2019 Fort De Chartres Winter Rendezvous
The annual Fort De Chartres Winter Rendezvous on November 2-3, 2019 at Fort De Chartres in Prairie du Rocher, Illinois. The Fort De Chartres Winter Rendezvous features 18th and early 19th century camp life and re-enactors who participate in a muzzleloader woods walk shooting competition. This event is sponsored by Les Amis du Fort de Chartres, with additional event site support by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.
Fort De Chartres Winter Rendezvous
Experience life on the Illinois frontier as The Fort De Chartres Winter Rendezvous presents a weekend of colorful clothing, hand-made crafts, period music and delicious food at the Annual Winter Rendezvous. Reenactors dressed as soldiers, trappers, traders and Native Americans will gather at the rendezvous. They will trade goods, buy supplies and have fun before winter sets in. Many participants will take part in a shooting contest that requires them to walk through the woods and fire flintlocks at pop-up targets. This is a family-friendly event, so don’t leave anyone at home!
The rendezvous is fun both for the participants demonstrating frontier life in the 1700s and early 1800s, and for visitors spending an autumn day wandering among the tents, campfires and historic fort from another time.
Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Free and open to the public. Donations are welcome.
Family friendly event open to all ages
Fort De Chartres Winter Rendezvous Mini-Gallery
Handicapped parking is available, along with a gravel path from the parking lot into and along the inside of the Fort. The Site’s museum and restrooms are wheelchair accessible via a ramp in back.
Pet Friendly Notes
Pets on a 10 foot leash and service animals are welcome anywhere on site including the grounds, inside the museum, and in the reconstructed buildings.
Fort de Chartres State Historic Site
1350 State Route 155
Prairie du Rocher, IL 62277
For More Information: Call 618-284-7230; Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Fort De Chartres Winter Rendezvous in November at the Fort de Chartres State Historic Site in Prairie du Rocher, Illinois.
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