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Monday, October 08, 2018

Autumn Glory Festival Week

Celebrate the glory of Autumn Wed. - Sun., October 10 – 14 with 5 days of activities and events: concerts, band competitions, craft show, art displays and performances, a Fireman’s parade and the big event - the Grand Feature Parade!

Best Ways to take in the foliage:

Wisp's Mountain Park

Take to the air to get eye-level with the turning leaves and soak in the mountain views on a Scenic Chairlift Ride or Canopy Tour.  Check operating hours or call 844.472.2759 before visiting.  Don't forget your camera!

Last Weekend to Whitewater Raft at Wisp Resort

Experience the world's only mountaintop re-circulating whitewater course at the Adventure Sports Center atop Wisp Resort.  Whether you're riding the rapids or watching from the shore, this unique attraction has scenic mountain views into neighboring states.  Call 844.472.2759 for reservations.  Don't miss the annual Great Pumpkin Race on Sunday, Oct 14, when the course closes and pumpkins race to raise funds for Hospice of Garrett County.

Take a Scenic Drive

With an assortment of beautiful fall leaves changing throughout the county, we love to watch the White Oak, which is the Maryland State Tree, turn from lively green to a deep purplish red hue.  A driving excursion around Deep Creek Lake is the one of the best ways to experience all the colors.  Take a drive through Garrett County’s scenic byways, quaint small towns, historical attractions, and wind your way around Western Maryland’s most prized landscape, Deep Creek Lake:

Visit Garrett County Chamber of Commerce website for full details.

Highlights of Events - On & Off-site


Autumn Glory Kick-Off Reception & Dinner at Wisp Resort


Fireman’s Parade downtown Oakland

Oktoberfest Dinner at Oakland Fire Hall


Banko & Mandolin State Championship at Southern Garrett High School

BINGO at Oakland Volunteer Fire Department & Oakland Elk’s Club


Garrett County Chamber of Commerce’s Grand Feature Parade at downtown Oakland

DemFest at The Alley

State Fiddle Competition at Southern Garrett High School

41st Annual Western Maryland Tournament of Bands at Southern High School Athletic Field


Mountain Top Cruisers Car Show at downtown Oakland

“No Hands” Ice Cream Eating Contest at Lakeside Creamery

“The Great Pumpkin Race” to benefit Hospice of Garrett County atop Wisp Resort at the Adventure Sports Center International (ASCI)

Southern Girl’s Basketball Spaghetti Dinner at Southern Rescue Squad Hall


Friday, Saturday

SEYMOUR - An Art Experience

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Historical Mountain Lake Park Victorian Tours

16th Annual Quilt Show at St. Peter’s Catholic Parrish Hall

Woodlake Tree Farm Autumn Glory Spectacular

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Farmer’s Market & Craft Show in Mountain Fresh Pavilion at downtown Oakland

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Corn Maze at Cove Run Farms (just past Northern Garrett High School)

Glassblowing in Simon Pierce at Mountain Lake Park

Last Edited by Wisp Resort on Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Mountain Report Summary

November 18, 2020

Slopes Open: 
New Snow:  0in
Trails/Lifts Open:  0 / 0
Base:  N/A
Snowmaking:  No
Surface Conditions:  Closed

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