2017 Schedule of Events
Note: Events are subject to change. Check this website or phone (719) 383-5010 for details and more information about these and other special events.

* Beginning 2017, the park will charge $5 per person, ages 6 and up, during major special events including the October 7-8 Fur Trade Encampment and the December 1-2 Traditional Holiday Celebration.

Cheyenne and traders conduct trade in the fort council room
Trade with the Cheyenne during a fur trade encampment.

NPS photo

*Fur Trade Encampment - October 7-8, 2017
The trading post comes to life as we celebrate the trappers, traders and tribes associated with the fur trade in the Southwest during the 1830s and 1840s. Fifty or more living history volunteers demonstrate 19th century skills at the fort and in camps set up along the Arkansas River. Traditional dance and music will be exhibited Saturday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm for your pleasure. The living history event finishes up at noon Sunday.
bonfire lights up fort plaza
Bonfire in the fort plaza during candle light tours.

Photo courtesy of Celia Dubin

*Traditional Holiday Celebration - December 1-2, 2017
Witness the holiday pleasures and pastimes of the 1840s at an isolated trading post. Period games, foods, and festivities will enliven the fort. On Saturday there will be toy making in the shops, wagon rides, pinata breaks, yule log hunt, period games, frontier cooking, and blacksmithing. Reservations for the candle light tours are required and can be made after November 1, 2017 by calling (719) 383-5026.


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Sorry, but there are no events between 10/15/2017 and 11/14/2017

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35110 Highway 194 E.
La Junta, CO 81050


(719) 383-5010

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