2022 Rendezvous Days Food Vendor Application

The Rendezvous dates are September 24 & 25, 2022
September 23 is School & Media Day

It is once again time to reserve your site at the Fort Atkinson Rendezvous. The Rendezvous will again be run by the Fort Atkinson community and the Friends of Fort Atkinson Committee.


  • The 2022 Rendezvous theme is “Sutler’s Store and Commissary”.
  • The food vendor registration fee is $75. Set up will be allowed at 12:00 pm. Wednesday.

The Friends of Fort Atkinson committee sponsors this as an interpretive event. The fort was active from 1840 thru 1849. Authenticity to this period is of prime importance. If you are challenged on your menu selection you should have documentation that this item was available during “our” time frame. Plastic, “chrome” metal and other non-period items are not allowed. The exception being the paper plates, bowls, plastic silverware, and plastic garbage bags provided for the convenience of the public. We ask that you not bring foam cups/dishware because the broken foam pieces make an unsightly mess. Regarding garbage bags – you are required to have at least two trash receptacles at your establishment. These little things combine to provide a clean and educational event for the public. You should have a tent enclosure for your café.

We encourage the use of gas fires for preparing food to meet with the increasing regulations set up by the Health Inspector’s office. Authentic appearance is still necessary.

Iowa Sales Tax Permits are required for anyone selling merchandise. Please provide this with the registration form.

Please complete the attached registration form and return it with your proof of liability insurance, Iowa sales tax number, and check/money order in the amount of $75 made out to Friends of Fort Atkinson. Deadline to secure your desired site is August 1. In the event that you need to cancel, notify us before September 1 so that we may send you a refund. We have a special area on the west side outside the fort walls to setup up your tent.

Reminder: If you have pets in camp you MUST keep them on a leash and clean up after them.

NOTE: All firewood will be furnished. The DNR will NOT allow anyone to bring their own firewood to the Rendezvous because of the Emerald Ash Borer threat.


Concerns and/or questions can be directed to the Friends of Fort Atkinson Co-chairpersons: Scott Sindelar at 563-419-4803, or email fortatkinsoniowarendezvous@gmail.com or write the committee at the address listed below.

**Vehicles need to be cleared out of camp by 8:00p.m Friday & Saturday night.**

Return registration to: Fort Atkinson Rendezvous Committee • P.O. Box 31 • Fort Atkinson, IA 52144


Posted: August 8, 2022 in News & Announcements, Rendezvous Days