2018 Poster design update by Mitch Lopata of Lopata Design


One of the best events for those interested in muzzleloader shooting is our very own Fort de Chartres Winter Rendezvous, which includes a 5-man team woodswalk shooting competition.  If you have never participated in a woodswalk competition at Fort de Chartres before, gather 4 of your buddies and sign a team up because you will not be disappointed.  If you don’t have a team, no worries, just show up to the event and let the folks running the shoot know that you are looking to get on a team and they will do their best to get you on a team that is looking to fill a slot. Fort de Chartres Winter Rendezvous is November 3rd and 4th this year and we are looking forward to another great event as always. Over the past few years, this event’s participation numbers have grown to a comparable size of our Summer Rendezvous in June.  With the 5 man team woodswalk shoot and plenty of traders selling the finest wares, there will be plenty to see and do during this event. Enjoy the cooler weather and come out to visit and do some shopping at the numerous traders/merchants at the event. We hope to see you there!

If you would like to get involved with the planning, organizing and/or managing any event that we have at Fort de Chartres, please contact us at either lcdbdfdc1976@gmail.com or give me a call at 618-340-2928.Thank you.

Jason Duensing, Les Coureurs des Bois de Fort de Chartres, President

Winter Rendevous Event 2018 Camp Rules

Also during the Winter Rendezvous,18th-Century Rummage Faire at the Winter Rendezvous

A Les Amis du Fort de Chartres Rummage Faire will be held in the Fort’s Trading Post during Winter Rendezvous. Les Amis is looking for donations of period correct items such as clothing, material, blankets, bags, jewelry, baskets, mugs, pottery, etc. We are asking supporters to bring these donations (on Friday, October 2, 12-5 p.m. preferred) to the event be sold during the Rummage Faire in the Fort’s Trading Post, November 3rd and 4th!

All proceeds support Les Amis du Fort de Chartres mission to support the Fort site and its cultural heritage.

For more information, please view Les Amis’ Facebook event post link:

18th-Century Rummage Faire at Winter Rendezvous


For event updates, you can follow the Fort de Chartres Rendezvous Facebook page.


Thank you to Les Coureurs des Bois de Fort de Chartres for hosting this Special Event at Fort de Chartres, with event support from Les Amis du Fort de Chartres.