Reenactors relax in the shade at Fort de Chartres near Prairie du Rocher in 2017.

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

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