Autumn Glory 2020: Festival & Event Update



Autumn Glory 2020 will continue the tradition of celebrating the beauty of fall, but it will have a different look this year. Due to COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution, many events have been cancelled. However, there are some that will still take place in their regular fashion or slightly modified.

Autumn Glory has long been a favorite Deep Creek Lake area festival. It was named the number one fall festival in the world by MSN. Garrett County has also been listed as a top fall destination by Good Housekeeping, TripAdvisor, and U.S. News and World Reports.

Autumn Glory 2020 Weekend Events

The festival will be held October 7-11. The Fireman’s Parade and Grand Feature Parade are both cancelled.

Below is a list of events and activities that are currently scheduled for Autumn Glory 2020:

Autumn Glory Craft & Gift Sale on Saturday, October 10 & Sunday, October 11 (Fairgrounds in McHenry)
• The Chamber’s Autumn Glory Float Contest on Saturday, October 10 at 11AM
Oakland’s Celebration of Autumn Glory on Saturday, October 10 – includes live music, puppet shows, and more.
Farmers Market & Craft Show Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday (Pavilion in downtown Oakland)
Autumn Glory Art Market at Deep Creek Pottery Friday, Saturday, & Sunday starting at 10AM
Turkey Trail Dinners held daily at local restaurants
Octoberfest at Shrimp on the Barbie Saturday at 3PM
• Special Autumn Glory Weekend Sales and Discounts at local businesses
Autumn Glory at Woodlake antiques and home decor Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10 at 10AM
• SEYMOUR: Virtual Marketplace
Corn Maze at Cove Run Farm in Accident
Two Fall Foliage Heritage Driving Tours
Wisp Resort’s Autumn Glory Weekend Activities
Autumn Glory Wildlife Day Sunday, October 11 starting at 9:30AM in Friendsville. Reservations are required – call 301-746-4083.

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October 2017 Deep Creek Lake Events



October 2017 Deep Creek Lake events are keeping folks entertained as they enjoy the beautiful display of fall colors. If you are thinking of visiting the area to meet with an sales agent, vacation rental specials make it easy to slip away for a weekend.

October 2017 Deep Creek Lake Events

50th Annual Autumn Glory Festival
October 11-15
Countywide festivities celebrate the beauty of autumn. The Grand Feature Autumn Glory parade is Saturday at 1PM. Other activities include the Maryland State Fiddle & Banjo Championships, the Western Maryland Tournament of Bands, craft & antique shows and much more.

Fall Colors Hike
October 14
Meet at the Deep Creek Lake Discover Center at 10AM to take a guided hike along the scenic Meadow Mountain Trail. Continue reading “October 2017 Deep Creek Lake Events”

Autumn Glory Festival



The five-day Autumn Glory Festival celebrates the beautiful colors of our local fall foliage for it’s 52nd time this year. Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 9 and running through Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, this popular festival brings more than 60,000 people to the local area.

Click here to download the official festival brochure.

autumn glory

The Festival begins with a Kick-Off Dinner and Reception on Wednesday, at Wisp Resort. The evening features a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres and a full course dinner including assorted desserts. A presentation follows with an introduction of the Autumn Glory King & Queen, Sponsor Recognition Presentation, Golden Ambassador Presentation and a Commemorative Photo Auction. The evening ends with live music and dancing.

Turkey dinners are an important part of the Autumn Glory festival tradition. Before it became the event we know today, it started as a turkey grower’s festival. The Turkey Trail lists the numerous local restaurants and churches that serve up delicious dinners.

The Oktoberfest Dinner and Celebration will take place from 4-7 p.m. at the Oakland Fire Hall on Thursday. Come enjoy plenty of German-style food and drink. Sponsored by the Oakland Volunteer Fire Dept. The Fireman’s Parade starts at 7 p.m.

Autumn Glory Festival

The Grand Feature Parade will be held Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. on Omar Street in downtown Oakland and travels the length of 2nd Street, rounding Alder Street and ending on 3rd Street near Fox’s Pizza Den. Thousands of people will gather to enjoy regional bands, local professional and amateur floats, dance teams and dignitaries. Parade concessions will be available on Green Street located across from Naylor’s Hardware. A children’s tent and baby comfort station will be located at the B&O Station complete with children’s crafts, popcorn and face painting.

autumn glory parade

The old-fashioned Glorious Harvest Farmers Market & Craft Show will be held at Mt. Fresh Pavilion at 2nd St. and Town Park Lake in downtown Oakland. There will be handmade arts & crafts, homemade baked goods, lots of pumpkins, fall decorations, home grown fresh vegetables and fruits, jams and jellies, cheese, meats and more.

The Autumn Glory Craft & Gift Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the Garrett County Fairgrounds. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Sixty craft vendors will be showcasing their handicraft items and gifts. Festival apparel will be available for purchase and includes t-shirts, sweatshirts and more. Admission and parking are free.

Additional events that are taking place over the five days include the following:

Antique Show
Autumn Glory Sale at Simon Pearce
Banjo & Mandolin Championship
Bear Creek Traders Autumn Glory Tent Sale
Bingo
Car Show
Fiddle Championship
Garrett College Alumni Homecoming
Historic Tours
Horseback Trail Rides
Ice Cream Eating Contest
Pumpkin Chucking
Pumpkin Festival
Quilt Show
Ski & Snowboard Swap
Southern Girls Basketball Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Woodlake Tree Farm Autumn Glory Spectacular
 

Don’t miss the Fall Foliage Heritage Short and Extended Driving Tours that take you throughout beautiful Garrett County. The fall foliage color begins in late September and peaks in mid-October so you can enjoy the best color during the time of the festival.

Search now to make your plans to be here for Autumn Glory weekend!