Mountain Man Rendezvous at Fort Buenaventura | Easter Weekend

Mountain Man Rendezvous at Fort Buenaventura | Easter Weekend

It's one of our most favorite things of the year! We've been going to The Mountain Man Rendezvous for a few years now and I tell you, it's a must. 

Stephanie and I are still ridiculously infatuated with the Mountain Man Rendezvous.

So much that Stephanie dressed her cute family the appropriate clothing. There are bunch of reasons why we love this event.

Candy Cannon.

I believe that most of the items you see at the Rendezvous have to be handmade.

I'm such a sucker for anything handmade.

It seems you can almost buy anything, like a bucket for a toilet. I've bought two wool blankets from one of the shops the last two years. They aren't handmade, but they are gorgeous and have a history. Go and find the blanket booth, he was on the far east field. Be sure to haggle the pricing on everything! It's what they do, it's all about the deal and the trading.

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.

I don't know if Benjamin Franklin will be there, but he sold letterpress copies of the Constitution for $4. 

People go all out on the outfits. I LOVE IT.
They have so many pelts. Half of them I've never felt or seen before.
There are canoe races, hatchet throwing, knife throwing, dutch oven cooking and gun shooting competitions.  Nothing like watching people throw hatchets in their era appropriate clothing.

Steph's kids loved their bow and arrows, I bet yours would too!

It's not uncommon for people to walk around in hand made clothing. I didn't even feel bad staring at people.  I wanted to see how they stitched all their clothing together or what it was made of. One year, there was a Native American man in a very skimpy outfit, totally worth it. Plus I asked if I could take his picture. (I'll have to find that photo.)

Don't forget about the food! Some of the lines can get long, so don't want until you are starving to get food.

The ribbon potatoes are always a good option.

Utah is part of the Wild West, so you should add this to your bucket list!

It only happens once a year, so be sure to add it to your things to do in Utah.

Don't forget about our Easter Egg Hunt Lists and Faves here.

Harmony

Visitor Info

Hours: 
8:00am-6:00pm Saturday
10:00am-1:00pm Sunday
Entrance Fee(s): 
$2 Per Person
Under 5 Free
Helpful Tips: 
  • 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.

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