Masquerade Ball

Join Frederick CUUPS for a Masquerade Ball as we dance into the night with the Winter Court of Faerie, rulers of the dark season! Please come in a wintry costume as we revel and celebrate the darkest time of the year with the Good Folk of the Winter Court. This Masquerade fundraiser pays for our annual Pagan Pride Day celebration as well as supports the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick.

The 2023 Masquerade Ball is now SOLD OUT. Refunds for existing tickets are possible til January 20th.

Saturday, January 21st, 2023
(snow date of January 28th)

Attractions include:

~Faerie Market
~Dancing to Music by The Dapper DJs
~Performance by Modern Belly Dance Troupe Amandari
~MC drag performer Lily DeValley
~Costume Contest: Best Group, best Unseelie Court faerie, best Seelie Court faerie, best Seasonal faerie, best Couple

Faerie and Fantasy Attire, Masks or Elaborate Makeup Encouraged

7 pm – 12 am, 21+, BYOB
No entry after 10 pm

We will be offering a table again for a Boozy Drinks Potluck. This was a big hit last year. Please only frequent the Potluck table if you brought a drink to share.

Need overnight accommodations?  Here’s a map of the local hotels.

2023 Faerie Market

Our Winter Faery Market offers an incredible array of whimsical, fantastical, and beautiful goods to bring back home from your night in Faerie.



The Golden Rose Cakery is a locally owned bakery right in beautiful Frederick MD. Servicing the local Frederick area, as well as the surrounding 30 mile radius, we offer home baked goods made in small batches with great care using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Be sure to inquire about custom orders, which can be picked up or delivered to suit your needs, and let us make your next celebration extra special!



Unclaimed Treasures is a unique collection of wearable art and decor, specializing in resin-sealed bone jewelry, electroformed jewelry, and preserved oddities and specimens.




Heathen Hearth & Home Started by a practicing inclusive Norse pagan, Heathen Hearth and Home was created out of the desire to integrate spirituality into the home with non-appropriative, inclusive and original products. From prayer beads to Norse and witchy-themed jewelry, candles and herbs, our products aim to help the everyday practitioner ground and center their daily devotional and witchy practice. 



Tiw’s Arm is a mixture of geeky, nerdy, kinky, and heathen. We make chainmail products by hand, bending every ring to form unique jewelry, keychains, cubes, and other items like bags and owls. We also offer candles and mini-spell kits as well as books about mythology and the Old English language.



At Hats and Spats we have a passion to create and inspire. We bring our different skills together to craft beautiful, whimsical, and wearable tokens from our favorite niche of UN-history. From head to toe, we’ve got you covered. Vintage hats given a second life with a Steampunk flair, and handmade mini fascinator hats. Vintage jewelry and ladies watches revitalized into assemblage pieces. Hand-scultped polymer clay jewelry and art: from tentacles to mushrooms to dragons! We have assemblage crowns, vintage jewelry, and even tribal pieces. We like experimenting and exploring new approaches to our craft. We work with diverse materials and are always searching for more. For years we have been merging dreams and reality to create incredible pieces. We tailor to individual needs, keeping in mind our client’s wishes, looks and personality. Our hope is you will always find something unique in our shop that brings you joy, and inspires you to also create.



Event Photos with Nathan Skipper Photography: Nathan Skipper Photography is a local experience and adventure photographer with a dark yet colorful style. Whether in the studio, around the city, or lost the wilderness, vibrancy and contrast work together to create stunning images.


The Enlightened Souls is your stop for handmade silver and copper jewelry, crystals, herbs, singing bowls and other mystical items. We specialize in unique items to serve the community at reasonable prices.  



We at Tempered Raven believe a custom blade is more than a pretty display piece – it is a tool. Each piece we craft, regardless if hand-crafted or hand-forged, serves a purpose for its owner and much like any other tool, whether practical or ceremonial, it should be reliable and long lasting; an heirloom passed from one generation to the next. This is why we pour our sweat and tears (and sometimes blood) into each blade until they are hardened and tempered for use and abuse. Just because our blades are tools, doesn’t mean they should not look beautiful, which is why we focus our attention on details like handle material, pins, stippling, or the trueness of each blade. Only by remaining dedicated to the purpose of each piece do we remain true to our craft.