Via the North West Company Fur Post:
Celebrate a 19th-century fall gathering as hundreds of re-enactors portraying Ojibwe, voyageurs and fur traders prepare for winter trading along the Snake River. Watch as contestants vie for the title of the best all-around voyageur.
Competitions will test strength and cunning. Shop at historic vendors for handcrafted wares and clothing. Hands-on children’s activities include candle dipping, a scavenger hunt and the popular game “bead scramble.”
A highlight of the weekend is a festive, country dance with live fiddle music and lessons held outside Saturday night at 6:30 p.m.
- Where: North West Company Fur Post, Pine City, MN
- Dates: Sept. 15, 2012, Sept. 16, 2012
- Time: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday
- Fee: $8 adults, $6 seniors and college students, $5 ages 6-17; $2 discount for Minnesota Historical Society members