The historical Fort de Chartres is set to host its Winter Rendezvous and Woodswalk.
The event is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Fort de Chartres Historic Site, 1350 Illinois 155, 4 miles west of Prairie du Rocher.
The event features a look at life during the 18th and early 19th centuries through re-enactors, period handmade crafts and food.
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Soldiers, trappers and traders of various cultures — as portrayed by re-enactors — gather to trade goods, buy supplies and take part in a shooting contest that requires them to walk through the woods and fire flintlocks at pop-up targets, according to a news release from organizers.
Visitors are welcome to observe; there is no cost to attend.
— The Southern