2019 Fort Bridger Rendezvous
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.
Fort Bridger State Historic Site
Fort Bridger, WY 82933
For More Information
Booshway Shalayne Hunziker 801-361-8036 email@example.com
Segundo Nancy Turner 801-368-4630 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairman Eugene Fowles 801-368-5516 email@example.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.
Don’t Miss a Day of the
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).
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.
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