our Market Fair participants who stay at the
Holiday Inn in Clear Spring, MD, use the link
calling the hotel directly, indicate that you are
Market Fair participant, or advise them when checking
Please Help us with our
Fort Frederick has a new
cannon to use for artillery demonstrations, through the
efforts of Friends of Fort Frederick and several very
generous donors. However, we have still not
covered the full cost and still need your support.
We have a "GoFundMe account. Please support our effort
with your donation. Every bit helps.
Visit our GoFundMe site!
The 25th Annual
18th CENTURY MARKET FAIR
APRIL 25 - 28, 2019
Mark your Calendars!!
The staff of Fort Frederick State Park
and the Friends of Fort Frederick are
pleased to announce that we will host the 25th annual
18th Century Market Fair April 25 - 28, 2019.
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. 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, representing eastern North
America from 1730 through 1790.
The Fair is a Juried Event for
camper and sutlers, but open daily to all
Public hours are:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Thursday through
9:00 am - 3:00 pm on Sunday
Attending Market Fair is a wonderful way
to increase ones knowledge of the period, particularly
the French and Indian War period, and the role that
historic Fort Frederick played in that conflict and in
protecting the Maryland frontier in general.
(About 14 miles west of
Take Exit 12 off
I-70 MD 56 (Big Pool Road) Big Pool,
Indian Springs. Follow signs about 1 mile to
Don't miss the charity auction
TO ALL NEW
MARKET FAIR VOLUNTEERS:
If you received a pre-registration packet,
please note the information in the accompanying cover
letter regarding volunteering and check the relevant
boxes on the pre-registration form.
All those who wish to volunteer please do
so either via our website at firstname.lastname@example.org
or via an email to our
new Volunteer Coordinator:
or leave a telephone message for Market
Fair Committee Secretary Jenifer Scarisbrick at
301-824-6512. Responses will then be directed
to the Chairpersons of the duties that you volunteer
for. The categories include: event setup/tear
down, road watch, registration, the auction, the
headquarters tent, shuttle driver or combinations
Full details Coming Soon on the Volunteer Page or this document:
There are hundreds of campers all in 18th
century clothing, and over 140 Sutlers (vendors) selling
their 18th century wares!
Are you a member of the Friends of Fort Frederick State Park?
We encourage you to join us. You do
not have to attend meetings to be a member. There is
a great monthly newsletter, a member discount in the
store, and your membership supports events such as the
market fair and many other historical events.