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Fort de Chartres Winter Rendezvous & Woodswalk



Saturday & Sunday, November 2 & 3, 2019

Fort de Chartres Winter Rendezvous & Woodswalk

Saturday, November 2, 10 AM-5 PM

Sunday, November 3, 10 AM-3PM

@ Fort de Chartres State Historic Site, at 1350 IL Route 155, 4 miles west of Prairie du Rocher. The event is open and free to the general public. For more event information, contact Les Amis du Fort de Chartres via email lesamisdufortdechartres@gmail.com. For additional site information call (618) 284-7230.

This event features 18th and early 19th century camp life and re-enactors who participate in a muzzleloader woods walk shooting competition.

 

Fort de Chartres State Historic Site presents a weekend of colorful clothing, hand-made crafts, period music and delicious food when the annual Winter Rendezvous returns November 2 & 3

Soldiers, trappers, traders and Native Americans (as portrayed by historic re-enactors) will gather at the rendezvous. They’ll trade goods, buy supplies, and some will take part in a shooting contest that requires them to walk through the woods and fire flintlocks at pop-up targets.

The rendezvous is fun both for the participants demonstrating frontier life from 1700 to1820 and for visitors spending an autumn day wandering among the tents, campfires and historic French colonial fort.

 

This event is hosted by Les Coureurs des Bois de Fort de Chartres and sponsored by Les Amis du Fort de Chartres, with additional support from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

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