Trying out my new cart at the Fort Frederick Market Fair.

A few times each year Historic sites around the country sponsor Market Fairs. These fairs are gatherings for artisans from across the Living History community to present their wares, and for like minded folks to come and shop. Think colonial shopping mall in a field.

My favorite is the Fort Frederick Market Fair held each April at Fort Frederick Md. We have attended for several years and have always had a good experience.  This is where you go to get the "good stuff".

This year we decided that I should try my hand at being a "Street Merchant", meaning that I could roam about selling my wares instead of having a tent or booth in one spot.  I don't sit still very well so it seemed like a good fit.

The cart was well received by the people at that event and there were several cases of severe cart envy among the participants.  Ed Schweinfurth made the cart about 10 years ago and recently passed it on to me. Ed is a good friend and I am very grateful for the chance to use this wonderful cart.  Ed patterned the cart closely after similar carts used at Colonial Williamsburg.

Sales were good at the event and the crowds were large. Shelley and I had a great time and hope that the event was a success for everyone.