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What’s Up Deep Creek for May 2023

Taylor-Made Deep Creek Sales

What’s Up at Deep Creek? Glad you asked! Here’s the scoop on area happenings for May 2023.

One. Last. Chance. at Sipside Lounge

May 3, 5-9PM
Hosted by Barb and Pat Franc, this fundraiser benefits the Garrett Regional Medical Center Foundation. Open to the public, is supports the GMRC’s Behavioral Health Center. There will be a cash bar, drink specials, and live music.

Fletcher’s Spring Fling
May 5, 6:30PM
Join us for a Fun Filled Celebration of Fletcher’s Miracle Journey! Fletcher’s Spring Fling is a fundraising event to benefit Fletcher Layne Fazenbaker’s family. She was born with a rare congenital brain tumor and received treatment at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Her family is experiencing financial burdens due to the time away from home, work and their business. There will be live music by the Remedy, food by Goehringer’s Catering, bouquet bar by Jeffries Farm, The Travel Mug Coffee Trailer, games, prizes & more!

The Meadow Spring Kick Off Event 2023
May 6, 8AM-4PM
Halian Landscapes and Mosser Meadow Nurseries invite you to their 2nd annual spring kick off. There will be plants, artisans, food, and fun!
-Bearded Bee
-Fernwood Soap
-Mountain Magic Candle Company
-Pleasant Valley Woodcrafts
-Spruce Knob Maple
*FOOD: Coffee Bar, Wildom Farm and Sweitzer’s BBQ
*LIVE MUSIC: by Terah Crawford
*FREE Kettle Corn and Face Painting

Team Trivia
Every Thursday, 6:30-8:30PM
Mountain State Brewing Company hosts team trivia every Thursday throughout the year!

Team Bingo
Every Sunday, 1PM-3PM
Mountain State Brewing Company hosts team bingo every Sunday throughout the year!

Mountain Fresh Spring Farmers Market
Every Saturday in May, 10AM-1PM
Held at the pavilion off 2nd Street in Downtown Oakland by the town parking lot, local vendors offer farm fresh produce, baked goods, handmade crafts, and more.

HART for Animals Guest Bartender Challenge
May 10, 6-9PM
Taylor-Made real estate is your host at Mountain State Brewing Co. for the annual Have a HART Guest Bartender Challenge! Stop by for a drink and help support a great cause!

Plant Your Own Herb Planter
May 11, 18, and 25, 6:30PM
Three Sisters Farm will provide several varieties of culinary herbs, a strawberry pot to plant them in and soil. Cost is $5 and includes food from Big Dogs Deli. Bring a beverage of choice. Space is limited and you must be pre registered.

Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival
May 13, 10AM-3PM
New Germany State Park is the location for this celebration of native plants. There will be native plants for sale, family friendly activities, nature walks, and educational displays.

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at Savage River Lodge
May 14, 10AM-2PM
Reservations are recommended for this Lodge tradition that features made to order omelettes and waffles, a carving station, and assorted side dishes and desserts.

Mothers Day Buffet at Wisp Resort
May 14, 11AM-2PM
Wisp Resort offers a delicious buffet and complimentary photos for you and your mom. Reservations are required. Call 855-990-0304.

Dutch’s Wine Pairing Dinner
May 18, 4-9:30PM
Dutch’s at Silver Tree offers a special wine pairing dinner menu with Garrett Mentors, a local children’s mentoring organization, receiving funds from the sales. Please call Dutch’s to make your reservation: 301-387-0525!

National Road Festival Yard Sale
May 20, 8AM-1PM
Held throughout the town of Grantsville, the National Road Festival Yard Sale has become one of the biggest events of the National Road Festival. Other events going on during the yard sale include:

  • Free appraisals provided by Blue Moon Antiques
  • Car Show, Grantsville Town Park
  • Food Trucks, Grantsville Park
  • Live Music in the afternoon sponsored by the Grantsville A&E District
  • Kids’ games provided by JTF

Growing and Caring for Lavender
May 20, 10-11:30AM
Deep Creek Lavender Farm’s owner, Anne Davidson, teaches you about growing, propagating, and caring for Lavender. Learn about the history and uses of lavender. Plants and lavender items can be purchased after the class.

