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  • 53rd Annual Official Autumn Glory Photo Canvas Virtual Auction

    The Annual Autumn Glory Festival produces a brochure that includes events during the festival around Garrett County. Each year a photo is chosen that represents Garrett County, Maryland’s natural landscape focusing on an autumn theme featuring fall foliage/colors.

    The photo from this year's Autumn Glory brochure cover has been blown up to 20" x 30" and printed on gallery-wrapped canvas which was up for virtual auction this year!  

    The auction began on September 27 and ended at 4 pm on Wednesday, October 7th and the winners were Tom Georg and Stephanie Filsinger

    Only one canvas was available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the educational sponsorship for this year's Autumn Glory King & Queen. 100% of the donation is tax deductible.

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  • Autumn Glory Virtual Kick-Off Event Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 

    The Annual Autumn Glory Kick-Off Event was held virtually at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7. The winner of the Golden Ambassador award will be announced and the Autumn Glory King & Queen will be introduced. This year will also include the announcement of the Photo Canvas Auction Winner and feature a performance by Silver Spring, Maryland-based comedian Robert Mac (right).   

    Kick-Off Event Platinum Sponsors:
    Kick-Off Event Silver Sponsor:

    Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales

    Kick-Off Event Bronze Sponsors: 

  • 2020 Golden Ambassador Award

    At the Annual Autumn Glory Kick Off Event, the annual Golden Ambassador is announced. The winner of this award has made major contributions to tourism in Garrett County. Only Chamber members may nominate fellow Chamber members for this prestigious title.

    The 2019 recipient of the Golden Ambassador award was Bob Boal. (pictured middle with Tim Bender, Chamber Chair and Nicole Christian, Chamber President & CEO)

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  • 53rd Annual Autumn Glory Festival King & Queen Announced

    The 2020 Autumn Glory Royalty Court has been selected for the 53rd Annual Autumn Glory Festival. This year’s King is Jarrett Miller and the Queen is Olivia Warne. Patriot Automotive CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP RAM: King of the 4WD, is the title sponsor of the 53rd Annual Autumn Glory Festival.

    Jarrett Miller is the Student Member of the Board of Education for Garrett County and is involved with all levels of Student Government. An Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 22, Jarrett is a member of SGHS Mock Trial, Matheletes, and Model United Nations teams. Jarrett is the Editor-in-Chief of the G-FORCE robotics team and is an active member of the Deer Park United Methodist Church. 

    Liv Warne is an active young adult in both high school and the community. She is on the Southern Garrett girls varsity soccer team, on the girls track team, and enjoys skiing and biking in her spare time. She is a member of National Honor Society and a lead STEM educator for the FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1629 - GaCo. She is a yearly volunteer with many outside events that include Camp Caring, Garrett County Board of Education Lego tech camps, and works at High Mountain Sports.

    The Autumn Glory King & Queen will preside over the Autumn Glory Kick-Off Reception & Dinner to be held on Wednesday, October 7, and they will be featured in the Autumn Glory Grand Feature Parade on Saturday, October 10. Besides having the honor of representing their home county during the Autumn Glory Festival and at other events, the Royalty Court will receive a monetary contribution towards future educational attainment endeavors.

    The 53rd Annual Autumn Glory Royalty Court sponsors are Byco Enterprises, Inc; Potomac Edison; and Railey Realty. 

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  • 2020 Turkey Trail

    Celebrate the Autumn Glory Festival with a taste of local tradition. More than a decade before the Autumn Glory Festival became an annual event, a group of turkey growers organized and promoted community turkey dinners. “The turkey dinners were an on again-off again event until the Lions Club became involved in the 1960s,” said local historian John Grant. However, the idea of a large festival to attract visitors to the area remained popular and led to the start of the Autumn Glory Festival. Today, more than 50 years later, turkey dinners are still a favorite tradition of the festival celebration.

    The Turkey Trail is an easy-to-use tool for visitors and residents to locate our county-wide dinners served at restaurants, churches, grocery stores and other organizations. The Turkey Trail flyer contains a map, contact information, hours of operation, cost and the delicious items that are included with each dinner. Turkey dinners around the area offer a variation of turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, stuffing, vegetable, rolls and dessert. (Check flyer for specific offerings at each location). The Turkey Trail flyer is available at the Garrett County Visitors Center as well as a downloadable PDF online at garrettheritage.com. There, you will also find an interactive map that will help with directions to each of the locations.

    Visit garrettheritage.com for more information.

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  • Autumn Glory Podcast