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2019 Prairie Villa Rendezvous

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Relive pre-1840s frontier life at the 43rd Annual Prairie Villa Rendezvous on June 13-16,2019 at Saint Feriole Island in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin. CANCELED 2019 due to high water. Since 1976, the Prairie Villa Rendezvous has recreated life as it was when Prairie du Chien was the hub of fur trading. The largest reenactment in the Midwest, Prairie Villa Rendezvous is open to the public with free admission on St. Feriole Island along the Mississippi River.

Prairie Villa Rendezvous

The Prairie Villa Rendezvous is a four-day event held on the third weekend in June (Father’s Day Weekend) and features the a re-creation of life as it was back in the 1840s. In addition to a black powder shoot, primitive bow shoot, primitive cooking contest and other scheduled activities, on-going demonstrations will occur at individual camps all during the event such as blacksmithing, pottery making, weaving, storytelling, etc.

Prairie Villa Rendezvous include: Medallion hunt * Kick ball game * Sling shot shoot * Traditional Period Furniture * Clothing * Crafts * Blacksmith * Pottery * Food * Music by Richard (Blackhawk) Kapusta * Educational Demonstrations * Primitive Bow Shoot * Knife and Hawk Throw * Black Powder Competition * Flint & Steel Competition * Women’s Games * Children’s Games * Prizes * Old Tyme Photos and more!

Public Welcome – Free Admission – Pet Friendly

Hours
Thursday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Shooting Events
Anyone in Prairie Villa Rendezvous shooting events needs to be proficient enouth to load their own gun. All participants of the shooting events need to be in primitive dress.

Primitive and Modern Campsites
Primitive Camping $50.00 ($55 after June 1)
Modern Camping $50.00 ($55 after June 1)
Number of Days Early Camping @ $25.00 per day/per
All Campers are recommended to have a working fire extinguisher in their camp. There is NO electricity Available. Camp fee includes the Trade Area for Food or Drink Vendors).

Location:
Saint Feriole Island
Blackhawk Avenue & 4th Street
Prairie Du Chien, WI 53821

For More Information:
The annual Prairie Villa Rendezvous is hosted by the Big River Long Rifles, Inc.; Call 608-391-0370; email brlrendv@gmail.com

Prairie Villa Rendezvous Mini Gallery

Vendors
Prairie Villa Rendezvous Vendors
Contact the Big River Long Rifle, PO Box 184, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821; email: brlrendv@gmail.com

Flea Market Vendors
Contact the Prairie du Chien Jaycees: PO Box 341, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821; 608-326-2280; email address is pdcjaycees@gmail.com.

Prairie Villa Rendezvous Schedule (Subject to Change)
Thursday
All day on-going demonstrations such as blacksmithing, pottery making, storytelling, etc., throughout the camp.
6 a.m. Registration opens
9 a.m. Camp opens for the public
10 a.m. Adult Medallion hunt starts
9 p.m. Camp closes to the public

Friday
All day on-going demonstrations such as blacksmithing, pottery making, storytelling, etc., throughout the camp.
8 a.m. Registration opens
9 a.m. Camp and Flea Market open to the public
10 a.m. Adult Medallion hunt clue at registration tent
3 p.m. Women’s games -registered campers
6 p.m. Primitive Cooking Contest (By Log Cabin, must be a registered camper)
9 p.m. Camp closes to the public

Saturday
All day on-going demonstrations such as blacksmithing, pottery making, storytelling, etc., throughout the camp.
All Day Adult Medallion hunt continues
8 a.m. Registration Opens
8:30 a.m.-Rifle Range opens for practice for registered campers
9 a.m. Camp and Flea Market open to the public
9 a.m. Black Powder Competition at the rifle range – registered campers (Public may observe)
1:30 p.m. Knife & Hawk Competition (registered participants)
3-5 p.m. Kick Ball Game (open to campers/visitors)
4 p.m. Pie Auction by Log Cabin (Proceeds to to Fort Crawford Museum)
8 p.m. Evening Entertainment
8 p.m. Adult medallion hunt is done until medallion is found
9 p.m. Camp closes to the public

Sunday
All day on-going demonstrations such as blacksmithing, pottery making, storytelling, etc., throughout the camp.
9 a.m. Camp and Flea Market open to the public/Worship Service – open to public
9 a.m. Worship Service (Public welcome to attend)
10 a.m. Children’s Games – registered campers (Public may observe)
1:30 p.m. Music & Storytelling
3 p.m. Rendezvous ends

Prairie Villa Rendezvous

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Prairie Villa Rendezvous on Father’s Day Weekend at Saint Feriole Island in Prairie Du Chien, WI.

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