48th Annual Rendezvous at Fort de Chartres

When

Saturday, June 02, 2018 - Sunday, June 03, 2018

Where

Fort de Chartres State Historic Site, 1350 State Route 155, Prairie du Rocher, Illinois

Time

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

What

The two-day popular annual Rendezvous, held the first weekend in June, features shooting competitions, military drills, dancing, music, food, and traders of eighteenth-century-style goods.

The boom of cannons, the smell of campfires and a parade of colorful uniforms will transport visitors back to the 1700s on June 2nd and 3rd at Fort de Chartres State Historic Site’s annual Rendezvous, the largest gathering of its kind anywhere in the Midwest, attracting many thousands to the site during this 2 day special event.

The Rendezvous features 1700s military units, traditional craft demonstrations, period music and dancing, black powder shooting events and cannon firings – all from the time when France controlled what is now Illinois. Visitors can try their hand at throwing a tomahawk, buy hand-made crafts, learn about French kitchen gardens, and watch swordsmen duel, taste delicious food and much more. 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 Illinois Historic Preservation, part of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Saturday, June 2, 10 AM-5 PM
Sunday, June 3, 10 AM-5 PM

At 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 general public with special event parking for this event just $5 a car. Donations welcomed. . For more event information, contact Les Amis du Fort de Chartres via email lesamisdufortdechartres@gmail.com. For additional site information call (618) 284-7230.

Cost of Admission: $5 parking fee per car, free event admission

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