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 Art & Wine Festival -- Sept. 10, 2016
Autumn Glory Festival -- October 12-16, 2016
Deep Creek Dunk -- February 25, 2017
Garrett County Fair -- July 29 - August 5, 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.

Mountain Fresh Farmer's Market
Oakland Town Pavilion, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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. 

Mountain Fresh Farmer's Market
Oakland Town Pavilion, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Every Sunday

Half-price Golf for Ladies & Juniors
Fantasy Valley & Lodestone Golf Courses
*tee time must be after noon

Saturday September 24

Bark in the Park 5K
Deep Creek Lion's Club Park, 8 a.m.
$30 registration
The third "Bark in the Park" 5k race will take place on Saturday Sept 24th at 8 am to benefit our off-leash dog park at the Deep Creek Lake Lion's Club park on Bumble Bee Rd. It's an off-road (headphones OK), pet friendly race that will start and end from our park on Bumble Bee Road. More info (registration form, race route, etc) here:

Outdoor Quick Paint/Plein Art
Spruce Forest Artisan Village, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Artists of all ages and abilities are invited to come participate with several awards categories, including: first time. All mediums are welcome and there are no canvas requirements. Simply bring your own canvas, art supplies and easel and paint whatever you like within the Little Crossings campus (Spruce Forest Artisan Village, The Casselman River Bridge, The Casselman River, Stanton's Mill, the historic buildings, etc.). Registrations starts at 8 AM and completed works must be turned in by 3 PM. Awards begin at 4 PM. Sponsored in part by the Alleghany Area Art Alliance and Garrett County Arts Council.

Monday September 26

Free Yoga Session
New Germany State Park, Lot #5, 6 p.m.
Are you interested in the health benefits of yoga? Are you an experienced or masteryogi? Then join the Maryland Park Service and local certified Yogafit instructor, Leslee Wigfield, for a free yoga class at New Germany State Park. From beginners to experts, all are welcome to join the 45-minute class. Participants are encouraged to bring a blanket, mat or towel

Saturday October 1 & Sunday October 2

Our Town Theatre Build-A-Play Production
Colon The Coal, an Original Rock and Roll Fable

Performances will be held Saturday October 1 and Sunday October 2 at 1:00 pm; doors open at 12:30pm. Admission is free, though donations are appreciated. This production is appropriate for all ages.  Presented by Our Town Theatre, in association with Women's Civic Club of Garrett County.

Sunday October 2

1st Annual Bralympics
Oakland Town Parking Lot, 2 - 5 p.m.
Join us for the 1st annual Bralympics as we fight back against cancer! Cindy’s Fund & the American Cancer Society have teamed up to raise awareness and fight back against cancer! We believe there will be no end to this disease unless we join forces and work together! Please join us for a fun-filled afternoon! All proceeds will be split 50/50 between Cindy’s Fund and the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Western Maryland. Come dressed in your outrageous pink gear! Prize goes to best dressed!

Monday October 3

Make & Take Workshop: Wellness with Essential Oils
Garrett College McHenry Campus, 6 - 8 p.m.
 Essential oils are a great addition to one’s family healthcare regime. Ready-to-go and easy-to-apply rollerball remedies make favorite blends even easier to incorporate into everyday life and are easy for everyone to use – even the kids. During this fun, social and hands-on workshop, participants will learn more about essential oils and make his or her own natural remedy rollerball blends for: protecting against seasonal threats, calming occasional skin irritations, boosting immune function, respiratory and digestive support, soothing sore muscles and joints, promoting calm, relaxation and restful sleep, focus and much more. The course is being instructed by Garrett County resident Kearstin Hinebaugh, a doTERRA Wellness Advocate. For more information on this course persons may contact Terry Beachy at 301-895-4700 or To register, contact Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 301-387-3069.

Saturday October 8

Community Breakfast
Southern Middle School, 8 a.m. - noon
The cost is $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 4-10 years of age, while children 3 years old and younger being free of charge.
Southern Middle School is celebrating its 40th anniversary this school year.  A committee of students and staff will be organizing a variety of events to celebrate this momentous occasion.  The first event is a Community Breakfast.

Wednesday October 12 - Sunday October 16

Garrett County Autumn Glory Festival
Schedule of events

Wednesday November 2 - Friday November 4

Oakland Renaissance -- Riding the Rails to Revitalization
St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Oakland
Session times to be announced
Join your neighbors as we come together to work on ways that we can revitalize and energize Oakland! The American Association of Architects will be conducting this workshop in partnership with the Town of Oakland, Garrett County Board of REALTORS, Oakland BASE, GOBA, and Oakland On Track.

Saturday November 5

HART Black Tie & Tails Gala
Wisp Resort, 6:30 p.m.
It's time to dress up and partake in a fabulous evening while supporting our mission to help save the lives of homeless animals in Western Maryland! Hors doeuvres, sit-down dinner with a choice of entrees, dancing, and silent auction! Cash bar. Tables of eight are available. Sponsorships available.  Click here to purchase tickets. 

Friday November 25 & Saturday November 26

Festival of Trees
Garrett County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall Building
$5 admission
A family-friendly holiday event.  Have breakfast with Santa, stroll through delightfully decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces.  Shop the vendors and enjoy the activities and live entertainment.  Proceeds benefit the DOVE Center.