Down by the banks of the Fort Buenaventura...
The Mountain Man Rendezvous is held every Easter weekend. I kind of wish it was on another weekend, but it makes for a fun weekend. Did you guys ever have a rendezvous in elementary school?
Stephanie and I are kind of ridiculously infatuated with the Mountain Man Rendezvous.
So much that Stephanie dressed her cute family the appropriate clothing.
I failed on that aspect. Next year I won't! Gah, now that I think about it, I even had some mini cowboy boots that I thrifted for little brother.
I believe that most of the items you see at the Rendezvous have to be hand made. I'm such a sucker for anything handmade. I love checking out each of the booths, tents, blankets. You literally are placed back 100 years. The ambience of Fort Buenaventura is pretty authentic.
I especially love to look at peoples' wares if it's displayed on a blanket with people dressed up in deerskins or civil war clothing.
You can even camp out at the Fort. You can rent teepees (I'm not sure who you contact.) or bring in your RV and camp out for the weekend.
Prices range and bartering is encouraged. I even got to try a letterpress machine with Benjamin Franklin. He sold copies of the Constitution for $4.
Steph's kids loved their bow and arrows.
So many teepees!
One half of the park has the RV's and the food trucks. The food is excellent, but be aware that it does take a while. Luckily, there is a park and slide so the kids can play while you wait.
The ribbon potatoes are a must. Even though, really, if you think about how cheap potatoes area...it's still worth it once in a while.
Truly, it's such a unique event. I feel like it gives us a true appreciation for living in Utah and the wild west!
We hope that next year, you'll plan around this favorite event! If only it happened multiple times a year.
- Held Easter Weekend each year.
- Strollers can be pushed through most areas.
- Bring CASH!
- Barter with these guys. Ask if they'll take so much and then shake when the price is right!
- Dressing up in time era clothing is encouraged.
- Bathrooms are available.
- Food and drinks are available.
- Dogs are allowed.