pub, 7 p.m. - 1 a.m.
This is the grown up pajama party!!!! Asking that you stop by wearing your favorite comfy pj's enjoy food, fun, prizes, giveaways and make a monetary donation to "Warm the Children"...this local charity provides coats, hats, clothing, and shoes for kids up to 18yrs. old...if you're unable to attend and want to donate, you can drop it off at the Pub anytime...any questions, please call 387 6369 and ask for Kate!

Timberline Job Fair
Timberline Resort Cafeteria, 10 - 2
Multiple winter job opportunities available to work the winter season at the resort.  Call 1-800-SNOWING or 304-866-4801 for more information. 

Tuesday December 13

Hunter Education Workshop
New Germany State Park, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
This class is for first-time hunters obtaining their hunter certification. All students must be at least 13 years old and must complete the Maryland Hunter Education Course prior to attending the workshop. After completing the online course, students must pre-register for the workshop online. The workshop is free of charge and will take place at the Lake House from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Students must bring their internet voucher and photo identification with them. Those with questions about the workshop are encouraged to email

Saturday December 17

Oakland Express at the B&O
B&O Museum, 5:30 - 8:30
Bring your children to the station in their pajamas to watch a Christmas movie, have cookies & juice, do crafts, listen to Christmas stories, receive presents and of course talk to Santa and Mrs. Claus. Reservations are required. Call Michelle @ 301-334-2691.  Donations are appreciated.

Saturday December 31

Fur Ball Casino
Dutch's at Silver Tree Banquet Room, 6-11:30
Come for the fun before or after dinner, or for the entire evening.  All proceeds benefit HART for Animals.  Hors h'oeuvres, silent auction, casino featuring poker, blackjack, roulette and more.