The most wonderful time of the year has nearly arrived, and it’s time to start making plans to enjoy all the wild beauty of Autumn in western Maryland.

The enchanting 2023 Autumn Glory Festival in the heart of Deep Creek Lake, Maryland— the BEST way to experience the season— is scheduled for October 11th-15th, with our favorite events scheduled for that Saturday.  Prepare to be swept off your feet by a whirlwind of vibrant foliage, mouthwatering treats, and an atmosphere that screams “cozy magic.”

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Color Me Autumn: Nature’s Masterpiece Unveiled

As the leaves burst into a kaleidoscope of reds, oranges, and yellows, the Deep Creek Lake area transforms into a living canvas. Take a leisurely stroll or embark on a scenic drive to soak in the breathtaking views. Mother Nature herself is the headliner, and she never disappoints!

Festival Fun for Everyone

This year’s Autumn Glory Festival promises something for everyone, from wide-eyed kids to young-at-heart adults. Here are some of the highlights you won’t want to miss:

  1. Grand Parade Extravaganza: Picture yourself surrounded by marching bands, colorful floats, and a contagious sense of community spirit. The Grand Parade is the crown jewel of the festival and a must-see spectacle!
  2. Artisan & Craft Show: Discover unique, handcrafted treasures that capture the essence of autumn. From pottery to jewelry to woodworking, talented artisans from around the region showcase their skills.
  3. Foodie Wonderland: Fall flavors are front and center at the festival. Savor piping hot apple cider, local turkey dinners, and relish in savory pumpkin-inspired dishes at many of our local cafes.
  4. Live Music & Entertainment: The festival comes alive with toe-tapping tunes and lively performances. Whether you’re into bluegrass, folk, or something in between, the musical lineup is sure to get your feet moving.

For a full list of actives, check out the festival brochure here:

Adventures Beyond the Festival Grounds

While the festival is the main attraction, the Deep Creek Lake area offers a plethora of activities for the adventurous at heart. From hiking through picturesque trails to kayaking on the tranquil lake, there’s no shortage of ways to immerse yourself in nature’s beauty.

Cozy Retreats: Your Home Away From Home

After a day of festival frolics, cozy up in one of the charming cabins or stunning estates nestled in the heart of Deep Creek Lake. Imagine sipping cocoa by the fire, wrapped in a warm blanket as the autumn winds rustle the leaves outside. It’s a picture-perfect scene straight out of a storybook!

Autumn Glory Memories to Cherish

So pack your scarves, dust off your favorite sweater, and get ready to bask in the glow of autumn’s embrace at the 2023 Autumn Glory Festival in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. This is one adventure you won’t want to miss! 🍁