30th Annual Rendezvous At Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site This Weekend

Stop by Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site this weekend for the 30th Annual Rendezvous. Kurt Repanshek photo.

Find yourself in northwestern North Dakota this weekend and you should make plans to stop by Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site for the 30th Annual Rendezvous.

The affair, which opened Thursday and runs through Sunday, will entertain you with tours of this recreated trading post, fur traders, and both trapper and Native American camps set up on the trading post grounds.

You'll be able to glean some history of the fur trade that made Fort Union the most important trading post on the Upper Missouri River from 1828-1867.

Special presenters include Mark Baker, a well-known Living History expert and Frontier historian who trained Daniel Day Louis for Last of the Mohicans and Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger for The Patriot.