Fort de Chartres Colonial Market Faire

Date: Apr 01, 2023 | Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Fort de Chartres Colonial Market Faire will be held over two days, Saturday & Sunday, April 1st & 2nd. The Faire will feature costumed historic interpreters, shooting matches, and period games with craftspeople and merchants selling reproduction period goods. Admission to this event is FREE and open to the public. "The Colonial Market Faire is a JURIED living history event for participants depicting the Illinois Country ca. 1750-1790." See website for more info.

Dates and Times:

Saturday, April 2nd | 10am-5pm
Sunday, April 3rd | 10am-3pm

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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