COVID-19 Policies

The 2023 Gathering will be held in an outdoor pavilion in Woodlawn, MD. This should be better than hosting indoors for safety reasons.


Here are the requirements and recommendations for 2023 as of September 2022:


  1. Up to date vaccination for all people eligible for them (please reach out if you have a medical exemption).

  2. Proof of vaccination/booster(s) provided BEFORE the gathering to allow for easy check-in

  3. Masks are encouraged

  4. Social distancing is also encouraged


With new variants popping up all the time and the fact that we are still learning about this virus these are put in place to keep everyone safe. This page will be updated the closer we get to the event as things are ever changig.


Many in our community either are or have people in their lives that are immunocompromised, elderly, and/or at high risk for this. If you feel you can’t comply or are still uncomfortable meeting in person I would encourage you to still participate by ordering an absentee packet, donating to our silent auction, or participating in a virtual capacity.


Thank you for your understanding!

Venue/Park Policies


Be sure to check out the official park policies - note we DO have an alcohol permit! Feel free to BYOB and drink responsibly.


Please note: There is an entry fee into Patapsco Valley State Park. This is NOT included in your registration and you will be responsible for it upon entry. 

The fee is: Maryland residents $2/person; out-of-state residents $4/person. Be sure to check the park’s page for the latest on fees. There is a day use waiver for veterans as well as Active Duty Military / Maryland National Guard.

The Gathering will be held in the Pickall 702 Pavilion of the park.

Directions to the site:

Patapsco Valley State Park - Pickall Area
8125 Johnnycake Road
Woodlawn, MD 21244


Driving Directions:

From Beltway (I-695) take Security Blvd. (exit 17) westbound. Go 0.5 miles and turn left on North Rolling Rd. Take next right (Fairbrook Rd.). Go 1 mile, turn left on Johnnycake Rd. Go 1.5 miles to park entrance on the left.

From Rt. 40 take Rt. 40 east to North Rolling Rd. toward security square mall. Go 2.5 miles, turn left onto Fairbrook Rd. Follow above directions.


GPS Coordinates: 39.31159, -76.79091


Registration is coming soon! Event will be May 20, 2023.

Be sure all people in your party are registered - there will be a cheaper Enabler package option!


Coming soon - Gathering will be: Noon - 5 pm.

Vendors may set up at 11 a.m.