You can experience life on the American frontier of the early 1800’s this Saturday, when the Kickapoo-Trace Muzzleloaders hold their annual Mountain Man/ Black Powder Fun Day, Rendezvous and Trade Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the group’s headquarters, located at 16490 Cracklin Drive in Dixon.
The event will feature numerous demonstrations and events, such as black-powder shooting, tomahawk throwing, fire starting, storytelling, blacksmithing, a Dutch oven cooking demonstration, children’s games, a trapping demo, fur displays, numerous vendors and more.
Admission is free.
Part shooting club, part historical society, the Kickapoo-Trace Muzzleloaders was founded in the 1970s by a small group of hunters.
Today, members try to recreate, as much as possible, the way their ancestors lived during the era of America’s fur trade, which began around 1808 and lasted well into the 1840s.
For more information about the annual Mountain Man/ Black Powder Fun Day, Rendezvous and Trade Fair, contact Earl Ellegood, Kickapoo Trace Muzzleloaders president, at 573.855.0984 or email email@example.com.