50th Annual Fort de Chartres Rendezvous

Date: Sep 13, 2020 | Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 50th annual Fort de Chartres Rendezvous has been rescheduled to take place over two days: Saturday and Sunday, September 12th & 13th (instead of June 6th & 7th). This event will feature black powder shooting competitions, cannon firings, 1700s military drills, period music and dancing, French food, dueling swordsmen, traders of 18th century hand-made goods, dancing, food, and more! FREE and open to the public with a special event parking price of $5 per car. Donations are always welcomed! See website for all the details!

For More Information:

Fort de Chartres | 618-284-7230 | Website

Fort de Chartres State Historic Site can be visited year-round and is open Thursday - Sunday, 9am - 5pm. Admission is FREE, but donations are appreciated. The Fort also holds several events throughout the year, including the Fort de Chartres Rendezvous held in June, the Fort de Chartres French & Indian War Encampment in October, and the Fort de Chartres Winter Rendezvous & Woodswalk in November.

Please check the website listed on each event to get the most up-to-date information.

Directions: The Fort is about an hour from downtown St. Louis. Take I-64 East into Illinois to I-255 and exit going South. Take Exit#6 for IL-3 toward Columbia. Take IL-3 to Ruma and then turn west on IL-155. Follow IL-155 through Prairie du Rocher to the site. Fort de Chartres will be on the left.


1350 Illinois Route 155,
Prairie du Rocher, IL

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