18th CENTURY MARKET FAIR
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
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!
MARKET FAIR FLYER 2017 (word)
MARKET FAIR FLYER 2017 (pdf)
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
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.
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.