Annual Fort de Chartres Winter Rendezvous

Fort de Chartres State Historic Site presents a weekend of colorful clothing, hand-made crafts, period music and delicious food at the Annual Winter Rendezvous. 

Reenactors dressed as soldiers, trappers, traders and Native Americans will gather at the rendezvous. They’ll trade goods, buy supplies and have fun before winter sets in.

Some will even 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 in the 1700s and early 1800s, and for visitors spending an autumn day wandering among the tents, campfires and historic fort.

The event runs from 10:00AM-5:00PM Saturday, and 10:00AM-3:00PM Sunday.

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Latitude: 38.092091 Longitude: -90.166687 Elevation: 371 ft
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Fort de Chartres State Historic Site

Event Dates

11/4/2017 – 11/5/2017

Admission Fee (if any)

Even is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome.

Ages Festival is Appropriate For

This is a family friendly event open to all ages

Accessibility Notes

Handicapped parking is available, along with a gravel path from the parking lot into and along the inside of the Fort. The Site's museum and restrooms are wheelchair accessible via a ramp in back.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets on a 10 foot leash and service animals are welcome anywhere on site including the grounds, inside the museum, and in the reconstructed buildings.

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