The Mountain Man Rendezvous is a pre-1840 era Fur Trade Re-enactment where Mountain Men, from all over the west, will gather in Jackson to sell and trade their goods in the finest tradition of Davy Jackson. You will find that there is plenty to do at a rendezvous, from finding unique historic goods and making your best trade with the traders, to learning about the history of Jackson Hole and the early mountain men that traveled the trails. Each year the rendezvous features competitions, and this year’s events are sure to please everyone. There's a Tomahawk and Knife competition, primitive archery, storytelling, and the famous Candy Cannon for the kids.
So, who were the original mountain men? They were a breed all their own -- remarkable men with remarkable stories of adventure, men whose names became legend. John Colter, Jim Bridger, Jedidiah Smith, Tom “Broken Hand” Fitzpatrick, Kit Carson, Joe Meek, Bill Sublette, and Davy Jackson, just to name a few. These are the men that wrote the stories on the land of early Wyoming.
Today's Mountain Men are people that love history and try to recreate the past. These people try to bring history alive and create an understanding about the early history of the American West. These people are passionate about the past and many like to teach and pass on the life style and skills of the Fur Trade era.