Step back in time.
In the wild prairies and forests nestled beside the Elkhart River, the people gathered. They spoke in different tongues - the languages of the Potawatomi, Colonial French, and the diverse dialects of settlers from northern lands.
Some would battle for the land, with the roar of flintlock and cannon fire ringing out through the prairie. Others would come for trade, exchanging furs, handmade wares, wool, and treasures from their homelands.
All would leave with stories that would piece together the history and rich heritage of Northern Indiana.
2017 Event Schedule
Saturday October 21 Sunday October 22
9am- Gates Open 9am- Gates Open
10am- Jim's Red Pants* 9:30am- Jim's Red Pants*
11am- Cannon Demonstration 10:30am- Artillery Demonstration
12pm- Fur Trade Reenactment 11:30am- Fur Trade Reenactment
1pm- Fife & Drum Performance* 12:30pm- Fife & Drum Performance*
2pm- Prairie Skirmish 1:30pm- Praire Skirmish
3pm- Artillery Demonstration 2:30pm- Jim's Red Pants*
4pm- Jim's Red Pants* 4pm- Event Closes
5pm- Gates Close
* Indicates musical performances by Jim's Red Pants & The Voyageur Ancient Fife & Drum Corps
The Gathering at Five Medals is held at River Preserve County Park, south of Goshen. Grasslands, wetlands, and woodlands create a beautiful and relaxing setting for this unforgettable event.