Annual Historical Event
Colonial Trade Faire
& Musket Frolic

Prairie du Rocher, Illinois

April 1 - April 2, 2017


Location: Fort De Chartres State Historic Site, 4 miles west of Prairie du Rocher on IL-155

Dates: April 1 - April 2, 2017

     Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
     Sunday: 9 am - 3 pm

Description: Merchants, artisans and craftsmen will display and sell handmade and period wares at this annual event.  Mid to late 1700s period musket and rifle shooting matches will test the skills of participating re-enactors. La Bonne Epouse, or a women's contest for "The Good Wife" will be held.  Other featured activities will include colonial games, period music and a benefit auction. The public is invited to watch the events free of charge and shop at the Trade Faire. The event is presented by Chasseurs du Datchurat, a group of historical reenactors that recreates the lives of the longhunters of the Illinois country and Spanish Louisiana from the middle 1760s to the middle 1770s.

Free, donations appreciated

For more information call 618-284-7230
  or visit the event's webpage

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