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.

Jun 22, 2021 at 8:49am

Cove Pastures Flowers and Cider on Country Gardens Tour

Cove Pastures, one of the featured gardens, is a four-acre flower farm owned by Trish and Chester Yoder. The farm includes Petal Branch, a floral and event design business, and Branch Bender Cidery.

Jun 18, 2021 at 12:26pm

Governor Hogan Announces End of COVID-19 State of Emergency

All emergency mandates and restrictions will be terminated as of July 1st, and July 1st will mark the beginning of a 45-day grace period where certain regulations will continue to be relaxed.

Jun 16, 2021 at 10:11am

Garrett County, Maryland

All Garrett County Government offices are open for business. Appointments are encouraged. Visitors to County offices will be required to wear a mask and have their temperatures taken upon entrance to any County facility.


Thank you for your patience and understanding.



Garrett County is a progressive community that welcomes business. The westernmost county in Maryland, Garrett County offers a central location to many major markets, an interstate, available community-owned business parks, one of Maryland’s best K-12 school systems, a variety of housing options, and an excellent workforce. 
Work in Garrett County - The Department of Economic Development works to attract, retain, and expand businesses to our area. Our workforce, location, and affordable community-owned business parks have attracted some of the best business that Maryland has to offer. We’re an attractive location for manufacturing, distribution, back office, call center, energy, agricultural, and recreation firms.
Learn in Garrett County - Our public schools consistently rank as one of Maryland’s best. The STEM curriculum, within both our public schools and Garrett College, prepares graduates for career achievement and skilled local jobs. We provide an opportunity to all students to achieve higher education. The Garrett County Commissioners Scholarship Program makes post-secondary education within reach of area high school students and their families. Yet educational efforts do not end there, Garrett College actively seeks private employers to partner with to provide enhanced job skills for area workers.
Play in Garrett County - With 90,000 acres of parks, trails, and lakeside amenities, Garrett County has many entertainment options. We offer year-round recreation from ski slopes to lake shores, as well as many public spaces to swim, ski, golf, and relax. Our county festivals, farmers’ markets, and cultural celebrations provide year-round enjoyment.
In Garrett County, we continue to define what it means to live, work, and play. We invite you to see what we have to offer. Please call us at 301-334-1921 or email us at
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