DIRECTIONS: WEST FRIENDSHIP/HOWARD COUNTY, MARYLAND FAIRGROUNDS

From Baltimore area take I-95 to 695 West (toward Towson) to I-70 to Howard County Fairgrounds exit (Hwy 32, exit 80) to 144 (make a right on 144) to Fairgrounds.

From Washington, DC area take 495 to I-95 toward Baltimore to the Columbia exit, 38B (Hwy 32 West) to 144 and make a left. Go to Fairground.

Or, take 495 to I-270 to I-70 East to the Howard County Fairgrounds exit (Exit 80).

From New York City area take I-95 South to 695, toward Towson. Take I-70 West to Exit 80. Make a left at stop sign and make a right at 144. Fairgrounds are on the right (about 1 mile).

From North Carolina, take 1-95 North to 1-295 North to 1-95 North to 1-495 toward Baltimore to 1-95 North toward Baltimore to the Columbia exit (Hwy 32) to 144 and make a left. If you go to 1-70, you have gone to far.

Still lost? Call the Howard County Fairgrounds at (410) 442-1022.



DIRECTIONS: MARTINSBURG, WVA YOUTH FAIRGROUNDS

From Baltimore
Take the Beltway to I-70 Westógo to Frederick, Maryland
At Frederick, look for exit to Rt. 340 West toward Charles Town/Harpers Ferry
Take Rt. 340 West across Potomac River Bridge, into Virginia, and then back into West Virginia, then across Shenandoah Bridge into West Virginia (its all Rt. 340). At Charles Town take Rt. 9 toward Martinsburg. About 12 miles after turning onto Rt. 9 and just before Martinsburg, look for brick factory on the left and the Eastern Regional Jail on the right. Just past the jail, turn right onto Grapevine Road. Follow Grapevine to Golf Course Road (Grapevine dead ends into Golf Course). Turn right on Golf Course, crossing one lane bridge, following Golf Course Road up a hill past a golf course on the left. Just past the top of the hill, follow Golf Course Road to the left. The Berkeley County Youth Fairgrounds is on the left just past the golf course.


From Washington DC
Take the beltway to I-270 north toward Frederick. At Frederick follow signs to I-70 westóbut you need to stay in the right lane because you will be getting off at Rt. 340 West (Charles Town/Harpers Ferry) right after you get onto I-70 West. Follow Rt. 340 West across Potomac River Bridge, into Virginia, and then back into West Virginia, then across Shenandoah Bridge into West Virginia (its all Rt. 340). At Charles Town take Rt. 9 toward Martinsburg. About 12 miles after turning onto Rt. 9 and just before Martinsburg, look for brick factory on the left and the Eastern Regional Jail on the right. Just past the jail, turn right onto Grapevine Road. Follow Grapevine to Golf Course Road (Grapevine dead ends into Golf Course). Turn right on Golf Course, crossing one lane bridge, following Golf Course Road up a hill past a golf course on the left. Just past the top of the hill, follow Golf Course Road to the left. The Berkeley County Youth Fairgrounds is on the left just past the golf course.


From Winchester and Points South
Take I-81 North to Martinsburg Exit 12 east. Thatís Apple Harvest Drive/ Rt. 45. Rt. 45 becomes Rt. 9 as you are driving east toward Charles Town. In the first several miles you will go under an underpass. Get in the left travel lane after that underpass. After the second light past the underpass, cross a railroad track and then turn left onto Grapevine Road. Follow Grapevine to Golf Course Road (Grapevine dead ends into Golf Course). Turn right on Golf Course, crossing one lane bridge, following Golf Course Road up a hill past a golf course on the left. Just past the top of the hill, follow Golf Course Road to the left. The Berkeley County Youth Fairgrounds is on the left just past the golf course.


From Hagerstown and Points North
Take I-81 South to Martinsburg Exit 12 eastóThatís Apple Harvest Drive/Rt. 45.
Rt. 45 becomes Rt. 9 as you are driving east toward Charles Town. In the first several miles you will go under an underpass. Get in the left travel lane after that underpass. After the second light past the underpass, cross a railroad track and then turn left onto Grapevine Road. Follow Grapevine to Golf Course Road (Grapevine dead ends into Golf Course). Turn right on Golf Course, crossing one lane bridge, following Golf Course Road up a hill past a golf course on the left. Just past the top of the hill, follow Golf Course Road to the left. The Berkeley County Youth Fairgrounds is on the left just past the golf course.

Still lost? Call the Martinsburg, West Virginia Visitors and Convention/Bureau at 1-800-498-2386.