(BRIDGETON) – Join us in Bridgeton for our annual Rendezvous, Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy a taste of authentic 1750s to 1840s living in a beautiful historic setting.
Walk through the re-enactors gathering and see authentic costumes, camps, and pioneer goods for sale. Watch live black powder muzzleloader shooting competitions, primitive archery, knife and tomahawk throwing, and a skillet throw!
Enjoy pioneer crafters at work including a gunsmith, blacksmiths, bowl carvers, woodworkers, flint knapping, throwing pottery, basket weaving, spinning, knitting, weaving, campfire and hearth cooking.
Hear talks about the Longhunters, French fur traders, 18th-century hunting, tanning deer hides, 18 the century ironing, and soap making. Kids will enjoy a marionette show, cornhusk doll making, liars bench, and plenty of fun learning activities.
Enjoy live music Saturday from Bill Robison’s dulcimer group in front of the 1822 Case Log Cabin.
Visit the Bridgeton Grist Mill for an 1800’s corn grinding demonstration and try some fresh stone-ground Parke County products. Shops will be open and vendors will be selling their wares in the 1878 Barn, Artisan’s Market at the Mill, and Collom’s General Store. For lunch, visit Collom’s or the Mill Snackshop for a variety of goodies.
And don’t forget to take a stroll through the Bridgeton Covered Bridge.
No admission charges and plenty of free parking.
There’s something for all ages, bring the whole family!
Bridgeton Fire Dept. Jonah Fish Fry
Come join the Bridgeton Volunteer Fire Dept. for a Jonah Fish Fry Saturday from 2 to 7 p.m. Enjoy the fish and fixins at the New Firehouse and enjoy homemade desserts. All you can eat at a reasonable price, and in support of a good cause! Bridgeton is located in Southern Parke County 9 miles south of Rockville, or take State Road 59 North from Brazil to the Bridgeton billboard, or travel East of Rosedale 6 miles. For further information, call 765-548-0114.