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2018 Fort de Chartres Colonial Trade Faire and Musket and Rifle Frolic

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Gather up for the 20th Annual Fort de Chartres Colonial Trade Faire and Musket and Rifle Frolic on April 7-8, 2018 at Prairie du Rocher, Illinois. The event is open and free to general public. For more information contact the site at (618) 284-7230 or email [email protected]

The Fort de Chartres Colonial Trade Faire and Musket and Rifle Frolic, which features costumed historic interpreters, shooting matches, and period games. Craftspeople and merchants will sell reproduction period goods. The Colonial Trade Faire is sponsored by the Chasseurs du Datchurat, a group that re-enacts the lives and skills of longhunters, professional hide hunters who would routinely embark on grand hunts lasting months and sometimes more than a year.

The Fort de Chartres Colonial Trade Faire and Musket and Rifle Frolic is a JURIED living history event for participants depicting the Illinois Country ca. 1750-1790.
– All Participants must be Pre-Registered to Attend.
– No Walk-Ins Allowed.
– All Participants will be Subject to Rules and Guidelines as Established by the Chasseurs du Datchurat and their Accuracy and Authenticity Consultants.

Scheduled Events
~ Period Shooting Matches – Musket and Rifle
~ La Bonne Epouse – Women’s Contest for “The Good Wife”
~ Colonial Games
~ Participant Feast and Social
~ Period Music
~ Benefit Auction
~ Merchants, Artisans, and Craftsmen Displays
~ A Lottery to be held on Saturday Evening

Location
Fort de Chartres State Historic Site
1350 State Route 155
Prairie du Rocher, IL 62277
618-284-7230
4 miles west of Prairie du Rocher. For more information contact the site at (618) 284-7230 or email [email protected]

Fort de Chartres Colonial Trade Faire and Musket and Rifle Frolic - Chasseurs du Datchurat - Fort de Chartres State Historic Site
About Fort de Chartres State Historic Site
The site is operated by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. IHPA protects the state’s historic resources, which contribute to education, culture and the economy. IHPA sites include ancient burial mounds, forts and buildings erected by settlers, and homes connected to famous Illinoisans.

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Fort de Chartres Colonial Trade Faire and Musket and Rifle Frolic in Prairie du Rocher, Illinois.

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