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Fort de Chartres Winter Rendezvous & Woodswalk

Event date: 11/5/2022 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Export event
Fort de Chartres Winter Rendezvous & Woodswalk
Elaine Evans
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Fort de Chartres Winter Rendezvous & Woodswalk

Hosted by Les Coureurs des Bois de Fort de Chartres and sponsored by Les Amis du Fort de Chartres

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 6 & 7.

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

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 event is open and free to the general public. 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.

Location:
Fort de Chartres State Historic Site
1350 IL Route 155 (4 miles west of Prairie du Rocher)
Prairie du Rocher, IL (Map)

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