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Fort Frederick State Park to Host 18th Century Market Fair

Musket demonstrations take place throughout the weekend

Demonstrations take place throughout the weekend

Who: Open to the Public

When: April 25-27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. & April 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Fort Frederick State Park, 11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool

Cost:  Adults: $5; Children 6 to 12: $2; 5 and under: Free

Contact: 301-842-2155

The annual 18th Century Market Fair, hosted by the Friends of Fort Frederick, will give visitors the chance to purchase unique reproductions from more than 150 talented artisans and vendors, and enjoy fun, family-friendly programs and reenactments. The market will feature items such as furniture, clothing, guns, pottery, ironware, powder horns and hunting bags.

“Through their portrayals of life as it was in the 1700s, our event participants demonstrate the flavor of an 18th century market for all to enjoy,” said Jenifer Scarisbrick, president of the Friends of Fort Frederick. “This event is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to learn more about the French and Indian War, and the role that historic Fort Frederick played in that conflict and in protecting the Maryland frontier.”

The event, now in its 19th year, will also feature: entertainment and music from the era; children’s activities; re-enactors firing period weapons and showing life in the fort amidst encampment; continuous living history programs; and vendors demonstrating their craft. There will also be delicious food for sale and an auction on Saturday, April 27 to benefit the Friends of Fort Frederick. Click here for Fort Frederick State Park’s full calendar of events.