Celebrate the Fall Foliage at the #1 Fall Festival in the World!
Every year, since 1968, downtown Oakland in Maryland has celebrated the fall foliage season in the scenic Allegheny Mountains. Residents and visitors alike celebrate nature’s beauty and bounty at the Autumn Glory Festival, listed the number one fall festival in the world by msn.com. The five-day festival takes place October 12-16, 2011.
The brilliant colors of Mother Nature are not the only attraction. Activities and events include the Maryland State Banjo & Fiddle Championships, Tournament of Bands, Fireman’s Parade, Oktoberfest, and the Grand Feature Parade, as well as antique shows, art & craft exhibits, and much more. There’s so much to do and see for every member of the family – including a no-hands sundae eating contest at Lakeside Creamery! As many of you know, Garrett is the most rural county in Maryland. There are over 600 farm businesses, most family owned. Many of these farms have enthusiastically joined the agri-tourism movement where you can get into the heart of our local agriculture tradition. One such farm, Cove Run, creates a maze on their 10-acre corn field. This year they will be teaming up with a children’s home in Guatemala,
Casa Aleluya. Casa has a very powerful ministry with the children of Guatemala. If you haven’t been to this amazing dairy farm outside of the town of Accident, you definitely should add it to your Autumn Glory list of things to do this year. The Oakland Farmer’s Market is still open too where you’ll find and abundance of homemade baked goods and jams and jellies plus fresh veggies, all from our local farms. Please visit the Chamber website for a complete list of Autumn Glory events.
On your way to the Lake, stop off at the Cove Run Farm Corn maze. This year their proceeds benefit children of Guatemala. You can see the maze from the 219 Scenic Overlook.
Don’t miss the Haunted Coaster at Wisp! Every Friday and Saturday at dusk thru October 29, the Mountain Coaster seems like a piece of cake after first visiting the very scary haunted house maze, then finding your way to the coaster! Caution! This is not your average run-of-the-mill haunted house. It’s creepy!
There’s nothing scary about buying or selling a home thru Long & Foster! We make it easy with the in-house services of Prosperity Mortgage with Mary Lou Rohrbaugh and Gary Sabo at Sage Title LLC, plus independent agents thru Long & Foster Insurance. Our agents serve the Deep Creek Lake area and Garrett County, and the surrounding areas including West Virginia and western Pennsylvania.
Fall Festival & Open House at Friend’s Store
October 1, 2011
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Pumpkin carving, hay rides, dutch oven cooking, candle making, apple cider pressing & more! Friend’s Store will be open with craft demonstrations. 301.387.7067
SuGO Sunday. Family LEGO Robotics
October 2, 2011
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Design & build a LEGO Sumo Robot to push your opponents off the competition ring. Rookies welcome. http://www.SuGObot.com
The Haunted Shack at Wisp Resort
October 7- October 29, 2011
Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday night.
Day of Caring/Sharing
October 7, 2011
8:00 AM – Noon
United Way of Garrett County will have volunteers working at various locations in the county. Free to participate. Free t-shirts, breakfasts and lunch for participants. Meet at Oakland Fire Hall. 877.597.2700
44th annual Autumn Glory Festival
October 12- October 16, 2011
Listed the #1 Fall Festival in the world by msn.com, this five-day celebration with beautiful fall foliage, parades, craft shows, live entertainment, car show and pumpkin festival. Additional information about specific events will be added as they are confirmed. Call 301.387.4386. Autumn Glory Website
Great Pumpkin Festival at Adventure Sports Center International
October 16, 2011
Pumpkin, Hooligan races plus Kayak and Raft races. Benefits the Dove Center (Garrett County’s domestic violence shelter). www.adventuresportscenter.com
Honi-Honi Annual Halloween Bash
October 29, 2011
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume! Prizes for top costumes. Join us for drink specials and live band entertainment. www.honi-honi.com
Fall Jubilee at the New Germany Lake House
October 29, 2011
11:00 AM – 9:30 PM
New Germany will be hosting an autumn festival featuring a variety of family-friendly activities throughout the day including crafts, hayrides, nature programs, a children’s costume contest, and an Old Time Jam. The event is free of charge, however there is a service charge to enter the park. Snacks & gift items will be available for purchase. 301.895.5453