Festival Location

The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is held at the Howard County Fairgrounds, located just west of the City of Baltimore in Howard County, Maryland.

Contact Information

Howard County Fairgrounds
2210 Fairground Road
West Friendship, MD 21794-9604 USA
(410) 442-1022


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Festival Entrances

There are two main entrances for the Festival – one to the East near 32, and one to the West near 97.

Directions to the Festival


If you are travelling to the Festival from points West, we ask that you use Rt 97. At the light, turn onto Rt 144 to the West Entrance of the Howard County Fairgrounds (on the left). (This will help minimize traffic backups on Rt 32.)

From Baltimore, MD — I-70

Take I-70 WEST, to the MD 32 exit (80) towards Sykesville/Clarksville.

Turn LEFT onto MD 32 South.

Turn RIGHT onto Route 144 WEST (Frederick Road).

Turn RIGHT in the EAST ENTRANCE onto Fairground Road.

From Frederick, MD — I-70

Take I-70 EAST.

Turn RIGHT to MD 97 SOUTH exit (80) towards Sykesville/Clarksville.

Turn LEFT onto Route 144 EAST (Frederick Road).

Turn LEFT in the WEST ENTRANCE of fairgrounds.

From Washington, DC — I-95

Take I-95 N, to the MD 32 WEST exit (38B), towards Columbia.

MERGE onto MD-32 W.

Turn LEFT onto Route 144 WEST (Frederick Road).

Turn RIGHT in the EAST ENTRANCE onto Fairground Road.

Handicap Parking

Use the East entrance, please stay in the far right lane, and parking staff will guide you to the right place

Bus Parking

Revised bus parking procedure for 2014: If you are bringing a bus to the Festival, please note that this year all buses will enter the fairgrounds through the west entrance, where someone will direct you where to drop off your riders. If you are coming from Route 32, drive past the east entrance to the west entrance. If you are coming from I-70 (east or west), it is recommended that you use Route 97 to avoid the backups on 32 and 144.

Thank you for your help in making this a great experience for all! If you have any questions, please contact the Sheep & Wool office.

Festival Weather

The weather at the festival can change quickly. Please check the weather before you leave for the festival.

Fairgrounds Map

The Fairgrounds map shows the location of all the buildings and tents at the festival.

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