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Friends of Fort Frederick State Park  

Sutler List for 2017

updated 4/11/17 (Final List: 146 sutlers)


Camper pre-registration closed on 3/15/17.  If you still wish to attend as a camper, please download the application below and bring it with you when you register.  The fee for registrations at the gate is $45.00. Note gate registration times in the Event Information & Trade Rules document.”

All applicants will abide by the event rules and regulations and the principal trade rules. Any questions should be directed to


Jenifer Scarisbrick
Member - Market Fair Committee
President – Friends of Fort Frederick State Park

Camper Cover Letter 2017 (Word)
Camper Cover Letter 2017 (PDF)

Camper Application 2017 (Word)
Camper Application 2017 (PDF)

Event Information & Trade Rules 2017 (Word)
Event Information & Trade Rules 2017 (PDF)

There are 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.

The 23rd Annual
will be held
APRIL 27 - 30, 2017

The staff of Fort Frederick State Park and the Friends of Fort Frederick are pleased to announce that we will host the annual 18th Century Market Fair April 27 - 30, 2017.

The fair represents eastern North America from 1730 through 1790. The Fair is open to sutlers, traders, street vendors and entertainers as well as individuals, groups, military units and American Indians portraying the appropriate time period and geographic area.

The Fair is open to the public Thursday April 27 – Sunday April 30.  Public hours are:
    9:00 am – 5:00 pm Thursday through Saturday
    9:00 am – 3:00 pm on Sunday

Public admission charge: Adults $5.00, Ages 6 to 12 $2.00 and ages 5 and under are free.  Four day passes are available – contact the Park Visitor Center at 301-842-2155 for information.

Download the 2017 Market Fair Schedule (pdf)

To Market Fair Participants and the General Public...
Please help us spread the word about the wonderful Fort Frederick 18th Century Market Fair by downloading this flyer and distributing it locally.  Thank You!

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 all.  A fundraising auction will be held on Saturday, April 29, to benefit the Friends of Fort Frederick State Park.  Food available. Hosted by the Friends of Fort Frederick State Park and Fort Frederick State Park.  Service fee.

(About 14 miles west of Hagarstown, MD)

Take Exit 12 off I-70   MD 56   (Big Pool Road) –   Big Pool ,  Indian Springs.

‘Going to Market Fair’ is a wonderful opportunity to increase ones knowledge of the French and Indian War and the important part that Fort Frederick played in helping protect the Maryland frontier during that conflict as well as learning about the fort’s role after that.  Your attendance at Market Fair and other park events help preserve and protect this marvelous structure and it’s surroundings.

Please check our website and that of Fort Frederick State Park at http://dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/western/fortfrederick.aspx  for other historical, recreational and educational events.  

Jenifer Scarisbrick

President – Friends of Fort Frederick State Park

A Volunteer Coordinator is Needed! The Market Fair Volunteer Coordinator ensures that those who volunteer are matched up with the various duties where they want to help and with areas where we need some extra help. The majority of communication is accomplished pre-event and we have electronic means in place to make it flow as smoothly as possible. ( see attachment PDF)

A message for Event Volunteers:  Individuals who volunteer to help with event setup and/or tear down, road watch, registration, the auction, and the headquarters tent, may set up their camp as early as Monday, April 24th, but no earlier. No early arrivals are allowed unless you are volunteering and have received confirmation of that. Read the "King's Coin" Volunteer info here for all details.

Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau

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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