48th Annual Autumn Glory Festival Set For October 7 – 11, 2015


McHenry, MD — Enjoy the beauty of the fall season in the mountains as Maryland celebrates the 48th anniversary of Autumn Glory with two large parades, concerts, band competitions, art exhibits, antique and craft shows and much more from October 7 – 11, 2015 in Garrett County, Maryland. The 48th Annual Autumn Glory Festival is sponsored by Garrett Regional Medical Center, a proud affiliate of WVU Medicine.

Known for scenic Deep Creek Lake and Maryland’s only ski resort, Wisp Resort, Garrett County is also home to the annual Autumn Glory Festival, a five-day celebration of autumn that celebrates the beauty of the local fall foliage. From Wednesday through Sunday, the area offers a wide variety of things to do indoors or outdoors.

Take in the breathtaking views of our spectacular Fall Foliage by driving or biking one, or both, of the county’s 2015 Autumn Glory Fall Foliage Tours. The first tour is a scenic route which includes Several Barn Quilts, Friend’s Store, Cranesville Swamp, Swallow Falls State Park, Fork Run Recreation Area and Maryland Scenic Byways.   The Extended Fall Foliage Heritage Tour includes Bear Creek Traders, Historic Oakland, Maryland High Point, Historic African Methodist Episcopal Church, Loch Lynn Walking Trail, Simon Pearce Glassblowing Factory & Retail Store and Maryland Scenic Byways. Head to visitdeepcreek.com or the Visitors Center in McHenry to pick up the full map and directions.

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Autumn Glory Kickoff Dinner featuring live musical entertainment and recognition of the annual Autumn Glory Golden Ambassador will kick off the festival on Wednesday, October 7 at Wisp Resort in McHenry.

Thursday features the Oktoberfest dinner and concert by the Oom-Pah band and a fireman’s parade. The week continues with historic area tours, antique and craft shows, fine arts exhibits, farmers’ market, 5-K walk, musical concerts, dogsled events, a quilt show, corn maze, art glass exhibits, outdoor adventures, quilt shows, food and drink specials, live entertainment, comedy basketball game, pumpkin chucking contest, horseback trail rides, shopping specials and a wide variety of other activities.

For more details about Autumn Glory, please visit www.visitdeepcreek.com or contact the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce at 888.387.5237.


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Garrett County Home Show

2015 Garrett County Home & Garden Show September 26 & 27, 2015.
Exhibit Hall at the Garrett County Fairgrounds,
Route 219, McHenry (Deep Creek Lake), Maryland

Saturday, Sept 26, 2015
9:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015
11:00am – 4:00pm

Set up is 9/24  3 – 7pm or 9/25 10am – 8pm   Tear Down is 9/27  4-7 pm or 9/28 9am – 1pm

Rain or Shine • No Visitor Admission Fee • Ample Free Parking

Our fourth annual show promises to be the best place to see what’s available in building, remodeling, decorating, landscaping, crafts, and home-related services in Garrett County. And the show date is timed this year to offer even more exciting things to do and see!

Promoting the Show

We will be promoting the show throughout the year by direct mailings to targeted Chamber of Commerce and other businesses, ads in the county newspaper, The Republican, the Weekender, and Cumberland Times-News, and in online sources such as Deep Creek Times.  As the event draws near, we will send direct mail to a targeted list of likely visitors, promote the show on electronic bulletin boards, in local media outlets such as WKHJ-FM 104.5 (KHJ), and through roadside banners erected on major highways in Garrett County.  We are encouraging exhibitors to promote the show in their own regular advertising, on Websites, and by displaying the event poster that is provided.
What’s New This Year

Contact Michael Bratton at 301-722-4343


Terms & Conditions: http://www.hbawmd.org/uploads/2015%20GC%20Terms%20Conditions.pdf 

Garrett County Awarded Federal Sewage Grant

September 21st, 2015 by WCBC Radio U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin together with Congressman John Delaney (all D-Md.) today announced that the Board of County Commissioners of Garrett County has been awarded nearly $1.3 million in federal grant funding to upgrade critical wastewater infrastructure serving businesses in Western Maryland and support continued job growth in the region. This federal funding is made available through the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant program. EDA is funded through the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee, of which Senator Mikulski is the Vice Chairwoman. “This federal funding is great news for Western Maryland communities because it will support the creation of jobs today and jobs tomorrow,” said Senator Mikulski, Vice Chairwoman of the CJS Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Commerce Department. “Maryland cities and towns need to upgrade their water and sewer infrastructure but they can’t do it on their own. I went to bat for Garrett County to secure this federal grant funding to make needed upgrades and updates to critical water and sewer infrastructure. I will continue to fight for infrastructure upgrades for Western Maryland to support a long-term roadmap for jobs and economic development.” “Investing in infrastructure is the right thing to do for our environment, public health and economy. For each public dollar we put into water infrastructure, for example, we see an increase in private long-term GDP output of more than six dollars,” said Senator Cardin, author of S. 741, The Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act. “The residents of Garrett County deserve proactive federal investments in their wastewater systems, making these EDA grants a wise investment in Western Maryland’s quality of life and economic growth.” –

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Garrett commissioners suggest passive recreation use of Turkey Neck

OAKLAND — The chairman of the Garrett County Commission has sent a letter to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources suggesting a nearly one-acre tract of land in the Turkey Neck development be used for passive recreation, not public access.

“Public access is basically a boat launch for kayaks and canoes with a parking lot,” said Paul Edwards. “Passive recreation is basically preserving the land as is with no infrastructure improvements for people to bird watch, fish, etc.”

In June, the Maryland Board of Public Works approved the DNR’s $1 million proposed land buy. Public lake access would be created on the .96 acres.