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It's coming up in just a few weeks - April 27-30. About 14 miles west of Hagarstown, Maryland. Take Exit 12 off I-70 MD 56 (Big Pool Road)Big Pool, Indian Springs.

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. A fundraising auction will be held on Saturday, April 29.

There are 148 Sutlers, over 500 campers. Open to the public for four days. See you there!
http://friendsoffortfrederick.info/market_fair.htm


John
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I will be there Wednesday Morning!

I normally am camped across the "street" from John aka Hunts4Deer. Also next to John is usually a lady glass blower who is blanket trading her wares (good stuff; I have some and plan to buy more). I highly recommend you look at her stuff.

We are usually just West off the main road...as it heads past the fort toward the river, and at the intersection where part of the asphalt goes toward the fort's gate, while the main road continues to the river..., so that's a Left turn when walking that way.

LD


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Don't forget your cameras, guys. I need to see some pics. They are anymore my only connection. We don't have such events here. And I can't get there.


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I went Friday and had a blast. Plenty of suttlers, lots to see. Came away with a bit of plunder - some leather bag straps, a bag strap in Maryland flag colors for a horn I just finished, a bark tanned bag for that same kit, even a new engraving hammer. Also a big jar of dark maple syrup down along the blanket traders row. Mmmmm.

Sorry V, I never even thought to take the camera. Frowner

LD, your directions had me confused, west of the road was a right heading to the river wasn't it? Wish I'd have known if you had a flag at camp or something. I asked one guy who I thought may have been you but I got an awfully wierd stare. Smiler Hung out rest of the day with our Choptank guys, half dozen of them were camping for the event. Great weather on the day I went, but radar looks like plenty of rain for Saturday.
 
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Thanks for the report, Osprey, even without pics. El León


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Sorry I missed you.

Yeah, the hardball road if you're at the fort runs North to the park-gate (my mistake that there is also a fort gate) and South to the river, and the asphalt drive off of it runs up to the fort-gate. So if you'd a walked from the fort gate to the hardball road, and then didn't turn but crossed the road into the field of camps, I was about 40 yards from the intersection of the hardball road and the asphalt drive. Wink

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