Did you know that the Maryland tradition of snowballs dates back to the 1800s?  It’s true!  Trucks that were shipping ice to the south would pass through the Baltimore area, and kids would chase them asking for ice shavings. When the shavings were brought home, moms would make flavored syrups and pour them over top of the ice.  This cheap treat became known as the hard times sundae or the penny sundae and eventually donned the name, “Snowball.”  This local summertime favorite is best kept cold in a Styrofoam cup and can be accompanied by marshmallow cream topping. The ice may be shaved- but not enough to dissolve.  Your snowball will remain intact enough to survive a humid Harford County summer.  Harford County is home to more than 10 different Snowball stands that stem from the northern Harford County towns of Jarrettsville, Whiteford and Dublin and across the county to towns such as Fallston, Abingdon, Aberdeen and Havre de Grace.  Take a glance at the entire list of Snowball Stands in Harford County at the list below, and be sure to download the Harford Digital Passport and take a trip along our “Snowball Trail-“one of the many experiential trails for everyone to enjoy at VisitHarford.com!

Pink and Blue shaved ice graphic with blue straw and yellow stars

Angie's Snowballs

3743 Federal Hill Road, Jarrettsville, MD

Lime Green Shed with Windows and Menu for Cold Treats

Dublin Sno Balls

1539 Whiteford Road, Street, MD

Emmorton Snowballs & Ice Cream

Emmorton Snowballs & Ice Cream

101 East Wheel Road, Bel Air, MD

Friendship Snowballs

Friendship Snowballs

3520 Woodsdale Road, Abingdon, MD

Three Ice Creams in Mason Jars with whipped cream

Frozen Sandcastle Ice Cream and Snowball Shop

2113 Conowingo Road, Bel Air, MD

White Snowball Stand with glowing string lights across the stand

Ice Hole Snowballs

2419 Whiteford Road, Whiteford, MD

Island Ice Snowball Stand

Island Ice Snowballs

305 S. Philadelphia Road, Aberdeen, MD

Sharon's Snowballs

Sharon's Hawaiian Shaved Ice

595 Baltimore Pike, Bel Air, MD/ 1500 Rock Spring Road, Bel Air, MD/ 1100 Cedar Lane, Bel Air, MD

Waldos Snowballs

Waldo's Snowballs

696 Bel Air Road. Bel Air, MD


Yummi Freeze Snowball Stand

Yummi Freeze

1702 Harford Road, Fallston, MD