Snowy Mountain Muzzleloaders & Re-Enactor’s annual rendezvous

Snowy Mountain Muzzleloaders & Re-Enactor’s annual rendezvous

Step back in time and join the Snowy Mountain Muzzleloaders and Re-Enactors at the Ed Mc-Givern Memorial Park in beautiful Central Montana for an exciting weekend filled with activiities of the mid-1800’s. The Snowy Mountains provide a scenic backdrop for our yearly rendezvous at the Ed McGivern Memorial Park overlooking East Fork Reservoir. The three-day event, be-ginning on June 10th, 2011, includes competitions in archery trail walks, firearms (paper targets and trail walks with gongs), knife, tomahawk, fire starting, cannon firing and authentic dress. Pistol and rifle are patched round ball, open iron sights only. Our gong trail walks are exciting and challenging and offer a variety of targets at various distances with natural obstacles to shoot around and through. The archery trail walk offers a chance to stick a variety of wildlife in natural and realistic settings. Knife and tomahawk throwing are sure to test your abilities and fire starting will hone your survival skills. These are scored as one event. Paper target stances include standing, kneeling, sitting, using cross-sticks and off-hand shooting at various targets. A new addition to the 2010 competitions will be cannon firing for accuracy.

A variety of games are planned for kids of all ages including frying pan throws, tug-of-wars, sack races and others. Your ver-satility will be put to test in the fun shoots, which also require a bit of teamwork. Demonstrations pertaining to the mountain man era are sure to peak your interest as well as a Trader’s Row. Everyone is encouraged to step back in time and dress in 1840s attire to be eligible to win the authentic dress competition. The rendezvous begins early Friday morning with an opening ceremony followed by a full day of competitive events. In case you’ve forgotten something essential, a variety of goods and bargains will be available at Trader’s Row. Saturday is bursting with many activities. In addition to the scheduled events, a cannon filled with candy will be fired for the youngsters and an assortment of games, fun shoots and demonstrations will take place throughout the day. Toward evening, everyone is invited to partake in a free supper after which winners of the dress competition will be announced and awarded prizes. Also after supper, an assortment of valuable items will be up for auction and everyone is encouraged to bid and buy. Following the auction, a large bonfire in the center area will set the mood for the night’s entertainment. Events will continue through the morning of Sunday with final awards being presented at mid-day.

Our rendezvous is FREE TO THE PUBLIC. To access our site from Lewistown, follow First Avenue South to Up-per Spring Creek Road and continue southeast on Highway 238 for 11 miles. Turn right at the bottom of the hill and follow the gravel road across East Fork Dam for approximately 1 mile (signs will be posted).The site offers both primitive and tin tepee camping and campsites will be assigned by the Booshway. Vendors will also be assigned locations in Trader’s Row. Toilet facilities, water and garbage disposal are available. Vehicle traffic is restricted to certain areas and we ask that you please adhere to the posted traffic rules as well as the general rules and regulations.

Interesting and exciting activities for everyone abound so please join us for a fun-filled, memorable weekend. For more information, log in to our website at http://www.snowymountainmuzzleloaders.com or contact Dean at 406/428-2286 (email dmk...@midrivers.com).