History comes to life at historical rendezvous

by Kelly Johnson

Special to the Star News

Step back in time at the Wapiti Historical Rendezvous this weekend in Nowthen.

John Kramer shows a bear skin to a visitor at the Wapiti Historical Rendezvous booth during the 2012 Nowthen Threshing Show. The historical re-enactment is set for Sept. 21 through 23 at the Nowthen Threshing Show grounds. (File photo by Kelly Johnson)

The living history event is a re-enactment of early 1800s life staged at the Nowthen Threshing Show grounds.

It is set for Friday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Sept. 23.

Hours Friday and Sunday are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is $3 per person. Admission for a family of six or more is $15. Children four and younger are admitted free.

Organizers call the event a fun, family-oriented and educational experience for all.

There will be demonstrations all weekend long, including blacksmithing, rope making, wool spinning, hide preparation, wood carving, frontier cooking, story telling and beadwork.

There will also be blackpowder demonstrations, tomahawk throwing, leathercraft, early trapping, musicians and more.

Blackpowder, tomahawk and archery competitions will take place Saturday and Sunday.

There will also be traders plying their wares and food vendors.

The event is held rain or shine.