Howard Magazine - Page 35 - Best snowball: The Snowball Stand

Howard Magazine
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Best snowball: The Snowball Stand

1970 Woodstock Road, Woodstock. | 443-405-2557 


For 44 years, people from Howard County and beyond have traveled to the rolling fields of Woodstock in search of a classic Baltimore snowball at The Snowball Stand. What they find is more than just one of the region’s best snowballs: The Snowball Stand is also a place where memories are made.


Michele “Miki” Hill, who owns the stand with her husband, Tim, says people of all ages stop by to share stories about childhood memories made at the stand, from first kisses to sports team celebrations.


The Hills have run the stand for 12 years; they credit the two previous owners with creating a business that was beloved by the community. “We tried to stand on their shoulders,” says Miki Hill. Present-day visits are made more fun thanks to the engaging staff of young adults.


“Our employees are hands-down the best. We’ve tried to pull together a team of kids who are polite, happy, friendly and conversational,” says Hill. “The kids get along really well and that spills over to how they treat the customers.”


Of course, the snowballs themselves are also a huge draw. “Every one of our flavors are homemade, and that’s a big difference. We don’t use fructose – it’s actual sugar – and they taste really good,” she says.