h/t Wyoming State Parks for the photo
This one is not in Fremont County, but it is happening over a long weekend. According to Google maps, it’s only about 3 hours away from Riverton.
Wyoming State Parks shares the following information about the weekend events:
Fort Bridger State Historic Site celebrates the Fur Trade Rendezvous era of the early-1800s during the 47th Annual Mountain Man Rendezvous August 30 through September 2. The rendezvous is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.
This widely popular celebration of the mountain man era is the largest event hosted by Wyoming State Parks, the second-largest public event in Wyoming, and the largest rendezvous in the nation. More than 25,000 are expected to attend over the Labor Day weekend.
The event features food, shopping, living history demonstrations, kids activities, music, Native American dance performances, marksmanship competitions, and more. Free program guides and schedules are available at the entrance.
Tents, tipis, and camps completely cover the 35-acre historic site, offering visitors a chance to explore the charms and surprises of the early 1800s setting at their own pace. The fort’s historic buildings are also open to tour during the event.
“The Fort Bridger Rendezvous is a truly unique experience,” says Chris Floyd, Shoshone District Manager. “The sights, sounds, and smells capture the spirit of Rendezvous, a place where a diversity of people gather to talk, trade, and have a good time. There’s nothing else like it in the world.”
Admission for the general public is $5 for everyone 12 years and up. State regulations prohibit alcohol consumption. Dogs are welcome; however, please review the dog policy before bringing your dog(s) as violators will be fined.
Also, visitors dressed in pre-1840s attire, head-to-toe, enter free.
For more information, please visit www.fortbridgerrendezvous.net/.