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 -- August 1-8, 2015
Deep Creek Art & Wine Festival -- Sept. 11-13, 2015
Autumn Glory Festival -- October 7-11, 2015
Deep Creek Dunk -- February 27, 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!

Thursday, July 30 - Saturday August 1

Theatre on the Lake Performance:  Fools
Ridgeview Valley Barn, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets $10.00
A comedy by Neil Simon

Thursday July 30 - Sunday August 2

Western Maryland Tennis Championships
The 100th anniversary of tournaments at the Mountain Lake Park Tennis
Club will be celebrated during the Western Maryland Championships July
30, 31, August, 1,2.  19 events will be offered on the 4 clay courts
each day.  Check the club's website or call Kathie Smith

Saturday August 1

Old Time Jam
New Germany State Park, 7:30
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 be held at the New Germany Lake House, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., with no charge for admission. Food, refreshments, and gifts will be available for purchase at the Lake House.  For more information, please call the Ranger Station at 301-895-5453.

Saturday August 1 - Saturday August 8

Garrett County Fair
Garrett County Fairgrounds

Saturday August 1 & Sunday August 2

Accidental Music & Art Festival
Moonshadow Cafe, Accident
11 - 11 Saturday, 11 - 8 Sunday
Come celebrate creativity and local love within the community at the 2nd ever Accidental Music & Art Festival at MoonShadow Cafe For 2 days we will turn our parking lot into a market of local artists and vendors and showcasing amazing live music all day, both days!

Saturday August 8

Cork and Canvas
Sundown Yurt at Wisp Resort
3-5 p.m.
Cork & Canvas is an artful tasting experience with resident artist Rebecca McClive leading the painting instruction while you taste different wines. Session - $50 Overnight Packages starting at $129 Enjoy 1-night’s lodging, breakfast and Cork & Canvas session Call for Reservations 866.985.9219

New York Piano Duo
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 7:30
Adults $19
GLAF event in partnership with Music at Penn Alps

Hike at New Germany State Park
New Germany State Park will be hosting a guided 7-mile nature hike on Saturday, August 8, 2015.  Park Ranger Matt Tillett will be leading the hike, which will begin on New Germany's Turnpike (Green) Trail and then travel through Savage River State Forest on the Poplar Lick Run Trail. The hike will begin at 10 am at Parking Lot #5 at New Germany State Park (across from the lake). The terrain for this hike is moderate, although the distance will be strenuous. The trek will take approximately 4 hours to complete.  All participants are asked to wear appropriate footwear and bring a packed lunch and plenty of water.  There are several ankle-deep stream crossings along the trail, so participants may also want to pack waders or water shoes.  Participants must be at least 8 years old, and all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  The cost of the hike is $10 per person, which includes snacks and shuttle service at the end of the hike.  Participants are required to pre-register by calling the Ranger Station at 301-895-5453.

Sunday August 9

Wakeboard & Surf Event
On the water in front of The Boardwalk
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sponsored by Bill's Marine Service.  Come watch pro rider demonstrations.  Giveaways and specials at The Boardwalk. 

Art Beckman Memorial Cruise-In
Nu Finish Collision Center, Mt. Lake Park
Bring your muscle cars, trucks, motorcycles or tractors to our 4th Annual Cruise-In ~ "Art Beckman Memorial".  We will have a DJ from Sounds Fun Entertainment all day!!  We will also have a food and bake sale with all proceeds to benefits Hospice.  Everyone that enters a vehicle will receive a T-Shirt and the first 100 entries will receive a dash plaque.  All entries will also receive a raffle ticket with 5 chances to win $50 cash!!  We also will be selling raffle tickets for car products worth over $100.  Registration begins at 9 a.m. and there is no entry fee!!! We encourage all ages to come see all the beautiful vehicles that will be on display!!  There will be "Freebies" for everyone!  Bring your lawn chair and spend the day with friends, listening to music from the old muscle car era.  Keep in mind that ALL proceeds from the event goes to Garrett County Hospice!!  FREE parking for spectators at Long Branch Saloon.
  Call 301-334-4727 for information.

