30th Annual Big Island Rendezvous

ALBERT LEA, Minn.- The 30th Annual Big Island Rendezvous is being held at Bancroft Bay Park October 1-2.

The festival takes place in a time from the 1600’s to the 1800’s. There is a variety of old time music, foods and crafts.

Big Island Rendezvous founder Perry Vining said the festival is like creating a bunch of small cities that interpret different times of history from the early Frontier America period to the Civil War Era and the Pioneer Settlement.

“We’re trying to teach the general public and the families that this is how you had to feed your family two hundred years ago,” said Vining. “You had to hunt, you had to harvest the meat. Milk doesn’t come from a carton out of a store somewhere, you had a to have a cow.”

Vining said there are 1,200 participates helping put on the festival.

For more information, visit www.bigislandfestivalandbbq.org.

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