1840 Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market

1840 Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market

Thank you to everyone who attended, and volunteered at, our 2022 event!

We will have details on our 2023 event here in early summer of 2023.

Saturday and Sunday,
September 16 & 17, 2023
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both Days

Tesoro 1840 RendezvousTwo cultural traditions, one spectacular event!
Admission: Details coming soon
Children 12 and Under: Free
Parking is Free
At The Fort
19192 Highway 8
Morrison, Colorado – in Southwest Denver “Red Rocks Country”
See the map on our Contact Us page >

Info for our completed 2022 event:

Here is the current list of attending artists. We will be updating this list as artists are added:

2022 Attending Artists >

Rendezvous Participants

2022 Participants >

A day at the 1840 Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market is a day in the early West, offering engaging and immersive fun for the whole family. Historic interpreters will show guests day-to-day skills from the 1840s, such sign language, wool processing, domestic arts, black powder shooting competition, and more. Guests will be able to put some of these newly found skills to the test, under the guidance of bonafide Mountain Men and Frontier Women. 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.

Members-Only Patron Party

The festivities for this event will kick off with a Tesoro Member-Exclusive Meet the Artists Patron Party on Friday, September 10, 2019 from 6 – 9 p.m. at The Fort (19192 Highway 8 in Morrison). Guests will have the first opportunity to purchase award-winning art, and enjoy live music and entertainment. Hearty Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will provided.

Advanced ticket purchase is REQUIRED.

Become a Member to buy Your Patron Party Tickets b
Clicking Here >

Already a Member? You will be able to buy Your Patron Party Tickets here in the summer of 2023.

Event Flyer

Here is a link to download our printable PDF flyer >

Rendezvous Camp
This Weekend-Long Event Includes:
  • Demonstrations throughout the weekend by Mountain Men and Frontier Women, including fire-starting, beadwork, Indian sign language, wool processing, and a Flintlock Rifle Shoot.

  • Storytelling and musical performances by Angel Vigil, Rex Rideout, a Fandango with the Southwest Musicians, Flamenco Dancing from Fiesta Colorado 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:

  • SCFD
  • Colorado Creative Industries
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Kinney Oil Company
  • The Fort
  • Marriott Courtyard and Residence Inn
  • FirstBank
  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • History Colorado
  • Bonfils Stanton Foundation

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