Town Crier Competitions

Squire Frederick has been competing in town crier competitions domestically and internationally since 2007. In 2008, he brought the members of the American Guild of Town Criers to Annapolis as host of that year’s North American Town Crier Championship (see news coverage and photos from the event below).

Here is a list of the competitions in which Squire Frederick has been involved:

Town Criers Come to Annapolis

Squire Frederick Opens the 2008 NATC

Squire Frederick hosted the 2008 North American Town Crier Championships in Annapolis from May 2 through May 4. Read news coverage and see photos from the 2008 event below. To learn more about the history of the competition, visit

 Media Coverage

2008 NATC Participants

Town Criers Tell All in Annapolis

“But the world needs town criers, several of them said yesterday as they prepared to belt out their cries in historic Annapolis. It needs them at ribbon-cuttings, centennial celebrations and special events that require a flair for the dramatic and historical that only a town crier can provide.”

by William Wann,
The Washington Post

Bill McKee, 2008 NATC Champion
Bill McKee, 2008 NATC Champion

A Shouting Match

“Just as some people play golf and others attend Renaissance festivals in their spare time, this group has its own, somewhat eccentric, hobby: playing town crier and spreading the news the old-fashioned way.”

by Stephanie Desmon
The Baltimore Sun (Link no longer available)