DAY VISITORS INFORMATION:
Mark your calendars!
The 20th annual Market Fair will be held April 24 - 27, 2014.
Travel back in time to an authentic 18th century market fair! Come to historic Fort Frederick, an original stone fort built in 1756 during the French and Indian War. The aroma of campfire smoke fills the air. See hundreds of reenactors and sutlers (venders) selling 18th century wares: paintings and prints, clothing, patterns, material, books, camp gear, muskets and acoutrements, hornware, fireplace and cooking hardware, lanterns, tinware, copperware, pottery, etc. See hundreds of people dressed in colonial clothing: soldiers, longhunters, Native Americans, ladies, gentlemen, servants, traders, artisans, and children. Free Entertainment for the kids. Fundraising Auction on Saturday to benefit the Friends of Fort Frederick. Food available. Hosted by the Friends of Fort Frederick State Park and Fort Frederick State Park.
Take exit 12 off of I-70, about 15 minutes west of Hagerstown
9 am – 5 pm Thursday through Saturday
9 am – 3 pm Sunday.
Service charge: Adults: $5.00, ages 6 to 12: $2.00, 5 and under: free.
A message from Chris Holmgren, Volunteer Coordinator,
20th Annual Fort Frederick Market Fair:
Greetings to our Market Fair participants,
I am Chris Holmgren, Volunteer Coordinator for the Market Fair. You can volunteer to help at the Market Fair either via an email to email@example.com and the message will get to me, or to me at my contact information given below. Volunteer opportunities include road watch, auction, registration, HQ tent, set-up and/or tear-down tasks or any combination thereof. Once requests are received, the information will be directed to the respective chairperson.
As you may know, when you volunteer, you will be allowed to set up on Monday. I will let volunteers who arrive on Monday know that day where we may need your help on Tuesday. The work parties will begin on Tuesday at 9 AM when we will meet at the dining fly by Capt. Wort's store (the log cabin). If you cannot arrive until Tuesday, we will still have tasks we might need volunteers to help with so let us know that as well.
There will be a mandatory Volunteer Meeting on Tuesday, April 22, at 4:30 PM under the dining fly at Capt. Wort's store where we will talk about what the various duties entail, what's new, and anything else that's pertinent. After the meeting, we will get you registered and will ensure we have names and contact information for you. We rely on our volunteers to help us put on this premier event and truly appreciate the assistance that you give us.
Please, consider a shift in the HQ tent. Its' basic function will be as an information and communications center. The shifts are only three hours long...and it's a great way to meet people.
Individuals who volunteer to help with event setup and/or tear down may set up their camp as early as Monday, April 21st, but no earlier. Volunteers are required to contact Chris Holmgren at firstname.lastname@example.org (telephone 301-972-7453) for assignments. No early arrivals are allowed unless you are volunteering. Requests to volunteer must be received by Chris by April 1, 2014. Please help spread the word to others that will be camping with you that might be available to help us out.
Thank you for volunteering and have a safe trip to the Fort.
Your most humble and obedient servant,
Market Fair Committee
CAMPERS & SUTLERS INFORMATION:
- Sutler Applications must be received by February 15, 2014.
New sutler applicants will be notified by March 15th if their applications have been accepted.
- Camper Applications must be received by March 15, 2014.
Mail Applications to:
Market Fair Registration
c/o Friends of Fort Frederick
11115 Fort Frederick Rd.
Big Pool, MD 21711
If you would like information about attending the Market Fair as a day visitor, please click on the Calendar of Events link above.
Below are links to the sutler and camper application packets for 2014. The application packets have a great deal of important information, so please be sure to read them completely, and note the following in particular:
- By signing the form you are certifying that you have read and understand all event procedures, guidelines, and rules.
- Sutler applications must be received by February 15, 2014.
- Camper applications must be received by March 15, 2014.
- Absolutely no late applications will be accepted, nor will fax or email applications.
- Gate and registration hours will be strictly enforced. Please plan accordingly.
If, after reading the application packet, you still have questions please call Fort Frederick State Park at 301-842-2155.
photo courtesy Angie Hummer
2014 New Sutlers Application (Word)
2014 New Sutlers Application (PDF)
2014 Camper Application (Word)
2014 Camper Application (PDF)