Make a Wood Wick Dough Bowl Candle
May 20, 10:30AM
Head to The Studio at Marsh Hill to learn to make a triple wood wick candle. Mix scent into the wax and pour into a rustic wooden dough bowl. The class cost is $52.

2nd Annual Deep Creek Lake Memorial Weekend Craft Show!
May 26 3-7PM and May 27 10AM-6PM
Held at the Garrett County Fairgrounds, this event includes numerous craft vendors along with great food.

Mountains and Museums
Memorial Day Weekend
All seven of the county’s museums will be open during Memorial Day weekend for the Mountains and Museum event, on Saturday, May 27, 2023. The Oakland Museums will be open on Friday and Saturday, May 26-27,2023, 11-4 and Sunday, May 28, 2023, 12-3



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Jay Ferguson

Who I Am My name is Jay Ferguson, and I am a lifelong resident of the Deep Creek Lake area. I am also co-owner of the real estate side of Taylor Made. I have been in the real estate business for 21+ years now and I LOVE what I do! I have to say, my career really took off when I co-founded the real estate side of Taylor Made in 2014. Its been an amazing experience, building a real estate company from the ground up and achieving so much so quickly! In August 2016, we purchased Long & Foster Real Estate Deep Creek, where I had started my career in 2000. In 2018, we on-boarded virtually every agent from Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty as they closed up shop and the real estate family grew even more! We now have over 40 sales agents and have expanded to West Virginia and Pennsylvania, as well. Taylor Made is the #1 vacation rental company at Deep Creek with over 475 vacation rental homes, and over one hundred thousand yearly visitors. Its amazing what we have accomplished using the principles of honesty, teamwork and customer service! Personally, my wife Jessica and I enjoy traveling and especially spending time in the outdoors, hiking and exploring the many diverse areas that Garrett County is naturally blessed with. We have raised two wonderful children here, Kayleah (22) and Noah (13). In the summer, we love spending time on the water with friends & family and enjoying the lake life! We are both active in our church, our community & local school activities, and we fill our schedule with plenty of volunteer efforts. I currently serve on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity. I am proud to say that I was named Deep Creek Time’s Favorite ‘Community Champion’ in 2019. I was also named Garrett County Realtor of the Year in 2018-19, as well. I really enjoy promoting my hometown. I am very proud of the resort area that has developed over my lifetime and look forward to growing the area even more! Deep Creek Lake has been described as ‘The Lake Tahoe of the east', and I think that speaks volumes about the potential to own property here! Deep Creek Lake isn't really a town or city by itself; it's comprised of three towns: Oakland, Swanton & McHenry, Maryland. I am very passionate about my hometown and am impressed with how many people know about it as we travel around the country. Deep Creek Lake is an amazing place to visit and even better place to live! During the pandemic in 2020, our market exploded and more and more people left their primary residence in the city to live here permanently. With distance learning in schools and tele-commuting becoming the ‘norm’, many more people were drawn to the area to ‘live where they love to play’. Why You Want Me Working for You: In addition to being an owner, I am consistently one of the top-producing agents in the entire area and the Associate Broker of record for Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales. I have 21+ years of experience and I am a problem solver. There aren’t many situations that I have not encountered and I have a strategy for almost every scenario that you may encounter. I have extensively trained in all areas of real estate & emerging technologies, and also have trained as an appraiser, as well as served as a full-time Broker. I have a strong knowledge of the industry, as well as many trusted local contacts & affiliations that allow me to perform at a very high level and deliver results. I have a great deal of respect for my peers in this industry and have strong working relationships that I would love to put to work for you. Call me to discuss your situation - I know I can be of great service to you & others you care about! Honesty. Integrity. Results.