West Virginia - March - November
Nov. 9-11, 2013 - 18th Century Encampment and Thanksgiving Dinner,
Prickett's Fort, Prickett's Fort State Park, Fairmont, W.Va. Pricketts Fort
Memorial Foundation, www.prickettsfort.org, 304-363-3030. RSVP to Patrick
Davis, 304-677-2533, or Karen Went, 567-844-0073, email@example.com,
so enough food is available. Camp fee $30. Early setup Thursday outside
the fort. Cabins available Friday first-come, first-served. Time period 1775.
Saturday dinner to be followed by music and dancing. Turkeys, ham and
stuffing are provided for dinner. Participants provide other dishes. Also kids
games and a round robin trading session. No public hours. Location:
Prickett's Fort State Park is 2 miles off I-79 at exit 139 in Fairmont, W.Va.
Feb. 21-23, 2014 - Muzzleloading and Accoutrements Trade Show,
Prickett's Fort, Prickett's Fort State Park, Fairmont, W.Va. Contact
Pricketts Fort Memorial Foundation, www.prickettsfort.org, 304-363-3030.
Open 1-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.
Admission $3. Location: Prickett's Fort State Park is 2 miles off I-79 at exit
139 in Fairmont, W.Va.
April 4-7, 2013 - School of the Longhunter, Prickett's Fort, 88 State
Park Entrance Road, Fairmont, W.Va., 304-363-3030 or 800-CALL-WVA,
www.prickettsfort.org. Weekend of instruction exploring the role of early
frontiersmen on the American frontier. Space limited. Registration required.
Members $54, non-members $60, at the door $65, campers $20, visitors
$10. Encampment, informational sessions and activities, demonstrations, a
fort feast, contests, a benefit auction, music. Location: Exit 139 off I-79.
May 8-11, 2013 - Rendezvous on the River, Blennerhassett Island
Historical State Park, Parkersburg, W.Va., Wood County. Contact (304)
420-4800, (800) CALL WVA, firstname.lastname@example.org,
www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com. Early 19th-century encampment on
Blennerhassett Island. Location: Ohio River, with ferry to island. Address:
137 Juliana St., Parkersburg, W.Va.
May 17-19, 2013 - Siege of Fort Randolph, Krodel Park, Point Pleasant,
W.Va. Contact Craig Hesson, 304-675-7933, email@example.com,
www.fortrandolph.org/index_files/siege.htm. Juried Native and Euro
18th-century event. See website for registration form. Early set-up Thursday.
Friday school day. Friday evening reenactor seminar. Drama and battle 2
p.m. Saturday of Chief Cornstalk's visit to Fort Randolph in fall 1777, and the
subsequent siege placed in May 1778. Saturday demonstrations, fort feast,
fundraiser auction and tavern entertainment. Sunday trek among the hills.
Donations to auction appreciated, as well as items to loan for use during the
drama. See website for more information. Address: 1994 Sandhill Road,
Point Pleasant, W.Va.
May 24-27, 2013 - ARMLC Ranger Voo, Clarksburg, W.Va. Contact John
Lamb, 304-622-1036, or Ron Shuster, 304-624-8891. Early setup May 23.
Camp fee $15 per person, or $18 at the gate. No sutler fees. Competitions
include woods walk, hawk & knife, archery. Camp feed Saturday evening and
games for everyone. Limited drinking water. Modern camp available.
Directions: From SR 50, take the SR 19 and 20 exit and head north. Turn left
onto Crooked Run and right onto Lamberts Run. Bear right at the Y in the
Sept. 12-15, 2013 - Legacy of Mary Ingles, Beech Fork State Park,
Beech Fort State Park, Barboursville, W.Va. Contact Scott Fairchild,
firstname.lastname@example.org. Educational presentations, 18th-century
games, . Thursday and Friday school days. Public hours 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday. Address: 5601 Long Branch Road,
items are provided free.
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24 hours a day from
beginning to end
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