Festival of Trees
November 29, 2019 9am – 5pm, – November 30, 2019 9am – 4pm
Breakfast with Santa: Saturday November 30 at 9 and 10 am
Grand Finale Live Auction: Saturday November 30, doors open at 5pm, auction starts at 6pm
Location: Garrett County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
General Admission: $5, tickets can be purchased at the door.
Come enjoy the festival of trees at the Garrett County Fairgrounds! Stroll through the trees, wreaths, and centerpieces all donated by local designers. The event includes something for everyone including children’s crafts, Breakfast with Santa, and craft and artisan vendors

Christmas in the Village
December 6th, 2019, 4pm – 8pm and December 7th, 2019, 12pm – 8pm
Location: Spruce Forest Artisan Village, located at 177 Casselman Rd Grantsville, MD 21536
Experience the 33rd Annual Christmas in the Village! Follow the candle luminaries around the village while stopping to visit various studios and museums to meet the artists and buy gifts. The event is free and has activities for kids and choral programs in the village church.

A Great Small Town Christmas
December 6, 2019 – December 7, 2019
Location: Downtown Oakland, MD
Get in the holiday spirit in Oakland, MD! With sleigh/carriage rides, treats with Santa, dining and shopping specials, and a tree lighting ceremony, its fun for the entire family!

Holiday Dinners
Dine or carry out a delicious holiday dinner! Restaurants like The Manor SteakhouseAce’s Run RestaurantLittle Sandy’s, and Dutch’s will offer their own special version of a holiday meal – from complete turkey dinners to exceptional and delicious specials. Want to enjoy your holiday meal from your vacation rental? Call in your orders at Arrowhead Market or Shop ‘N Save in McHenry to get your holiday dinners prepared for your family to enjoy in the comfort of your home.

Deep Creek Lake and the SavageMan Triathlon must be experienced…


Deep Creek Lake and the pristine, rugged Allegheny Mountains of western Maryland, provide a venue of unmatched beauty and stunning scenery. Swim in crystal clear Deep Creek Lake. Ride the smooth, remote, and challenging roads of Garrett County. Run the Deep Creek State Park trails and surrounding lakeside roads. The SavageMan Triathlon Festival races will challenge and awe every participant. If such a triathlon appeals to you then you will love the SavageMan Triathlon Festival.  For 2019 we have reverted to the Classic SavageMan courses and format, with a twist.

Race Schedule
Friday 5PM – SavageMan Swim-Run #GoKinetic Prologue – 250m/1mi/250m/1mi/250m/1mi.  This spectator friendly event takes place entirely within 1/2 mile of the beach. Watch your favorite athlete race by 3 times as they vie for top tier placing.
Saturday 9AM – SavageMan 30 Olympic- Classic, challenging course with Bumblebee, Foy and a 2 loop run.
Saturday 9:30AM – SavageMan 20 Sprint- Classic course with a flat, out and back bike.
Sunday 8:30AM – SavageMan 70 Long Course – Classic course with Westernport, Big Savage Mtn, Killer Miller and the Fire Tower Trail (2 loops).

Westernport Wall – This year we are once again offering FREE bus rides to the westernport wall.  The buses will leave from the upper road above the transition area at 8:30am (You will not be able to see the start of the swim but it is worth it to see all the action on the Westernport Wall)  The buses will return promptly after athletes clear the wall.

Big Savage Challenge
3 days of racing. $15,000 in prize money.  Lowest cumulative time wins. Select Big Savage Challenge when registering for a multi-event discount.
Friday – Swim-Run Prologue / Saturday – Olympic / Sunday – Long Course

We are excited to bring more racing to the The SavageMan Triathlon Festival and bring back the classic 70 & 30. We have more events/activities in the works, so rent a lake house with friends and stay Friday through Monday, we promise, the trip is worth it! Deep Creek Lake State Park is a top East Coast outdoor training destination. Hiking, road and mtn biking, trail running, kayaking and paddle boarding are all available within minutes of the race site. Don’t wait, sign up today.

Be sure to watch our 2017 race videos, then sign up below. Learn more about the area and plan your Deep Creek Experience.