The Big Island Rendezvous is back!

See history come alive at the 31st Annual Minnesota’s Living History Festival.

Get your tickets now for the 2017 Big Island Rendezvous – open to the public Saturday & Sunday – October 7th & 8th. Gates open at 9am each day.

Fun activities & entertainment for the entire family. Experience the fur trade period in the Voyageur encampment, Native American Tipi tours, the Scottish Clann Tartan, New Ulm Battery, and many Early American crafts such as woodworking, blacksmiths, and candle making just to name a few. Purchase period wares, taste authentic cuisine, and experience the sights and sounds of history.



Enjoy Celtic, Bluegrass, Gaelic, old time country, gospel and Cajun music. Browse Artisans from 8 states – blacksmithing, candle making, weaving and spinning, silver smithing, copper working, woodworking, clothing makers, painters, stoneware and porcelain pottery, scrimshaw, gunsmithing, birch bark canoes and furniture building. Delight in the huge selection of specialty foods – such as kettle korn, funnel cakes, fresh baked bread, homemade root beer, stuffed baked potatoes, Indian Tacos, wild rice soup, smoked turkey legs, & pork chop on a stick.

Kids 5 & under free.

The Big Island Rendezvous is located at Bancroft Bay Park in Albert Lea, MN.

All visitors park at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds and are taken by shuttle one mile to festival grounds.