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Rendezvous in Mackinaw & 18th Century Trade Fair Conkling Heritage Park

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August 1st - 3rd, 2014

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

The 18th Century Trade Fair will feature merchants & blanket traders with 18th & 19th Century crafts, clothing and accessories.

There will also be Musket Firing, Cooking and other demonstrations.  Hawk and knife, archery and other competitions.  See below for a schedule of events. 

Tenative Schedule of Events

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Schedule of the 2014 Rendezvous in Mackinaw and 18th Century Trade Fair
Conkling Heritage Park
July 30th ~ August 3rd, 2014

~FREE EVENT~

Wednesday - July 30th, 2014
                                  Camp Setup


Thursday - July 31st, 2014
            10:00 am        Merchant Area Opens to Public
              1:00 pm        Camp Chaos

 
Friday Aug. 1st, 2014
              9:45 am        Opening Colors
            10:00 am        Camp and Merchant Area Open to Public
            11:00 am        Musket & Cannon Firing Demonstration
            11:00 am        Talk with Ben Franklin in Mackinaw Crossings
              1:00 pm        Games & Competitions in Conkling Heritage Park {located on Huron Avenue}
              2:00 pm        Grandmother Moon Drummers in Conkling Heritage Park {located on Huron Avenue}
              5:00 pm        Memorial for Bonnie Phillips
              6:00 pm        Camp Dinner {Encampment & Merchants Only - catered by Snider Const.}
              6:00 pm        Music by Cedar and Sage
              7:00 pm        Native Flute Music by Silver Fox in Conkling Heritage Park {located on Huron Avenue}
             10:00 pm       Encampment and Merchant area closed.
            10:00 pm       Live band performing at The Depot in Mackinaw Crossings.

 
Saturday Aug. 2nd, 2014
            10:00 am        Encampment & Merchant area open to the public
            11:00 am        Hawk & Knife Competition
            12:00 pm        Musket firing demonstration
              1:00 pm        Looting of Merchant stores, Central Avenue & Mackinaw Crossings.
Ending with a Skirmish in Mackinaw Crossings Performance Court  with Native American Militia.
             3:00 pm        Fashion Show
             4:00 pm        Kids Games/Camp Competition
             8:00 pm        Public Auction of 18th & 19th Century items and blanket raffle.
                                  Mackinaw Crossings at the Performance Cout.
            10:00 pm       Encampment and Merchant area closed.
            10:00 pm       Live band performing at The Depot in Mackinaw Crossings.
 
Sunday Aug.3rd, 2014
            10:00 am       Encampment & Merchant area open to the public.
            11:00 am       Looted items presented to Re-enactor’s and Merchants.
             1:30 pm        Skirmish in Performance Court in Mackinaw Crossings.
             4:00 pm        Encampment are closed to public.

Sponsored by

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**Times and Events are subject to change due to weather or other situations. Demonstrations will be going on throughout camp from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm.

 

Sponsored by the Fort Michilimackinac Pagent, Inc. and in Cooperation with the Village of Mackinaw City and the Mackinaw Crossings Shopping Center.  Proceeds going towards 2015 & 2016 events in Mackinaw City