Masquerade Ball

Deep gratitude to everyone who came out to dance the night away with us at the ball!! Mark your calendars now – next year, the ball is scheduled for Saturday, January 19th, 2019!

Also, heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the group of people who came together to plan, set up, run and clean up our annual Masquerade. An event of that size takes MANY hands to pull off, and I am beyond blessed to be part of the Frederick CUUPS team. Special thanks to the clean-up crew – that’s the hardest shift and we didn’t leave the building till 2:30 in the morning. THANK YOU, my friends. You are my heroes. I love you.



Masquerade Flyer

A Midwinter Night’s Dream
Masquerade Ball and Pagan Pride Day Fundraiser
Buy Tickets Here in Advance

(Cash or Credit sales)

Saturday, January 6th, 2018 (snow date of Saturday, February 10th)

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.

Tribal Belly Dance Troupe Amandari

Attractions include:

~Winter Faery Market – vendors listed below
~Dancing to Music by The Dapper DJs
~Performance by Tribal Belly Dance Troupe Amandari
~Raffle for fantastical prizes

~Costume Contest: Best Group, best Unseelie Court faery, best Seelie Court faery, best Winter Faery, best Couple

Faery and Fantasy Attire, Masks or Elaborate Makeup Encouraged

8 pm – 1 am, 21+, BYOB
No entry after 10 pm
Tickets are $35
$40 at the door, if any tickets remain

Purchase Tickets Here.

Help us promote this event!  Link to a Masquerade Flyer in color.

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

2018 Vendors

Food Vendor

CLClogoSnack Concessions by the Circle of Life Cooperative Preschool

The Circle of Life Cooperative Preschool will be vending snack concessions as a fundraiser. The Circle of Life Cooperative Preschool seeks to provide a child-centered and parent-involved preschool program based on the foundation of the Unitarian Universalist Seven Principles and a belief that the family should be involved in their child’s development. This program for 3-4 year old children enhances the intellectual, emotional, physical, social and creative development of children within the preschool community.

Raven’s Own

Take the quirky, the spiritual, the kinky, and the beautiful. Throw it in a pot, mix it together, and you have a hint of what we offer at Raven’s Own. From jewelry to japery, from tools to tomfoolery, you’ll find it here! Selling handmade jewelry, curios, and divination tools made of chain maille, polymer clay, and more. Offering readings from our in-house divination system, the Kahina Stones.

wizardstower1.jpgWizard’s Tower

We are Artisans & Purveyors of unique high-quality essentials for working magic; clothing, jewelry, magic wands and accessories. We are specialists to the Intermediate & Advanced Magical & Ritual Practitioners. Specifically, Kevin makes hand-carved wooden spoons and other treenware, magic wands and other specialty wood products; and Jim makes 4 styles of capes, tarot card/sacred object bags and messenger bags, altar cloths, ritual shawls and stoles, drawstring pants, Wizard/Witches Robes, Traveling Cloaks and 3 styles of ceremonial vests. Jim specializes in Garb and Ritual Garments for men. Both men also create a line of unique Celtic/Wiccan/Pagan jewelry.

vagabondVagabond Metalworks

Vagabond Metalworks offers one of a kind, affordable, easy to wear hand-forged masks and jewelry.  We use metal here to evoke the natural landscape from which the ore emerged. Some pieces are very bold, shouting of earthquakes, while others whisper of quiet fields of rustling grass, or paths through autumn woods. The range of jewelry calls up all the world, asking you to explore it, and reminding you that if you can get there, it’s tough enough to go with you. Like any good traveling companion, these pieces are a bit eccentric- each is entirely different from every other piece I have ever created. Each has their own personality, as organic and hard to define as each of your friends.

wildsaffronWild Saffron Photography

Capture the beauty, magic and mystery of the Ball – make a memory with Wild Saffron Photography! Offering different options to suit your tastes and budget, professional boudoir photographer Sharon Strickland will be taking posed event photos with her traveling studio. Sharon’s approach uncovers each person’s beauty and she loves telling their stories through imagery. She is detailed in her approach capturing your favorite features and making you feel comfortable enough to express your true essence. With class, sass and lightheartedness, Sharon uses her camera to help others see their own beauty.

dancingpigDancing Pig Pottery

Dancing Pig Pottery makes wonderfully whimsical functional pottery at our studio just outside of Gettysburg. All of our pots are unique, each made on the potter’s wheel and lovingly decorated by hand. Our intention is to create tangible memories, mugs that can go to your home or office and remind you daily of time spent with the fae.

ZinzuedoZinzeudo Infinite Wellness

Zinzeudo Infinite Wellness promotes holistic healing through various alternative medicine modalities including massage/cupping, energy healing, personal training, nutritional counseling, herbalism and aromatherapy. We also have an online and physical shop in Rosedale, MD that offers crystals, aromatherapy and herbal products, candles, books and ritual supplies. There are lots of wonderful and unique items available.


FairyHawke is a small clothing company started by long time costumer Rebecca Hawk. Combining a love of faire and fae, FairyHawke pieces are designed for all day comfort while keeping a beautiful and fantasy inspired asthetic. All of our clothing is lovingly made here in Maryland.

skrammaglammaSkramma Glamma

Handmade sterling silver jewelry. I specialize in working with Baltic Amber and I gladly do custom work. From the hands of Skramma into your hearts and homes.