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  • Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area
  • Begin Your Garrett County Virtual Reality Tour!

    Garrett County Virtual Tour

  • Garrett County, Gateway to the West Garrett County, Gateway to the West

    Garrett County, the westernmost county in Maryland, is a region rich in history, culture and natural resources. The state recognizes its importance and certified it as one of thirteen such areas in Maryland. Explore our heritage and discover why.

  • Mini-Grant Informational Webinar

    Join the Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area for an informative webinar discussing their Mini-Grant Program. Visit our grants page to learn more about our mini-grants, review the guidelines and application. The webinar will cover:

    • Overview of the Mini-grant program
    • Eligibility
    • What makes a great mini-grant project?
    • Successful Past Project Examples
    • Application Procedure
    • Overview of Requirements for Grantees
    • Q&A

    Click to register for this FREE webinar!

    *The mini-grant program is made possible with funding through the Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area Management Grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

  • Heritage Spotlights

    Click on the tabs below to view each spotlight.

  • 20th Annual Tri-State Relief Sale, Benefit Auction, and Cruise-In

    Friday, July 20, 4:30pm - 8:30pm & Saturday, July 21, 7:30am - 11am | Garrett County Fairgrounds

    Join the Mennonite churches of Western Maryland, Southwestern Pennsylvania, and Northern West Virginia for the 20th Annual Tri-State Relief Sale and Cruise-In, July 20 and 21 at the Garret County Fairgrounds in McHenry. This Indoor Festival features a Friday evening silent auction and Saturday live auction with a large selection of new and vintage quilts, woodcrafts, furniture, antiques, and collectibles. 

    Free admission. For more information, visit www.tristatesale.org, call 814-445-6945 or email mleverknight17@gmail.com.

    53rd Annual Friendsville Fiddle & Banjo Contest 53rd Annual Friendsville Fiddle & Banjo Contest

    Saturday, July 21, 5pm | Friendsville Community Park

    The contest will held be Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Friendsville Community Park.  The preshow/entertainment starts at 4:30 p.m.  Contest starts at 6:00 p.m. The cost to enter is $6 per person. Please enjoy our playground, basketball court, volleyball court, walking trail, fishing, and food prior to the contest. For more information, visit: www.friendsville.org

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  • Download our FREE Heritage App today!

    Available on Android and Apple devices, visitors and residents can download heritage related tours that takes them on a step by step journey around the county. Search Garrett Heritage Area in the Google Play Store or iTunes App Store to locate and download for FREE. Tours include fall foliage, barn quilts, trails, and our heritage area themes. Directions guide visitors to each stop and are available offline, perfect if your phone drops service.

    Download today to start exploring.