Monday, May 23, 2011

Cannon River Rendezvous May 24-30

Cannon River Rendezvous

When- May 24 – 30 2011
Where- Stanton Township - Near Cannon Falls (map)

Description-Presented by: Twin city Muzzle Loaders Club, Inc.

To all Buckskinners, Voyageurs, Longknives, Furtrappers, Long Hunters, Tale Tellers, Flat Landers, Kin Folk, and any other critter who has been known to depart from the truth a bit. On May 26st thru 30st, the Cannon River Rendezvous returns again! Git’ Ready! And if you are of stout and courageous spirit, you can be a part of it. Bundle your tent poles, brush off your buckskins, s...hake your bedroll clean, and prepare to stake your Teepee or Lean-to at the Whitson Family Farm.

Besides much trading and merrymaking, there will be many contests of skill, daring, involving rifle, knives, tomahawk, flint & steel, just to name a few. Prizes will be awarded to those who have excelled through talent or just plain fool luck! Plan now to attend the Saturday Night Feast! New menu options, 8 oz. Steak, or Quarter Chicken, new taters’ and Veggies, Dessert, all for a nominal fee. Limited meal tickets will be sold at check in. Avoid disappointment, and reserve your meal tickets with your mail-in registration.

All critters must be leashed, sociable, and cleaned up after! All exotic pets will be eaten!!! Period dress is a must! Prepare to whoop and holler, for a real Shinin’ time! Fun for all the family, and that is a fact!!! More camp sites, and walking trails have been added for Primitive, Modern, Short term, and Late comers.

Gate Schedule/setup hours: Check in at registration upon arrival. Tuesday and Wednesday, 8am-9pm Early setup, traders and club members only. Thursday and Friday 6-8 am,-- 3-9pm Setup, all campers. After set up hours, you may pack, or cart in only. Thursday and Friday 9am-3pm School Days programs.

Open to public. Period correct in Primitive Camp Saturday, 6-8 AM Last chance to setup in Primitive Camp Sunday, 6-8AM Last chance to setup in modern/latecomer camps. Registration closed.

Saturday and Sunday Open to public, 10am- 4pm Monday, 8am-3pm Open to public, Memorial Day Service at 9:30. Monday, after 3pm Tear down allowed. Early tear down only allowed in short term, or modern .

No vehicles allowed in Primitive camp between 8am Saturday, and 3pm Monday. Primitive campers are allowed 1 hour to unload. Please remove vehicles immediately after unloading, before setting up, to allow room for others to enter. No vehicles in camp over night. Clothing and all visible gear must be period correct in primitive camps as soon as possible after setting up. (beginning on Thursday).

See camper packet and notice board postings for additional details and full event schedules.

Rendezvous Activities: Contests of skills in: Shooting Competitions (Shooting shall be of a pre-1840 style gun, open sights and patched round ball)

When Great Minds Meet...
Hi Irene!
  • Joe Vnuk Memorial Smoothbore Shoot
  • Bruce Kunz Memorial Shoot
  • Horn Shoot
  • Hawk & Knife Competitions
  • Primitive Fishing Contest
  • Flint n’ Steel Contest
  • Archery Fire Starting Contest
  • Cast Iron Cooking Contest
  • Raffle for: Hand Made Quilt
  • Other activities and provisions include: Steak and Chicken Dinner Saturday Night
  • Memorial Service on Monday Morning
  • Kid’s Games
  • Candy Cannon
  • Paddle Dance
  • Sunday Night camp meeting
  • Ice Available
  • Water Provided
  • Firewood Provided
  • Primitive Archery Walk
  • Jam sessions and Old Tyme music by “Owen & The Better Than Nothing Band”
First lodge, 2 adults, children under 18 ($30.00) Additional adults ($5 each) Additional lodge (in registered camp, $10 each) Trader’s lodge ($20 additional) Steak dinner ($7.50) or Chicken ($6.50) Late registration fee, after May 1st, ($5.00) Pre-registrations are encouraged and must be postmarked by May 1, 2011, to avoid late fee
For more information, contact: Booshway, Bruce Bogie, 763-780-4722 or Segundo, Jim Strupp, 612-721-8039 or
Go to for trader’s and blanket trading guidelines.
Booshway, Bruce Bogie, 763-780-4722

I See You Kathy!

Little Foot

Camp Scene

Guess Who?

Bruce and Ray

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