Annual HonFest in Hampden

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Local residents attend Honfest, an annual summer festival and much-loved local tradition, with their bee-hive hairdos, cat-eye glasses, and anything with a leopard print on June 8, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.  HonFest celebrates the wacky, tacky working class women of 1960s Baltimore.     AFP PHOTO / Leigh PATERSON        (Photo credit should read Leigh PATERSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Local residents attend Honfest, an annual summer festival and much-loved local tradition, with their bee-hive hairdos, cat-eye glasses, and anything with a leopard print on June 8, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. HonFest celebrates the wacky, tacky working class women of 1960s Baltimore. AFP PHOTO / Leigh PATERSON (Photo credit should read Leigh PATERSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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Big Hair and Feather Boas for Honfest

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BALTIMORE, Md. (WNEW) — It’s turned into an annual tradition in Baltimore, and just as much a spectacle: HonFest in Hampden.

It celebrates this city’s iconic retro housewives and Baltimore’s unique culture.

The festival started in 1994 and has evolved from a tiny Baltimore’s Best Hon pageant behind Café Hon, to a nationally recognized festival that covers four city blocks on Hampden’s own 36th Street.

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WNEW’s Steve Dorsey contributed to this report.

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