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.