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Mountain Men at the Green River Rendezvous

Meet me on the Green!

Green River

Pinedale, Wyoming

July 11 - 14, 2024
Always the 2nd FULL
weekend in July

Jim Bridger

What is the Green River Rendezvous?

Rendezvous Schedules & Pictures

The Green River Rendezvous is held each year on the second FULL weekend in July in Pinedale. It relives the early Mountain Man history of the area. During Rendezvous, the town of Pinedale comes alive with activities and events surrounding the Mountain Man theme. We strongly recommend visitors make their lodging reservations as early as possible because our lodging does fill up during that week and weekend.

  • Fur Trade lectures, demonstrations & tours
  • American Mountain Men encampment
  • Bad Hand, Native American Historian
  • Children's programs
  • Parade, Trader's Row, Craft Fair, Art Show
  • Rendezvous Pageant
  • Rendezvous Rodeos

The Green River Rendezvous was an annual event in the 1830s. Mountain Men, Trappers, Travelers and Indians all gathered in a valley "below the Green" river and bartered, traded, sold, and swapped various items such as skins, pelts, guns, jewelry and whatever else they needed. All knew the place where Horse Creek flowed into the Green in the Upper Green River Valley, the site of six Rendezvous. The Rendezvous lasted anywhere from a few days to several months and was a time for getting new supplies, renewing acquaintenances with old friends, story swapping, drinking and general rowdiness.

VENDORS: Contact Main Street Pinedale for information about the parade and vendor booths: 307-360-MAIN (6846),

Join us in July for the Green River Rendezvous!


Tom Fitzpatrick

Shoshone Indians at the Rendezvous Pageant

More info:
Main Street Pinedale

307-360-MAIN (6246)

Sublette County Chamber of Commerce:

Pinedale Tourism Board website:

Museum of the Mountain Man

Traps Grizzly bear

The Museum of the Mountain Man
Summer Hours: 
May 1 - October 31
9 am - 5 pm, daily

The Museum of the Mountain Man, located in Pinedale, has an outstanding collection of area historical displays on the era of the Mountain Man. The Museum presents cultural programs throughout the summer. During Rendezvous Days, there will be children's programs, cultural and educational programs, and historical activities at the Museum. Visit the Museum web site, www.museumofthemountainman for more information. 307-367-4101.



The American Mountain Men
Living History Days: May
Rendezvous: July

Members of the American Mountain Men Association come to the Museum of the Mountain Man each May for three days during Living History Days. School children from across western Wyoming come to experience living history demonstrations and hands-on activities. The AMM comes again during Green River Rendezvous Days for more living history talks and demonstrations. Visit the Museum web site, for more information. or call 307-367-4101.

Michael Terry, Native American historian

Plains Indian Encampment

Living History Programs
by Bad Hand

Throughout weekend, FREE

Native American Historian, Bad Hand returns for the annual Green River Rendezvous in Pinedale. Bad Hand is a historian, replica maker, author and actor/stuntman of Seminole descent. Bad Hand will be doing programs throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please see the Schedule for more program details.

Pony Dancers during the Rendezvous Pageant
Green River 
Rendezvous Pageant
Sunday, 1 pm, Pinedale Rodeo Grounds

The Green River Rendezvous Pageant Association proudly celebrates some of the pivotal moments and people in the fur trade era with the Green River Rendezvous Pageant, in which local participants re-create an authentic rendezvous in original costume. The hour-long performance with more than 70 participants in full authentic costumes gives a lively, historically accurate performance of this unique time in Sublette County and American history. The Rendezvous grounds are located on the hill just south of Pinedale on Hwy 191. Take the rodeo grounds road and go up the hill. Behind the rodeo grounds you'll see the bleachers and Fort Bonneville replica. Admission fee at the gate.

Visit the Pageant Association website:

Rendezvous Rodeo
Three nights of rodeo at the Pinedale Rodeo Grounds

The Sublette County Sporting Association will be holding three nights of rodeos during Green River Rendezvous Days in Pinedale. There are rodeos on Thursday, Friday and the final round on Saturday evening. The rodeo will be at the Pinedale Rodeo Grounds just south of town. For more information, call 307-367-2302 or the Cowboy Shop at 307-367-4300.

Rendezvous Schedules & Pictures
Meet me on the Green!
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