Western Maryland Autumn Glory Fest Begins

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(AP Photo/Christof Stache)

(AP Photo/Christof Stache)

OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — An annual rite of fall returns to Garrett County as the Autumn Glory festival opens for a five-day run.

The festival begins Wednesday with a farmers market and craft show in Oakland.

Other events include an Oktoberfest dinner and concert Thursday and the Maryland State Banjo Championship Friday.

Saturday features a parade in downtown Oakland and the state fiddle championship.

But the real highlight is the fall foliage. The county offers maps with recommended driving routes for viewing the autumn colors.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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