Great Folle Avoine Fur Trade Rendezvous
Make plans to join us in 2014 - July 25, 26. & 27
Hours 10:00 am to 4pm Friday Saturday and 10am to 3pm Sunday
When the fur traders packed their canoes with precious furs and began an arduous journey after the long cold winter at Folle Avoine, their destination was Grand Portage. There, at least for a few weeks before preparing for a return trip, they could relax as they took part in the much anticipated Rendezvous!
Each July, here at the Great Folle Avoine Fur Trade Rendezvous, dozens of fur trade camps
fill Sayer's Field and Trader's Row. Represented is a variety of
unique characters--all gathering together after a rigorous winter of trapping. As was true two hundred years ago, goods are "traded", stories told, and fun times enjoyed by rendezvous campers, traders, and every visitor!
Rendezvous also includes demonstrations of
period skills-- including black powder, archery and tomahawk. Tasty food prepared in the fur-trade era manner is truly a treat to be enjoyed as one strolls along taking in the always colorful "traders' row". Goods offered by the traders include period clothing, furnishings, camp gear, trade silver, animal skins, jewelry and a fascinating variety of other utilitarian and decorative items.
This event is something the entire family can enjoy! Make plans to be at Rendezvous 2013 - July 26, 27 & 28! Wild Rice Pancake Breakfast Sunday July 28 8am to 12:30pm
Adults 13 & over $8.00
Age 6 to 12 $6.00
5 & under FREE