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Old Greenville Black Powder Rendezvous brings thousands to area

(Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS) (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)
GREENVILLE, MO (KFVS) - The 37th Old Greenville Black Powder Rendezvous took place this weekend in Greenville this weekend.

More than 3,500 people came out to the 1840s era event for fun, food, games, knife and tomahawk throws.

Heartland News several people that say this event is huge for this area. People travel from far away to take a peek about how life was like living in the 1800s.

John Daves with the Army Corps of Engineers says this event is great for the area economy. 

"People travel from miles and miles away for this event and buy gas and food along the way plus items at the event which helps revenue in the area," said Daves.

Folks were surprised to see so many people interested in the 1840s era. 

People were dressed up in characters, and there were games and food. The there was something for everyone at the event. 

Sunday the rain came through and made a muddy mess of everything, however, that didn't stop people from coming out and enjoying the festivities. 

Traders at the event say they are pleased with so many unique people and items at the event and can't wait until next year to attend again. 

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