Frederick Book Festival

A Literary Escape for Authors and Readers

Welcome to the Frederick Book Festival

Last year’s first annual Frederick Book Festival kicked off with almost 100 authors in attendance, 15 panel discussions, author readings, and fun activities for the children and young adults. Young adults lined up to meet their favorite authors. The kids and many adults had a blast playing the YA Dating game with our authors. Many of us learned of topics from the publishing industry to the paranormal world of romance to diversity in fiction. Our Steampunk authors spoke about the intricacies of their genre and wowed readers with their wonderful costumes. There was definitely something for everyone.


Book Festival Dates: Friday, June 27, 2014 and Saturday, June 28, 2014

Time: Writer’s Day Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Costume Ball Friday 6:30 PM – Midnight
Frederick Book Festival Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Location: Hampton Inn, 5311 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, Maryland, 21704

Only 100 author slots available. Please see our registration page to secure your spot!

What to look forward to in 2014!

Friday Writer’s Workshops
Friday Night Costume Ball (tickets sold separate)
Author Scavenger Hunt with Prizes
Reader Goodie Bags
Engaging Author Panel
…more to come as we continue to develop our programming.


We are now taking featured author applications for 2014. Please see our featured author’s page.

Registration is now open to purchase author tables for the event.

We hope more readers and authors join us for next Frederick Book Festival 2014!