Indiana - April - July
May 23-26, 2014 - Blue River Primitive Gathering, Blue River
Longrifles club grounds, Morristown, Ind. Contact Ron or Toni
Vandenbark, 765-785-2493, blueriverlongrifles.com. Potluck Saturday
evening. GPS only address: 11680 N. Blueriver Road, Morristown, Ind.
May 24-25, 2014 - Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous, Vincennes, Ind.
Contact Frank Doughman, Frank_Doughman@nps.gov; for citizen camp,
contact Ken Yochum, email@example.com,
spiritofvincennes.org. Revolutionary War reenactment, 1700-1812. Citizen
camp is on the French Commons, a fenced area across the street from the
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park. Setup begins at 1 p.m.
Thursday for citizens camp and vendors. Advanced registration required.
Get application at website, www.spiritofvincennes.org/rendezvous/index.
htm. First-time campers are asked to send a photo. Military camp
participants on George Rogers Clark grounds must be members of the
Northwest Territory Alliance and should call 812-882-1776. Military camp
setup is Friday. Public hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday. Directions: From the east, take SR 50 and follow signs to SR 41
south. Take the second exit onto Willow Street and turn right.
June 7-8, 2014 - Siege of Fort Wayne 1812, Historic Fort Wayne, Fort
Wayne, Ind., 260-437-2836, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.oldfortwayne.
org. Juried event. Public hours 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday. Address: 1201 Spy Run Ave., Fort Wayne, Ind.
June 14-22, 2014 - Spring National Championship Shoot, National
Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, Friendship, Ind. Contact Leslie
Martin Conwell, email@example.com, 765-563-6792, about camp
and activities; 812-667-5131 about shoots; www.nmlra.org. Pre-registration
preferred, but not required. Black powder shooting competitions, early
American crafts, heritage arts classes, interpreters and demonstrations,
museum displays and lectures, wine tasting, youth activities, vendors.
Primitive and modern camp. GPS address: SR 62, Maxine Moss Drive,
June 20-22, 2014 - Living Trails 2014, Woodlawn Nature Center,
Elkhart, Ind. Contact Charlie Cauffman, 574-206-3277. Timeline event,
French and Indian War to Civil War. Public days start at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Sunday is wrap-up day. Friday school day. Small historical encampments
are welcome at the small nature center. Historical encampments with
demonstrations of spinning, blacksmithing, porcupine quill work, candle
making and knapping. Saturday potluck at 6 p.m. with main dish provided.
Address: 604 Woodlawn Ave. Elkhart, Ind.
July 12-13, 2014 - Revolutionary War - The Western Front, Historic
Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, Ind. Contact 260-437-2836, info@oldfortwayne.
org, www.oldfortwayne.org. Juried event, 1775-1783. Setup after noon
Friday. Public hours 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
Address: 1201 Spy Run Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46805.
July 25-27, 2014 - Derby Days, Blue River Longrifles club grounds,
Morristown, Ind. Contact Mike Vandenbark, 317-326-4506, or Donnie
Munden, 317-326-7ay639, blueriverlongrifles.com. Camp fee $20. Potluck
Saturday evening. GPS only address: 11680 N. Blueriver Road,
April 25-27, 2014 - Spring Fest, Blue River Longrifles club grounds,
Morristown, Ind. Contact Mike Dunham, 317-861-4918,
blueriverlongrifles.com. Potluck Saturday evening. GPS only address:
11680 N. Blueriver Road, Morristown, Ind.
April 26-27, 2014 - Redbud Trail Rendezvous, Fulton County
Historical Society, Rochester, Ind. Contact 574-223-4436, www.
fultoncountyhistory.org, firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-1865 event. Shoot possible if
range not flooded. No camp or trade fee for program personnel. Fees go
up after April 1. Camp fee $5 per lodge (4 adults), or $7.50 after April 1, if
not participating in any category on application. Trade fee $15 ($22.50),
merchant fee $25, ($37.50), blanket trader $10 ($15); food purveyor $50
($75). No pets, unless approved as part of program. Public hours 10 a.m.
-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission $3, $1 for children
6-12, ages 5 and younger free Address: 37 E. 375 North, Rochester, IN
46975. Location: 4 miles north of Rochester on New U.S. 31.
May 16-18, 2014 - Voyageur Rendezvous, Grand Kankakee Marsh
County Park, Hebron, Ind., Lake County. Contact 219-947-7275,
email@example.com. Juried 18th-century Fur Trade Era
reenactment. Friday school day. Public hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday. Admission $2; ages 7 and younger free. Address: 21690
Rangeline Road (Clay Street) Hebron, Ind. Directions: Exit I-65 East at SR
2 to Rangeline Road (Clay Street) then go south for 5 miles.
May 17-18, 2014 - Spring Historical Timeline Rendezvous and
Festival, Rockport Lincoln Pioneer Village, Rockport, Ind., Spencer
County. Contact Diane Unfried, 812-431-7549. Timeline event from
Revolutionary War through Civil War. Village has 14 log cabins
representing Young Abe Lincoln’s formative years. Demonstrations, hawk
& knife competition, muzzleloading demonstrations, trade blankets, candle
making and other kids activities. Pitch-in dinner Saturday night. Friday kids
day. Public hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission $5 adults, $3 seniors and
children 11 and younger. Location: Rockport City Park, west end of Main
Street, Rockport, Ind.
May 17-18, 2014 - Muster on the St. Mary’s, Historic Fort Wayne,
Fort Wayne, Ind., 260-437-2836, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.
oldfortwayne.org. Juried timeline event. Public hours 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Address: 1201 Spy Run Ave., Fort
Listings assume these
items are provided free.
They won't be included in
listings (to save space).
Primitive attire required
rendezvous rules apply
Camp will remain primitive
24 hours a day from
beginning to end
Potable drinking water is
Hooters (port-a-potties or
other) are provided
In shoot listings …
roundball and open
If your camp differs from
these norms, please
mention the change.
(For example, potable
water is NOT provided or
pets are allowed.)
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please call or email the
contact people. Sometimes
events are canceled or
changed without notice.