2017 Rendezvous in Poway
Everyone is invited to Rendezvous in Poway on October 7-8, 2017 at Old Poway Park in Poway, California. Visit over 15 living history encampments demonstrating life during California’s turn-of-the-twentieth-century and civil war eras. Meet real cowboys, pioneers, mountain men and women, fur traders, gunslingers, and soldiers. Hop aboard the train, watch gun-fighting demonstrations, view handmade items for sale at the Boardwalk Craft Market, and pan for gold in a unique way near the banks of Rattlesnake Creek.
Musicians will wander through the park, playing old-fashioned folk and bluegrass tunes for your enjoyment. For those seeking more exciting fare, there will be Gatling gun and cannon demonstrations performed throughout the Rendezvous in Poway event.
Pan for Gold
You can also try your hand at panning for gold at Rendezvous in Poway, but watch out for train robbers! Words out that The Apache Canyon Gang and the Shadow River Regulators will be lurking around the train to steal your hard-earned gold and cause general old-West mayhem (and fun).
Poway Arts and Crafts Guild Sale
The Poway Arts and Crafts Guild will also be holding a sale of their goods during Rendezvous in Poway. The Hamburger Factory will be open for business, so come hungry.
The Nelson House and the historical museum will also be open during the Rendezvous in Poway.
Dress to Impress!
Visitors are encouraged to come to Rendezvous in 19th century period costume and join in the fun. A full list of costuming recommendations is available for download on the city’s website on the Rendezvous in Poway’s calendar listing, which includes everything from buckskin clothing and beaver hats to the more mundane (and more likely to already be in your closet).
School Days: Thursday & Friday Before Rendezvous
Thursday and Friday before the public rendezcous are open only for School Days. Students and teachers only (and demonstrators, of course). Let your students LIVE history in groups of 20 or more in a one-of-a-kind, interactive, hands-on learning experience. Visit historical encampments, see model railroad displays, take a ride aboard the Poway Midland Railroad, and pan for gold with a unique twist that will provide water conservation education. Advance registration is required and space is limited. For information or to schedule a tour, call (858) 668-4576.
Thursday and Friday: School Days, not open to the public.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Rendezvous, open to public
Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. . – Rendezvous, open to public
Free: Rendezvous events on Saturday & Sunday
Train Rides: Nominal Fee
Old Poway Park
14134 Midland Road
Poway, CA 92064
For More Information: Call(858) 668-4576
So, mark your calendar and make plans to Rendezvous in Poway on the first weekend of October (Saturday & Sunday) at Old Poway Park in Poway, California this October!
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