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The 2019




May 10-12, 2019

Howard County MD Fairgrounds

The Preakness Festival
Friday may 10th, Saturday may 11th, Sunday May 12th

WCBM and WQLL present the annual Preakness Festival at the Howard County Fairgrounds. Bring the whole family to enjoy new attractions in 2019 including midway rides & games, ferris wheel,  helicopter tours, Fastrax Skydiving Team*, and of course the best Hot Air Balloons* and tethered balloon rides* in Maryland. Also enjoy our beer and wine garden, Maryland’s finest vendors and Baltimore area’s best food, a balloon glow after dusk, and as always live music on the main stage throughout the day. Come and experience all that the 2019 Preakness Festival has to offer this May.

*Balloon activity & parachuting  is weather dependent and subject to change. Please see schedule for estimated balloon activity times. Balloons and Parachuters may not be present outside of activity times and are not guaranteed.

View our ad promoting The 2019 Preakness Festival
Come see the Fastrax skydiving Team!
New to Preakness Festival in 2019
Both Friday & Saturday
View Preakness festival from the sky!
helicopter rides
provided by
charm city helicopters
Listen to interview here!
listen HERE for 2019 highlights
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Press Play! - Helicopter Pilot Interview
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Press Play! - Sherwood Amusements Interview 2019
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Have you registered for the Weis Markets hot dog eating contest yet?
You could win this awesome trophy!
Thank you to our 2019 Festival Sponsors
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