Each year, on the first Saturday in June, local civic organizations, entertainers and businesses come together to celebrate Bowie at Bowiefest.
It is a fair, a carnival, an expo, and a festival rolled up into one huge event and it takes place on Saturday, June 7, at Allen Pond Park, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
There will be musical performances, rides, demonstrations, information booths, and lots of food offerings. There will also be an arts and crafts fair, organized by Soroptimist International of Bowie-Crofton, a Home and Health Expo inside the Ice Arena, and a rib-eating contest sponsored by Texas Roadhouse.
Admission to Bowiefest is free.Entertainment
Entertainment takes place on two stages throughout the day.
Stop by the Robert V. Setera Amphitheater and the Anne Arundel Medical Center Pavilion Stage for a variety of performances.
Bowiefest 2014 Performance Schedule
Arts & Crafts Fair
Each year, the Soroptomist International of Bowie/Crofton organize an arts and crafts fair at Bowiefest. There you will find an interesting variety of handcrafted wares.
When you need a break from all the fun in the sun, step inside the Bowie Ice Arena and visit the Bowie Business Expo, organized by the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce.
Civic Groups and Other Organizations
Local non-profit groups, and environmental and civic organizations can share information and promote their organizations by having a booth at this popular event.
It's always a treat to walk around Bowiefest, smelling the popcorn, and cotton candy, and all of the different food sizzling on the grills. When you get hungry, be sure to sample several of the offerings that are for sale.
Rib Eating Contest
Ready for ribs? For the third year in a row the Texas Road House will be holding a rib eating contest at Bowiefest. A grand prize of a $100 gift certificate will be awarded to the winner. All contestants’ names will be drawn at Bowiefest. So come and enjoy the day and then enjoy some ribs! To sign up, stop by the Texas Roadhouse at 6011 Highbridge Road in Bowie.
Parking is free and can be found at the park or on nearby streets. Bowie offers free shuttle buses from the Park and Ride lot (on Northview Drive, near the movie theaters) to the entrance of Allen PondPark. Buses will arrive at the lot every 20 minutes starting at 10 a.m. The last bus will leave the park at 6:30 p.m.
Read more about Bowiefest 2014 at www.cityofbowie.org/bowiefest.