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.

Garrett County Fair -- July 30 - August 6, 2016
Deep Creek Art & Wine Festival -- Sept. 10, 2016
Autumn Glory Festival -- October 12-16, 2016
Deep Creek Dunk -- February 25, 2017

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.

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
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. 

Saturday April 23

Mr. Garrett County Show
Oakland Elks Lodge #2481
Doors Open at 5:30
Cash Bar & Hors d'ouerves at 6:00
Area Businessmen Portraying Famous Women.  Show starts at 7:00
Advance Tickets $25.00 available at Gregg's Pharmacy and Naylor's Hardware
Store Tickets at the Door $30.00 Benefits American Cancer Society Relay for Life Garrett County Event and Cindy's Fund Contact Terri at 301-616-2028 or Donna 240-321-1518 for tickets or questions

Sunday April 24

Alice In Wonderland
Garrett College Auditorium, 2 p.m.
$15 Adults/$5 Students
Journey With Alice to Wonderland where you will enter a "Caucus Race", laugh at the antics of TweedleDee and TweedleDum, attend the zany Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, paint the roses red, play croquet with the Queen of Hearts and her jabberwocky raven, meet the mysterious Cheshire Cat, and rescue the Mad Hatter from the Red Queen when he goes on trial for stealing her tarts. Lewis Carroll’s "classic" tale is transformed as Ballet Theatre of Maryland meshes dance, theater, and music together to bring all of these whimsical characters to life through the power of dance.

Wednesday April 27

Eat, Drink & Give Event for Hospice
Dutch's at Silver Tree, 4:30 - 9:30
15% of all sales go to Hospice of Garrett County.  Specials include $5 appetizers, dinner specials, half-priced bottles of wine, happy drink specials.  Medical celebrity servers will be serving customers throughout the event and donating tips to Hospice.

Thursday April 28

Garrett County Job Fair
Garrett College CARC Gym, 3-6
Designed to connect employers with job seekers.  The jobs available may be full time, part times, seasonal, immediate or future hires.  

Saturday April 30

15th Annual Ramp Cookoff
Discovery Center, 11 a.m.
Judging at 11, public tasting at 11:30 a.m.
Ramps, a long-awaited sign of Garrett County spring are very much a part of local folklore.  To enter a dish, or for more details, call 301-387-7067

Friday May 6 - Sunday May 8

3rd Annual Birdfest
Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center
A weekend full of activities to celebrate our feathered friends.  Activities include field trips, hikes, walks, programs, photography shoots and more. 

Saturday May 7th

Deep Creek Lion's Club Boat Auction
Lions Club Park on Bumble Bee Rd, 1pm
Get out on the water for cheap.  The Deep Creek Lake Lion's Club is auctioning off over ten boats and trailers, most with No RESERVE.

Saturday May 7 & Sunday May 8

2nd Annual Deep Creek Pickleball Tournament
Garrett College Community Aquatic & Recreation Complex (CARC) 
The event offers Men’s and Women’s Doubles on Saturday, May 7th starting at 9:00 a.m. and Mixed Doubles on Sunday, May 8, starting at 12:00 noon.  To register online go to Participants may also register at the CARC front desk or by calling Maney Gale, Program Coordinator at 301-387-3086.  Email questions may be sent to  The registration fee is $25.00 for the first event and an additional $15.00 for a second event.  Competition includes skill based divisions with double elimination for all divisions with a minimum of 4 teams.  All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Garrett College Athletic Scholarship Fund. 

Saturday May 14

Kendall River Trail 5K Run/3K Walk
Friendsville, 8 a.m. registration
Come join the Town of Friendsville for a fun and invigorating morning along the Upper Yough. 5K run or 3K walk, you choose. An official 2016 event of the Queen City Striders. Coffee, water and refreshments provided. $20.00 entry fee. First 50 entrants receive a free t-shirt and the first three runners will split a percentage of the registration fees collected. Cash prize also for top female finisher, as well as special prizes for youngest and oldest entrants. Fantastic prizes for walkers. Registration opens at 8am. 5K starts at 9am -walkers will begin at 9:15. Hope to see you there!

Townwide Yard Sale
Grantsville, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Part of the National Roads Festival Week. Spots available in the Town Park for set up! Lion's Club will be selling chicken and there will be live entertainment in the park as well. Margaret Mullich with Blue Moon Antiques will be on-hand to appraise your treasures! Must apply in advance for park space. Download form here.

Saturday May 21

The Deep Creek Lake Loop 10 mile/5K/1 Mile Walk
Deep Creek State Park
Registration: 7:00-8:15 Start: 8:30 (10 mile) 9:00 (5K/1 Mile)
**The state park will be charging $3 per car to enter the park.**
Presented by QCS and Cindy’s Fund with Proceeds Benefiting Cindy’s Fund Course: 10 Mile: A looped route starting and ending in Deep Creek State Park. Participants will be running on State Park Rd (in beginning and end), Rock Lodge Rd, Rt. 219, and Glendale Rd. Route also goes over Rt. 219 and Glendale Bridges. 5K: Challenging route starting and ending in Deep Creek State Park – includes road and trail. 1 Mile Walk: Route will be in Deep Creek State Park. Awards for top finishers. Registration: Register by May 7, 2016. Race fee includes New Balance Tech t-shirt (male and female cuts). Upgrade to a hooded sweatshirt (cotton blend, unisex) for additional $15. Receive the hooded sweatshirt AND Tech t-shirt for an additional $25. The $15 upgrade for sweatshirt and the $25 to receive the sweatshirt & tech t-shirt is in addition to the race registration fee and only available for pre-registration. 10 Mile: $40 if pre-registered, $50 after May 7th and on race day; male cut t-shirt while supplies last. 5K/1 Mile: $20 if pre-registered, $25 after May 7th and on race day; male cut t-shirt while supplies last. Make checks payable and mail to: Cindy’s Fund, P. O. Box 182, Oakland, MD 21550. For registration forms email:  

Saturday June 25

5th Annual Garrett College SING Flea Market
Garrett college Special Events Center, 9 - 3
Admission is free to the public.  Vendors interested in renting space should visit  Non-profits may request vendor space free of charge.  Questions, call  301-387-3739.  Proceeds benefit the Students in Need Group (SING) at Garrett College.