Harvest Happenings

Harvest Happenings at Deep Creek Lake for September and October!

Be sure to check out our special offers page to see our exclusive discounts and packages for these and other events!

Looking for a fantastic fall getaway?  Look no further than Railey Mountain Lake Vacations to find the most beautiful and luxurious rental homes at Deep Creek Lake, Maryland!  September and October are two of the most incredible months of the year in Garrett County, with the inspiring changes of fall foliage and the exciting weekend events that are diverse enough to excite any taste!  Check out these events, and be sure to look at all of our incredible fall savings on our specials page.  We offer exclusive fall savings, discounts, and event packages to all of our guests!

Art & Wine Festival 

From wine tasting and live entertainment, to carriage rides and moon bounces, the Art & Wine Festival has it all! Kicking off Friday with local restaurants offering special paring of wine and dinner entrees continuing into Saturday with the excitement of the festival. Explore wine from local and regional wineries while browsing through many varieties of art and accessories by local artisans.

SavageMan Triathlon Festival

If you enjoy a challenge and pushing yourself to the extreme limit then the SavageMan Triathlon is the event for you! The most ‘savage’ men and women hike, bike, and swim their way to the finish line covering a distance of over 28 miles on Saturday, and the 70 mile race on Saturday is specially designed for even more advanced athletes. For those who choose to sit back and cheer on the athletes, the best spectator locations are within Deep Creek Lake State Park along the lake.

ICF World Championships

Deep Creek Lake welcomes the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships of 2014! Here in Deep Creek Lake, we have the only manmade, recirculating mountain top white water course in the world, which makes this area the perfect place to host this exhilarating event. This year will make for only the second time that the World Championships have been held in the United States, the first year was right here in Garrett County in 1989. Whether you’re cheering on the athletes from the side line or dancing to the sound of the live bands, the ICF World Championships is an event you will not want to miss in the epicenter of adventure sports- Deep Creek Lake, Maryland!

Autumn Glory Festival

Previously voted #1 fall festival on the east coast by MSN, the Autumn Glory Festival is an event for all ages to enjoy! This five day event includes band competitions, Oktoberfest celebrations – complete with German style dinner, local food vendors and much more! What’s not to love?

While you’re in town, don’t’ forget to check out all of the local shops, restaurants, and activities for a truly special Deep Creek experience during the fall foliage season in beautiful Western Maryland.

For more details and schedules of these fall events at Deep Creek, check out our calendar of events for up-to-date information.  Also, check out all of our current lodging specials and packages!

The Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival returns this September

Save the date! Deep Creek’s annual Art & Wine Festival returns to the Garrett County Fairgrounds September 6ththrough 8th.

 

Picture yourself sipping wine while browsing unique artisan exhibits. The cooler air hints at shorter fall days. Leaves display hues from green to red. Perhaps you want to stretch the summer season at the lake … or maybe celebrate fall in its own right … either way, Deep Creek Lake is purely spectacular in September!

 

One of our favorite annual events, the Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival, kicks off on September 6th and runs through September 8th. From wine tasting and food pairings to face painting and balloon art for the kids, this weekend promises fun filled activities for the whole family.

 

On Friday evening, local restaurants will host wine pairing dinners where chefs and sommeliers showcase their craft with specialty dishes and wines from around the globe. Tickets for the Wine Pairing Dinner can be purchased onlinethrough August 25th.

 

From noon to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, over thirty professional artists and craftsmen will display their art at the Garrett County Fairgrounds. Food artisans will prepare delectable treats, national wine distributors will sample a wide selection of wines and live musical entertainment will set the festive stage. Interactive kids activities run throughout the day with carriage rides, a moon bounce and duck bobbing for charity.

 

Take advantage of great off-season rates at nearby vacation rental homes and plan to spend the weekend. While not attending festival events, you can relax in your own private home with plenty of room to spread out.

 

Proceeds from the festival benefit our local HART for Animals and the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival.  For a complete list of events, visit the Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival website.

 

Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Deep Creek Lake Events

Summer is quickly drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean the Deep Creek Lake area is going into an early hibernation – mark your calendars for these upcoming events:   7th Annual Art & Wine Festival – September 9th-11th The Garrett County Fairgrounds in McHenry will host this annual event, which features arts and crafts from 30 artisans as well as the opportunity to taste over 200 different wines from Maryland and across the United States.  If you find a wine you like, you can purchase it on location at the wine store.  Click Here for the 2011 wine list. Net proceeds from the event are donated to the Red Cross.  You’ll also find local food vendors and live entertainment available throughout the event.  We’re offering a special package for $45 plus tax per person which includes:

    • A Discounted 2 night stay at participating homes
    • A $25 coupon towards a Wine Pairing Dinner at a participating restaurant Friday evening
    • One entry ticket to the Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival, commemorative wine glass, wine tastings, entertainment and activities on Saturday

Please call 1-866-966-5952 for more information or to book this special package.   Savage Man Triathlon – September 17th-18th Calling itself the “World’s Most Savage Triathlon”, this event features a 1.2 mile swim, 55.7 mile bike segment and a 13.1 mile run which test the endurance limits of even the most seasoned triathletes.  Spectators are invited to cheer on the triathletes climbing the Westernport Wall at the “Westernport Wall Block Party”. The Westernport Wall is a hill climb so extreme that car traffic is prohibited on the steepest section.  A shuttle bus will run on Sunday, the 18th taking spectators from Deep Creek Lake State Park to Westernport.  Remember to bring noisemakers, bells and a loud voice to cheer the riders on!  Click Here for more information.    44th Annual Autumn Glory Festival – October 12-16th Mark your calendars and plan to attend what MSN.com called the #1 Fall Festival in the World.  Popular events include parades, craft shows, entertainment in downtown Oakland and much more.  The Grand Feature Parade is Saturday the 15th.