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Fort Frederick State Park Hosts 18th Century Market Fair

Man firing a rifle

Big Pool, Md. (April 17, 2012) - The annual 18th Century Market Fair at Fort Frederick State Park will give visitors the chance to purchase unique reproductions from more than 150 talented artisans, craftspeople and vendors on April 26-29. The market, hosted by the Friends of Fort Frederick, Inc., will feature items such as furniture, clothing, guns, pottery, ironware, powder horns and hunting bags.

In highlighting what life would have been like on the Maryland frontier between 1730 and 1790, its our hope that the encampment will make visitors feel as if they have been transported back in time," said Bob Study, Fort Frederick State Park ranger.

The event, now in its 18th year, will also feature; entertainment and music from the era, re-enactors firing period weapons and showing life in the Fort amidst encampment, continuous living history programs and vendors demonstrating their craft.

Event related closures:

  • The park will be closed on April 25 for event setup
  • The campground will be closed April 22-29
  • The boat ramp on Big Pool will be closed April 25-29 during the event

The Market Fair will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 26-28 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. Admission is $5 per adult, $2 per child ages 6-12 and children under 5 are free. More information on this event is available through the park office at 301-842-2155 or friendsoffortfrederick.info/market_fair.htm.


   April 17, 2012

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

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