Are you into campy events and sky-high hair? Beehives, boas, and Bawlmer hospitality abound at Honfest!

Come raise a glass to the "hon" in your life, or just enjoy the company of Baltimore's finest ladies. This annual event honors the working women of the city and crowns one as the Best Hon.

Event Details

WHEN: Saturday, June 8: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Sunday, June 9: 12 to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Four blocks around 905 West 36th Street | Baltimore, MD
PARKING: $8 at Johns Hopkins at Keswick garage | 3700 Keswick Road | Baltimore, MD


What to Expect

First off, there will be a huge crowd. Previous festivals brought over 35,000 people to the four city blocks – that's Mardi-Gras-in-New Orleans-kind-of-crowded, people! Over 60 arts and crafts vendors will be set up for your purchasing pleasure, and 24 food vendors will serve up some delicious dishes.

The highlight of the festival is Baltimore's Best Hon Contest which draws some of the city's finest ladies. The competition's official motto is "The higher the hair, the closer to God", just to give you an idea of the level of kitsch.

The main stage will also feature live music and other entertainment throughout the two days of the festival. There's even an oyster-shucking contest on June 9!


Know Before You Go

  • Local businesses will be open during Honfest. Support them!
  • You must be 21 and older to purchase and consume alcohol at this event.
  • Street parking will be extremely limited, so head straight for one of the designated parking options for the festival.
  • If you're coming from out of town, Staybridge Suites is offering special Honfest rates. Check it out before the block is sold out!


For more information, including a full list of vendors and entertainment, visit the Honfest official website.

**All of the photos in this article are courtesy of the Honfest Facebook page.

Do you attend Honfest every year? Have any tips for first-timers? Let us know in the comments!