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2019 Plainsmen Black Powder Club Rendezvous

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Join us for the 47th Annual Plainsmen Black Powder Club Rendezvous on May 17-19, 2019 on the Sheyenne River near Sheldon, North Dakota. In May each year, the Plainsmen Black Powder Club sponsor a “rendezvous” on private land Southwest of Kindred, North Dakota. Participants, sometimes called “buckskinners” come from the whole region, including Canada to take part. The Plainsmen Black Powder Club Rendezvous is a family-friendly event, offering a variety of shooting competitions. There’s a lot to see and do, including competitions in hawk and knife throwing, primitive archery, games for children, cooking contests, homemade wine judging, fire starting contests, and many other activities. So, step back to a time where you can sit and visit around a campfire, enjoy a good story, and share good food and good times.

Admission Fees
Onlookers are free; Saturday 9AM-5PM Sunday 9AM-1PM
Camping available, $20 for up to 2 adults and children under 18 with $10 for each additional adult in same structure.

Rendezvous Site
6233 143rd Avenue SE
Sheldon, ND 58068

Directions to the Rendezvous Site:
South of Sheldon, North Dakota. We are changing up the location this year and having our Rendezvous on the same location that the High Plains Regional Rendezvous will be located in June. Located 57 miles southwest of Fargo, ND. Entrance will be marked. Watch for signs. (use map link at right)

Plainsmen Black Powder Club Rendezvous Mini Gallery

Camping or Facility Information
Primitive and Modern Camping; Registration fee for weekend of activity and camping is $20 for up to 2 adults and children under 18 with $10 for each additional adult in same structure. *Wood and water on site. Haul out your own garbage. All dogs must be leashed; clean up after your dog, your kids & yourself. No generators in modern camp unless authorized by the booshway.*

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During the great fur trade era, a rendezvous was the time all the trappers would get together to sell their furs and buy supplies from the “traders” who would bring supplies to the rendezvous site. At the rendezvous, the men would renew old friendships and engage in various competitions to test their skills of every kind and character. There are blac