Fort de Chartres Colonial Trade Faire and Musket & Rifle FrolicApril 1, 2017 - April 2, 2017
Fort de Chartres State Historic Site
1350 State Rt. 155
The Colonial Trade Faire is a juried living history event for participants depicting the Illinois Country ca. 1750-1790.
The Trade Faire features costumed historic interpreters, shooting matches and period games. Craftspeople and merchants will sell reproduction period goods. The Colonial Trade Faire is sponsored by the Chasseurs du Datchurat, a group that re-enacts the lives and skills of long hunters, professional hide hunters who would routinely embark on grand hunts lasting months and sometimes more than a year.