The Mountain Man Rendezvous will be held in Rand City Park on September 7-8th. The Rendezvous is sponsored by the Early Arkansaw Reenactors Association and is being welcomed locally by representatives of the Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center. A Rendezvous is a gathering of individuals that encamp according to the traditions of the way mountain men and mountain women lived in the 1800’s. The EARA members provide our encampment and demonstrate the everyday life skills of early settlers. Our Calico Rock Mountain Man Rendezvous is a sanctioned event of the Early Arkansas Reenactors Association because it is authentic. This group of dedicated men and women take reenacting seriously. They camp in period tents, dress in period clothing, and they live for the week just like the early fur traders and settlers did.
Experience early American frontier life at the Calico Rock Mountain Man Rendezvous as you visit the rendezvous camp and reenactors wearing period dress. Rendezvous activities include Knife & Tomahawk Throwing, Period Bow Making, Spinning, Mountain Man & Mountain Mama Competition, Trapping & Pelting Demonstration, Stew Cooking Competition, Authentic Vendors, Period Tents & Clothing.
For information on the Rendezvous, contact local EARA coordinator Billy Bennett at 870-297-2269 or museum representative Jill Easton at 870-321-0351.
Calico Rock Museum Foundation
104 Main Street
Calico Rock, Arkansas 72519
Cathy Drew is a life long resident of the region that she loves to promote! As a matter of fact, she was born in Downtown Batesville in the late ’60s in one of the eight counties she now loves to encourage people to visit.
Drew is married to her husband of 27 years, Jeff Drew. Jeff and Cathy have a son, Jonathon (Jon) Drew and his wife Devyn Stewart and can’t leave out her grandson Jase Drew. Of course Drew can’t skip the other part of her family, the pets! Lady Bird (a stray that was welcomed into their home June 2012) and of course Howard – the puppy was compliments of Lady Bird shortly after arrival at the Drew home. They also have Kasha which Cathy inherited when your mother passed in 2016 and they adopted Bullet a stray in November of 2016 and the newest arrival Bullet a stray adopted into the family.
Drew, part of Ozark Gateway Region since 1990 while working at the ad agency (The Media Market Inc.) for the association where she helped produce their annual tabloid publication. She began work as the director of the Ozark Gateway Region June, 2000.