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Current News, Events, and Press Releases

The Remedy to Close Out the Little Yough Music Festival on September 3rd
The Remedy is a nine-piece ensemble of local musicians. Their music spans decades and genres which makes them appealing to all ages.
The Terah Crawford Band to Perform at Little Yough Concert Series on August 27th
The Terah Crawford Band is based in Deep Creek Lake. Combining their love for mountain music with classic rock, outlaw country, and just a touch of folk, they’ve created their own style of playing.
Take Our Survey
Your Parks. Your Voice. Garrett County's Planning and Land Management Department is updating the County's Land Preservation and Recreation Plan and is seeking public input through an online survey.
Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County See Record Tourism Increases
Garrett County was the only county in the state to experience an increase in tourism sales tax revenues in the first six months of Fiscal Year 2021.
Garrett County Heritage Area Celebrates 10 Years
An October 30th planned event will include speakers from the Heritage Area board and local county officials. There will be light refreshments and photos from the photo contest on display.
Heritage Area Economic Impact Estimated at $155.1 Million
MMGTTW supports and sustains 1,327 jobs including direct employment by the MMGTTW, as well as indirect and induced jobs created by supply and equipment vendors and other industry sectors.
Mt. Lake Park's Victorian Chautauqua Set for July 10th and 11th
The Victorian Chautauqua is a two-day event celebrating the rich history of Mt. Lake Park with lectures, historical portrayals, musical performances, family-friendly activities, and more.
64th Annual Garrett County Agriculture Fair Set for July 31st through August 7th
A tentative schedule of events is now available online.
Quick Hops Between History and Nature
Garrett County has a wealth of scenic destinations nestled within its hills and mountains, ranging from the historically significant to the naturally beautiful, from town centers to wooded seclusion.
Garrett County Home to Dozens of Trails for People of All Ages, Abilities
With nearly 40 recreational trails spanning a wide variety of ecosystems and terrain, there’s a trail in Garrett County for everyone wanting to step off the beaten path and into adventure.
Little Yough Summer Music Festival Returns
The family-friendly, free concerts are held at the Mountain Fresh Pavilion in the Oakland Town Parking Lot every Friday evening from July 9th to September 3rd.
B&O Museum Summer Speaker Series Begins
Nationally-acclaimed photographer of American railroads, Dr. Frederick J. Ripley, will start off the series on June 17th.
Family Movie Nights Pick Back Up in Oakland
The series, which will run through August 19th, will kick off Thursday, June 10th, with the 2020 film ‘Scoob!’, sponsored by Clear Mountain Bank.
National Road Festival Planned in Grantsville May 21-22
The festival is being heralded in early May with a Public Art Project featuring a range of area artists who are creating artworks to be displayed outside of participating businesses.
"Maryland Park Quest" Includes Two Garrett County Parks
Running from May 1 to Oct. 31, more than 25 MD state parks will offer opportunities to engage families in outdoor activities to experience MD's vast cultural, historical and natural resources.