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18th Century Trade Fair Conkling Heritage Park

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August 3rd - August 6th, 2017

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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 Schedule of the 2016 Rendezvous in Mackinaw and 18th Century Trade Fair
Conkling Heritage Park
August 3rd ~ 6th, 2017

~FREE EVENT~

**PLEASE NOTE SCHEDULE MAY CHANGE, CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR UPDATES**
 
Wednesday - August 2nd, 2017
                                  Camp Setup


Thursday - August 3rd, 2017
            10:00 am        Merchant Area Opens to Public / Activities throughout Camp
            11:00 am        Cannon & Musket Firing Demonstration
              1:30 pm        Games & Competitions
              7:00 pm        Voices in the Mist
              9:00 pm        Encampment & Merchant Area Closes to the Public

 
Friday - August 4th, 2017
              9:45 am        Opening Colors
            10:00 am        Encampment & Merchant Area Opens to the Public
            11:00 am        Musket & Cannon Firing Demonstration
            11:30 am        Native Drum Teaching by "Tony Grondin"
            12:30 pm        Midland Highlanders
              1:00 pm        Games & Competitions in Conkling Heritage Park (Huron Avenue)
              3:00 pm        Looting of the Town
              5:30 pm        Music by "Under The Harp"
              7:30 pm        Talking with Ben Franklin
              9:00 pm        Paddle Dance in Camp ~ PUBLIC WELCOME
            10:00 pm        Encampment & Merchant Area Closes to the Public
   
Saturday - August 5th, 2017
              9:45 am        Opening Colors with "Fife and Drums Corp"
            10:00 am        Encampment and Merchant Area Opens to the Public
            10:00 am        Tittabawassee Fife and Drum Corp 
            10:30 am        Talking with Ben Franklin
            11:00 am        Hawk & Knife Throw Demonstration  
            11:00 am        Musket & Cannon Firing Demonstration
            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

  After The Battle        Public Auction 18th & 19th Century items. {located in Mackinaw Crossings Performance
                                   Court starting around 2:30 pm
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              5:00 am        Grandmother Moon Drumming  
              6:30 pm        Potluck Dinner {Encampment & Merchants Only}

              7:00 pm        Talking with Ben Franklin
              8:00 pm        Performances by "Genot Picor & the Trois Bouffons"
            10:00 pm        Encampment & Merchant Area Closes to the Public

 
Sunday - August 6th, 2017
              9:45 am        Opening Colors
            10:00 am        Encampment & Merchant Area Opens to the Public
            10:15 am        Church Service performed by Rev. Bill Bower
            11:00 am        Musket and Cannon Firing Demonstration
            11:30 am        Genot Picor Storytelling
            12:00 pm        Talk with Ben Franklin
            12:30 pm        Tittabawassee Fife and Drum Corp
             
 3:45 pm        Closing Colors
             4:00 pm         Encampment & Merchant Area Closes to the Public
 
 

Printable Schedule

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To all those who made this event possible: