Add Your Event

Please do NOT contact Crazy Crow about these events, except for corrections.
We provide these listings as a service, and we have nothing to do with the events. So you must contact the event sponsors for further information and validation of location, dates & times!
Loading Events
This event has passed.

2019 Fort Bridger Rendezvous

Rate This Event

 

Gather up your gear and head to the 47th Annual Fort Bridger Rendezvous on August 30 – September 2, 2019 at the Fort Bridger State Historic Site in Fort Bridger, Wyoming. The Fort Bridger Rendezvous is a mountain man rendezvous in celebration of the Fur Trade Rendezvous Era that occurred in the Rocky Mountains between 1825-1840. It is one of the largest mountain man gatherings in the nation. Fort Bridger Mountain Man Rendezvous, held annually the Labor Day weekend of September at Fort Bridger Wyoming, this Mountain Man Rendezvous is an experience your family will be sure to remember for years. Come and experience historic Fort Bridger at its best!

Fort Bridger Rendezvous

The Fort expanded on the location for these gatherings and was fully established back in 1843 by Jim Bridger. It ultimately became the biggest trading post in the west for mountain men and Native Americans and eventually helped pioneers, settlers, the US army, the pony express, Union Pacific Railroad, and others travel and live in the west.

Hours & Admission
Gates open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Gate fees $5.00 per person 12 and up / Children 11 and under are Free
Dressed in period clothing (pre 1840’s fur trade) from head to toe, admission is Free.

Location
Fort Bridger State Historic Site
37001 I-80BL
Fort Bridger, WY 82933

For More Information
Booshway Shalayne Hunziker 801-361-8036 shalaynehunziker@gmail.com
Segundo Nancy Turner 801-368-4630 nturner@alpinedistrict.org
Chairman Eugene Fowles 801-368-5516 eugenefowles@gmail.com

Authentic Pre-1840s Period Dress:
NOTE: Authentic Dress is required for campers in the Primitive Camp and traders areas of the Fort Bridger Rendezvous. Individuals who wish to be authentically dressed should adhere to the following guidelines:
All visible clothing must pre-date 1840 for the Fort Bridger Mountain Man Rendezvous. These items include:
Hats & Bonnets, Shirts & Blouses, Jackets & Coats, Pants, Dresses, Shoes, Blankets, Jewelry, Weapons (all kinds), Women must be wearing period dresses, or a blouse and skirt. Prescription glasses are acceptable. Sun glasses are not allowed.

Fort Bridger Rendezvous Mini Gallery

Fort Bridger Rendezvous Schedule

  • Events times and locations subject to change, check the schedule board at Registration for current information.
  • Participation in all events and shoots will require primitive dress, including period footwear.
  • Primitive demonstrations will be held throughout each day of the rendezvous at Bridger’s Stockade and at the primitive food court.

Thursday
“Mandatory” Trader’s Meeting: 7 p.m. at Bandstand
“Traders this is your chance to ask any questions you have or bring up any matters others need to know”
(Roll call will be taken)
Traders Archery shoots: 3p.m. (Archery rules apply)
Friday
Flag Ceremony: 8 a.m. at Flagpole
Native American Dancers: 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Bandstand
Children’s Candy Cannon: Noon at the Bandstand
Fun Shoot: 1 p.m. at Shooting Range
Teen’s Only Games: 2 p.m. east side of the Bandstand
(Ages 13 – 20)
Hawk & Knife Blanket Throw: 3 p.m. Near
Shooting Range; bring a $5.00, 1820 – 1840 era item
Dog Soldier Meeting: 5 p.m. at Dog Soldier Tent
Flag Retrieval: 6 p.m. at Flagpole
“Mandatory” Trader’s Meeting: 7 p.m. at Bandstand
Saturday
Flag Ceremony: 8 a.m. at Flagpole
Combined Shoot: 8 a.m. at Shooting Range
Hawk & Knife Open Throw: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. $5.00 entry fee on site. Qualification competitions at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
& 1:00 p.m.
Finals at 3:00 p.m.
Learn how to throw Hawk & Knife: At 12:00 & 2:00 p.m.
(This event is for both Mtn folks & Flat landers)
Primitive Archery: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Ariel Archery: 12:30 p.m. till done
Near Shooting Range, $5.00 entry fee at Registration
Children’s Games: 10 a.m. east of Bandstand (primitive clothing required)
All “Registered” Participants Shoot for Rifle: 10:30 a.m.
at Shooting Range.
Lecture Tent: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lecture tent next to the EMS tent
(Lecture Schedule will be posted at the tent & in Registration)
Flintlock Shoots Only: 12:30 p.m. at Shooting Range.
Dutch Oven Cooking Contest: Please pre-Register in Registration by10 a.m.. Pickup food items in registration; @12 until 12:30 p.m. Judging @4 p.m. check in registration for judging location. $10.00 registration fee.
Teen’s only Dessert Dutch Oven Contest: Please pre-Register in Registration by 10 a.m. Judging will be at 4:30 p.m. check in registration for judging location. No fee’s for this event
{Provide own Ingredient’s – ages 13 -20}
Smoothbore and Pistol Shoots: 1:30 p.m. at Shooting Range.
Native American Dancers: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Bandstand
Maddison fire department pipe Brigade: 11 a.m., 2 p.m. &
5 p.m. March around
Children’s Candy Cannon: 12:00 (noon), 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Bandstand
AMM Demo: At the Bridger’s Stockade
Kids’ Trader Blanket: 4 p.m. at Flagpole
Parent/Child Egg Cooking Contest: 1 p.m. at New Guard House (16 & under) (Sign up in registration)
Women’s Frying Pan Toss: 2 p.m. east side of Bandstand
Mountain Man Run: 3 p.m. at Shooting Range
Historical Lecture by Martin Lammers: 4 p.m. by the New Guard House
Council Fire & Story Telling: 6 p.m. at Bandstand
Flag Retrieval: 6 p.m. at Flagpole
Buckskinner’s Ball: 7 p.m. east of Bandstand,
Featuring “The Red Ramblers”
Trading Round-Robin: After Council Fire at Museum
Sunday
Flag Ceremony: 8 a.m. at Flagpole
Church Services: 8 a.m.
Shepherd of the Valley, Lutheran Church: at Bandstand
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints devotional: at Mormon Wall (Will not be a sacrament meeting)
Combined Shoots: 9 a.m. at Shooting Range
Hawk & Knife Partner throw: 10 a.m. Partners will be chosen on site. $5.00 Registration on site.
Elimination bracket tournament at 1:p.m.
Primitive Archery: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Ariel Archery: 12:30 p.m. till done
Teen’s only Scavenger Hunt: 9 a.m. meet to begin at Flag Pole {All day event – ages 13-20}
Lucky Shoot: 11:00 a.m. at Shooting Range
All “Registered” participants shoot for rifle
Lecture Tent: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lecture tent next to the EMS tent
(Lecture Schedule will be posted at the tent & in Registration)
Women’s & Youth Shoots: 1 p.m. at Shooting Range
Shoot for Trader Bucks, (Youth only shoot for rifle – “Youth can only win one youth rifle in youth competition”)
Native American Dancers: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at Bandstand
Maddison fire department pipe Brigade: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and
5 p.m. March around
Children’s Candy Cannon: 12:00 (noon), 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Bandstand
Cannon Shoot: 12:00 (noon) at the Rodeo Grounds
Clothing contest: 2 p.m. judging west side of New Guard
House ( sign-up at Registration $5.00 fee)
Teen’s only Candy Cannon: 3:30 p.m. East of the Bandstand
(Ages 13-20)
Shotgun Shoot: 3:30 p.m. at Shooting Range
Historical Lecture by Dudley Gardner: 5 p.m. at Museum
Council Fire & Story Telling: 6 p.m. at Bandstand
Monday
Flag Ceremony: 8 a.m. at Flagpole
Hawk & Knife open throw all day
Aggregate Blanket Shoot: 8 a.m. at Shooting Range
Donated $10.00, 1820 – 1840 era prize required to participate
Old man mountain man run (Gray Beards): 10:00 a.m. at shooting range
Native American Dancers: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Bandstand
Children’s Candy Cannon: 12:00 (noon) at the Bandstand
Doc’s 13th annual Adult Candy Cannon: 1 p.m. east of the Bandstand, all invited
Cash in Trader Bucks: 12:00 (Noon) – 5 p.m. at Registration
(Traders only)

Don’t Miss a Day of the Fort Bridger Rendezvous
There is a lot that goes on during the Fort Bridger Rendezvous: Demonstrations of frontier skills, presentations and reenactments by national historians, cooking competitions and frying pan tosses . Competitions include: Primitive archery, black powder rifle and pistol shooting, and games for the kids. You’ll also be treated to music and dancing. Over 100 traders and sutlers set up small shops in white canvas tents around the fort to sell and trade things from the time period like pottery, blankets, furs, leather, tools, clothing, moccasins, jewelry and even antique rifles.

Questions?: If you have a questionable item, please contact the FBRA (Fort Bridger Rendezvous Association).

Fort Bridger Rendezvous

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Fort Bridger Rendezvous Labor Day Weekend at the Fort Bridger State Historic Site in Fort Bridger, Wyoming.

Tags: Fort Bridger Rendezvous, Fort Bridger Mountain Man Rendezvous, Ft Bridger Rendezvous, Wyoming Rendezvous, Wyoming Mountain Man Rendezvsouz

View other Wyoming Rendezvous