Colonial Trade Faire and Musket & Rifle Frolic, April 4 and 5, 2020


April Trade Faire Sawyers Contest


Les Pays de Illinois Fort de Chartres

Kaskaskia Company Presents

Please note: Colonial Trade Faire and Musket & Rifle Frolic, April 6 and 7, 2019 has been cancelled.

The Kaskaskia Company and Les Amis du Fort de Chartres just learned from the Prairie du Rocher Chamber of Commerce that the Levee Commissioners have made the decision to close the flood gates in Prairie du Rocher tomorrow afternoon. As a result, we regretfully announce the cancellation of the Colonial Trade Faire and Musket & Rifle Frolic, scheduled for next weekend, April 6 and 7. The decision to cancel this year’s April event was made in consultation with the Fort’s site supervisor, Chester Wingerter, as Fort de Chartres State Historic Site closes to the public once the Prairie du Rocher flood gates are closed. The event committee will be reaching out to our participant registrants with event registration refund details. We thank everyone for your continued support of special events at Fort de Chartres, especially our only juried event, the Colonial Trade Faire. We WILL be back better than ever next year!

FdC March, 2019

And please note: The closing of the Prairie du Rocher flood gates is a precautionary measure, not a sign of imminent flooding of the Fort site. We will keep everyone posted as needed, but we are not concerned at this time. Again, thank you for your support!


2019 Colonial Trade Faire Rules & Regulations


2019 Colonial Trade Faire Application


2019 Colonial Trade Faire Downloadable Flyer

For additional event information or questions, contact


Thank you to The Kaskaskia Company for hosting this Special Event at Fort de Chartres,

with event support from Les Amis du Fort de Chartres.