Visitor Information

Welcome to Mountain Maryland! Located in Garrett County near Deep Creek Lake, our McHenry Highland Festival is filled with activities and entertainment for all ages.

Saturday at the county fairgrounds you’ll hear the skirl of the pipes and Celtic music, see traditional athletic games, and watch Irish line and Scottish country dancing. Vendors will be selling such items as handcrafted Celtic jewelry, pottery, artifacts, stained glass, handmade wool rugs and clothes, art prints, and wrought iron. Learn more about your clan history at The Glen. Check out the Celtic dogsborder collies herding sheet, and Highland livestock. Enjoy a variety of food, including Scottish deli items, shortbread, and, of course, sausages, hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, and fries.

Take a look at the tentative 2014 Schedule of Events.  Save the date for the 27th McHenry Highland Festival June 7, 2014 and become “Celtic-for-a-weekend!” The Garrett County Fairgrounds entrance is at 270 Mosser Rd. off Garrett Highway (Route 219).

*Note: Tickets are required for the Saturday Festival. There is no charge for parking at any Festival event.  General admission to the Saturday Festival includes most of the activities including concerts, but not food and vendors' wares.



Official Festival Accommodations


The Wisp Resort
1-800-Go2Wisp (1-800-462-9477)

Long and Foster Resort Rentals

Railey Mountain Lake Vacations

Visit the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce for additional information about lodging, dining options, and for driving directions and distances.


Travel Directions and Map

Driving from Washington/Baltimore to McHenry:
Take I-70 West to I-68 West to Exit 14-A. Follow
Route 219 South
for 16 miles to McHenry.

Driving from Pittsburgh/Morgantown to McHenry:
Take I-68 East to Exit 4 (Friendsville).
Follow Route 42 South to Route 219.
Go south on Route 219 to McHenry.





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