18th Century Trade Fair Conkling Heritage Park


August 4th - August 7th, 2016

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. 

Schedule of Events



 Schedule of the 2016 Rendezvous in Mackinaw and 18th Century Trade Fair
Conkling Heritage Park
August 4th ~ 7th, 2016



Wednesday - August 3rd, 2016
                                  Camp Setup

Thursday - August 4th, 2016
            10:00 am        Merchant Area Opens to Public / Activities throughout camp
              9:00 pm        Encampment & Merchant Area Closes to the Public

Friday - August 5th, 2016
              9:45 am        Opening Colors
            10:00 am        Encamp and Merchant Area Open to Public
            11:00 am        Musket & Cannon Firing Demonstration
            11:30 am        Native Flute Music by "Silver Fox"
              1:30 pm        Games & Competitions in Conkling Heritage Park {located on Huron Avenue}
              3:00 pm        Native Drumming by "The Grandmother Moon Drummers"
              5:00 pm        Memorial for Chuck Kibby
              6:00 pm        Music by "Cedar & Sage"
              6:30 pm        Camp Dinner {Encampment & Merchants Only - catered by Snider Const.}
              7:30 pm        Talking with Ben Franklin
              8:00 pm        Bayview Festival / American Folk Music
              9:00 pm        Paddle Dance in Camp ~ PUBLIC WELCOME
            10:00 pm        Encampment & Merchant Area Closed
Saturday - August 6th, 2016
              9:45 am        Opening Colors with" Fife and Drums Corp"
            10:00 am        Encampment and Merchant Area Open to the Public
            10:00 am        Hawk & Knife Throw Demonstration 
            10:30 am        Talk with Ben Franklin
            11:00 am        Tittabawassee Fife and Drum Corp
            12:30 pm        "Gathering the Troops" will perform at Marina Yard
              1:00 pm        Battling & Looting of Merchant Stores; Central Avenue and the Mackinaw Crossings 
                                   Ending with a Skirmish in the Mackinaw Crossings Performance Court with Native American

              3:00 pm        Public Auction 18th & 19th Century items. {located in Mackinaw Crossings Performance Court}
              6:00 pm        Music by "Cedar & Sage"

              6:30 pm        Potluck Dinner {Encampment & Merchants Only}
              7:30 pm        Musket & Cannon Firing Demonstration
              8:00 pm        Performance by "Cool to Duel Pianos"
              9:00 pm        Blanket Raffle Drawing
              9:00 pm        Paddle Dance in Camp ~ PUBLIC WELCOME
            10:00 pm        Encampment & Merchants Area Closed
Sunday - August 7th, 2016
              9:45 am       Opening Colors
            10:00 am       Encampment & Merchant Area Open to the Public
            10:00 am       Musket & Cannon Firing Demonstration
            10:30 am       Church Service performed by Reverend Bill Bower
            11:00 am       Looted items from Merchants will be presented to Re-enactors
            12:00 pm       Talking with Ben Franklin
            12:30 pm       Performance by "Midland Highlanders

             1:30 pm        Native American Storytelling
             3:45 pm        Closing Colors
             4:00 pm        Encampment Area Closed

Sponsored by


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 2016 & 2017 events in Mackinaw 

To all those who made donation to make this event possible: