Small Town Holiday Celebration Guide



There are two small town holiday celebrations the first full weekend in December. They offer tons of fun for the entire family. Each takes place Friday and Saturday, so that gives you plenty of time to experience both! They are a short 15 minute drive from the Deep Creek Lake area too.

A Great Small Town Christmas

The Town of Oakland hosts A Great Small Town Christmas, December 6th and 7th, 2019. You can enjoy numerous free and family-friendly activities in historic downtown area. It is the perfect opportunity to shop for unique gifts too.

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The kick-off is a tree lighting ceremony on Friday, December 6th. It is held at the community Christmas tree (outside B&O Museum) at 6pm. Come out and join us for sleigh rides, carols, store specials, and a special treat from Santa!


On Saturday, December 7th warm-up with Soup N’ Santa! Local non-profit organizations will hand out free soup (donations are encouraged but not required). Visit with Santa at Smoke N Mirrors Photography, from 11am-2pm. Free sleigh rides are happening from 11am-2pm along with live music and local shopping.

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Favorite Deep Creek Fall Events



Deep Creek fall events

Favorite Deep Creek Fall events happen during this quieter time of year when leaf-peepers flock to the area to enjoy the beauty of autumn. I put together a list of the upcoming festivities. If you are interested in buying or selling real estate in the area, you can contact me, Betsy Spiker Holcomb, at betsy@deepcreekvacations.com or 301-616-5022.

Deep Creek Lake Lion’s Bark in the Park 5K
September 28, 8AM-10AM
In its fifth year, the “Bark in the Park” 5k race supports the off-leash dog park at the Deep Creek Lake Lion’s Club park on Bumble Bee Rd. The race is off-road and pet friendly. It starts and ends from the park.

Fall Festival at Friend’s Store
September 28, 10AM-3PM
Head to 3735 Sang Run Road to the historic Friend’s Store for classic fall fun for all ages. Pumpkin carving, cider pressing, monarch tagging and sack races are just a few of the highlights. Continue reading “Favorite Deep Creek Fall Events”

Deep Creek Lake September Events and Vacation Specials



Deep Creek Lake September events offer a reason to visit every weekend! This is a quieter time of year when you feel like you have the lake all to yourself. With the busy summer season behind us, the area takes on a leisurely pace that is ideal for relaxation with friends and family.

As an added bonus, you can take advantage of September specials! Get a lake front location and lots of fun amenities for less!

Deep Creek Lake September Events

Deep Creek Lake September Events

Deep Creek Lake Art, Wine & Beer Festival
September 7, Noon-6PM, Garrett County Fairgrounds
With more than 200 wineries, lots of craft brews and area artists on-hand, this is a favorite late summer event. It supports both HART for Animals and the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival. Plus, there is great food, live music and activities for the kids. Plan a stay with Taylor-Made, and you can get discounted tickets too!

2019 AYCE Crab and Shrimp Feast
September 7, 3-9PM, Deep Creek Volunteer Fire Department
A limited number of tickets are available for this fun event that is the perfect follow-up to the Art, Wine & Beer Festival. Come out to show your support for the Deep Creek Lake Volunteer Fire Department! Continue reading “Deep Creek Lake September Events and Vacation Specials”

Garrett County Fair Schedule Quick Guide for 2019



 

Check out the Garrett County Fair schedule! Make plans to enjoy this favorite Deep Creek Lake area summer event.

Fair week is a popular time for Deep Creek Lake vacations. Our homes usually fill up early. There is something for every age and interest. From fun rides and great food to exciting events and adorable animals, families can experience the best of Garrett County. Check out our top 5 favorite things to see and do at the fair.

The Garrett County Fair also gives visitors a glimpse into Garrett County’s agricultural community. It is a key part of the area’s heritage. Many local children are involved in 4-H and enter animals that they raise. This is a family tradition that goes back decades.

Keep in mind that this schedule is tentative and is subject to change. You can check the Garrett County Agriculture Fair Facebook page to get the latest information.

