Te Tonka Ha Rendezvous

Benton-Fremont Historic Te Tonka Ha, held t Hole-in-the-Mountain County Park, is an annual celebration that includes a weekend of entertaining pioneer re-enactments. 


Go back in time when Minnesota was part of the Dakota Territory and the early explorers, Nicollet and John C. Fremont first came to the "Home-in-the-Mountain". They named Benton Lake in honor of Fremont's fiancee, Jessie Benton, the daughter of Thomas H. Benton, a U.S. Senator from MIssouri. In 1879, taking its name from the lake, the fast-growing community was named Lake Benton. 


The annual Benton-Fremont Historic Te Tonka Ha Rendezvous, celebration brings re-enactors from the surrounding states to celebrate thistory as it once was in the early fur trade and building of the American nation. The Te Tonka Ha Rendezvous weekend features a variety of historical, educational, and fun activities for the entire family.