The annual Baraboo River Rendezvous will begin this Friday, Sept. 3 and run through Sunday, Sept. 5. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is a living history reenactment of the pre-1840s fur trade era put on by the Spirit Lake Mountain Men. Events will include kids games & candy cannon, hawk & knife throws, pie baking contest, flint fire starting, trap toss, fry pan throw (women only), fishing on the river, blanket bow shoot and more. Period food is available on site. Admission for adults is just $1. Children ages 5 and under are free. Pets are not allowed at the event. You can visit the Spirit Lake Mountain Men’s Website for schedule of events and printable flier.
If you’d like to learn more about the Rendezvous, Mountain Men, and the Fur Trade in history we found this in depth site dedicated to the fur trade history.
The event will be held at Spirit Point. If you are not familiar with the area the easiest way to find it it to drive to Circus World Museum, go straight on, then follow the signs. We have marked the location (green icon) on our Google “Big Map” as well.
On a side note, I enjoyed the special notice on the brochure: “Since the Baraboo police Department have a policy of zero tolerance for under age drinking, Spirit Lake has agreed to follow this policy.” Good for them.
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