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Friends of Fort Frederick State Park  

Sutler List for 2016

The 2016 Market Fair is over, but you can still shop on their websites!



All applicants...please download and read all of the Event Information / Principal Trade Rules – your signature on the application indicates that you have read, understand and 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

New Sutler Application 2017 (Word)
New Sutler Application 2017 (PDF)

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!

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 am to 5 pm Thursday through Saturday, and 9 am to 3 pm on Sunday.

2017 Camper Applications and New Sutler Applications are now posted on this page

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


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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