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Important Parade Route & Road Closure Information (Saturday Morning Only)
This page is primarily about getting to the Reisterstown Festival grounds at Hannah More Park but if you’re interested in seeing our popular Festival Parade on Saturday at 9am, it begins approx 1.2 mi north of the Park on Main Street in Reisterstown’s Historic District, and ends just south of Hannah More Park at Reisterstown Shopping Center.
Whether you’re headed to the Parade or to the Festival Grounds (hopefully both!) on Saturday morning, please be aware that MD 140/Main Street/Reisterstown Rd will be temporarily closed from MD 30/Hanover Pike and south to Franklin Blvd from approximately 8:30am – 10:40am for the Festival Parade. For the safety of Parade participants and spectators, this closure prohibits all vehicular access including MTA service to Hannah More Park and all locations only accessible via the 140/Main St Parade Route during this time. This means that unless you get to your desired vantage point to watch the parade by 8:30am, you won’t be able to drive to that spot via 140/Main Street so you’ll need to approach it from an accessible side-street. Side streets, driveways, etc. along the route with no outlet except 140/Main Street – meaning are not thru streets – will be temporarily inaccessible -in or out- by vehicles.
This road closure is enforced solely the Baltimore County Police. The Festival has no control over precise closure times or enforecement-related matters while in effect. We apologize for any inconvenience and greatly appreciate your patience, cooperation, and concern for safety of everyone particpating in and watching parade, so that we can continue a great 31+ year Parade tradition for the enjoyment of all.
Details on Festival Entrance, Parking, & Free Onsite Shuttle:
During Festival Weekend, you’ll see a large Festival Entrance sign at the Hannah More School entrance (Hannah More Lane) which marks the main vehicle entry point into the Festival (The Festival Car Show entrance on Sunday is separate and is located at the MD 140 light at Academy Rd (Caraway Rd on the opposite side of Reisterstown Rd. You will see the show cars in the adjacent lot on 140 beginning at 8am Sunday. See the interactive map link above for closer detail) . During Festival hours (11am to 10pm Saturday and 11 to 5pm Sunday), Festival Staff will be stopping all entering vehiclesto welcome and help direct you. They will offer you onsite parking if available ($5 donation requested) which includes Onsite Shuttle Service to key festival locations within the park. Shuttle service will be offered as needed up to 30 minutes past closing time. (See additional Shuttle Info at the bottom of this page) Please be aware that availability of onsite parking is limited and not guaranteed. This parking can sell out at peak periods such as for Saturday’s fireworks show and Festival’s Headliner band (8-10pm) or other popular events. An onsite parking sell out might temporarily close this entrance to all except authorized vehicles. Arriving early for onsite parking is recommended – especially if you have a specific festival band, event, or showtime in mind. A variety of nearby free on-street and other parking is also available (sorry, we are not able to offer an offsite shuttle service but all festival visitors are welcome to use the free shuttle when onsite to help reach their desired destination.)
Directions from major regional locations