There’s so much to do at the state fair and we try to get to all of it. Something you’ll find every year is the Fur Traders Rendezvous.
The Fur Traders Rendezvous is a re-enactment of what old times looked like.
We’re talking 1600’s through the 1800’s.
Imagine a world without a stove top, or a washing machine, a world where everything is made by hand.
“It was very interesting seeing how everyone used to live, a couple hundred years ago and how people are still doing those things today–so it’s very nice,” said visitor Trey Meadows.
Meadows his wife, and their three children say if they were born in this era the first thing they’d build is a tee pee.
Nathalie Gomez reporting: “There’s over 20 traders here at the fur traders rendezvous each with something different and unique to show you.”
“I like to show the kids and the adults, all the old tools that was in the era that I’m portraying,” said trader Richard Beauchesne.
“The draw knifes the drills the axes– so that they can have a feeling of the old tools and how things were made and used.” said Beauchesne.
Beauchesne says he’s self taught.
“A lot of the other people that do the re-enactment–a lot of it they learnt themselves,” said Beauchesne.
The rendezvous is interesting for people of all ages… you come across — fur — trinkets and jewelry — even a blacksmith.
The best of all is that you’re learning without even knowing it.