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Fort Washita Rendezvous


DURANT, OK --Interested in Native American history? You can experience first-hand the age of fur trappers and traders at Fort Washita's Annual Rendezvous. 

Reenactors from across the nation will trek to Durant to create this five day event. Visitors will be able to see first hand what life was like for these mountain men and women, but it's not all watching. There will also be competitions like fire starting, knives and much more.

"It's just like taking them back in time. They'll get to see a blacksmith working, trappers, traders, a lot of different things. They may even hear from a guy that can tell them about medicine that they used back then, from the herbs and different things," says Ron Petty, historical interpreter.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 3p.m. on Sunday. Fort Washita is located on Hwy 199, northwest of Durant. The cost is five dollars per vehicle.

A portion of the fee will go toward the rebuilding fund for the Fort's barracks that were destroyed by a fire last fall.