This weekend a big winter storm is supposed to move into our area, bringing some inches to several feet of snow to Garrett County! What are you waiting for? Jump in your car and come to see us. It’s going to be beautiful! You could rent a cozy cabin to retreat to after a fun-filled day of skiing, skating or hiking or even a sleigh ride. Have dinner in one of the great restaurants or go to check out the . . .
It’s Fair Time!!!
It’s that time of year again for the Garrett County, MD Agriculture Fair! This is a great time for all family and friends to get out and enjoy the local vendors, crafters, and farmers of our County. Not to mention everyone’s favorite THE RIDES! The fair officially opens on July 28 – August 2, 2014. Tickets for the rides are $10 for every person over 36″ tall., Children under 36″ tall are $5 and all children under 2 years of . . .
McHenry MD Highland Festival
2014 marks the 27th annual McHenry Highland Festival. This festival supplies the traditions of Highland music, games, and dance. You can visit the different Clan tents and shop with the Celtic vendors. This is a celebration for all ages to enjoy. The festival will be held this year in the dedication to the memory of long-time member for the Board of Directors Jerry Lee Humberson. Festivities will take place on Saturday June 7, 2014 at the Garrett County Fairgrounds. Gates . . .
Home Away From Home!!
Summer is a great time to relax and spend time with the family. Humberson Homes has a variety of homes/land for sale. We also have a great selection of new home construction layouts. What a better way to spend your summer than to visit Deep Creek Lake, MD. Call the office at 301-387-8300 to set up a showing or consultation on a new build project.!!! Make Deep Creek Lake your summer home away from home.
April Showers Bring May Flowers!!
Spring is arriving in Garrett County. This May you can enjoy the Bird fest weekend at the Deep Creek Lake State Park Discovery Center. Beginning Saturday May 3rd at 6pm Katie Fallon will be speaking and signing her new book, and Sunday May 4th at 2pm there will be Bird Photography at the Aviary. Both days will host various children crafts, bird encounters, and walks. These activities will be taking place during different times of day. So come on out . . .
Snowshoeing in Garrett County, MD
As winter still is in full swing and there is plenty of snow on the ground, make the most of it! A really nice alternative to skiing are the snowshoeing tours offered by All Earth Eco Tours at Swallow Falls State Park. The tours will be guided by a professional outdoor guide and start Saturday and Sunday at 10:am and 1:00 PM. While moving through the State Park you can learn about the plant and wildlife in winter and enjoy . . .
Don’t throw that tree out yet!
Although in some counties the landfills are ready to accept and recycle your Christmas trees, it would be a shame to throw it out just yet. After the hustle and bustle of gift giving and visiting with friends and family, now you could just enjoy your Christmas decorations and your beautiful Christmas tree. Plus, Christmas is not over yet. The end of Christmas is officially marked by Epiphany, the day of the Holy Three Kings, on January 6. Traditionally in . . .
Christmas Treasure Hunt
From December 3 until December 24, 2013 you can go Treasure Hunting in beautifully decorated Downtown Oakland! Pick up your 12 Days to Christmas map from the Cornish Manor, the Cornish Cafe or the City Hall. Then take a nice stroll through downtown Oakland, MD and match the businesses to the ornaments they are displaying. Enter your results into the map and return it to the Cornish Cafe. Among other great things you can win a Family Fun Treasure Chest . . .
End of the season
October 31 not only is a synonym for Halloween, but it does also mark the end of the summer season. Golf Courses will be closing these days, boat docks are being taken out of the lake, restaurants move their outdoor dining furniture back inside, homeowners swap their lawn mowers with snowthrowers and we are all getting ready for Ol’ Man Winter. However, soon enough we hopefully can enjoy all the great winter outdoor activities Garrett County, MD has to offer. . . .
Frost in Garrett County
This morning we woke up to a beautiful fall day in Garrett County, MD. In some areas temperatures dropped below freezing, and the lawns had a beautiful white frosty coating. This is the perfect day to go for a walk in one of the Western Maryland’s State Parks, prepare your yard for winter and to bring in your potted plants. In the evening warm up in front of a crackling fire in front of your fireplace. No fireplace to sit . . .