1840 Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market – Two Traditions, Two Spectacular Events!
At The Fort in Southwest Denver “Red Rocks Country
Experience an authentic Mountain Man. Rendezvous alongside a Spanish Colonial Art Market here at The Fort. Award-winning Spanish
Colonial artists will be selling and demonstrating their traditional artwork. Rendezvous and mountain man encampments provide visitors
with the chance to step back in time to the 19th Century Fur Trade. This event includes art, music, demonstrations, Nature’s Educators,
hands-on activities for all ages, and more.
2021 Attending Artists
Return to the past at the 1840 Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market! Spend a day in the early West, with engaging and immersive fun for the whole family. Highly trained historic interpreters will show guests day-to-day skills from the 1840s, such as horse and mule packing; fire-starting; beadwork; sign language; blacksmithing; moccasin-making; arrow-making; wool processing; and more. Authentic Spanish Colonial artists demonstrate and sell their creations, including retablos, santos, jewelry, wheat applique, metalwork, weaving, and furniture. Additional activities include demonstrations with birds of prey, including the bald eagle, provided by Hawkquest; storytelling, live music and performances.