Hear ye! Hear ye!
Mark your calendars! Come one! Come all!
The 22nd Annual Fort Frederick Market Fair
will be held
April 21– 24, 2016.
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 23rd, 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 charge for day visitors: Adults – $5.00, age 6 to 12 – $2.00, age 5 and under – Free. Four-Day Passes are available. Contact the park to purchase in advance.
(About 14 miles west of Hagerstown, MD)
Take Exit 12 off I-70 (MD 56) - Big Pool Road - Big Pool, Indian Springs.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Sunday
Market Fair Volunteers:
Greetings to our Market Fair participants,
I am Lindsay Dukes, the new Volunteer Coordinator for the Market Fair. You can volunteer to help at the Market Fair either via an email to: email@example.com and the message will get to me, or at my contact information 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. See Volunteer Flyer.
As you may know, when you volunteer, you will be allowed to set up on as early as Monday. Volunteers who arrive on Monday will be advised 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 Volunteer Meeting on Tuesday, April 19th, 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 18th, but no earlier. Volunteers are required to contact me at email firstname.lastname@example.org for assignments. Email is the preferred contact method but you can also contact me at (717) 377-3204 weekdays after 5 pm. No early arrivals are allowed unless you are volunteering. Requests to volunteer must be received by me by April 1, 2016. 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,
Market Fair Committee