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October 09, 1997|By Karin Remesch

Autumn Glory Festival

Take in the fall foliage this weekend at Garrett County's 30th Annual Autumn Glory Festival.

Highlights of the festival include an Oktoberfest Celebration and fireman's parade today, the "official" Maryland State Banjo Championship tomorrow, Fiddle Championship Saturday, and the Autumn Glory Grand Feature Parade Saturday. Other attractions include a baseball card show, arts, crafts and antique shows and sales, bluegrass, gospel and bagpipe concerts, a Tall Tale Liars' Festival and ski swap.

The festival starts today and runs through Sunday in downtown Oakland, Deep Creek Lake and the surrounding area. Some events are free, others charge admission. For a complete schedule, call 301-334-1948.

Longwood Gardens

Autumn's colors illuminate the landscape through Oct. 24 at Longwood Gardens, near Kennett Square, Pa. Glowing shades of yellow, orange, purple and red paint the trees and flower gardens throughout the 1,050-acre horticultural showplace.

Daily programs, including demonstrations and plant walks, add to the garden's charm. And since chrysanthemums are the quintessential fall flower, the Delaware Valley Chrysanthemum Society will hold its annual show Saturday and Sunday. The show features hundreds of blooms in every color and shape. Society members will be on hand to answer questions.

Children ages 3-5 can enjoy garden stories and related activities at 10: 30 a.m. Wednesdays.

Autumn also marks the return of concerts to Longwood's Conservatory Ballroom. The University of Delaware Vocal Faculty presents chamber music at 2: 30 p.m. Sunday, and Peter Conte, an organist, performs on Longwood's 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ at 2: 30 p.m. Oct. 19.

Longwood is on U.S. 1 in the Brandywine Valley. The outdoor gardens open at 9 a.m. and the conservatory at 10 a.m. -- both close at 6 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 Tuesdays; $6 for ages 16-20; $2 ages 6-15. Call 800-737-5500 or 610-388-1000.

Pub Date: 10/09/97

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