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!

Fall in Love with Deep Creek

Fall in Love with Deep Creek

Fall is one of the most beautiful times to visit the Deep Creek area, with the mountains painted in vibrate colors of changing leaves. So what is it exactly that causes the leaves to change and what determines the colors that will appear? Temperature, sunlight, moisture, and the species of the tree all play a part in what colors will show. Cooler air especially at night create red and purple pigments, while an early frost can stop the leaves ability to produce these pigments and end the colorful foliage. During drought conditions the leaves can drop before they have a chance to change colors. The best conditions for a colorful fall would include abundant moisture during the trees growing season followed by a dry, cool, sunny autumn. Come see what colors will appear this year around the lake! There are still a lot of things to do in the area during this time. Take in the views on a scenic drive or enjoy a hike at one the many state parks. It is also time for Deep Creek’s annual five day celebration, The Autumn Glory Festival. This year’s festival will be help October 10-14th and features many attractions including Oktoberfest, parades, local art and craft exhibits, live music and more. Start planning your fall vacation here. As summer comes to an end the vibrate fall foliage is a gentle reminder that winter is on its way, but don’t worry that just means it is time to dust off your skis and enjoy another season on the slopes or spend a winter getaway relaxing in the hot tub or gather around a fireplace with friends and family! Plan your fall or winter stay today by visiting www.deepcreek.comwhere you can book lodging and activities for any time of the year!

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.