1840 Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market
Saturday and Sunday,
September 11 & 12, 2021
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both Days
Two cultural traditions, one spectacular event!
Children 12 and Under: Free
At The Fort
19192 Highway 8
Morrison, Colorado – in Southwest Denver “Red Rocks Country”
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Return to the past at the 1840 Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market! Spend a day in the early West, with engaging and immersive fun for the whole family. Highly trained 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 the bald eagle, provided by Hawkquest; storytelling, live music and performances.
Here is the current list of attending artists. We will be updating this list as artists are added:
This Weekend-Long Event Includes:
Demonstrations throughout the weekend by Mountain Men and Frontier Women, including fire-starting, beadwork, Indian sign language, blacksmithing, wool processing, and a Flintlock Rifle Shoot.
Storytelling and musical performances by Angel Vigil, Vangie Sena, Rex Rideout, a Fandango with the Southwest Musicians, and more. Stay tuned for exact dates/times.
Hands-on activities for all ages including a Scavenger Hunt for children.
See raptors, mammals and reptiles provided by Nature’s Educators.
Informative Lectures and Documentary Film Showings about the Fur Trade, the region’s Early Spanish Settlers, and more!
Concessions provided by The Fort Restaurant.
Tesoro would like to thank its sponsors for this event, including:
- Colorado Creative Industries
- National Endowment for the Arts
- National Endowment for the Humanities
- Kinney Oil Company
- The Fort
- Marriott Courtyard and Residence Inn
- Denver Museum of Nature and Science
- History Colorado
- Bonfils Stanton Foundation