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Northwoods Rendezvous and Wild Rice Festival

The Northwoods Rendezvous and Wild Rice Festival is a new event, dedicated to bringing many aspects of Wisconsin’s pre-statehood history back to life. Step back in time with us September 20th through the 22nd.

Experience reenactments of the early 1800's, when Native Americans and the early settlers shared the bounty of the landscape.

The creation of a family-friendly event to portray Wisconsin's important early beginnings is part of the goal according to local organizers. This idea prompted volunteers to assemble together for the planning stages for its first "living history" event.



Experience reenactments of the early 1800s, when Native Americans and the early settlers shared the bounty of the landscape.of pioneers as they intermingled with the Ojibwe. The re-enactors wear period clothing and use weaponry based upon flint and black gun powder rifles, to shoot steel balls at clay targets.

This living-history opportunity will be a great family-friendly, outdoor event where people can learn more about the history of the people of this area as it evolved into Forest County.

Among the activities planned to take place are archery events, candle-making for kids and a mock-up of a pioneer school. Ojibwe birch bark wigwams will be displayed along with tomahawk throwing, the tanning of deer hides, parching wild rice harvested from Rice Lake, Tribal drumming, dancing and flute playing, and especially, muzzle loader black-powder shooting events with certified safety officers and instructors.

Visit https://www.northwoodsrendezvous.com for a schedule of events, vendors and lodging information.