Tourism & Recreation

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Country Fest Set For August 25th
The annual Country Fest and Auction is about family, fun, and food!
Deep Creek Lake Art, Wine & Beer Festival Features Craft Beers
The Deep Creek Lake Art, Wine & Beer Festival returns on Saturday, September 8 to McHenry, MD with two added features: a craft beer tent and a football lounge.
Jungle Room Arcade Now Open in McHenry
The Jungle Room Arcade is a new addition at Monkey Business Adventure Park in McHenry.
Little Yough Summer Music Fest to Open With Blended Reality
The Little Yough Summer Music Festival will begin its 22nd year with the opening concert on Friday, July 13. Blended Reality, a sibling trio, will open the season of concerts.
Friendsville: The Wild and Scenic Adventure Capital of Maryland
“Friendsville: The wild and scenic adventure capital of Maryland” was proclaimed during the Maryland Municipal League’s summer conference in Ocean City last week.
Chamber Honors McHenry Business Owners' Dedication
Tom and Sara Jane Kuhn, owners of Funland Family Fun Center in McHenry, have been announced as the winners of the 2018 Heise Entrepreneurial Spirit Award.
Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County Continue to See Record Tourism Increases
Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County have seen record increases in tourism during fiscal year 2018. The Chamber attributes much of the continued growth in tourism to their aggressive marketing plan.
51st Autumn Glory Festival Set for October 10th-14th
Enjoy the beauty of the fall season in the mountains as Garrett County celebrates the 51st anniversary of the Autumn Glory Festival, presented by the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce.
New Vacation and Activities Guides Now Available
The 2018-2019 Garrett County Visitors and Activities Guides are now available to display at your business.
Business Spotlight: Arrowhead Market
Anyone who comes to Deep Creek Lake, whether for a week or an hour, usually ends up at Arrowhead Market - your "everything market."
Business Spotlight: JG's Pub - 30 Years of Food, Drink, and Fun!
One thing that has remained constant is the great food and friendly atmosphere that have made JG’s Pub a favorite among locals and visitors for 30 years.
Taste of Garrett Includes Craft Beer, Return of Race Up the Face 
Garrett Trails’ 16th annual Taste of Garrett will be held May 6 and will include the addition of craft beer tasting and the return of “Race Up the Face” to the fundraiser’s offerings.
Ella's Enchanted Treehouses Bring Out the Kid in Everyone
Nestled deep in the woods of Bittinger, Ella’s Enchanted Treehouses offer visitors a get-away like no other.
In the Spotlight! Pizzeria Uno Chicago Grille: A Community of Caring at Deep Creek Lake 
While Pizzeria Uno may be one of the most popular places on the lake for visitors, their roots lie very deep within Garrett County as generous patrons.
Savage River Lodge Named to's Ultimate "Book the U.S." List
Savage River Lodge & Yurts offers a rare brand of privacy, unparalleled relaxation, and a myriad of opportunities for fun.