The Rendezvous occurred each year when the fur traders, the fur trade companies, and the Native Americans (Indians) would meet to sell their furs, get paid, gather supplies for the next year, as well as drink, socialize and catch up with their friends before they started back to work.
In present times, people all over the country re-enact the rendezvous. For some, it’s just “primitive” camping with period clothes of the type used during the Fur Trade Era of the 1840's. All shelters are of the type used during these times
Most of the people who go to rendezvous, however, are re-enactors. It is their hobby to relive history as the fur traders or mountain men lived it. The camps are filled with white canvas tents with cast iron pots hanging over an open fire, the smell of tonights dinner wafting through the air.
During a rendezvous, there is always an air of friendliness and fun. People are relaxing, eating, doing period crafts or playing period games. They are always more than willing to share the history of what they are doing with other campers or visitors.
Visitors can travel through history without charge.
Learn about history, join in on the games or browse at the various trade blankets.
In conjunction with the Logan Hills Festival we offer a pre-1840 primitive rendezvous with all the trimmings, along with our annual outdoor drama depicting the local history. Come see where Simon Kenton and Blue Jacket spent many years of their lives exploring and making their homes.
For further info contact
Jeff Colwell, Booshway 614-732-8462 firstname.lastname@example.org
Carrie Anne Fogle, Scribe email@example.com
Mad River Muzzleloaders
16035 Hawn Rd
Plain City, OH 43064
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Logan Hills Festival & Pre-1840 Rendezvous
May 27th, 28th & 29th 2017 -- Memorial Day Weekend
HALL-FAWCETT PARK 4595 CR 153, Zanesfield, Oh 43360
1 mile west of the Junction of US 33 & SR’s 292 & 153
Zanesfield, Ohio Logan County