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.