Saturday, November 03, 2018 - Sunday, November 04, 2018
Fort de Chartres State Historic Site, 1350 State Route 155, Prairie du Rocher, Illinois
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Celebration the Illinois Bicentennial at the 2018 Winter Rendezvous at Fort de Chartres .
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 3 & 4.
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.
The site is operated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resorces Agency. IDNR protects the state’s historic resources, which contribute to education, culture and the economy. IDNR sites include ancient burial mounds, forts and buildings erected by settlers, and homes connected to famous Illinoisans.
Cost of Admission: $Free to the public