Garrett County Fair Schedule for 2019

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HART for Animals at Deep Creek Lake



HART for Animals is an important part of the Deep Creek Lake community. They use 85% of all revenues to support charitable programs, including adoptions, spay/neuters, rescue and transports and sheltering. Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales has supported their work for years through donations, volunteering and event sponsorship. HART for Animals is tireless in their endeavor to improve the condition of animals in Western Maryland.

HART is more than adoption center. They are also home to Bredel Veterinary Clinic, Bed ‘N Bark Inn pet hotel and Muttworks grooming.

Fast & Furriest 5K Run/1K Walk

In 2017, we sponsored the very first Fast & Furriest 5K Run/1K walk in conjunction with HART for Animals. It was a big success, and we are continuing the sponsorship. On Saturday, June 29, 2019, you can bring your pup join us in supporting HART.

HART for Animals

Registration for this dog friendly fun run/walk starts at 7:30AM at HART – 1265 Bumble Bee Rd., Accident, MD 21520. It is a fun outing for the entire family! Get more information and make plans to attend the 2018 Fast & Furriest 5K Run/1K Walk!

HART for Animals guest bartender challenge

Every spring, the Taylor-Made team looks forward to HART’s Guest Bartender Challenge. Local companies “compete” to raise the most money. Each one hosts a night where they bartend at an establishment. All tips and funds raised from silent auction items are donated to HART for Animals. Continue reading “HART for Animals at Deep Creek Lake”

Deep Creek Lake Upcoming Events



Deep Creek Lake upcoming events for spring offer something for all ages and interests. May and June weekends are ideal for enjoying the lake and the great small towns that surround it.

We put together a list of some of the Deep Creek Lake upcoming events that you don’t want to miss!

Deep Creek Lake Upcoming Events

Deep Creek Lake upcoming events

Opening Weekend!
May 19 & 20, Adventure Sports Center International
Weather permitting, you can take a thrilling ride on the man-made white water rafting course. MORE INFO

Little Crossings Festival Artisan & Epicurean Faire
May 19, 11AM-6PM, Little Crossings Festival Ground in Grantsville
This annual event features numerous local artisans as well as lots of specialty foods. There is a beer and wine tent along with beverage tastings. Area musicians will provide live entertainment on the shores of the scenic Casselman River. MORE INFO Continue reading “Deep Creek Lake Upcoming Events”

Deep Creek Lake St. Patrick’s Day Rundown



Deep Creek Lake St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will keep you entertained all weekend. Pack up all of your green gear and take advantage of last minute specials. There are lots of fun activities for all ages!

Spring skiing and snow tubing conditions at Wisp Resort should be good too.

Deep Creek Lake St. Patrick's Day

Deep Creek Lake St. Patrick’s Day Events

St. Patrick’s Day Party & Dance at Alpine Lake Resorts
March 14, 2020
Enjoy live music plus food and drink specials! While you’re there, check out our listings in the area!
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St. Patrick’s Day Weekend at MoonShadow
March 13 – March 15, 2020
Enjoy live music: Friday with Conor and the Wild Hunt and Sunday Brunch with Tom Batchelor & Fiddle Mike.
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Annual St. Paddy’s Day Party at Mountain State Brewing Co.
March 14, 2020, 1PM
Wear your green and head to Mountain State for corned beef and cabbage, Guinness on tap, drink specials and more shenanigans. Garrett Highlands Pipes & Drums LIVE at 5pm.
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Pond Skim
March 14, 2020
A Wisp Resort favorite is back! Starting at 1PM, participants will fly across the icy stretch of water. Costume’s are encouraged! This event is fun for the whole family. Please check back as this date is tentative and may be moved forward or backward.
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Yard Sale and Flea Market
March 14, 2020
From 8AM-3PM, you can shop til you drop at the Ag Hall at the Garrett County Fairgrounds.
MORE INFO

St. Patrick’s Day Party with Time Flies
March 14, 2020, 8PM-12AM
Head to the Honi-Honi, and dance the night away to the sounds of Time Flies.
MORE INFO

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