The Green River Rendezvous was an annual event in the 1830s. Mountain Men, trappers, travelers, and Indians all gathered in a valley “below the Green” river and bartered, traded, sold, and swapped various items such as skins, pelts, guns, jewelry, and whatever else they needed. All knew the place where Horse Creek flowed into the Green in the Upper Green River Valley, the site of six Rendezvous. The event lasted anywhere from a few days to several months and was a time for getting new supplies, renewing acquaintances with old friends, story swapping, drinking, and general rowdiness.
Modern Rendezvous celebrates the rich history and culture of this annual meeting. This year marks the 85th anniversary of the Green River Rendezvous Festival!
There is something for everyone! Historical demonstrations and encampment, Art & Wine Auction, Rendezvous Rodeo 3 nights in a row, live music (4 different artists/bands), Wind River Dancers, documentary showing: Women of the White Buffalo, vendor fair, parade, and more. Click here for the full schedule.
Who Does What?
- Museum of the Mountain Man – Western Art & Wine Auction, Living History Camp & Demonstrations by the American Mountain Men
- Teton Traders – Traders Row, 1st Annual Traders Row Gala
- Art of the Winds – Local Artists Art Walk
- Sublette County Sporting Association – Rendezvous Rodeo
- Sublette County Library – Book Sale
- Main Street Pinedale – Vendors Fair, Rendezvous Parade, Live Concert with The Walker Williams Band
- Six Degrees of Unity – Women of the White Buffalo Documentary Showing and Q&A, Wind River Dancers & Columbia Jones
- Green River Rendezvous Pageant Association – Beard Shaving
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