Grab your boas and tease that beehive! Honfest symbolizes all the charm and goodwill that lies within the hearts of those who live, work, and play in Baltimore. “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. The festival now features three different stages of live music, dozens of vendors to satisfy your appetite or find a souvenir, an oyster shucking contest, and, of course, the signature best hon pageant. 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.
For more information about the festival visit www.honfest.net.