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Fort de Chartres Market Fair

Fort de Chartres Market Fair

Imagine the village of Fort de Chartres, in ‘Le Pays du Illinois’ (The Land of Illinois) 1750 - 1790, a bustling community of shops and craftspeople, friends, and family. Stroll down the main street and surrounding area and visit merchants and blanket traders selling their wares. Check out the shooting competition, run members of the American Long Rifle Association. Stop in and see itinerant painter, Lon Brauer, working in his atelier (studio), and watch the stickball game inside the fort walls on Saturday afternoon. Visit the bread oven, and see what's cooking in the camp kitchen.
All this will be happening at the Fort de Chartres Colonial Market Faire, April 6th and 7th, and you can be part of it! The schedule of events is below.
Saturday, April 6th
10:00 - 5:00 Merchants and blanket traders open
10:00 - 3:00 Shooting Competition - Firing range
1:00 Stickball Game - inside the fort walls
Ongoing Saturday:
Artist’s Atelier (Studio), itinerant painter Lon Brauer at work.
Cooking demonstration in the camp kitchen behind the barracks.
Baking demonstration at the bread oven.
Sunday, April 7th
10:00 - 3:00 Merchants and blanket traders open
10:00 - 12:00 Schuetzen Challenge - shooting competition - firing range.
Sponsored by Les Amis du Fort de Chartres
Cover photo by Ericha Johanning

Fort de Chartres State Historic Site
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM on Sat, 6 Apr 2024

Event Supported By

Market Fair Committee
Fort de Chartres State Historic Site
1350 State Road 155
Prairie du Rocher, Illinois 62277
(618) 612-9098