2020 Forts Folle Avoine Indoor Rendezvous Trade Fair
Trade, Barter or Buy at the Forts Folle Avoine Indoor Rendezvous Trade Fair on February 15-16, 2020 at the Forts Folle Avoine Historic Park in Danbury, Wisconsin. The Forts Folle Avoine Indoor Rendezvous Trade Fair is a great opportunity for everyone to get great deals on merchandise that the Traders want to clear out of their inventory. You might find just the thing you were looking for, not to mention the fun and camaraderie of a Traders camp, indoors, at the end of February. Admission is free to the public. Traders pay a modest fee and can sleep in their space.
Free to the Public
Traders cost is $10.00 per 3′ by 6′ table, limit of 2 (includes both; Saturday and Sunday)
Table placement will be drawn at random.
Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Setup for Traders
Friday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 10:00 am
The Forts Folle Avoine Gift Shop will be open during this event. Food and Beverages will be available on site.
Traders may bring a cot or bed roll to sleep in your table space or there are lodgings close by.
Ike Walton Lodge: 7861 Birch Street, Danbury WI 54830 (715) 866-7101. 2 miles from Forts Folle Avoine.
St Croix Casino Danbury: 30222 State Road 35, Danbury,WI 54830 800-238-8946. 8 miles from Forts Folle Avoine.
For more information: Call 715 866-8890
Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park
8500 County Road U
Danbury, WI 54830
Directions: We are located on County Rd U just 3 miles west of State Rd 35, midway between Webster and Danbury Wisconsin.
About Forts Folle Avoine
Over 200 years ago, the North West Company and the XY Company traveled along the Yellow River where they built fur trading posts, now known as Fort Folle Avoine. When the North West Company first arrived, they built a trading post where the Indian population and the French explorers bartered for furs, primarily beaver fur which was incredibly cherished among the European market. Fur traders traveled hundreds of miles and portaged in every direction anticipating the rendezvous, also known as a meeting place where trading and bartering took place. After furs and other products, were traded, the furs were then carried along the Yellow River onto Montreal and then eventually to Europe. At the end of the 1805 trading season, the fur traders loaded their canoes, traveled along the Yellow River and never returned to Fort Folle Avoine. What sets Fort Folle Avoine apart or makes this place so unique is that during the 1800’s the French explorers stayed in this area around two years, where most trading posts were built and lived in for about a year and then abandoned and moved on down the river.
Mark your calendar today so you won’t miss the next Forts Folle Avoine Indoor Rendezvous Trade Fair at the Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park in Danbury, Wisconsin.
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