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2019 Mackinaw Rendezvous and Trade Fair

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Step back in time at the annual Mackinaw Rendezvous and Trade Fair on August 1-4, 2019 at Conkling Heritage Park in Mackinaw City, Mchigan. Experience 18th and 19th Century life in Native American, Military and Civilian Encampments at the Mackinaw Rendezvous and Trade Fair. The purpose of the event is to present Native Americans, Americans, French & English as they mixed together in the 1700s and early 1800s in the Mackinaw Region.

The Mackinaw Rendezvous and Trade Fair features merchants and blanket traders with 18th and 19th Century crafts, clothing and accessories for sale. in addition to the 18th Century Market Fair, there will be many demonstrations of primitive frontier skills, Musket Firing, Cooking and other demonstrations. There will also be competitions in Hawk and knife throwing, primitive archery and much more.

Public Welcome – Free Admission!

Location
Conkling Heritage Park
South Huron Avenue
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Contact & More Info: Call 231-537-4851

Sponsored by the Fort Michilimackinac Re-Enactment Committee

Mackinaw Rendezvous and Trade Fair Featured Activities:

  • 1834 Ham’s Fork, Wyoming
  • Experience 18th and 19th Century Life in the Native American, Military and Civilian Encampment
  • Outstanding Trade Companies with 18th and 19th Century Crafts, Clothing and Accessories For Sale
  • Skirmishes Throughout Town
  • Cannon and Musket Firing Demonstration, Hawk & Knife Throwing, Primitve
  • Archery and Other Competitions
  • Fun-Filled Public Auction of 18th and 19th Century Items
  • Rendezvous Encampment and Traders Row will Open to the Public at 10:00 a.m. Each Day

Mackinaw Rendezvous and Trade Fair Mini Gallery

Mackinaw Rendezvous and Trade Fair Schedule
*Times and Events are subject to change due to weather or other situations*

Wednesday
Camp Setup

Thursday
10:00 am Merchant Area Opens to Public / Activities throughout Camp
11:00 am Cannon & Musket Firing Demonstration
1:30 pm Games & Competitions
7:00 pm Voices in the Mist
9:00 pm Encampment & Merchant Area Closes to the Public

Friday
9:45 am Opening Colors
10:00 am Encampment & Merchant Area Opens to the Public
11:00 am Musket & Cannon Firing Demonstration
11:30 am Native Drum Teaching by “Tony Grondin”
12:30 pm Midland Highlanders
1:00 pm Games & Competitions in Conkling Heritage Park (Huron Avenue)
3:00 pm Looting of the Town
5:30 pm Music by “Under The Harp”
7:30 pm Talking with Ben Franklin
9:00 pm Paddle Dance in Camp ~ PUBLIC WELCOME
10:00 pm Encampment & Merchant Area Closes to the Public

Saturday
9:45 am Opening Colors with “Fife and Drums Corp”
10:00 am Encampment and Merchant Area Opens to the Public
10:00 am Tittabawassee Fife and Drum Corp
10:30 am Talking with Ben Franklin
11:00 am Hawk & Knife Throw Demonstration
11:00 am Musket & Cannon Firing Demonstration
12:30 pm “Gathering the Troops” will perform at Marina Yard
1:00 pm Battling & Looting of Merchant Stores; Central Avenue and the Mackinaw Crossings, ending with a Skirmish in the Mackinaw Crossings Performance Court with Native American Militia. After The Battle Public Auction of 18th & 19th Century items. {located in Mackinaw Crossings Performance Court starting around 2:30 pm}.
5:00 am Grandmother Moon Drumming
6:30 pm Potluck Dinner {Encampment & Merchants Only}
7:00 pm Talking with Ben Franklin
8:00 pm Performances by “Genot Picor & the Trois Bouffons”
10:00 pm Encampment & Merchant Area Closes to the Public

Sunday
9:45 am Opening Colors
10:00 am Encampment & Merchant Area Opens to the Public
10:15 am Church Service performed by Rev. Bill Bower
11:00 am Musket and Cannon Firing Demonstration
11:30 am Genot Picor Storytelling
12:00 pm Talk with Ben Franklin
12:30 pm Tittabawassee Fife and Drum Corp
3:45 pm Closing Colors
4:00 pm Encampment & Merchant Area Closes to the Public

Performances by
We will be having: “Midland Highlanders” and “Tittabawassee Fife and Drum Corp” will be performing all weekend, throughout camp. Other demonstrations will be happening throughout the day in the different camps.

Mackinaw Rendezvous and Trade Fair

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Mackinaw Rendezvous and Trade Fair at Conkling Heritage Park in Mackinaw City, Michigan, the first weekend of August (Thursday – Sunday).

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