The Mountain Man Rendezvous is happening now on the Grassy Arena at the Teton County Fairgrounds. The Mountain Men will be setup and open for business from Friday May 20th through Monday May 30th. No admission to enter. Please visit the JH Chamber's website for more info, Click Here!
The Mountain Man Rendezvous is a pre-1840 era Fur Trade re-enactment, where Mountain Men, from all over the west, will gather in Jackson to sell and trade their goods in the finest tradition of Davy Jackson. You will find that there is plenty to do at a rendezvous, from finding unique historic goods and making your best trade with the traders, to learning about the history of Jackson Hole and the early mountain men that traveled the trails. Additionally, there will be a Tomahawk and Knife competition, primitive archery, storytelling, and the famous Candy Cannon for the kids.
So, who were the original mountain men? They were a breed all their own -- remarkable men with remarkable stories of adventure, men whose names became legend. John Colter, Jim Bridger, Jedidiah Smith, Tom “Broken Hand” Fitzpatrick, Kit Carson, Joe Meek, Bill Sublette, and Davy Jackson, just to name a few. These are the men that wrote the stories on the land of early Wyoming.
Today's Mountain Men are people that love history and try to recreate the past. These people try to bring history alive and create an understanding about the early history of the American West. These people are passionate about the past and many like to teach and pass on the life style and skills of the Fur Trade Era.