Winter Rendezvous returns to Fort de Chartres November 5

The Fort de Chartres Winter Rendezvous will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This annual event features 18th and early 19th century camp life and re-enactors who participate in muzzleloader woodswalk shooting competition.

It will be a weekend of colorful clothing, hand-made crafts, period music and delicious food as soldiers, trappers, traders and Native Americans (as portrayed by historic re-enactors) will gather at the rendezvous. They will 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.

For more on the rendezvous, please see this week’s print edition.