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Parade Road Closings Announced for 47th Annual Autumn Glory Festival

Last Updated on Sep 30, 2014 at 9:59am | Economic Development
Several Oakland roads will be closed before and during the 47th Annual Autumn Glory Festival Grand Feature parade, which begins at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 11th.

Second Street will be closed to traffic from Liberty Street to Center Street at 9:30 am.  Both Second and Third Streets, from Omar Street to Alder Street, will be closed to all vehicles at 11:00 a.m.  Traffic needing to bypass Oakland will be directed to detour along Fourth Street until the parade ends.  Center Street will remain open until 12:45 p.m.

Memorial Drive also will be closed to through traffic from Fourth to Eighth Streets.  No one will be able to turn onto Fourth Street from Memorial Drive.  Barricades and police officers will prevent access onto Memorial Drive from Fourth to Eighth Streets.  Emergency vehicles should use King’s Run or Eighth Street to Memorial Drive.

Parking along the parade route, which includes parts of Second, Third, and Alder Streets, is prohibited prior to and during the parade.

Business owners or employees should contact City Hall at 301.334.2691, Oakland Police Department at 301.334.2100, or the Chamber of Commerce at 301.387.4386 in advance to obtain a pass to gain access inside the parade route; this includes the handicapped parking at the Masonic Lodge on First Street.

Garrett County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, the Maryland State Police, and State Highway employees will be assisting the Oakland Police Department with traffic control during the Autumn Glory Parade.

Oakland Police Chief Randy Wright encourages anyone coming to the festival and parade to come early to find a good parking space and enjoy the food and entertainment.

Free parking will be available in the town parking lot at the end of Second Street across the railroad tracks.

For questions or concerns, please free to contact Chief Wright at the Oakland Police Department or Oakland City Hall between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more details about Garrett County’s Autumn Glory Festival, including a complete listing of Autumn Glory events, please visit its website or contact the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce at 301.387.4386.