All roads in southeast Missouri will lead to the Greenville Recreation Area at Wappapello Lake on April 16-17 for the 38th Annual Old Greenville Black Powder Rendezvous.

This event is the longest consecutive rendezvous in the state of Missouri.Crowd-BPR

Many families have made this event a tradition. There will be something for all ages to do. Ride back in time on a mule-drawn wagon to 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 competitor entry fee for those in primitive attire is $10. For those competitors in modern dress it is $12. For teenage competitor division (13-17 years of age) the fee is $5 and they will shoot with adults. Youth competitor division is for ages 12 and under and can shoot for free with adult supervision.

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

On Saturday, April 23, the Heartland Cruiser Cruise-In will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Redman Creek Recreation Area. Later that evening, there will be square dancing from 7-9 p.m. at the basketball court, also located in the Redman Creek Recreation Area.