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Where does the Annapolis Book Festival take place?

The Festival takes place on the campus of Key School: 534 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis, MD 21403. Directions

What are the Festival hours?

The Festival is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Do I need a ticket for the Festival? How much are tickets?

Admission and parking are free and require no tickets.

How long has the Annapolis Book Festival been running?

The first Festival was held in 2002 and has been held every year since then.

Are there any events and activities for children?

There are lots of activities for children throughout the day from presentations by children’s book authors, to a Tech Village, to science magic shows, animal acts, music, and scavenger hunts.

How long do events last?

The majority of events last one hour. Check the program for details of when events start and end.

What time will author X be signing?

Most authors sign directly after their event right outside their event room. However, authors presenting in Katharine Hall sign their books directly after their event in the Activity Building.

Can I bring my pet to the Festival?

We only allow service animals on campus.

Is food available at the Festival?

Yes. There is a concession stand and food trucks. There are also popcorn, snacks, candy, and drinks available for sale around the event area.

Can I get online at the Festival?

Yes. Wifi is available on campus.

Where can I park?

Parking is available on campus and a few blocks away at a playing field. Shuttle service runs between campus and remote parking all day.

Is there handicapped parking and access to buildings?

There are marked handicapped spaces and the buildings are handicapped accessible. If you need any assistance, go to the Information Booth.

When are details about Festival events available?

The Festival is held each year in April. The date is announced on the Festival website the summer before. Information about the Festival begins appearing online and on social media (Facebook, Twitter) in the fall. Check www.keyschool.org/annapolisbookfestival for information as it becomes available.

A schedule of events is posted on the Festival’s website and sent out to the local community a month prior to the event. The schedule of events outlines the authors and their books and contains information about presentations and panels, including times and locations. A full program of events is available day-of at the Festival.

How can I connect with the Festival?

Connect with the Annapolis Book Festival on Facebook www.facebook.com/AnnapolisBook and Twitter @annapolisbook. For questions please contact Trish Gallant, Director of Parent Programs and Special Events at 410-263-9231, ext. 1275; tgallant@keyschool.org