A visit to the Tesoro Cultural Center’s annual 1840s Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market on Saturday & Sunday, September 10 & 11, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (both days) takes us from the 21st century back to the frontier days. Meet celebrated Southwestern artists selling and demonstrating their crafts. Interpreters in period dress re-enact and explain the lives of 19th century trappers, traders and frontiersmen.
A day at the 1840s Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market is a day in the Old West, offering engaging and immersive fun for the whole family.
Historic interpreters will show guests day-to-day skills from the 1840s, such as horse and mule packing, fire-starting, beadwork, sign language, blacksmithing, moccasin-making, arrow-making, wool processing and more.
Authentic Spanish Colonial artists demonstrate and sell their creations, including retablos, santos, jewelry, wheat applique, metalwork, weaving, and furniture.
Additional activities include a Scavenger Hunt for children, informative lectures and documentary film showings, raptors, mammals, and reptiles provided by Nature’s Educators, and storytelling by Angel Vigil, music of the period by Rex Rideout, a Fandango with the Southwest Musicians, and Flamenco dancing from Fiesta Colorado.
Concessions will be provided onsite by The Fort Restaurant.
Admission is $5 for adults and FREE for ages 12 and under. You can buy tickets in advance here. Parking is FREE.
It takes place on the grounds of The Fort Restaurant, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison, 303-839-1671.