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 geographic area.
The fair is open to the public Thursday April 27 - Sunday April 30.
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.
President – Friends of Fort Frederick State Park