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Fort de Chartres Colonial Market Faire! You’re invited to a Bouillion!

April 6 @ 10:00 AM - April 7 @ 3:00 PM CDT

You’re invited to the Fort de Chartres Colonial Market Faire!

Saturday and Sunday, April 6 @ 10:00 AM – April 7 @ 3:00 PM CDT

Stay for the Eclipse on Monday, April 8th.

1350 State Rte 155
Prairie Du Rocher, IL  62277

Vendors and Blanket Traders
Shooting competition starts at 10 am on Saturday
Ladies’ Tea at 1 pm Saturday in the Barracks
Stickball game inside the fort walls Saturday afternoon

Visit l’atelier du Peinture and see an itinerate artist painting each day.
Buy raffle tickets for a painting.

– Bouillion Saturday evening –

(It’s pronounced “BOO yaw”, and it’s an 18th century style Nouvelle Francais house party)

Soup, bread, and dessert Saturday evening at 6.
Music, singing, and storytelling in the guards house from 7 – 10.

Auction on Sunday with the painting raffle winners announced before the auction.

Staff and vendors setup on Wednesday, April 3.

Participant setup Thursday and Friday (April 4 & 5, 9 am – 5 pm)

Event ends Sunday, April 7th at 3 pm
Stay ’til Monday to see the eclipse!!!

Sponsored by Les Amis du Fort de Chartres

Send an e-mail to Djuana (dooWAHnah) at [email protected] to request a registration packet. Apply by Friday, March 29th.


April 6 @ 10:00 AM CDT
April 7 @ 3:00 PM CDT
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Djuana (dooWAHnah) Tucker
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First Day Open/Close Times:
10 am - 5 pm
Second Day Open/Close Times:
10 am - 3 pm
Event Genre
French and Indian War, American Revolutionary War
Available At The Event
Military, Natives, Civilians, Merchants, Blanket Traders


Fort De Chartres
1350 State Route 155
Prairie du Rocher, IL 62277 United States
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(618) 284-7230
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