WAPPAPELLO LAKE – All roads in southeast Missouri will lead to the Greenville Recreation Area at Wappapello Lake on April 18-19 for the 37th Annual Old Greenville Black Powder Rendezvous.

This event is the longest consecutive rendezvous in the state of Missouri. Many families have made this event a tradition.

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There will be something for all ages to do. Check out the traders, food, old-time children’s games, and primitive lodges.

Watch or participate in the competitive activities such as black powder shooting, hawk and knife throwing, bow shooting, and fire starting.

Adult entry fee for those in primitive attire is $10. For those in modern dress it is $12. Teenage division (13-17 years old) fee is $5 and will shoot with adults. Youth division ages 12 and under shoots for free with adult supervision. Women may compete in Women’s Division or Open Division.

Event hours are 9 a.m. to dark on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free to the public.
This event is a partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Crowley’s Ridge Blackpowder Club.


For more information, contact the Wappapello Lake Project Office at (573) 222-8562 or Crowley’s Ridge Black Powder Club President Alex “Snapper” Hanners at (573) 321-0401 or Vice President Melvin Boyers at (573) 300-9595.