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.

The schedule for this year's Rendezvous has not been set yet. However, this schedule from last year will give a good indication of what it will be.

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

Food Court

Voyageur Encampment

Voyageur Encampment

11:00 AM

Canon firing demo

Military Encampment

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Blue Celtic Grass music

West Stage

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Native American Games with Lou Aiello

Children’s Games area

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Fashion Show

Food Court       

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 - 12:30 PM

Genot “Winter Elk” Picor, Storyteller (Sat)

André the Storyteller  (Sun)

Voyageur Stage

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Jesuit Tales with Père Marquette

Voyageur 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

Woodswalk

Military Encampment

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Blue Celtic Grass music

West Stage

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

East Camp

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

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM  (Sunday)

André the Storyteller

Voyageur Stage

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

River Valley Fife and Drum Corp

March through Rendezvous

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM  (Sunday)

Booshway’s Skillet Toss

Ceremonial Field

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM  (Saturday)

Genot “Winter Elk” Picor, Storyteller

Voyageur Stage

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