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The third weekend of every June marks a big occasion at Fort Union Trading Post. See re-enactors demonstrate frontier skills and experience the bustle of a busy, active 19th century trading post at the Fort Union Rendezvous!

See the fort's press release, below:

37th Annual Fort Union Rendezvous set for June 13-16th, 2019
Step back in time at the upper Missouri's finest fur trade fair at one of the West's most imposing historic sites.  Over 100 Re-enactors will demonstrate a variety of 19th century skills including; blacksmithing, beaver skinning, pottery wheel demonstration, frontier cooking, period music and bead making.  "Traders' Row" will again feature many shops with furs and handcrafted items for sale. New for 2019 is a Red River Cart maker and spinning wheel demonstrations.
2019 Headliner, Living Historian Hasan Davis, will present The Journey of York, the Unsung Hero of the Lewis and Clark Expedition at 2:00 pm Saturday June 15 & Sunday June 16th.  He is an author, performer, youth advocate and motivator. Hasan’s one-man shows are a superb example of experiential, interactive learning that is engaging for adults as well as youth.
The 25th annual Rendezvous Run is on Saturday morning at 8:00 (CDT),  sponsored by the Williston Parks and Recreation Department and will include an 11K, 1 Mile Kids Walk, 5K Run/Walk and a “one-mile” fur trader’s run/walk. New in 2019 the run will also include a half marathon. Registration for the run ends at 7:30 am for the marathon, and all other races at 8:45 am.  Find out more about the run at
Kids Day is Thursday June 13th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm CDT.  Kids can enjoy various stations of games and hands on activities.
Park hours are from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm CDT daily at Fort Union. Scheduled activities run 10:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT. Find more information and the full schedule of events at:
For more information about Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, please visit our website at The park is also on social media! “Like” us on our Facebook page at