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The 1838 Mountain Men Rendezvous Will Be Held In Riverton, WY July 1-5.

Riverton, WY - The annual re-enactment of the 1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous will be held this year from July 1st to the 5th. This event features a re-creation of the trappers and traders encampment, games of skill, food, dancing and entertainment. The rendezvous re-enactment is located on the actual historic site of the original 1838 rendezvous. One is walking in the footsteps of such great trappers and traders such as Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, Joe Meek, Andrew Drips, William Drummond Stewart, Moses “Black” Harris, and others.

This year’s fun starts on Wed. the 1st at 3 pm with a parade down Main Street in Riverton, followed by opening ceremonies at 5 p.m. with a free dinner and Native American dancing to follow. Thursday, Friday and Saturday will see the normal black powder shooting, hawk ‘n knife competitions and numerous seminars centered around the fur trapping era and plenty of traders to give visitors a chance to “shop til they drop”.

The organizers pride themselves on having a “beginners” or “teaching” rendezvous with the seminars offered.  There will be seminars on fire starting with flint and steel, dutch oven cooking, flint knapping, Teepee set-up and organization, various trapping methods, historical information about the era, kids activities and many others.

To find the rendezvous, travel east on Monroe off of Federal Blvd to Smith Rd. turn south and follow the signs. www.1838rendezvous.com

 

July 1-5, 2015
Held on the Original 1838 Rendezvous Site in Riverton, WY. Seminars on “skills & history” of early fur trade era. Primitive & Tin Tipi (modern) Camp Areas. Black powder / Hawk & Knife competitions. Vendors dealing in pre-1840 Trade Goods

 

Wednesday, July 1

Parade: Main St. beginning @ Bank of West 3 p.m.  Main St., Riverton

Opening Ceremonies 5 p.m. at the Parade grounds

Wind River Heritage Ctr Cook-out @ the Roost 5:30 p.m. (bring a chips/side to share)

American Indian Dances 6 p.m. at the Roost

 

Thursday, July 2

Shooting Range open: re-entry shoot 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Shooting Range

Hawk & Knife re-entry 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Hawk & Knife Range

Seminars - TBA

Shooting Range open: re-entry shoot  2 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Shooting Range

Camp Carry-in Dinner and dutch oven desert competition 6 p.m. at the Roost

Council Fire, entertainment 7:30 p.m. at the Council Fire

 

Friday, July 3

Shooting Range open: re-entry shoot 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Shooting Range

Hawk & Knife re-entry & practice 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Hawk & Knife Range

Candy Cannon fired off randomly throughout the day

Seminar- 9 a.m – 11 a.m. KIDS intro to hawk throwing

Seminar – 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Setting up the Crow Teepee

Seminar- 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Intro to primitive archery

Seminar – 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.- Primative/Frontier foods and cooking

Seminar -1 p.m. Teepee Lore, customs, life style, etc on the American Indian plains Teepee

Seminar – 1:30 – 3 p.m. Kids activities, crafts, games

Seminar – 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Fire Making with Flint and Steel 

Fashion Show frontier dress 7 p.m. at Council Fire

Council Fire, Prize Awards, Entertainment 7:30 p.m. at the Council Fire

 

Saturday, July 4

Calcutta - Auction @ Roost 9 a.m.

Calcutta Shoot - immediately following Auction at the Shooting Range

Hawk walk and fun competitions, 12 p.m. - 3pm.

Candy Cannon fired off randomly throughout the day

Seminar- 9 a.m – 11 a.m. KIDS intro to hawk throwing

Seminar – 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Setting up the Crow Teepee

Seminar- 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Teepee Lore, customs, life style, etc on the American Indian plains Teepee

Seminar – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.- Frontier “Kid’s Grub”

Seminar -1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Intro to primitive archery

Seminar – 1:30 – 3 p.m. Kids activities, crafts, games

Seminar – 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Fire Making with Flint and Steel 

4th of July frontier games 4:30 – 6:30 near the Roost.  Fun for kids of all ages

Council Fire, Prize Awards, Entertainment 7:30 p.m. at the Council Fire

 

Sunday July 5

Church Services 9 a.m. at the Council Fire

Closing Ceremonies 10 a.m. at the Parade Grounds

 

For updated schedule www.1838rendezvous.com and follow us on Facebook


Related Links: Lander Chamber of Commerce, Riverton Chamber of Commerce, Dubois Chamber of Commerce, Destination Dubois

For a complete calendar of events go to www.windriver.org/calendar, or to request a vacation packet, please visit us at Wind River Country or call 800-645-6233.

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