Grab your boas and tease that beehive! It’s time for the 25th Annual HONfest. HONfest symbolizes all the charm and goodwill that lies within the hearts of those who live, work, and play in Bawlmer. “Hon” the Bawlmer term of endearment short for “Honey”, embodies the warmth and affection bestowed upon our neighbors and visitors alike by the historic working women of Baltimore. HONfest is an annual celebration in honor of these women.
Since 1994, HONfest has grown from a tiny Baltimore’s Best Hon Pageant to a nationally recognized festival that covers four city blocks along West 36th Street in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore. Additionally, HONfest spills into The Ideal Arts Space at 905 W. 36th Street, featuring an annual bourbon tasting and pop up gallery curated specifically for the festival.
HONfest 2017 by the numbers
- 35,000+ attendees
- 24 food vendors
- 64 craft vendors exhibiting handmade wares
- 15 artist exhibitors at The Ideal Arts Space
- 14 corporate vendors
- 7 non-profit vendors
- 3 stages of music & events, including Baltimore’s Best Hon Contest
C’mon down, hon! It’s a festival like none other!
Saturday, June 9, 2018 11am-8pm
“Block Party” Saturday 8-10pm
Sunday, June 10, 2018 Noon-6pm