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Fort de Chartres Winter Rendezvous & Woodswalk

November 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This event features 18th and early 19th-century camp life and renactors who participate in a muzzle-loader 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 5 & 6. Soldiers, trappers, traders and Native Americans (as portrayed by historic renactors) 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 to 1820 and for visitors spending an autumn day wandering among the tents, campfires and historic French colonial fort.

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Date:
November 3, 2018
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Venue

Fort de Chartres State Historic Site
1350 IL-155,
Prairie Du Rocher, IL 62277 United States
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