2019 Frozen Toes Rendezvous at Fort Lupton
Experience the pre-1840 fur trade at the annual Frozen Toes Rendezvous on February 21-24, 2019 at the South Platte Valley Historic Park in Fort Lupton, Colorado. Frozen Toes Rendezvous is one of the major yearly rendezvous events of the Tallow River Trappers hosted at the South Platte Valley Historical Society’s Historic Park
The Tallow River Trappers in conjunction with the South Platte Valley Historical Society holds three major rendezvous through out the year, with The Frozen Toes Rendezvous being the first rendezvous of the year. This event is held each year on the last weekend in February.
$5 discount for TRT Members
Fort Lupton Frozen Toes Rendezvous Mini Gallery
Frozen Toes Rendezvous Rules
Early Setup: Saturday and Sunday before official “camp date”.
Above ground fire pits required. Shovel and water bucket must be visible.
No vehicles in camp after 6:00 p.m. Friday unless pre-approved by the Booshway.
Pets must be leashed at all times.
Campers must be in pre-1840s dress after 6:00 p.m.
No visible plastic or aluminum containers allowed.
Camps with horses must have own insurance.
Cannons in designated area by pre-approval only (owners need to sign waiver first).
Modern camping and tin tipi area; electric hook-up $10.00.
Early set-up is on the Saturday and Sunday prior to the official dates of the Rendezvous. This allows campers and traders to establish their camp the weekend before the rendezvous. Camps must be broken down the last day of the rendezvous.
South Platte Valley Historic Park
2001 Historic Parkway
Fort Lupton, CO 80621
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About Lancaster Lupton’s Trade Fort
In 1836, Lancaster Lupton, formally a lieutenant in the U.S. Dragoons and a West Point graduate, began building a trade fort that became a competitor to the mighty Bent and St Vrain Fur Company for the fur and buffalo hide trade with the plains tribes. While the original fort that Lancaster Lupton built has long been gone, a dedicated group of individuals began in 2003 to reconstruct the fort. The reconstructed Fort Lancaster, as it was known in its original period of operation, 1836-1844, was completed and dedicated in 2011.
About South Platte Valley Historic Park
Historic Fort Lupton (aka Fort Lancaster) and South Platte Valley Settlement Historic Park encompasses 97 acres of land along the South Platte River just northwest of the city of Fort Lupton, Colorado. The land consists of a large natural and camping area immediately along the river and a high bench of land where the original Fort Lancaster was located.
Hosted by The Tallow River Trappers
The Tallow River Trappers is the living history branch of the South Platte Valley Historical Society, sponsor of the annual rendezvous. The Tallow River Trapper has their own campsite below Fort Lancaster in Fort Lupton, Colorado. They support five other rendezvous a year in addition to the ,and welcome all to attend. More about the Tallow River Trappers.
Mark your calendar today so you won’t miss the next Frozen Toes Rendezvous in the rendezvous area of the South Platte Valley Historic Park in Fort Lupton, Colorado on the last weekend in February (Thursday – Sunday with early setup the prior Saturday and Sunday).
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