Deep Creek 2014 SummerFest was held this past Friday at the Adventure Sports Center International (ASCI), with an excessive amount of fun had by all in attendance. These happy paddlers got to experience firsthand the course at which the world-class athletes practiced earlier in the day, and will compete from Sept. 17 to Sept. 21, for the ICF Canoe and Kayak Slalom World Championships. Those attending SummerFest were treated to live music from the Terah Crawford Band, and were given access to an autograph signing session by team U.S.A. benefiting Garrett County Gives and its umbrella charities. A Ducky Race benefiting the iLEGO Robotics team was also held, along with a Mascot Dance Contest. ASCI is open to the public throughout the summer months and into October. Photo by Lindsay Mulliken. Today is Thursday, July 24, 2014.   

The 58th annual Garrett County Agriculture Fair kicks off this Saturday, July 26, and runs through Saturday, Aug. 2, at the fairgrounds in McHenry. Tractor pulls are scheduled on the track for Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. Miss Garrett County Farm Queen 2014 will be crowned on Sunday evening, and Rethoffer Amusements will have carnival rides, such as the one pictured above, and games available beginning on Monday, with hours of operation from 1 to 11 p.m. throughout the week. Musical entertainment, cooking demonstrations, a horseshoe pitching contest and mud bog, cow patty bingo, 4-H and FFA livestock sale, and much more will be offered. Details are available at Photo by Marvin Beckman.