Cannon River Rendezvous - Public/Guest Information
Fur Trade Era Re-Enactment
Listen to music and dance the old time dances.
See history come alive with fun for the entire family! Visit us at our re-enactment site, located about 10 minutes west of Cannon Falls (flyer/map).
Experience a fur trade encampment typical of the period from 1750 - 1840 and visit with re-enactors portraying the many unique characters that gathered after a winter of trapping to trade goods, test their skills and swap tall tales with their friends.
Enjoy demonstrations of period skills and lifestyles, including black powder shooting competitions, primitive archery and tomahawk-throwing contests, and campfire cooking. The public is invited to try their hand at many of these activities, including shooting. Visit the merchants on "Traders’ Row”. Smell the aroma of food cooking. Hear the sounds of laughter and singing, music of the time, and children playing games as they did in the day.
Join us on Monday for a 10 am Memorial Day service honoring those who have fallen serving our country and honoring those rendezvous friends who have gone before us.
To find out more read this great article:
Pack the Rifle and Grab a Coon Skin Cap
by Stephen Regenold
New York Times, August 7, 2008
Public Hours/Admission Fees
2018 Schedule to be determined.
2017 Full schedule of events:
Saturday & Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Memorial Service Monday 10:00 am
Admission (2017 prices):
$4 per person
Children 6 and under, free
$20 per family maximum
For more information contact:
Bourgeois - Jim Townsend via this contact form.
Download our 2017 flier/map in pdf