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Mark your calendars!
November 23 & 24, 2018

Garrett County Fairgrounds (Hwy 219)
Garrett Highway in McHenry, MD 21541

Friday      9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - FREE PARKING!
Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
                      4 p.m. -Entertainment
                      6 p.m. - LIVE AUCTION
                                    of designer-decorated
                                    exhibits & special items
ADMISSION: See Ticket Information


Dear Designer,

We welcome you to help us make the Annual Festival of Trees the best ever! This two-day event is held after Thanksgiving Day on Friday and Saturday, at the Fairground’s building and open to visitors from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. You set up your creation on Wednesday, starting at 9 a.m. the day before Thanksgiving Day. Your creative designs are judged by three members of the Garrett County Arts Council and prize ribbons are awarded by them on Wednesday.

We conclude this year's event with the Grand Finale Live Auction for the sale of these designer exhibits at 6p.m. on Saturday evening. We encourage designers to attend! You receive two free passes to the Festival that include the 6pm Saturday auction. Take a photo of you and your entry. Encourage your friends, family and co-workers to attend to see your exhibit. All proceeds from The Festival of Trees benefit the Dove Center, Garrett County’s domestic violence and sexual assault shelter and resource center. Your support for this important cause is greatly appreciated. (We do not tell people what the auction prices were for exhibits, so if you want to know, please join us at the auction for all the fun of bidding! See www.fotgc.org for auction details.)

Also, we encourage you to take photos of your work-in-progress and submit for publicity prior to the event. This is a wonderful promotion opportunity to build Festival of Trees interest and for your organization or business! You can email photos to Sherry for PR placement, along with a few words about it. This can be a photo of your designer(s) with holiday decorating items and/or work in progress. A placement each week in the newspaper and posted online will start in October.

The designer showcase of beautifully created trees, wreaths, centerpieces, and gingerbread structure showcases are the heart of the Festival of Trees! We look forward to working with you to create a spectacular and fun family holiday event!

Yours truly,

Kim Brady
Designer Exhibits Chair
Sherry Bradshaw
Festival of Trees Coordinator

Please click on the INSTRUCTIONS and AGREEMENT for your category at the top of this page.

Tax deduction forms are available upon request.

All proceeds benefit Garrett County Dove Center. About Dove Center www.gcdovecenter.org
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