2020 Ford’s Fort Winter Rendezvous
Join us for the 1st Annual Ford’s Fort Winter Rendezvous on February 20 -23, 2020 at the Historic John Ford Home in Sandy Hook, Mississippi. The Ford’s Fort Winter Rendezvous is open to the public Friday 9 – 5 only this year as the house will be closed for restoration. Church and grounds will be open as will rest rooms. Prizes for Overall Winners 1st, 2nd, 3rd will be provided Grounds will open on Wednesday for camp setup. Blanket and tent sutlers are welcome!
Pre 1840 correct clothing, camp and weapons required
$30.00 Camp Fee – Firewood and Hay Provided, restrooms on site!
NO FEE TO SHOOT “BLANKET MATCHES” Bring a $10 prize for each match you want to participate in.
- Tomahawk/Knife throw
- 25 yard 10 shot Mike Fink Rifle Match
- 60 Yard 3 Shot “Over the Log” Match (FOOLS RULES)
- 25 Yard 5 Shot Pistol Match on NRA Pistol Target
- 15 shot Unknown Distance “Woods Walk” on Steel
- 40 Yard Traditional Archery Match on Paper and Hay
- 5 Shot Smoothbore on Clays Match
For More Information:
Marion County Historical Society: Call or email to preregister so we can get a head count.
Pearl River Long Hunters: Jay Ginn: Call 601-466-5746; Email firstname.lastname@example.org
John Ford Home Site
150 Ford Home Road
Sandy Hook, MS 39478
About the John Ford Home
The historic John Ford Home is the oldest still standing frontier home in the Pearl River Valley (c. 1798) and is one of the last vestiges of Territorial (Spanish) architecture in Mississippi. It is known as the “Jewel of the Pearl”. During the War of 1812, it was “Ford’s Fort” a stockade against hostile Creek Indians during the “Great Mississippi Panic”. In 1814, General Andrew Jackson and his troops stayed at the John Ford Home on their way to the Battle of New Orleans (his bed is still intact in the home). It was the site of territorial delegates petitioning for Mississippi statehood in 1816 and was raided by four thousand Federal cavalry under General John Davidson during the Civil War in 1864. The first and second Mississippi Methodist Conferences were held at the John Ford Home.
Mark your calendar today so you don’t forget the Ford’s Fort Winter Rendezvous the last weekend of February at the Historic John Ford Home in Sandy Hook, Mississippi.
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