West Central Ohio
East Central Ohio
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Upcoming rendezvous / reenactments / trade fairs
Dec. 5-7, 2015 - 18th century Christmas Market, Prickett's Fort, Prickett's Fort State Park,
Fairmont, W.Va. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-4 Sunday. No charge to visit market in
visitor's center. Historical tour fees $3 adults, $2.50 seniors, $1.50 children ages 6-12. Guests can
browse historic products such as jewelry, ornaments, handmade items, baskets, books and toys, and
enjoy a cup of hot wassail from the hearth. Contact Pricketts Fort Memorial Foundation,
www.prickettsfort.org, 304-363-3030. Directions: The fort is 2 miles off I-79 at exit 139. Follow signs to
the state park.
Jan. 17-18, 2015 - Sons of Liberty pre-1890 Indoor Trade Fair, Canter's Cave, Jackson, Ohio,
Jackson County. Contact Norm Garringer, 740-773-3891, firstname.lastname@example.org; dealers call
Larry Harris, 740-286-4058, www.canterscave4hcamp.com/events. Time period 1750-1890. Open 9
a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Table fees $25 per table. Admission $3 per person,
$2 in period dress, ages 12 and younger free. Food available onsite. Overnight accommodations
available at Harrison Powell Lodge. Location: Elizabeth L. Evans Outdoor Education Center, Canter's
Cave 4-H Camp. Address: 1362 Cave Road, Jackson, Ohio.
Feb. 6-7, 2015 - 18th Century Artisan Show, The Country Cupboard, Lewisberg, Pa. Contact
John Getz, 570-658-7263, or Art DeCamp, 814-643-6343, email@example.com,
18thcenturyartisanshow.com. Open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission $5.
Period jewelers, potters, furniture makers, copper smiths, tinsmiths, flintlock rifle and powder horn
makers and others. One room features muzzleloading gun parts and supplies. Address: 101 Hafer
Road, Lewisberg, Pa. Directions: Two miles north of Lewisburg, PA, on US 15 North, five miles south
of I-80, Lewisburg Exit 210A.
Feb. 7-8, 2015 - Living History Show, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, SR 53 and US 20,
Fremont, Ohio. Contact Renee Rathfelder, Smiling Fox Forge, 419-334-8180,
firstname.lastname@example.org, or Donlyn Meyers, Smoke & Fire Co., 419-878-8535,
email@example.com, www.smoke-fire.com. Two buildings of vendors and craftsmen from Medieval
era through Civil War. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. $4 per person; children
11 and younger free with an adult. Food available on-site. Directions: Take the Fremont exit off the
Ohio Turnpike. Follow SR 53/US 20 to Fremont and follow fairgrounds signs.
Feb. 7-8, 2015 - 18th Century Market Fair, Bucksnort Longhunters, Pritchard Community
Center, Elizabethtown, Ky. Contact Dan Hill, 270-369-6129. Admission $3; children 12 and
younger free. Open noon-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Setup 8 a.m.-noon Friday. Table fee
$25 for both days, or $20 for walk-in trader. Food available. Address: 404 S. Mulberry St.,
Elizabethtown, Ky. Location: Junction of US 62 and the 31-W bypass.
Feb. 21-22, 2015 - Conner Longrifles Antique Arms: A Living History Trade Faire, Hamilton County
Fairgrounds, Noblesville, Ind., Hamilton County. Contact Mike Bird, 317-577-9364,
10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission $7 Saturday, $5
Sunday, or $10 for both days. Kids 11 and younger free. Door prizes and free parking. Address: 2003 E.
Pleasant St., Noblesville, Ind. Directions: From Indianapolis, take I69 north to SR 37 and go north to Pleasant
Street in Noblesville. Turn left at the first light.
(Note new event) Feb. 27-March 1, 2015 - Winterfest Rendezvous, Seven Eagles Historical
Education Center, Grand Rapids, Ohio. Contact Mike Rupert, 567-298-1484, or Vicki Johnson,
419-601-2495, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.seven-eagles.com. Black powder shoot, archery,
hawk & knife competitions, ice fishing as weather allows. Setup after 9 a.m. Friday. Setting up lodges
is encouraged, but limited indoor lodging is available in the Catfish Inn for people who bring their own
bedding. Pre-register to save a spot. Also cots and bedding in for people who pre-register in the
Catfish Inn, Woodland Indian longhouse and the French Trapper sod hut. Address: 16486
Wapakoneta Road, Grand Rapids, Ohio. Location: One mile south of Grand Rapids and one mile
north of US 6.
March 7-8, 2015 - Old Town Trade Fair, Assembly Hall, Greene County Fairgrounds, Xenia,
Ohio. Contact Tim and Sharon Milligan, email@example.com, 937-857-9745,
facebook.com/oldtowntradefair. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission
$3 per person, $2 if dressed in pre-1890 clothing; children 12 and younger free. No animals. Food
on-site. Address: 120 Fairground Road, Xenia, Ohio. Directions: From I-70 take the US 68 exit and
go south to Xenia. Turn right on Ankeney Mill Road and continue onto Fairgrounds Road. From I-75,
take the SR 35 exit to business route 35. At the courthouse, turn north and then west on Fairground
March 7-8, 2015 - Living History Faire, Fulton County Historical Society Museum,
Rochester, Ind. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 574-223-4436. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3
p.m. Sunday. Pre-1890 indoor show. Historical attire preferred. Address: 37 E. 375 N, Rochester, Ind.
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.
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