Step back in time at the upper Missouri's finest fur trade fair at one of the West's most imposing historic sites. Over 100 re-enactors will demonstrate a variety of 19th century skills including; blacksmithing, beaver skinning, pottery wheel demonstration, frontier cooking, period music and bead making. "Traders' Row" will again feature many shops with furs and handcrafted items for sale. New for 2019 is a Red River Cart maker and spinning wheel demonstrations.
The 2019 Headliner, Living Historian Hasan Davis, will present the Journey of York, the Unsung Hero of the Lewis and Clark Expedition at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16. He is an author, performer, youth advocate and motivator. Hasan’s one-man shows are a superb example of experiential, interactive learning that is engaging for adults as well as youth.
The 25th annual Rendezvous Run is Saturday morning at 8 a.m. (CDT), sponsored by the Williston Parks and Recreation Department and will include an 11K, 1 Mile Kids Walk, 5K Run/Walk and a “one-mile” fur trader’s run/walk. New in 2019 the run will also include a half marathon. Registration for the run ends at 7:30 a.m. for the marathon and all other races at 8:45 a.m. Find out more about the run at willistonparks.com/rendezvous-run.
Kids Day is Thursday, June 13, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (CDT). Kids can enjoy various stations of games and hands on activities.
Park hours are from 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. (CDT) daily at Fort Union. Scheduled activities run 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. CDT. Find more information and the full schedule of events at: nps.gov/fous/planyourvisit/rendezvous-information-for-participants.htm
For more information about Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, please visit nps.gov/fous.