Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber

Sierra Madre Muzzleloaders Mountain Man Rendezvous and Black Powder Shoot

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Name: Sierra Madre Muzzleloaders Mountain Man Rendezvous and Black Powder Shoot
Date: July 22, 2017 - July 23, 2017
Event Description:

Come visit Trader's Row where you can view and trade or purchase a wide array of 1800s plunder, including Native American and mountain man crafts, metal work and clothing.  Have a look at grizzled mountain men, voyagers, trappers and Indians, Indian maidens and pioneer women alike - wearing authentic regalia and cooking over their fires.  See the beautiful Indian tipis and other period shelters.

This is a chance for everyone to experience a truly historic event.  See the sights, smell the smells and hear the sounds that haven't been around for over 150 years. All of this is happening in the beautiful Encampment River Valley the last weekend in July at the Grand Encampment Museum.

There is no charge to visit this historic affair.  Lots of beautiful spots are available for both primitive and modern camping free of charge.  Trader's fee is one donated prize.  Drinking water, some firewood and toilet facilities are on site.  Dogs must be leashed (strictly enforced).  No horses please.  Fires are allowed with some restrictions.

Many outstanding donated prizes will be awarded at the Black powder shoot.  The prizes for the highest aggregate scores for both men and women will be $200 cash.  This money was raised by the club.  Also this year, we will be giving the two kids' shooting classes $200 cash for prizes.

Shooting fees are $20 for single person and $30 for a family.  Hawk and Knife is $5 and Frying Pan is $1. Shooting events as well as Hawk and knife throwing are for all ages.  Lots of other entertaining activities such as primitive fire starting and the frying pan throw are planned.

This is a fun weekend for the whole family. There will be lots of old time kids games and crafts, including a candy cannon going off several times daily and a treasure hunt for coins in the sawdust pile.  We try to make this a safe and exciting event for everyone.  Dog Soldiers (event law enforcement) will be on duty day and night, and the Booshway is on site as well.

This event is produced in cooperation with the Town of Encampment.  For more information, please call Josh Saier 307-326-5503 or Joe Morrison 307-329-7944, email, or write SMMLRC, PO Box 214, Saratoga, WY 82331.

Event Media:
Grand Encampment Museum Grounds
Contact Information:
Josh Saier 307-326-5503 or Joe Morrison 307-329-7944
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