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Fort Union Rendezvous Set For June 15-18


The Fort Union Rendezvous is set for June 15-18. The National Parks Service is hosting a 19th Century Fur Trade Fair that includes a variety of period arts, crafts and music. Members of the public are invited to come and participate in the upper Missouri fur trade fair reenactment at one of the West’s most imposing historic sites.

The annual gathering is the site’s largest event. Fort Union comes alive with more than 100 reenactors from across the country and Canada demonstrating traditional skills and lifeways.

Each day will feature a variety of speakers and demonstrators. As well as an array of trade goods, which will be presented in Fort Union’s Trade House.

All events are planned on Central Time. Kids Day is June 15 with special activities planned between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Special headliner Michael Bad Hand will present on the culture of Plains Indian Tribes Friday and Saturday only. He will talk about warrior society regalia, decorated horses and Tribal languages.

Fort Union is located south of U.S. Highway 2 at the border with North Dakota near the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers.

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