Mountain men and traders capture the days of the 1840's as they dress in their 19th century attire and live in genuine tee-pees and canvas tents during the rendezvous. You can experience a segment of living American history at its very best as these mountain men compete in black powder shoots, tomahawk and knife throwing contests, fire starting and tall tale telling. You can shop Trader's Row for unique hand-crafted gifts, folk art and artifacts from the past. There is always an array of artisans, story tellers, gunsmiths, re-enactors and blacksmiths to guide you through a journey back in time. You will experience the sights and sounds of a real frontier rendezvous, the smell of campfires and the enchantment of walking in the footsteps of early pioneers.
|A lifetime of history is captured
in this three day event!
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - FREE ADMISSION
Winter Rendezvous -
First Full Weekend of February
Spring Rendezvous - Second Weekend of April
Fall Rendezvous - Third Weekend of September
Information and Rules
Primitive and Modern Camps will be separate.
Primitive Camp fee is $20.00, firewood, water, and modern bath facilities are provided.
On Saturday night we will roast a pig. Bring a dish to pass
With prior approval, demonstrations may have camp fees waived. Check with Ken
at Little Niangua, 573-347-2728 for details. This fee allows one 6-point blanket for trading items.
Traders Fee is $20.00 + plus a donated prize; fee includes camp fee and will be reinvested with the traders for prizes awarded.
Camping and Traders Fee's include 1 shooter per camp.
Vehicles will be allowed to park in the Modern Camping area if they are registered campers, and only in their designated spot.
Pre-1840 accommodation and attire are required for the primitive camping and trader's
row. A traders committee will monitor authenticity and appropriateness of trade goods.
The Little Niangua Campground reserves the right to deny any request for vendor/trader
space at the Mountain man Festival, if request is denied, all fees will be returned.
The goal of the Festival is to provide a quality living history experience. Primitive Crafts and
skills demonstrations are welcome. On Friday, elementary schools are welcome to bring classes.
Early Setup may begin from 8 AM on Wednesday
Shooter information: Fun shoot: open sites only. Walk-In Fees $10.00
Aggregate includes long target, paper, novelty, silhouette, knife, tomahawk,
and fire starting, woods walk, Stake Shoot Saturday Evening, 5 man Teams,
$2.00 per person.
Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.
Prizes will be awarded Sunday at 1:00 pm.
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