A visit to the Tesoro Cultural Center’s annual 1840s Rendezvous on Saturday & Sunday, September 11 & 12 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 demonstrations with birds of prey (including a Bald Eagle) storytelling, live music and performances.
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.