Experience pre-1840s fur trade life at the Bear Lake Rendezvous in Bear Lake, Utah. The Bear Lake Rendezvous is Living History. It is helping people learn about the rich and colorful moments of the fur trade era on the hallowed ground of rendezvous past. The Rendezvous, which takes place during the Raspberry Festival, features pre-1840 Mountain Man Traders, archery shoot, period correct food vendors, 1840 craftsmen demonstrations, raffle, black powder shooting, knife and tomahawk throwing, and primitive cooking demos.
The Bear Lake Rendezvous is unique among most similar Living History events in that it is held at the site of two actual and documented Mountain Man Rendezvous that took place in 1827 and 1828 during that short period of time known as the Fur Trade Era.
Bear Lake Rendezvous Visitors
The Bear Lake Rendezvous is fun for the whole family. Only $3 per person. Come and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of an authentic mountain man rendezvous. Guests and visitors to the Bear Lake Rendezvous DO NOT have to be dressed in period correct clothing. Flip flops and shorts are fine. However, anyone wishing to enter free needs to be dressed accordingly and traders and primitive campers must maintain pre-1840 attire.
If you are a teacher in the Bear Lake Valley and want to engage your students in a history filled and hands on demonstration of the fur trade era, email Info@bearlakerendezvous.com with your request.
Tentative Bear Lake Rendezvous Schedule
8:00 a.m. Flag Ceremony
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Fun shoots/Bring a blanket prize
10:00 a.m. – runs all day
Archery Fun Shoot
Archery Carp Shoot – all day/all weekend
Knife and Hawk – all day/all weekend
Women of the Fur Trade Demonstrations
Trader’s Row – 8:00 a.m. to sundown
In addition to daily activities, specific event days and times are noted below:
1:00 p.m. Pilgrim Shoot (public welcome)
10:00 to 12:00 p.m. – Children’s games
1:00 p.m. – Pilgrim Shoot (public welcome)
11:00 a.m./1:00 p.m./3:00 p.m. – Native American Dance Demonstrations
7:00 p.m. – Council Fire (Shooting awards)
11:00 a.m./1:00 p.m./3:00 p.m. Native American Dance Demonstrations
12:00 Noon – Raffle
Mark your calendar now so you don’t miss the next Bear Lake Rendezvous in Bear Lake, UT.