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Friends of Fort Frederick State Park  

Sutler List for 2015

(List updated 3/29/15)

150 Sutlers (vendors) will be selling their wares!

Nearly 1,000 Register Participants!



Please Note Application Deadlines!

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


Camper Application 2015 (Word)
Camper Application 2015 (PDF)

Event Information & Trade Rules 2015 (Word)
Event Information & Trade Rules 2015 (PDF)

The 21st Annual
18th-Century Market Fair

April 23 – 26, 2015

Information: rstudy@dnr.state.md.us


Hear ye!  Hear ye!
Mark your calendars!  Come one!  Come all!

The 21st Annual Fort Frederick Market Fair will be held April 23 – 26, 2015.

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 25 th, 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.

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday

9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday


A message from Chris Holmgren,
Volunteer Coordinator,
21st 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 info@friendsoffortfrederick.info and the message will get to me or 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 Meeting for all Volunteers on Tuesday, April 21st, 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 woodsurgeon@juno.com (telephone 301-972-7453) for assignmentsNo early arrivals are allowed unless you are volunteering Requests to volunteer must be received by Chris by April 1, 2015.   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,

Chris Holmgren
Market Fair Committee - Volunteer Coordinator

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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