Baltimore's Hampdenfest cancelled

BALTIMORE - The toilets won't be off to the races and the Natty Boh won't flow come September in Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood. 

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The organizers of the annual Hampdenfest (not to be confused with HonFest) announced Tuesday evening that the event had to be cancelled. 

In a Facebook post on the event's official page, organizers cited a conflict of schedule with Baltimore's Sailabration/Star Spangled Banner anniversity. 

We've just been notified by Baltimore City, despite planning on it for most of 2014, that our traditional second Saturday in September date, (this year, September 13) would not be available for us to host Hampdenfest due to the city's commitment to the Sailabration/Star Spangled Banner Anniversary festivities downtown (as we understand it, they simply don't have the resources to allow us to put on our festival at the same time), and after careful discussion with our festival partners, the organizers of Hampdenfest are saddened to have to announce that it won't be possible to put on Hampdenfest in 2014.

Read the statement in full here

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