Mountain men and
traders capture the days of the 1840's as they dress in their 19th century
attire and live in genuine tee-pees and canvas tents during the rendezvous.
You can experience a segment of living American history at its very best as
these mountain men compete in black powder shoots, tomahawk and knife
throwing contests, fire starting and tall tale telling. You can
shop Trader's Row for unique hand-crafted gifts, folk art and artifacts from
the past. There is always an array of artisans, story tellers, gunsmiths,
re-enactors and blacksmiths to guide you through a journey back in time. You
will experience the sights and sounds of a real frontier rendezvous, the
smell of campfires and the enchantment of walking in the footsteps of early
A lifetime of
history is captured
in this three day event!
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC -
Thursday thru Sunday, April 11th
- 14th, 2013: 9am to 5pm
Thursday thru Sunday, September 19th - 22nd, 2013: 9am to 5pm
Information and Rules
Primitive and Modern Camps will be separate.
Primitive Camp fee is $15.00, firewood, water, and modern bath facilities
With prior approval, demonstrations may have camp fees waived.
Check with Ken
at Little Niangua, 573-347-2728 for details. This fee allows
one 6-point blanket for trading items.
Traders Fee is $15.00 + plus a donated prize; fee includes camp fee and will be reinvested with the
traders for prizes awarded.
Camping and Traders Fee's include 1 shooter per
Vehicles will be allowed to park in the Modern Camping area if they are
registered campers, and only in their designated spot.
Pre-1840 accommodation and attire are required for the primitive camping and
row. A traders committee will monitor authenticity and
appropriateness of trade goods.
The Little Niangua Campground reserves the right to deny any request for
space at the Mountain man Festival, if request is denied, all
fees will be returned.
The goal of the Festival is to provide a quality living history experience.
Primitive Crafts and
skills demonstrations are welcome. On Friday,
elementary schools are welcome to bring classes.
Early Setup may begin from 8 AM on Wednesday
Shooter information: Fun shoot: open sites only. Walk-In Fees $10.00
includes long target, paper, novelty, silhouette, knife, tomahawk,
and fire starting, woods walk, Stake Shoot Saturday Evening, 5 man Teams,
$2.00 per person.
Saturday: 9am to 5pm and Sunday 9am to 1pm
Prizes will be awarded Sunday at 2pm.
FOR MORE INFO, CALL US