Indiana - April - July
April 26-28, 2013 - 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 27-28, 2013 - 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 3-5, 2013 - Woodlawn Trail Living History Celebration,
Woodlawn Nature Center, Elkhart, Ind. Contact 574-522-2394,
woodlawn email@example.com, www.woodlawnnaturecenter.com.
Friday school day. Saturday family day; admission $2 per person or $8 per
family. Educational demonstrations. Address: 604 Woodlawn Ave., Elkhart,
May 4-5, 2013 - Lore of the Laughery, Friendship, Ind. Contact Leslie
Martin Conwell, National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association,
firstname.lastname@example.org, 765-563-6792, www.nmlra.org. Juried event.
Quality reenactors, interpreters, entertainers, military units, merchants, and
food vendors encouraged to apply. Participant dinner provided. Public
hours 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday. Address: East
800 South, Brookston, Ind.
May 10-11, 2013 - Brothers of the Wind Trade Fair, Anchor
Conservation Club, 55300 Fresno St., South Bend, Ind.
anchorconservation.com/home.php. Contact Dick Glisinski, 574-289-5386,
to register or information. Outdoor trade fair open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
Camps welcome. Traders needed as well as people to demonstrate period
crafts and skills, militia drills, flintlock firing. No outside alcohol permitted;
strictly enforced. Club providing food and drinks for modest cost. Location:
South Chain (Szmanda) Lake, 5 miles west of South Bend, Ind.
May 17-19, 2013 - 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. Admission $2;
ages 7 and younger free. Saturday and Sunday. 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 18-19, 2013 - 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,
May 18-19, 2013 - 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
May 24-27, 2013 - 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 25-26, 2013 - 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 8-9 - 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 8-9, 2013 - Wild Winds Spring Rendezvous, Wild Wings Buffalo
Preserve, Fremont, Ind. Contact Bill Ellias, 260-495-0137,
wildwindsbuffalo.com. Setup after 10 a.m. Friday. Camp fee $10. Public
hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Address: 6975 N. Ray Road, Fremont, Ind. 46737.
Directions: Take the Ohio Turnpike (I 80/90) west into Indiana or take I-69
north to the SR 120, go east through a flashing four-way stop light in
Fremont. Turn left on North Ray Road.
June 8-9, 2013 - Rendezvous and Gathering of the Great Lakes
Nations, Portland, Ind. Contact Jim Shawver, 260-409-6771,
email@example.com, or Kay Neumayr, 765-426-3022. Advanced
registration required. Setup Friday. No camp fee; blanket trader fee $15.
Activities include Native American dancing, demonstrations, singing,
children's activities. Public admission $3. No dogs. Address: 1010 Morton
St., Portland, Ind.
June 8-16, 2013 - National Championship Shoot, National Muzzle
Loading Rifle Association, Friendship, Ind. Contact Leslie Martin
Conwell, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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,
July 6-7. 2013 - Flint Creek Rendezvous, Huntington, Ind. Contact
Rowena Richardson, New Sotterlee Project International, 260-385-7151,
email@example.com. Pre-registration requested. Setup after noon
Friday. No camp fee, but donations welcome. Competitions include period
games, hawk & knife, skillet toss, tug of war. Potluck 6 p.m. Saturday, meat
provided. Trade blankets welcome.
July 6-7, 2013 - NMLRA Youth Shoot, Friendship, Ind. Contact Scott
Mings, 317-364-0120, firstname.lastname@example.org; NMLRA, 812-667-5131,
800-745-1493, www.nmlra.org. GPS address: SR 62, Maxine Moss Drive,
July 12-14, 2013 - Paynetown Rendezvous, boat launching area,
Paynetown, Ind., SRA. Contact Rex Watters, 812-837-9546, or Ken
Flynn, email@example.com. Pre-1890 event, "mostly a show-and-tell for
kids, with some limited sales." Ends at 1 p.m. Sunday. No camp fee.
July 13-14, 2013 - 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 26-28, 2013 - Derby Days, Blue River Longrifles club grounds,
Morristown, Ind. Contact Mike Vandenbark, 317-326-4506, or Donnie
Munden, 317-326-7639, blueriverlongrifles.com. Camp fee $10. Blanket
shoot competitions include shoots, archery, hawk & knife. Potluck Saturday
evening. GPS only address: 11680 N. Blueriver Road, Morristown, Ind.
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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contact people. Sometimes
events are canceled or
changed without notice.