This Weekend’s Events:

Wed- Sun, October 7 – 11

53rd Annual Autumn Glory Festival — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Autumn Glory Festival will look a little different this year. In lieu of the parade, the Chamber will be hosting an Autumn Glory Float Contest on Saturday, October 10. The Chamber also plans to host their annual Autumn Glory Craft & Gift Sale on Saturday, October 10 from 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday, October 11 from 10 am – 4 pm at the Garrett County Fairgrounds in McHenry. The Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area, a program of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce, will once again offer their annual Turkey Trail, which celebrates the event’s roots by promoting area turkey dinners served in our region. The Heritage Area will also have two new Fall Foliage Driving Tours, highlighting some of the area’s most scenic spots to view our stunning Autumn leaves. For more information,

 Wednesday, Oct 7 – Wednesday, October 21 Virtual Marketplace— This online event is your opportunity to purchase hand made items from local and regional artists.  Presented by the Garrett County Arts Council in partnership with Simon Pearce.. Visit SEYMOURART.ORG.

Wednesday, October 7

2020 Autumn Glory Kick-Off Event (Virtual) — 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  This virtual event will introduce you to the Autumn Glory King and Queen, celebrate with the new Golden Ambassador, hear the winner of the Photo Canvas Auction and enjoy a special performance by Silver Spring, MD based comedian Robert Mac.  Cost is $10 per person.  Register online or or call Holly Lane at 301-387-6171.

Thursday, October 8

Team Trivia at Mt. State Brewing. starts at 6:30 tonight and every Thursday night! It’s free fun for everyone; and winners take home MSBC gift cards! So grab the smartest people you know and join us at the pub on this fine October day.

 Friday – Sunday, Oct 9 – 11

Glorious Harvest Farmers Market & Craft Show — Mountain Fresh Farmers Market, downtown Oakland, 10 AM to 1 PM.  This special market will showcase regular vendors as well as additional artisans, crafters, and nonprofits to join in for a fabulous local products market.  Social distancing and masks required.

Fri & Sat, October 9 & 10

Used Book Sale — Mountain Fresh Farmer’s Market, 9 AM to 3 PM.  Stock up for your fall and winter reading with these donated gently used books.  Price of books ranges from 50¢ to $2.00.  All proceeds benefit Girl Scout Troop 55004, Oakland, MD.  For information call 814-418-0878.

Mountain Lake Park Open House, 10 AM – 3 PM (301 G St, Oakland, MD )  Bring friends and family to Historic Mountain Lake Park and stroll the neighborhood once visited by President Taft, Mark Twain, and William Jennings Bryan. As Maryland’s first Chautauqua resort, founded in 1881 along the B&O Railroad, 61 quaint and grand Victorian structures still line the historic district. Start your self-guided tour at the original Ticket Office and Historical Association Museum and pick up a free walking or driving map, or use the virtual guided tour phone app. Attendants can help get you connected.

While at the Ticket Office, you can also take a selfie with the vintage-style trolley bus recently acquired by the town, and learn about the new Leo Martin Memorial Park that is steps away and currently under construction.  You can also get more information about the renewed Victorian Chautauqua annual event that celebrates the town’s history the weekend following The 4th of July with performances, lectures, music, activities, and much more.  Arrive in period costume to enhance your experience and snap plenty of pictures near your favorite destinations.  Hosts will be following CDC guidelines with face coverings and social distancing. Guests are asked to also comply with Maryland guidelines when in close proximity to others. Enjoy a safe day in Mountain Lake Park!

Friday – Monday, October 9 – 11

Bear Creek Traders Annual Autumn Glory Tent Sale — Bear Creek Traders, Market Square, 9 AM to 6 PM; Monday 9 AM to Noon..  Enjoy a savings of up to 70% off on clothing, accessories for men and women, home decor, footwear, Deep Creek Lake Souvenirs and much more.  Look for the huge white tent in our parking lot for amazing specials during this three day event.  Call 301-387-2380  or visit for more information

Saturday & Sunday, October 10 & 11

Autumn Glory Craft & Gift Sale — Garrett County Fair Ag Heritage Hall, 10 – 6 on Saturday, 10 – 4 on Sunday.  This year’s Craft and Gift Sale will have a wide variety of crafts and gifts including woodworking candles, painted decor, jewelry, specialty foods and much more.  Face masks and social distancing are required and will be strictly enforced.  Capacity limitations will be in effect.  There will be no concessions for sale.  Free Admission.  For information, email

Forestry Field Days & Equipment Show — Shady Acres Motocross, 9 AM – 5 PM. Vendors of all kinds that work in the Timber & Forestry industries will be on display.  Saturday amateurs can try their hand at the timber sports.  Competitions start at noon.  On Sunday, you can view professionals at their sport…a lot of the same people you have seen on ESPN.  If you are a logger, logger family, farm family or someone that just likes big equipment this is the weekend for you.  Visit for more information.

