||Friends of Fort Frederick State Park
The fair is over, but you can still visit the sulter's websites.
There were hundreds of campers all in 18th century clothing, and over 140 Sutlers (vendors) selling their 18th century wares!
Are you a member of the Friends of Fort Frederick State Park? We encourage you to join us. You do not have to attend meetings to be a member. There is a great monthly newsletter, a member discount in the store, and your membership supports events such as the market fair and many other historical events.
18th CENTURY MARKET FAIR
APRIL 27 - 30, 2017
Another successful Market Fair has come and gone.
It’s always amazing how fast it goes by!
On behalf of the members of the Friends of Fort Frederick State Park and the Market Fair Committee as well as the staff of Fort Frederick State Park, I want to thank all of our sutler and camper participants for their support of the event through their attendance and portrayals of life in the period 1730 – 1790. I would also like to thank our tireless volunteers who gave of their time and talents to help the Fair come to life.
A ‘thank you’ also to all of the members of the public who came out to enjoy the atmosphere of the Fair and who supported the sutlers and other vendors through their interest in their wares and their portrayals of merchants in 18th Century Eastern America. Attending Market Fair is a wonderful way to increase ones knowledge of the period, particularly the French and Indian War period, and the role that historic Fort Frederick played in that conflict and in protecting the Maryland frontier in general. We all hope that you had a wonderful and informative time!
The mission of the Friends of Fort Frederick is to aid in the extension of the natural, historical and recreational resources of this premier state park. We provide financial and volunteer support for fort activities and are always looking for new members to help us keep our heritage alive. Please consider joining us (regardless of where you live!). Membership information is available on the ‘Join the Friends!’ link on our website.
We hope to see you at next year’s 24th Annual 18th Century Market Fair which will be held Thursday, April 26th, through Sunday, April 29th, 2018. We will be posting sutler and camper information, as well as general information, sometime in the fall. Be sure to check the website for updates!
President – Friends of Fort Frederick State Park
Come to historic Fort
Frederick, an original stone fort built in 1756 during the French and
Indian War and travel back in time to an authentic 18th century market
fair. A whiff of campfires fills the air. Colorful entertainers
are found strolling about the fair. See sutlers (period vendors) selling
18th century wares: pottery, tin and copper ware, clothing, material
and patterns, books, fireplace and cooking hardware, muskets and
accoutrements, paintings and prints, lanterns and other camp gear,
etc. See hundreds of fair-goers of all ages dressed in colonial
clothing: artisans, soldiers, ladies & gentlemen, Native Americans,
longhunters, traders, servants, etc. Free entertainment for
(About 14 miles west of Hagarstown, MD)
Take Exit 12 off I-70 MD 56 (Big Pool Road) – Big Pool , Indian Springs.
The Friends of Fort Frederick State Park contributes support to the park by sponsoring educational activities and programs throughout the year, as well as contributing financially to support the park's historical, cultural and administrative needs.
Those interested in joining their efforts may contact:
The Friends of Fort Frederick
11115 Fort Frederick Road
Big Pool MD 21711
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