West Central Ohio
East Central Ohio
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Nov. 28-29, 2015 - Winter Trade Days at the Fort, Fort Boonesborough, Richmond, Ky.
18th-century merchants and traders in cabins and blockhouses. For information, visit
www.fortboonesboroughlivinghistory.org. Address: 4375 Boonesborough Road, Richmond, Ky.
Jan. 16-17, 2016 - Sons of Liberty pre-1890 Indoor Trade Fair, Canter's Cave, Elizabeth L.
Evans Outdoor Education Center Canter's Cave 4-H Camp, Jackson, Ohio, Jackson County.
Contact Norm Garringer, 740-773-3891, email@example.com; 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. Address: 1362 Cave Road, Jackson, Ohio.
Jan. 16-17, 2016 - Frost Bite Camp, B&A Primitive Weapons Club, Roswell, Ohio. Contact
740-922-5015, www.ballandarrow.org. Potluck Saturday night; club provides meat. Take your own
drinking water. Camp fee $10, which includes one shooter. Additional shooters $10 each. Address:
5190 Days Lane, Roswell, Ohio. 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. Look for the bear signs.
Jan. 23-24, 2016 - Linton Trade Fair, Roy Clark Community Building, Linton City Park, Linton,
Ind. Contact Larry McCoy, 812-886-6294, 812-847-9615, firstname.lastname@example.org. Hosted by Buck
Creek Muzzleloader Club. 1750-1840. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.
Admission $3; children 12 and younger free. Location: Hwy 54 in Humprey Park next to Auto Zone.
Feb. 5-6, 2016 - 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. 6-7, 2016 - 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. 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. 20-21, 2016 - Conner Longrifles Antique Arms: A Living History Trade Faire, Hamilton County
Fairgrounds, Noblesville, Ind., Hamilton County. Contact Mike Bird, 317-577-9364,
www.facebook.com/pages/Annual-Antique-Arms-Show-A-Living-History-Trade-Fair/164265667110812. Setup 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.
Feb. 26-28, 2016 - Winter Rendezvous, Seven Eagles Historical Education Center, