About HONfest

Grab your boas and tease that beehive! It’s time for the 23rd 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 which covers four city blocks along West 36th Street in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore.

HONfest 2015 by the numbers

  • 45,000+ attendees over the course of 2 days
  • 24 food vendors
  • 64 craft vendors exhibiting handmade wares
  • 14 corporate vendors
  • 7 non-profit vendors
  • 3 stages of music & events, including Baltimore’s Best Hon Contest

HONfest roland ave pic

C’mon down, hon! It’s a festival like none other!

HONfest 2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016  11am-8pm

“Dancin’ in the Street” Saturday  7-10pm
Sunday, June 12, 2016 Noon-6pm