August 10 and 11, 2018

Old Wadena Rendezvous
and Chautauqua Celebration

Check back soon for a complete schedule!


  • Traditional Rendezvous Encampment of costumed re-enactors demonstrating how fur traders lived in the 1840s. Members of the Crow Wing Muzzleloaders Club, provide the nucleus of a camp of men and women furtraders, trappers and followers.
  • Clockwork Clown, fire-eating, mim actor, jokes
  • Educator and Wadena County native, Dick Oehlenschlager, an assistant curator at the Minnesota Science Museum, presenting information about the geology and ecology of the Old Wadena Park region.
  • Great acoustic music - folk, bluegrass, jazz, cultural and country music acts both days.
  • Artists and Artisans demonstrations.
  • Food vendors, including Rendezvous frybread, candy, beverages
  • Opportunities for kids to participate in making a birdhouse; play games from the 1800s, and scramble for candy from the Candy Cannon.
  • Many craftsmen including a blacksmith; portrait/scenery painting on slab wood; wood carving; pottery; lace making tea leaf reading