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

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July 31st - August 1st, 2015

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

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TENTATIVE Schedule of the 2015 Rendezvous in Mackinaw and 18th Century Trade Fair
Conkling Heritage Park
July 29th ~ August 2nd, 2015

~FREE EVENT~

Wednesday - July 29th, 2015
                                  Camp Setup


Thursday - July 30th, 2015
            10:00 am        Merchant Area Opens to Public
              1:00 pm        Camp Chaos

 
Friday July 31st, 2015
              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}
              7:30 pm        March with the 42nd through the Mackinaw Crossings
              8:00 pm        Talk with Ben Franklin in Conkling Heritage Park {located on Huron Avenue}
              9:00 pm        Story Telling and Drumming in Native Camp
              9:00 pm        Merchants Camp Closes
              9:30 pm        Paddle Dance in Camp ~ PUBLIC WELCOME
   
Saturday Aug. 1st, 2015
              9:45 am        Opening Colors with" Fife and Drums Corp"
            10:00 am        Encampment and Merchant Area Open to the Public
            11:00 am        Hawk & Knife Throw Demonstration in Conkling Heritage Park {located on Huron Avenue}
            11:00 am        Talk with Ben Franklin in the Mackinaw Crossings
            11:30 am        Musket & Cannon Firing Demonstration in Conkling Heritage Park {located on Huron Avenue}
            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
                                  Militia

              3:00 pm        "42nd Fife and Drum Corp" performing in the Mackinaw Crossings
              3:30 pm        Knife, Hawk and Archery Competition
              4:00 pm        Native Flute music by "Silver Fox" in Conkling Heritage Park {located on Huron Avenue}
              5:30 pm        Potluck Dinner {Encampment & Merchants Only}
              6:00 pm        Music by "Cedar and Sage" in Conkling Heritage Park {located on Huron Avenue}
              7:00 pm        Talk with Ben Franklin in the Mackinaw Crossings
              7:30 pm        "42nd Fife and Drum Corp" performance in the Mackinaw Crossings
              8:00 pm        Public Auction of the 18th & 19th Century items and Blanket Raffle at the Mackinaw Crossings
                                  Performance Court
            10:00 pm        Encampment & Merchants Area Closed
 
Sunday Aug. 2nd, 2015
              9:45 am       Opening Colors with the "42nd Highlanders"
            10:00 am       Encampment & Merchant Area Open to the Public
            10:15 am       Church Service performed by Reverend Bill Bower
            11:00 am       Looted items from Merchants will be presented to Re-enactments
            12:00 pm       Talk with Ben Franklin in Conkling Heritage Park {located on Huron Avenue}
            12:30 pm       "42nd Highlanders" performing in the Mackinaw Crossings

             1:30 pm        Skirmish in the Performance Court at Mackinaw Crossings
             2:00 pm        Native Flute music by "Silver Fox" in Conkling Heritage Park {located on Huron Avenue}
             3:45 pm        Closing Colors
             4:00 pm        Encampment Area Closed to the Public

2015 Printable Schedule

Performances by

We will be having the "42nd Highlanders" and "Common Stock" from Lafayette Indiana, "Midland Highlanders", and "Tittabawassee Fife and Drum Corp" will be performing all weekend.  Other demonstrations will be happening throughout the day in the different camps.

*Times and Events are subject to change due to weather or other situations*

Sponsored by

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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: