Schedule of Events

The Rendezvous will be held on September 9 and 10, 2017 - from 10am to 5pm (4pm on Sunday) at the Columbia Woods Forest Preserve in Willow Springs, Illinois.

Time:

Event:

Location:

10:00 AM

Rendezvous opens to public

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10:00 AM - closing

(various times throughout day)

Kids’ games, crafts, & chores

Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable

Voyageur songs by Trois Bouffons

Voyageur songs by Barb Kotula

Voyageur skills demo

Children’s Games, Big tree

Roams camp

East Stage

Voyageur Encampment

Voyageur Encampment

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Cannon firing demo

Military Encampment

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Native American Games with Lou Aiello

Children’s Games area

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Woodswalk

Military Encampment

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Fashion Show

East Stage       

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Children’s Trading Post

Information Pavilion area

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

River Valley Fife and Drum Corp

March through Rendezvous

12:00 PM - 12:40 PM

André the Storyteller  

Pavilion Stage

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Jesuit Tales with Père Marquette

Voyageur Encampment

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

Cannon firing demo

Military Encampment

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM  (Sat & Sun)

Voyageur Landing

(& Opening Ceremony Sat only)

Ceremonial Field

1:45 PM

Board bus for Santa Fe Prairie Tour

Ceremonial Field

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Primitive Firemaking Skills Demonstration

Voyageur Encampment

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Camp Contests: Tomahawk Throw (Sat) / Flint & Steel (Sun)

East Camp / Voyageur Encampment

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Ropemaking & Firemaking with Lou Aiello

 

Children’s Games area

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Jesuit Tales with Père Marquette

Voyageur Encampment

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Children’s Trading Post

Information Pavilion area

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

French Voyageur Dances with Trois Bouffons

West Stage

2:40 PM - 3:20 PM 

André the Storyteller

Pavilion Stage

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

River Valley Fife and Drum Corp

March through Rendezvous

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM  (Sunday)

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM  (Saturday)

Booshway’s Skillet Toss

Ceremonial Field

4:45 PM (Sat) / 3:45 PM (Sun)

Flag lowering

Ceremonial Field

5:00 PM (Sat) / 4:00 PM (Sun)

Rendezvous closes to the public