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Lowdermilk chosen as 2019 Garrett County Farm Queen

From The Garrett County Republican

McHENRY — Rileigh Lowdermilk was crowned as the 2019 Garrett County Farm Queen on Sunday during the annual ceremony at the Garrett County Fairgrounds.

The fair will continue through Saturday, with various events scheduled for each day in the show ring and on the track, musical entertainment and carnival rides and games by Reithoffer Shows.

Lowdermilk is the 74th farm queen, as noted by Terri Rodeheaver of the Garrett County Board of Directors.

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Towns of Garrett County- Deer Park, Maryland

Located about 5 miles south of Deep Creek Lake, Deer Park, Maryland is known for a historic resort hotel that once stood there. A small train town, Deer Park was a booming industry in the late 1800’s. The B & O Railroad dropped off many prestigious guests at the Deer Park Hotel for a fun, relaxing weekend in Mountain Maryland. In fact, President Grover Cleveland honeymooned here in 1886. The Deer Park Hotel is long gone, however, The Deer Park Inn Bed and Breakfast still offers an elegant French cuisine.

With a population just over 400 residents, Deer Park is once again ready for growth. With new sewer and water lines, the town is planning new construction projects and restoring historic buildings. For more information, please visit http://www.visitdeepcreek.com/pages/SouthernGarrettCounty.

FUN FACT: You know Deer Park Natural Spring Water? Yes, this is the same Deer Park! The popular bottled water comes from springs right here in Deer Park, Maryland.


Fun things to do this weekend in Garrett County












Redneck Dayz kicks off tonight at Long Branch:

Friday – June 14th, 2013 – Long Branch Saloon   The official redneck games.  Teams of four compete for prizes.                 

Saturday –  June 15, 2013 – Broadford Lake Park, Oakland, MD 21550 8:00 am to midnight. 


Deep Creek’s Got Talent – Honi Honi Bar June 15th


Garrett County Home Show:

2013 Garrett County Home & Garden Show June 15 & 16 2013.
Exhibit Hall at the Garrett County Fairgrounds,
Route 219, McHenry (Deep Creek Lake), Maryland

Saturday, June 15, 2013
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Sunday, June 16, 2013
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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


Spruce Forest Artisan Village Family Day June 15


Taste of Garrett County 2013! June 17, 6 -9 PM, WISP Resort

If this is your first time hearing about this event, the Taste of Garrett County is the major fundraiser for Garrett Trails. All proceeds go toward progress on our trail construction plans such as the Meadow Mountain Trail resurfacing and construction, the continued construction of new hiking and biking trails at the Fork Run Recreation Area, and engineering for the Yough Lake Trail and bridge spanning the Yough in Friendsville.

The event is packed with restaurants from all around Garrett County, MD. Patrons pay $30 entry fee and then immerse themselves in special cooking demonstrations from some of the area’s best chefs, prizes and raffles, live entertainment and delicious new offerings and classic favorites from Garrett County’s most popular dining establishments! This year we are accepting credit cards at the door ($1surcharge applies). More here.

Spruce Forest Artisan Village Family Day June 15

3:22 p.m. EDT, June 5, 2013

Visit the Spruce Forest Artisan Village at Penn Alps in Grantsville, Md., for Family Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 15. This free event will feature interactive and hands-on activities for children and families.

Spruce Forest Artisan Village and area partnering organizations will create opportunities to experience life in the 1800s. Take a class in a log one-room schoolhouse presented by Allegany County Historical Society. Listen to stories in the Miller House Museum related by members of the Miller family, and tour the Swiss-style Yoder House.

Learn about herbs and cooking by making a bouquet garnis with the Somerset Historical Society. Children will love the take-home craft hosted by the Springs Historical Society and the plants they get to pot in containers made from recycled materials sponsored by Garrett County‘s Master Gardeners.

Top 10 Things for Families to do in Maryland

7. Find Beauty and Fun at Deep Creek Lake

Four seasons of family fun can be found in the Deep Creek Lake area. Summer time boasts of boating and swimming at Deep Creek Lake, with its miles of shoreline and piers. The State Park offers campgrounds, beach access, a boat launch, and a kid-friendly Discovery Center. At the Wisp Resort Hotel, thrill-seeking kids will love zipping down the Mountain Coaster as they corkscrew and coast down the mountain. The Funland Family Fun Center is a perfect summer afternoon treat for families wanting to play mini golf, drive go-karts, and eat ice cream at the snack shop.

During the winter, the mountain is covered with fresh powder and the ski hill comes alive. Snow tubing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and dog sledding takes center stage at various locations in the area. The Bear Claw Adventure Park at the Wisp Resort gives kids a chance to ride a tube down the snow, ice skate, zip line on the Flying Squirrel Canopy Tour, and fly down the Mountain Coaster. In any season, Deep Creek Lake is a beautiful part of Maryland.

More here.

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The Battle of Garrett County & Deep Creek Lake – Steelers v Ravens

It is being billed as ARMAGEDDON. The 3rd and final meeting of the year bewteen the area’s 2 favorite teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers & the Baltimore Ravens. Geographically, Deep Creek Lake is smack dab in the middle of the two cities. Vacationers from all over come from areas surrounding the NFL hubs. So, you can imagine, especially this week, there are large quantities of fans in the area.

The week leading up to the game is full of hype, and thanks to Facebook, you get to hear all the trash talking…all week long. This is the week where friends become foes, as the NFL game being played today at 4pm takes on a life of its own. There are bets on the line and there are offices divided. The Railey Realty office has its core of Steel Curtain fans and also fans of the Black Birds. You see the flags & car magnets flying around town; the jerseys on display at Arrowhead, the Wisp & Walmart; and the funny, yet tasteless, emails circulating through Deep Creek Lake mailboxes.

So, if you find yourself enjoying a late lunch or early dinner ANYWHERE around the lake and a TV comes on around 4pm, watch out. It’s Armageddon today, and you may want to get that last bit of food TO GO. It’s all in good fun, of course, but for Steeler & Raven fans, the season is on the line.

With that being said, there is one more picture I need to display in this post before making my own final preparations for the game, and I think you ALL know what this means:


If you are thinking of buying or selling real estate in Garrett County or Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, call Jay Ferguson of Railey Realty for all of your real estate needs! 877-563-5350

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