Go Back in Time at the 21st Lester River Rendezvous

Amy Adamle
Created: September 25, 2019 09:23 AM

The Lester River Rendezvous is in its 21st year and it's happening this Saturday.

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Even in its 21st year, they continue to try and make it new and different, according to Don Mendoza.

"New crafters coming in and new ideas between the music and the food and entertainment for the kids," Mendoza said.  "We focus strictly on a family-oriented type of entertainment and we do our best to have it work out that way."

If you haven't been before, the event is free and there's even a free train shuttle to get you there.

"The Voyageurs, which are early-American settlers that demonstrate everything from soup to nuts, making their own clothing and cooking, blacksmith ideas," Mendoza said. 

There will be food vendors and musical entertainment for all.

Mendoza said you can get on the train shuttle at 26th Ave E and London Road.  The shuttle stops at 46th Ave. E too where there is parking available.

He said don't let the construction blindside you either.

After 21 years, the event has continuously grown.

"It's grown, in the enthusiasm and meeting people, and working out the problems that might come up and try to make it the best that I can for everybody," Mendoza said. "A lot of volunteers, contributions, and the support.  It's a community thing that has really grown and expanded."

They also have educational days for school kids on Thursday and Friday.

The Lester River Rendezvous is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lester Park.  It is free. 


Amy Adamle

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