Rendezvous at The Fort

Rendezvous at The Fort

We thank everyone for a great Rendezvous at The Fort in 2023! We will have details on our 2024 event here in the spring or early summer of 2024.


Mountain men & women, trappers’ and traders’ encampments as it was at Bent’s Old Fort in the 1830s.

Meet the Indian Nations today – ceremonial dances, singing, and the history of each respective Indian nation, many whose ancestors traded at Bent’s Old Fort.

Meet the award-winning Spanish Colonial artists who carry on their culture with hand made retablos and bultos, tin art, micaceous clay pottery and beautiful weavings from churro wool.

Storytellers, music with Rex Rideout, and much more!

Delicious food – frito pie, tamales, and more from The Fort!

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

Rendezvous at The Fort drumsAdmission: $10
Children 7-12 $5; 6 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 >
Event Schedule Printable PDF >
Here is the current list of attending artists. We will be updating this list as artists are added:

2023 Attending Artists > 

Rendezvous Participants

2023 Participants >

A day at the Rendezvous at The Fort 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. Additional activities include a Scavenger Hunt, informative lectures, raptors, mammals, and reptiles provided by Nature’s Educators, storytelling by Angel Vigil and Komi Casica, music of the period by Rex Rideout, Spanish Colonial Art crafted using methods and materials of yesteryears, and Powwow song and dance demonstrations and history. Concessions will be provided onsite by The Fort Restaurant.

Patron Preview Party

The festivities for this event will kick off with a Tesoro Meet the Artists Preview Patron Party on Friday, September 15, 2023 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. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

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 soon.

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, Komi Casica, and Rex Rideout. 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 about the Fur Trade, the region’s Early Native Americans, 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
  • Colorado Gives Foundation

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