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Relive pre-1840s frontier history at the 31st Annual Fort Buenaventura Easter Rendezvous on April 13-16, 2017 at Fort Buenaventura in Ogden Utah. The Fort Buenaventura Easter Rendezvous is held every Easter weekend at Fort Buenaventure Park in Ogden, UT. There are shooting contests, recreation of fur trade gatherings and Native American traditions, canoe races, primitive camping, and trader’s row. Registration required.

Held Easter Weekend each year, the Fort Buenaventura Easter Rendezvous marks the opening of our season. Come join us for a re-creation of the fur trade era gatherings of trappers and Native Americans. The events on Saturday from 8:00am-6:00pm include a dutch oven contest, rifle shoot, kids’ games, frying pan toss and much more! The events on Sunday from 10:00am-1:00pm include a shotgun shoot and kids’ and adult canoe races. Vendors will be there to sell food and drinks so bring the whole family for a day of fun and good food!

One half of the park has the RV’s and the food trucks. The food is excellent, but be aware that it does take a while. Luckily, there is a park and slide so the kids can play while you wait.

Location: Fort Buenaventura Park, 2450 A Ave, Ogden, UT 84401

Fort Buenaventura Easter Rendezvous: Hours
8:00am-6:00pm Saturday
10:00am-1:00pm Sunday

Entrance Fee(s):
$2 Per Person
Children under 5 free

Dress Code
Fur Trade Era dress required for competition at activities.

In and Out
Early Setup: Begins Saturday
School Days: Thursday

Gates Close: Long Term
Primitive Camp @ 7 PM Thursday
Gates OPEN again after Council Fire

Rendezvous Activities
Knife and Hawk Throwing
Mountain Man Run
Mountain Kid Run
Shooting Events
Archery Shoot
Kid’s Black Powder Shoot
Candle Shoot
Primitive Skills Demonstrations
Dutch Oven Cooking Contest
Pre-1840s Outfit Contest
Frying Pan Toss Contest
Food & Refreshments Available
Candy Cannon
Kid’s Games
Easter Egg Hunt

Traders
Pre-1840s Dress Required
Trade in fur trade era goods
Donate a prize item (includes blanket traders)

Campers
Primitive long-term, short-term and tin tipi spaces available.

Gun Shoot:
Black powder & cap and flint only.
No composite, laminated stocks or inline firearms.

Archery
Use ONLY primitive wood bows and wood arrows with feather fletch.
No unnatural knocks or bamboo, fiberglass laminates, broad head, plastic or velcro.

Helpful Tips:
Held Easter Weekend each year.
Strollers can be pushed through most areas.
Bring CASH!
Barter with these guys. Ask if they’ll take so much and then shake when the price is right!
Dressing up in time era clothing is encouraged.
Bathrooms are available.
Food and drinks are available.
Dogs are allowed.

Contact: (801) 399-8491 [email protected]

History of Fort Buenaventura

Located on an 84-acre river tract of land near the Weber River, the fort symbolizes a period of western history that was the transition from nomadic ways of the Indian tribes and trappers to the first permanent settlers in the Great Basin. Facilities at the fort include picnic areas, a canoeing pond, the replica fort including three cabins and restrooms.

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