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Fort Frederick 18th Century Market Fair

April 27, 2023
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fort Frederick, 11100 Fort Frederick Rd
Big Pool, MD 21711 United States
Fort Frederick 18th Century Market Fair banner, which shows reenactment actors dressed as Revolutionary War-era British troops mingling beside a row of starch white tents.
The Friends of Fort Frederick and staff of Fort Frederick State Park are pleased to announce that they will host the 27th annual 18th Century Market Fair in April!

The public are welcome Thursday, April 27th through Sunday, April 30th. Public hours are:

  • Thursday through Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Sunday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

AUCTION to be held on Saturday!

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. There are over 100 sutlers (period vendors) selling 18th century wares: pottery, tin and copper ware, clothing, material and patterns, books, fireplace and cooking hardware, muskets and accoutrements, horn wares, 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 visitors.

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.

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Friends of Fort Frederick