 Saturday, october 10

Oakland Float Contest — Various Locations, 11 AM to 5 PM.  View Autumn themed floats and vote for your favorites!  For float location and voting instructions go to

Oakland Celebration of Autumn Glory — Downtown Oakland, 12 – 6 PM.  The Town of Oakland is planning an exciting alternative to the usual celebration of the Autumn Glory Festival this year. In an attempt to provide a fun, free, and safe atmosphere for guests, the Town of Oakland and GOBA has planned an event, spread out over the distance of downtown Oakland at various times.

Oakland’s Celebration of Autumn Glory will kick off on Friday, October 9th, with a drive-in style showing of Toy Story 4 held at the Town Parking Lot at 7:30pm. This movie is a continuation of the Oakland Little Yough Family Flicks series and is sponsored by the Garrett County Judy Center. Admission is free but space is limited.

Then on Saturday, October 10th, from 12pm-6pm, the excitement and entertainment continues with Oakland’s Celebration of Autumn Glory! In lieu of the parade, guests are invited to downtown Oakland to experience some of their favorite parts of Autumn Glory. There will be live music, local shopping, non-profit food vendors, and some local groups providing familiar entertainment. Some of the local favorites in attendance will be Rotary Fries, Cindy’s Fund, The Steve Smith Band, Boundless Energy from Brenda’s Body Shop, the Pleasant View Baptist Church Puppets, The Terah Crawford Band, Turkey Dinners by the Oakland Chapter #67- Order of the Eastern Star,  demonstrations by Nomad Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & MMA and Oakland Martial Arts Academy, and more!

Guests are encouraged to follow the guidelines of the Governor of Maryland and the CDC. For a complete list details and a schedule of events regarding Oakland’s Celebration of Autumn Glory, visit the Town of Oakland’s Facebook page or, or call Oakland City Hall at 301-334-2691.

Saturday Art Market — Deep Creek Pottery, 11 AM to 4 PM.  Join us on Saturdays through Autumn Glory for a pottery sale as well as take & make kits!  We will have mosaic tile kits and small craft kits designed just for the little ones as well as paint your own pottery kits.  We can custom make the kits or you can choose from the discounted special of the week.  Free Admission.  For information call 301-501-1619 or email

Spring Farmer’s Market – Springs Road, Springs, PA, 8 AM to 1 PM.  Held every Saturday from May 25 through September 23, 2020, 8 AM to 1 PM.  Featuring fresh produce, antiques, and crafts as well as flea market items.  Free admission and parking.  Visit for info.

Sunday, October 11

Autumn Glory Birds of Prey Wildlife Program  — Friendsville Town Park, 1 – 2:30 PM.  A family fun learning adventure featuring 12 plus species of hawks, falcons and owls.  Reservations REQUIRED.  This is a free event, although donations are requested.  For information viisit

 Used Book Sale — Brodak’s Banquet Hall, 10 AM to 4 PM.  Stock up for your fall and winter reading with these donated gently used books.  Price of books ranges from 50¢ to $2.00.  All proceeds benefit Girl Scout Troop 55004, Oakland, MD.  For information call 814-418-0878

Autumn Glory Festival Car Show Mountain Top Cruisers — Downtown Oakland, 9 AM to 3 PM.  Biggest car show in Garrett County featuring antique, street rod, classic cars, and truck and tractor show.  Registration fee is $15.  Free for spectators.  Oakland Businesses will be open.  Call 301-334-4303 or 301-616-7449 for information.

Team Bingo at Mt. State Brewing —  today and every Sunday at 1PM! It’s free to play, and winners walk away with MSBC gift cards Come get really, really competitive over a game of chance with us at the pub!

Live Music:

Mountain State Brewing Company has been offering live entertainment on weekends.  Check their Facebook page for updates.  Reservations are recommended for dining.

Mountain State Brewing: 301-387-3360; www.waitlist.m/w/msbcdcl

Saturday, October 10

We know you’ve missed live music! Well, this weekend MoonShadow is going to make sure that you get your groove on. Saturday 12-5 pm we’ll be turning our parking lot into a socially distant outdoor music venue for you to be able to grab a friend and a beer and get down! Autumn Glory just wouldn’t be the same without MoonShadows amazing array of talented artists for you to listen to!

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