FORT UNION TRADING POST NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
2013 SUMMER EVENTS
All Fort Union Events are Free and open to the Public!
JUNE 13-16 - FORT UNION RENDEZVOUS
19th Century Fur Trade Fair includes a variety of period arts, crafts and music. Come and participate in the upper Missouri's finest fur trade fair at one of the West's most imposing historic sites.
Thursday 6/13-Kids Day
Saturday 6/15-Rendezvous Run
AUGUST 3-4 - INDIAN ARTS SHOWCASE
Demonstrations of traditional Northern Plains Indian accoutrements, crafts and music.
American Indian history and culture, through music, traditional crafts and lectures by tribal historians and elders from tribes of the Upper Missouri.
August 31- September 2 - LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND
Reenactors portray American Fur Company employees and American Indians of Fort Union Trading Post. Every Labor Day weekend, Fort Union hosts muzzleloaders, buckskinners, and fur trade re-enactors. The highlight of the weekend is the Last Bell Tour. After the last bell is rung, closing the fort for the night, visitors are led through a series of scenes related to an event in the history of the fort.
Saturday 8/31 - Last Bell Tours begin at 8pm central time
SEPTEMBER 21st - BLACKSMITH WORKSHOP
Learn the basic techniques of blacksmithing presented by Fort Union Participants are advised to bring their own lunch and wear appropriate clothing. All who attend the workshop are encouraged to participate, from novices to accomplished iron workers.