Thursday August 13

GC Chamber Business After Hours
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
$6 for members in advance/$10 for non members and members at the door
The Chamber is pleased to announce that Believe in Tomorrow will be hosting our August Business After Hours on Thursday, August 13th from 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm.  The Believe in Tomorrow house is located on Wisp Mountain at 75 Telemark Court, McHenry. The Believe In Tomorrow Children’s Foundation provides respite housing services to critically ill children and their families.  We believe in keeping families together during a child’s medical crisis, and that the gentle cadence of normal family life has a powerful influence on the healing process.  Our mountain respite property at Deep Creek operates year-round, allowing families with critically ill children the opportunity to get away, relax, and reconnect together in the midst of a child’s treatment and recovery.   Enjoy delicious food and drinks as you mingle with fellow Chamber members and Chamber staff at our monthly networking events. Don't forget your business card to enter to win prizes.

Saturday August 15

Friendsville 250 Anniversary -- Music, Movie & Popcorn in the Park
Community Town Park
Music with a band and food will start off a fun summer evening, followed by a family-friendly movie and popcorn in our awesome Community Park. This event is sponsored by the Friendsville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Dept.

Deep Creek POA General Membership Meeting
Garrett 8 Cinemas
8 a.m.

Mountain Maker Fest
Garrett College Career Technology Center, Accident
Free general admission/$15 for vendor space
Join us for a community event celebrating creators and innovators. Hands-on demonstrations and activities featuring robotics activities, 3D Face Scanner, LEGO projects, Drone/Remote Control Airplane Flights, Crafts, Ceramic Prints, e-Textiles, Arts, Vendor Activities and much more! Music, food vendors, and activities for all ages. FREE General Admission and the event is sponsored by Garrett College, Garrett College Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and the Greater Cumberland Committee.

Old Time Jam
New Germany State Park, 7:30
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 be held at the New Germany Lake House, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., with no charge for admission. Food, refreshments, and gifts will be available for purchase at the Lake House.  For more information, please call the Ranger Station at 301-895-5453.

Friday August 21 - Sunday August 23

Western Maryland Truck Show
Grantsville Town Park
Free Admission Friday & Sunday
Advance tickets Saturday $15/ $20 at the gate
A three-day event that is the largest custom truck show in the Northeast.  Joe Diffie takes the main stage on Saturday night and other performers include the Davisson Brothers Band and Ethan Floyd.  Enjoy a special showing of Smokey and the Bandit under the stars on Friday night. 

Saturday August 22

Garrett County Wings & Wheels Fly In
Garrett County Airport
Airplanes, classic cars, pilot seminars, food and more.

Country Fest & Auction
Garrett County Fairgrounds
Activities:  Hay rides, pony rides, barrel rides, petting zoo, pedal tractor pull, aerial cany drop, gospel music, demonstrations, quilt auction and plenty of good food.  Auction begins at 10:00 a.m. and Quilt Auction begins at 1:30 p.m.

Friday August 28 & Saturday August 29

Summer Glory in Mountain Maryland
Garrett College, Room 205, Continuing Education Building
Friday 1-4 & Saturday 9 - 1
A National Garden Clubs Standard Flower Show sponsored by Mountain Laurel Garden Club, a member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc.  60 varieties of Horticulture, 24 unique Floral Designs, Photography and Educational Exhibits will be on display during the two-day event.  All Flower Show exhibits will be evaluated by a panel of accredited Flower Show Judges and ribbons will be awarded. In conjunction with the show, spring and summer flowering bulbs, garden gloves and aprons, as well as hand-made wooden garden ornaments will be on display and for sale at the “Garden Shop”.  Refreshments will be available for purchase by the college catering vendor. Contact Kathie Smith 301-334-3249 for more information.

Saturday August 29

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