BRIDGETON -- The town of Bridgeton will host its 20th annual Mountain Man Rendezvous Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Come out and enjoy a taste of authentic pre-1840s living in a beautiful historic setting. Walk through the Mountain Man encampment complete with trading posts and pioneer goods for sale.
Watch live black powder muzzle loader shooting, a primitive bow shoot, a canoe race on Raccoon Creek and knife and tomahawk throwing demonstrations. There will be a colonial tea party, pioneer crafters at work and plenty of authentic old time activities for the kids.
The Bridgeton Volunteer Fire Dept. will have a Jonah Fish Fry Saturday from 2-7 p.m. at the new firehouse. The Bridgeton Country Store, Collom's General Store and the Mill Snackshop will be open for lunch.
Stop by the 1822 Case Log Cabin for a lesson in authentic pioneer hearth cooking including the popular "chicken-on-a-string." Visit the Bridgeton Grist Mill for a live 1800s corn-grinding demonstration and try some fresh stone-ground Parke County products. Stop by the Hen House Coffee Shop at Barnes' Antiques and check out the nostalgic die-cast auto collection. Visit the 1878 Barn for vendors and shop at the 1878 House, Ye Olde Covered Bridge Shoppe, and other stores in town. And don't forget to take a stroll through the Bridgeton Covered Bridge.
Bridgeton is located in southern Parke County, nine miles south of Rockville, off State Road 59. For further information, persons may call 548-2136 or 548-0114.