The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) is pleased to host FAMFaire: KrisKringlMarkt in historic Market Square on Saturday, December 9th, 2023 from 11 am – 6 pm. This event will be a spectacular outdoor shopping experience in one of the most beautiful parts of our notable town. Modeled after traditional German-style markets that began in Nuremberg, Germany (dating from the 16th century) our holiday market will include vendors selling traditional crafts and foods. It is the perfect environment to invoke the holiday spirit while friends, families and neighbors stroll along tents filled with gifts and treats.


Held in the same location that has been the center of city commerce since the eighteenth century, FAMFaire: KrisKringlMarkt will draw hundreds of visitors to downtown Fredericksburg to shop at the artisan booths and listen to the sounds of local musical groups. From its earliest function as a market, civic and government site, to its present use as a cultural center, this treasured landmark continues to serve its community as a site of the convergence of historic and contemporary culture. To draw the community together in this space to promote our area’s art, culture, and history, is a return to its colonial beginnings.


This event will feature nearly 25 vendors representing the food, arts, and retail industry. In addition, sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. For more information on the event or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Caroline Ford at