West Central Ohio
East Central Ohio
Event outside Ohio
Upcoming rendezvous / reenactments / trade fairs
March 20-22, 2015 - Seneca Muzzleloaders Winter Rendezvous, Tiffin, Ohio, Seneca County.
Contact John Miller, 419-447-2656. No competitions. Annual get-together and potluck Sunday
afternoon for members and guests. No pets. Located at the Sandusky River Coon Hunters lodge.
Directions: From SR 53, turn east onto CR 6 and right onto TR 131. Follow signs.
March 21-22, 2015 - Kalamazoo Living History Show, Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 2900
Lake St., Kalamazoo, Mich. Sponsored by Yankee Doodle Muzzle Loaders, Inc. Contact Leslie
Martin Conwell, P.O. Box 2214, West Lafayette, IN 47996, 765-563-6792, kalamazooliving
email@example.com, www.KalamazooShow.com. Participants must pre-register. The largest juried
show in the Midwest with more than 270 craftspeople and dealers devoted to pre-1890 original or
reproduction living history supplies, accoutrements and related crafts. Also, educational programs,
craft demonstrations and children's activities. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday. Admission $7 for one day; $10 for weekend pass. Children 12 and younger free. Address:
2900 Lake St., Kalamazoo, MI. Directions: From I-94 West, take exit 81 to merge onto I-94 Bus. Turn
right onto Olmstead Road and the first left onto Lake Street.
April 9-13, 2015 - School of the Longhunter, Prickett's Fort, Fairmont, WV, 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.
Address: 88 State Park Entrance Road, Fairmont, WV.
April 11-12, 2015 - Standing Stone Trade Faire, Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster,
Ohio. Contact Mike Tharp, 740-653-6081. Time period 1700-1890. Admission $3 adults, $2 in period
attire. Children 12 and younger free. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Address:
157 E. Fair Ave., Lancaster, Ohio.
April 18-19, 2015 - Women on the Frontier, Fort Boonesborough, Richmond, Ky. Contact
Kristi Heasley at firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fortboonesboroughlivinghistory.org.
Demonstrations and hands-on learning of 18th-century life skills and daily activities in the lives of
women for the novice and the seasoned reenactor. Set up Friday. Open to men and women.
Sessions are open to reenactors of both sexes and to the paying public. No charge to reenactors in
period dress. Among the topics are food and fiber, washing, spinning and dyeing wool, making acorn
flour, laundry as it was done on the frontier, native cooking, complete a sewing project and
participate in discussions on women's clothing on the frontier. Food for sale during the day. Meal
provided Saturday evening. Address: 4375 Boonesborough Road, Richmond, Ky.
April 23-26, 2015 - Ohio Flintlock and Buckskin Spring Rendezvous. Fayette County, Ohio,
near I-71 and US 35. Contact Pete Raine for a flyer, 614-314-0583.
April 24-26, 2015 - Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous, Williamsburg Community Park,
Williamsburg, Ohio, Clermont County. Contact Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee, 513-625-
1461, www.grassyrun.org. Advance registration encouraged. A 1700s living history encampment
next to the east fork of the Little Miami River. Saturday shoot, hawk & knife. Potluck Saturday (meat
supplied). School day Friday. Public hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.
Address: 150 E. Main St., Williamsburg, Ohio.
April 24-26, 2015 - Ashville Viking Festival, village park, Ashville, Ohio. Contact
VikingFestival@gmail.com, 740-983-9390, www.ashvillevikingfest.com. 10th-century event looking to
expand into later time periods so the public can see the differences in weapons, camps, clothing and
living arrangements. Seeking 1640-1840 reenactors to participate. Location: Between Walnut and
Park streets, Ashville, 30 minutes south downtown Columbus. Directions: Take US 23 south to South
Bloomfield. Turn left on SR 316. In Ashville, 316 turns into Main Street. Continue to Walnut or Park
street and turn left.
April 25-26, 2015 - Spring Rendezvous Black Powder Shoot, B&A Primitive Weapons Club,
Roswell, Ohio, Tuscarawas County. Contact Steve Cronk, email@example.com, or
Sally Holdsworth, firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: 5190 Days Lane, Roswell. Directions: Take I-77 to
New Philadelphia, exit 81. Take SR 39 east through New Philadelphia and continue about 5 miles to
Roswell. Turn left onto Beaver Dam Road (which becomes Main Street), then left onto Days Lane.
April 25-26, 2015 - Redbud Trail Rendezvous, Fulton County Historical Society, Rochester,
Ind. Contact 574-223-4436, www.fultoncountyhistory.org, email@example.com. 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.
April 25-26, 2015 - Seven Years War/French and Indian War Encampment, Fort
Boonesborough, Richmond, Ky. Presented by The First Virginia Regiment of Foot-Hoggs
Company of the Seven Years War Battalion. Contact Adam Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org
for registration information. www.fortboonesboroughlivinghistory.org. Address: 4375 Boonesborough
Road, Richmond, Ky.
April 29-May 3, 2015 - Lancaster County Longrifles Rendezvous & Black Powder Shoot,
Muddy Run Park, Holtwood, Pa. Contact booshway Danny Gichner, 717-866-4517, gich@comcast.
net, or Luanne Bell, 717-566-9983, email@example.com, www.lancastercountylongrifles.webs.com.
Early setup for pre-registered sutlers and members starts at noon April 27. Camper setup is 8 a.m.-8
p.m. April 29. Gate hours 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. Sutler fee
$20. Pre-registered camp fee $20 for adults ages 17 and older and $15 for youth ages 12-16.
Children ages 11 and younger are free. At the gate, $25 for adults and $17.50 for juniors. Walk-in
shooter fee $20 for adults, $12 for youths. Competitions include rifle, pistol, smoothbore, archery,
hawk walk, woods walk. Other activities include children's games, Highland games, raffles and
seminars. Public day 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with $5 admission fee. Saturday. Address: 172 Bethesda Church
Road W, Holtwood, Pa. Directions: From Lancaster, Pa., take SR 222S to SR 272. Turn right on SR
372 and turn left on Susquehannock Drive.
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