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  • Autumn Glory Kick-Off Dinner & Reception


    The Autumn Glory Kick-Off Dinner & Reception is held the Wednesday of the Autumn Glory Festivities. The night features cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres and a full course dinner including assorted desserts. A presentation follows with an introduction of the Autumn Glory King & Queen, Sponsor recognition presentation, Golden Ambassador presentation and a commemorative photo auction. The evening ends with live music and dancing. The 2016 Kick-Off Dinner will be held on Wednesday, October 12th at Wisp Resort. You can register for the Kick-Off Dinner HERE

    The 2016 Kick-Off Reception & Dinner Sponsor is:

    Clear Mountain Bank

    The 2016 Kick-Off Reception Entertainment Sponsors are:



  • Royalty Court 

    It is a great honor to be part of the Royalty Court and represent Garrett County.  We would like to invite all those students in their junior year to submit an application with fee by Friday, April 29, 2016.  This year, we will be choosing a king and a queen for the Court and both will receive an educational contribution.

    As part of the application, you are required to submit a 300 word essay on why you think you should be selected to be part of the Royalty Court. This is in addition to the application fee of $25.00. You can download the application form HERE

    Since it is important to support all facets of Autumn Glory, if selected, you must be able to attend the following events because it is very important to support all facets of Autumn Glory:

    Grantsville Days Parade – Friday, June 24, 2016

    Accident Homecoming 4th of July Parade – Sunday, July 4, 2016

    Friendsville Days Parade – Saturday, July 30, 2016

    Buckwheat Festival Parade - Saturday, October 1, 2016

    Wednesday Night Autumn Glory Kick-off Dinner – Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    Thursday Night Fireman’s Parade – Thursday, October 13, 2016

    Friday Night: Banjo Championship – Friday, October 14, 2016

    Saturday, October 15, 2016

       Grand Feature Parade

                   Various Events

                    Fiddle Contest

    Sunday, October 16, 2016

                    Various Events- Sundae Eating Contest

    Once you have completed your application, please return the application and fee to the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce, 15 Visitors Center Dr., McHenry, MD 21541. The Royalty Court Committee reviews the applications and interviews will be conducted on the afternoons of Tuesday, May 10 and Friday, May 13

    We hope to complete the process by June 1, 2016. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nick Sharps at the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce by calling (301) 387-5237 or emailing nick@garrettchamber.com.