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Red Cedar River Rendezvous

July 26 July 28 CDT

Frontier trader at Red Cedar River Rendezvous.

Join Us for a Unique Experience! Our annual Red Cedar River Rendezvous is back and it’s getting bigger each year!

The Rendevous is open to the public at these dates and times:

  • Friday*, July 26: 1:00 – 5:00pm
  • Satureday, July 27: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday, July 28: 10:00am – 3:00pm

* Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts wearing their uniform can visit for FREE on Friday!

Friends, this is your chance to step back in time and experience what life was like for mountain men in the early 1800s.

Imagine peeking inside teepees, learning how to throw a hawk, shoot a flintlock rifle, and even start a fire the old-school way with flint and steel.

Ever wondered how pies were baked without an oven? Here’s where you’ll see it done right in a skillet.

And it’s not just for grown-ups; kids (and kids at heart) will have a blast learning all about this fascinating era from the mountain men themselves.

Calling All Demonstrators!

We’re on the lookout for enthusiasts and traders who specialize in historical activities and goods. If you have a passion for the past and skills or items to share, we’d love to have you with us.

Activities We Love:

  • Demonstrations with knives and tomahawks
  • Black powder shooting events
  • Atl atl throwing
  • Traditional archery
  • Sharing of historical tales
  • Flint knapping workshops
  • Crafting with beads and leather
  • Dutch oven cooking sessions

Special Offer for Demonstrators: If you’re demonstrating, you get to camp at no cost!

Trader Details

Trading Rules: The event organizer has the final say in trade matters.


  • $35 for all three days
  • $15 for a single blanket space


  • Traders should use canvas tents in a style from the past.
  • All goods for sale should be appropriate for the 1800s.
  • If selling items like furs or feathers, check with Wisconsin DNR at (888) 936-7463 to ensure legality.
  • Traders are responsible for having a business license and handling their own sales tax.

Camping Info:

  • Your gear should fit the 1640 – 1840 North American period.
  • Only primitive camping spots available.
  • We provide firewood, water, and access to porta-potties.
  • Please follow the Wisconsin DNR rule and don’t bring in outside firewood.
  • Ice will be available for purchase.
  • Pets are not permitted on the grounds.

This event is a fantastic way to step back in time and immerse yourself in the skills and lifestyle of our ancestors.

Whether you’re a history buff, a craftsman, or someone who appreciates the simpler times, the Red Cedar River Rendezvous offers something for everyone.

Join in for a weekend filled with learning, sharing, and community.

(715) 458-2080

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1866 13-1/2 14th Ave
Cameron, WI 54822 United States
(715) 458-2080
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