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Friends of Fort Frederick State Park  


Sutler List for 2014
(final update)

Market Fair
photo courtesy Angie Hummer

VOLUNTEERS:

A message from Chris Holmgren, Volunteer Coordinator,
20th 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 to me 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 Volunteer Meeting on Tuesday, April 22, 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 assignments.

No early arrivals are allowed unless you are volunteering. Requests to volunteer must be received by Chris by April 1, 2014. 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


CAMPERS & SUTLERS INFORMATION:

Sutler applications are closed

Camper pre-registration is closed

No early arrivals are allowed unless you are volunteering.

2014 Event Information & Trade Rules (PDF)

Sutler List for 2014

The 20th Annual
18th-Century Market Fair

April 24 – 27, 2014

Information: rstudy@dnr.state.md.us

DAY VISITORS INFORMATION:

Mark your calendars!
The 20th annual Market Fair will be held April 24 - 27, 2014.

Travel back in time to an authentic 18th century market fair! Come to historic Fort Frederick, an original stone fort built in 1756 during the French and Indian War. The aroma of campfire smoke fills the air. See hundreds of reenactors and sutlers (venders) selling 18th century wares: paintings and prints, clothing, patterns, material, books, camp gear, muskets and acoutrements, hornware, fireplace and cooking hardware, lanterns, tinware, copperware, pottery, etc.  See hundreds of people dressed in colonial clothing: soldiers, longhunters, Native Americans, ladies, gentlemen, servants, traders, artisans, and children.  Free Entertainment for the kids.  Fundraising Auction on Saturday to benefit the Friends of Fort Frederick.  Food available.  Hosted by the Friends of Fort Frederick State Park and Fort Frederick State Park.

Take exit 12 off of I-70, about 15 minutes west of Hagerstown 

Hours:
9 am – 5 pm Thursday through Saturday
9 am – 3 pm Sunday.

Service charge: Adults: $5.00, ages 6 to 12: $2.00, 5 and under: free.


2014 Market Fair Schedule

Thursday, April 24

All Day. Visit the sutlers, encampment and fort.

Friday, April 25

All Day. Visit the sutlers, encampment and fort. Enjoy demonstrations at specific sutlers - information and times available at the HQ tent in front of Capt. Wort’s Store.

All Day. Living History Demonstrations inside the fort.

All Day. Faire Wynds will perform throughout the day. Check their tent for exact times.

All Day. Robert Mouland will provide entertainment near the food concession area.

All Day. Silas Moore, Ratcatcher and Common Stock Entertainment will roam the fair providing entertainment.

2:00 Tad Miller presentation - ‘Braddock’s Campaign: An Old Man Remembers.’ CCC Museum.

Saturday, April 26

All Day. Visit the sutlers, encampment and fort. Enjoy demonstrations at specific sutlers - information and times available at the HQ tent in front of Capt. Wort’s Store.

All Day. Silas Moore, Ratcatcher and Common Stock Entertainment will roam the fair providing entertainment.

10:00 Flag Raising Ceremony and Unit Drill - inside the fort

10:30 Faire Wynds - at their tent near the fort gate

11:15 Meet the British Engineer - inside the fort

12:00 Faire Wynds - at their tent near the fort gate.

1:00 Auction of 18 th century reproduction items donated by our sutlers to benefit the Friends of Fort Frederick - near the CCC Building.

1:00 Robert Mouland - near the food concession area.

2:15 Program of Military Music - inside the Fort

3:00 Faire Wynds - at their tent near the fort gate.

4:45 Flag Lowering Ceremony - inside the fort

Sunday, April 27

All Day. Visit the sutlers, encampment and fort. Enjoy demonstrations at specific sutlers - information and times available at the HQ tent in front of Capt. Wort’s Store.

All Day. Silas Moore, Ratcatcher and Common Stock Entertainment will roam the fair providing entertainment.

10:00 Flag Raising Ceremony and Unit Drill - inside the fort

10:30 Faire Wynds - at their tent near the fort gate.

11:15 Meet the British Engineer - inside the fort

12:00 Faire Wynds - at their tent near the fort gate.

1:00 Robert Mouland - near the food concession area.

2:00 Program of Military Music - inside the fort

3:00 Faire Wynds - at their tent near the fort gate.

4:45 Flag Lowering Ceremony - inside the fort

 

Market Fair vendor
photo courtesy Angie Hummer

 


photo courtesy Angie Hummer

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
info@friendsoffortfrederick.info

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