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Michael Terry - Plains Indian Historian. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Michael Terry - Plains Indian Historian
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Rendezvous Days July 12-15th
by Pinedale Online!
July 10, 2007

The biggest party of the year in Pinedale takes place this weekend: Green River Rendezvous Days! Always held the second full weekend in July, this four-day event celebrates the annual gathering of the fur traders and trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade era of the early 1800s in our Upper Green River Valley.

There are many events planned during the four days of Rendezvous Days. There are living history demonstrations and talks every day at the Museum of the Mountain Man. Plains Indian Historian Michael Terry will return with presentations at the Museum. The Rendezvous Rodeo takes place Thursday through Saturday. There will be a parade down main street in Pinedale Saturday morning. The Prairie Mass takes place on Sunday at the DeSmet Monument near Daniel. The annual elaborate Rendezvous Pageant will be held on Sunday, at 1:00 PM at the Rendezvous Grounds, located behind the rodeo grounds just south of Pinedale.

For more information and the latest schedules, be sure to stop by and visit our beautiful new visitor center in downtown Pinedale, which is the new home of the Sublette County Chamber of Commerce and Sublette County Joint Tourism Promotion Board. They have lots of literature and local area information, and public restrooms. They are located on the corner of Tyler and Pine Street, by the "cow mural".


Rendezvous Street Fair Along both sides of Pine Street
Trader’s Row Period authentic items of the fur trade era. Authentic beadwork, pelts, period clothing and accessories. Candy Cannon shot from a cannon three times a day. In the grassy area between Faler’s General Store and the Sublette Center.
Jail for Bail Sublette County Chamber of Commerce fundraiser
Museum of the Mountain Man open Daily 9 am to 5 pm. Admission $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, $3 for children 12 and under. Programs outside the museum every day are FREE.

RENDEZVOUS RODEO – Thursday through Saturday
If you’ve never been to a real live rodeo, don’t miss taking in the action at the Rendezvous Rodeo during Rendezvous Days. There will be three nights of rough stock action including bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback, barrel racing, tie down roping, team roping and break-away roping. The long rounds of rough stock, roping and barrel racing events will be held on Thursday and Friday nights. The finals will be on Saturday night with the top 10-15 competitors for each event. Many locals compete in this rodeo, as well as participants from several states. Fun events include a Calf Scramble for kids under 12 and the Bull Poker game of nerves. Parking is tight, People are encouraged to carpool if possible and arrive early. Rodeo starts at 7 PM, and the line is usually long to get in. Tickets are $5 admission, kids under 12 free.

There will be many things going on at the Museum of the Mountain Man over Rendezvous Days. Historian in Residence Dr. Fred Gowans will kick off Rendezvous with a talk on “The Iberian Horse in the Fur Trade”, Thursday night at 7 PM. Plains Indian Historian Michael Terry returns with his Plains Indian encampment and talks Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Members of the American Mountain Men Association will be here to give presentations on the every day life of the mountain men who worked as fur traders and trappers. Demonstrations will be on mountain man clothing, knives, tools, fire making, sign language, firearms, horses, tack, packing and more. The Museum is also proud to present their first Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Journal and Forum. The authors who were selected to be in this year’s journal will give presentations on their papers Friday and Saturday. The book signing and reception for the Journal will be on Friday evening at 7 PM. Copies of the Journal will be available for sale-proceeds go to help the Museum. Lapita Frewin will give hands-on programs for children on Friday and Saturday. The Museum and Gift Shop will be open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM. Their annual Buffalo Burger Lunch will be on Saturday from 11 AM to 3 PM.

This year is the 71st annual Green River Rendezvous Pageant, an elaborate community-effort production telling the story of the early history of the fur trade, rendezvous, explorers and travelers in our Upper Green River Valley from 1824 to 1940. Six of the sixteen Mountain Man rendezvous were held at the confluence of Horse Creek and the Green River near present day Daniel, Wyoming, making the Upper Green a prominent location for the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade history. Today, a group of dedicated locals known as the Green River Rendezvous Pageant Association, organize and put on the elaborate Rendezvous Pageant every year with over 200 members of the community participating. The hour-long pageant is held at the Rendezvous Grounds, on the hill in behind the Pinedale Rodeo Grounds just south of town. Admission is $5 at the gate.

Friends of the Library Book Sale Sublette County Library, 10 AM to 5 PM, and 7 PM to 9 PM.
Live Music John Fogerty and Steam Powered Airplane. Courthouse Commons, 3-6:30 PM.
Fireworks Show Set off from the Pinedale ballfields, 9:30 PM.

Rendezvous Ramble A 5-Mile Walk or Run to Fremont Lake Overlook. Registration is at 7 am on Saturday morning at the Tegeler/Allen Agency building, corner of Tyler & Pine Streets. Register any time before the race. There is a $5 entry fee, which includes a race t-shirt.
Rendezvous Pancake Breakfast By donation, Pinedale Community UUC church, 7-10 AM
Rendezvous Pie Sale St Andrews in the Pines Episcopal Church, 9 AM to 2 PM
Rendezvous Parade 11:00 AM along Pine Street
Buffalo Burger Lunch Museum of the Mountain Man, 11 AM – 3 PM
Women’s Frying Pan Toss Trader’s Row, Noon, $5/toss
Faif Do Do Cajun Lunch Rendezvous Pointe, Noon – 2 PM
Rendezvous Kid’s Fishing Derby Kid’s Fishing Pond, Noon to 2 PM
Rendezvous Horseshoe Tournament American Legion Park, 1 PM

Atlatl, Hawk, Knife and Primitive Bow and Arrow competitions $5 entry fee. Next to Proactive Rehabiliation, 8 AM
Prairie Mass at DeSmet Monument 10:00 AM
Michael Terry - Plains Indian Historian 10AM to Noon at the Museum of the Mountain Man
American Mountain Men: Sign Language Demonstration Museum of the Mountain Man, 11AM to Noon
Farmer’s Market & Impromptu Jam Session All musicians invited. Wind River Pizzeria, Noon-4PM
GREEN RIVER RENDEZVOUS PAGEANT 1:00 PM at the Rendezvous Grounds behind the Rodeo Grounds. Cost is $5 at the gate.
Michael Terry - Plains Indian Historian 10AM to Noon at the Museum of the Mountain Man
Beard Shaving In front of the Cowboy Bar, 3:00 PM

Related Links:
Online Rendezvous Schedule
General Schedule (Printable PDF)
Museum of the Mountain Man events (Printable PDF)
2006 Green River Rendezvous Photo Gallery
Museum of the Mountain Man

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