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March 10, 2009

Is the Federal Hill Fest of All any good?

I recently had a friend ask me if the Federal Hill Fest of All is worth going to. Anybody been in the past couple years? What did you think? The next one is this Saturday.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 9:23 AM | | Comments (11)
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cue local business owners posing as locals plugging the event

I went last year and it was fun, the food was good, and open bar is always a good time.

The Federal Hill Fest is a really good time. This years festival is April 26th.

I highly doubt it's as fun as the Midnight Sun Shindig.

I only went last year to hear music...Jukebox the Ghost and the reserves. The Fest had the usual suspects...jewelry vendors, food vendors and more drunks than I cared to count.

Federal Hill Fest of All is this Saturday, the 14th

The Federal Hill Spring Festival is what you went to last year Courtney and that is Sunday, April 26th.

The Spring Festival is fun, I have never been to the Federal Hill Fest of All.

I just wonder if it is a coincidence that it falls on the same day as the Irish Stroll in Federal Hill.

The Fest of All is a party sponsored by a lot of bars with everything donated, I think. I am assuming that it is to raise money for the Main Street Association, not sure.

jason,

Thanks for setting me straight! I'm combining two of the post-winter FedHill Festivals into one....sorry.

"Full tables in advance $600, seats 10!"
At least you get the table for free. Seems like a good deal.

For $60 a ticket, you think they'd be able to hire someone who has some form of web design background.

They brought the fashion show thing back on the venue. Maybe they'll bring back the pony ride.

won't somebody think of the parking??!?!?!

Ok guys...FEST -OF-ALL is a party/charitable event to celebrate the neighborhood AND raise money for Federal Hill Main Street, a non-profit that helps the small local boutiques be able to compete with big box stores as well as work toward improving the overall community.

Many of you are confusing other "street festivals with this event. this is only the second year for this event and last year it was awesome. this year there are over 20 restaurants offering great foods to try, open bars, a fashion show and gaming parlor. It is held at the Baltimore Museum of Industry THIS Saturday, March 14th at 7 PM.

as for Evans snarky comment about business owners posing as locals... Actually quite a few though not all of the businesses owners there DO LIVE HERE! AND, they CHOSE Fed Hill for the locale of their businesses because the love the neighborhood and want the community to succeed and prosper. When you are a small business and your staff are yourself and maybe 3 other people, where you work becomes a second home. Anyone that works in the neighborhood is also invested, cause you want things nice for yourself, for your customers and for those that support you on a regular basis.

Sorry, enough of that stuff...

So come join in on the fun! Considering the neighborhood has won the honors of "Best New Shopping District", the B&B as #1 ranked on TripAdvisor.com for both city and the entire state of MD, and most recently winning the title of "Best American Main Streets" there is a lot to celebrate and enjoy!

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