Homestead Friends Sponsor Market Fair Trip

BIRDSBORO PA – A one-day bus trip to the Fort Frederick 18th-Century Market Fair (at top), at Fort Frederick State Park in Big Pool MD, is being scheduled for April 26 (2019; Friday) with a 6:45 a.m. departure time from the Daniel Boone Homestead, 400 Daniel Boone Road, by the homestead’s Friends organization. Tickets for the excursion are available for purchase now by phone to 610-562-4900.

Fort Frederick is an original stone fort built in 1756 during the French and Indian War, according to its website. “Attending (the) market fair is a wonderful way to increase one’s knowledge of the period, particularly the French and Indian War period, and the role Fort Frederick played in that conflict and in protecting the Maryland frontier in general,” it added.

The annual fair this year runs April 25-28.

The Friends’ trip givers participants “the entire day on your own to wander through the many 18th-century sutlers, watch colorful 18th-century entertainers, or interact with the hundreds of participants dressed in attire from 1730 through 1790,” its notice said. “The fair is a great place to purchase replica 18th-century wares for your own use or use at an historic site.”

Tickets cost $45 per person, and include bus fare, a light breakfast, and admission to the fair. The bus will leave Daniel Boone Homestead at 6:45 a.m. and arrive at Fort Frederick around 10 a.m. The bus will leave the Fair about 4: p.m. and will return directly to the homestead. For reservations or more information call 610-562-4900.

Photo from Fort Frederick State Park

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