Max Blob presents Blob's Park
8024 Blob's Park Road Jessup, MD 20794
MD Rt. 175 @ Baltimore-Washington Parkway
Blob's Park has closed and the building has been demolished. All we have left now are our memories and the pictures on this website.
In 1933 Max Blob, wanting to have a gathering place for his friends from the old country, built a small frame building on his farm in Jessup, MD. It housed a bowling alley and a few tables. It became so popular that he opened it to the public as a German beer garden with dancing every weekend. The building was periodically enlarged.
In 1942 John and Katherine Eggerl, Max's niece, began helping him manage the business. As their children and grandchildren came along, they also became a working part of the establishment.
On February 22, 1958 the hall was completely gutted by fire, but within a month it was restored and re-opened to become more successful than ever. In recent years it became apparent that in order to accommodate the crowds, a new building would have to be built. This dream became a reality on June 25, 1976 when the all new Blob's Park opened it's doors.
The entire family hopes that you have enjoyed your visits to Blob's Park and will have memories to last a lifetime.
This was the mural that was painted on the outside of the building.
Please visit familypolka.com for polka events in the area.
An authentic Bavarian Biergarten that was conveniently located between Baltimore, MD and Washington, D.C. featured homecooked German style foods and over seventy brands of beer, including German beers on draught. It was open every weekend with live Polka bands and dancing on a 2,000 square foot wooden dance floor. It was one of Maryland's favorite polka dance halls enjoyed by locals and out-of-towners as well.
John, Leigh, Roger, Leon
Not pictured Mark & Mike
End Of An Era - A poem by Bill Miller
Farewell to Blob's Park by Joseph Early
Our picture galleries
Pictures of 2007 New Year's Eve Gala Farewell Party
A nice tribute to Katherine here
Salute to Veterans, November 6, 2005
Stringing Lights - Sugar Plum Fairies - Finale
Christmas Moments - December 17, 2005
Last updated 1 OCT 2014 14:45