New this year will be the San Isidro Farmers Market with chile roasters, roasted lamb, fresh from the farm vegetables, specially made Sissy bear honey, local artisanal cheeses, fresh corn, squash, Spanish pottery,  hot kettle corn and so much more. Over 10 local farmers (thanks to The Colorado Proud program) have signed up to sell you the freshest veggies and foods at the Rendezvous.

Walk into the Fort’s open air courtyard and see the colorful Mountain Men and Women trappers and traders selling their wares including buckskin period dress, trade silver, flintlock guns, and beaver skin hats. There will be the authentic 1830s Rendezvous encampment, complete with traditional mountain man competitions including the tomahawk throw, and a black powder shoot. Bring your kids into the Lakota Teepee where there will be face painting, and an interactive wampum bead making table for kids to make his/her own necklaces. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science will be bringing an interactive exhibit for kids and parents to learn about the many artifacts the mountain men and Indian tribes used in their daily life during the fur trade era.  Adults and children can interact with 1830’s era interpreters, listen to educational speakers and participate in hands-on educational activities designed to learn about the rich culture and way of life in the Early West.

The Rendezvous will also host the Annual Spanish Colonial Art show, a juried show with Colorado and New Mexico’s most celebrated Spanish colonial artists demonstrating their techniques and selling their work. Famous artists such as Charlie Carrillo, Cathrine Robles Shaw, Jimmy Trujillo, Teresa Duran, and Jose Esquibel are just a few mentioned of the celebrated artists demonstrating and selling their retablos, bultos, tin work and encrusted straw appliqué.  The public is welcome to enjoy, food, music, fun all weekend long.

Event: Eighth Annual  Rendezvous at The Fort

  • San Isidro Farmers Market
  • Spanish Colonial Artists
  • Trappers & Traders
  • Date: Saturday, September 27th & Sunday, September 28th, 2008
    Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. both days
    Place: The Fort: 19192 Hwy 8, Morrison, CO 80465
    Tickets: $6/Adults, $3/Seniors & Students, Free/Children under 12.

    Tickets are available at the door.  

The Tesoro Foundation (Tesoro means “treasure” in Spanish) is committed to protecting and making available to the community the artistic treasures of our American past. All Tesoro events are inspired by Colorado’s rich history and shared experiences with Southwest, Spanish, Mexican, Native American, African American and Early European cultures. From art and cuisine to historical re-enactments and music, the Tesoro Foundation’s mission is to create community-based events and educational outreach programs designed to enrich and celebrate our cultural heritage. For more information, visit or call Camila at 303-839-1671.