Rendezvous in Mackinaw

August 1-3, 2014

18th and 19th Century life in Native American, Military and Civilian Encampment at Fort Michilimackinac, Mackinaw City, Michigan. The Fort Michilimackinac's intent is to present Native Americans, Americans, French and English as they mixed together in the 1700's and early 1800's in the Mackinaw Region.

The 18th Century Trade Fair will feature merchants and blanket traders with 18th and 19th Century crafts, clothing and accessories. There will also be Musket Firing, Cooking and other demonstrations. Hawk and knife, archery and other competitions.

Tentative Schedule of Events

Friday August 1, 2014
10am Camp setup, Merchant area open to the public
1pm Kids Games & Competitions

Saturday August 2nd, 2014
10am Encampment & Merchant area open to the public
11am Hawk & Knife Competition
12pm Musket firing demonstration
1pm Looting of Merchant stores, Central Avenue & Mackinaw Crossings. Ending with a Skirmish in Mackinaw Crossings Performance Court with Native American Militia.
3pm Fashion Show
4pm Kids Games/Camp Competition
8pm Public Auction of 18th & 19th Century items and blanket raffle. Mackinaw Crossings at the Performance Court.
10pm Encampment and Merchant area closed.
10pm Live band performing at The Depot in Mackinaw Crossings.

Sunday August 3, 2014
10am Encampment & Merchant area open to the public.
1pm Looted items presented to Re-enactor’s and Merchants.
1:30pm Skirmish in Performance Court in Mackinaw Crossings.
4pm Encampment are closed to public.

Times and Events are subject to change due to weather or other situations. Demonstrations will be going on throughout camp from 10am-8pm.
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