Special Events, Festivals & Fairs

Allegany County Fair

A quick glance at our events calendar and you will see that our schedule is pretty packed! There are seasonal activities such as Farmer's Markets, Friday After Five, Saturdays Live! at CanalPlace and Arts Walks to popular festivals like Heritage Days and DelFest. New events are being added all of the time!

The Shriners promote and actively support our one and only philanthropy - Shriners Hospitals for Children.
The Allegany County Fairgrounds has been home to the annual Allegany County Fair & Ag Expo for more than 30 years. The grounds and multi-purpose building may be rented out for many events.
At Downtown Cumberland's Canal Place festival grounds, the Western Maryland Jaycees host the Tri-State Wing-Off, a daylong competition where wing-serving restaurants from MD, WV, and PA fry up thousands of chicken wings to be judged!
Brookedale Farms is an "agritainment" business. Our greenhouses open in the Spring and we have a corn maze each Fall. We have a playground and picnic tables, too. Fun family or group outing!
CES (Cultural Events Series) brings national and international performing artists and audiences together to experience and celebrate the arts.
City of Cumberland Holiday Tree Lighting
City of Frostburg Tree Lighting
Cumberland Comes Alive! is Western Maryland's premier outdoor summer concert series. It takes place on the pedestrian-only bricks of Baltimore Street in the historic city center of downtown Cumberland on Fridays throughout the summer as well as some selec
Over $850,000 in prizes. Drawings every five minutes from noon - 7 pm. $100 a ticket (includes weekend admission, food during drawing and primitive camping for 1 Adult, Guest ticket available AT THE GATE for $20.
DelFest, an annual Bluegrass festival presented by MDmountainside.com, will be returning to the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland MD on Memorial Day weekend.
Volkswagen Air/Watercooled and Audi Benefit Car Show
Meet your biker friends on Apple Mountain at the East Coast Motorcycle Rally.
May through October, enjoy healthy, locally-produced food & goods at one of several Farmers Markets, held in Downtown Cumberland, Canal Place, City Place, and the Country Club Mall.
Frostburg Storybook Holiday
A showcase of the arts in beautiful Garrett County, Maryland.
This festival features something for everyone, for all ages and all interests.
A visit to Historic City Center isn't only a chance to shop and dine, it's an opportunity to get a feel for the pulse of Cumberland's Arts and Entertainment community in Downtown Cumberland.
Brave the cold water each March and help support the Special Olympics of Allegany County.
Festivities include arts/crafts, music, wagon rides, games and plenty of food.
Special activities to commemorate National Jazz Appreciation Month during the month of April.
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