It’s time for Baltimore-area “hons” to break out their cateye
glasses, leopard print clothes, blue eye shadow and start working on those beehive hairdos
as Baltimore celebrates all things “Hon” on June 9th and 10th when Café Hon hosts the 19th
19th Annual HONfest will cover four blocks of West 36th Street in Hamden…it’s on“The Avenue”, Hon.
Again this year, the feature event of HONfest will be the crowning of “Bawlmer’s Best Hon.” On
Saturday, June 9th at 2:00PM, everyone is invited to the Main Stage as the “Hons” try to wow
the crowd and the judges.
The Top 10 participants on Saturday will come back on Sunday at 2:00PM to dance the “HONey Hop” and show their one-minute talent for the chance to be
“Bawlmer’s Best Hon.” The winner will be crowned shortly before 3:00PM on the Main Stage.
“We’re here to recognize the hard working women of Baltimore, especially those representing
the women of the 1960’s,” says Denise Whiting, owner of Café Hon. “Our goal is to have fun and
celebrate Baltimore. We’re looking for the woman with the strongest Baltimore personality and
the best command of ‘Bawlmer-ese,’our local language.”
In addition to the “Bawlmer’s Best Hon” contest, this year’s festival will feature local musicians
playing on one of three stages. Visitors will also be able to sample a variety of foods, can
purchase the works of many local artists, and visit the fabulous shops of Baltimore’s historic
For more information and the complete schedule of events, visit the HONfest web site at