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Autumn Glory Festival

The five-day Autumn Glory Festival celebrates the beautiful colors of our local fall foliage for it’s 55th time this year. Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 12 and running through Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, this popular festival brings more than 60,000 people to the local area.

Click here to visit the official Autumn Glory website.

NEW FOR 2022The town of Oakland will host a carnival the 12th-16th on Liberty Street. Gambill Amusements will provide more than a dozen rides along with games and food.

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The Kick-Off Dinner and Reception is 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.

A family friendly event will take place at the Oakland Fire Hall on Thursday. Sponsored by the Oakland Volunteer Fire Dept. The Fireman’s Parade starts at 7 p.m.

On Friday and Saturday evenings, the Maryland State Banjo, Fiddle, and Mandolin Championship will happen at Southern Garrett High School.

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.

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The old-fashioned Glorious Harvest Farmers Market & Craft Show will be held at Mt. Fresh Pavilion 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.

Also on Saturday, the Civic Club hosts their Antiques, Vintage, and Makers Market. You can browse treasures at the Oakland Community Center from 9am-6pm.

The Autumn Glory Craft & Gift Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the Garrett County Fairgrounds. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lots of craft vendors will be showcasing their  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
Car Show
Historic Tours
Horseback Trail Rides
Ski & Snowboard Swap

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!

Autumn Glory 2022: Festival & Event Update

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Autumn Glory 2022 will continue the tradition of celebrating the beauty of fall. In its 55th year, it is a weekend filled with fun events. It takes place October 12-16, 2022.

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 2022 Weekend Events

The festival will be held October 12-16.

Below is a list of events and activities that are currently scheduled for Autumn Glory 2022:

Grand Feature Parade in Downtown Oakland, Saturday, October 15 at 1PM
Mountain Fresh Farmers Market in Downtown Oakland, Saturday, October 15 from 10AM until 1PM
The Craft & Gift Show is Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 4PM at the Garrett County Fairgrounds.
Turkey Trail celebrates the event’s roots by promoting area turkey dinners served throughout Garrett County.
Fall Foliage Driving Tours highlight some of the area’s most scenic spots to view our stunning Autumn leaves. 

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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”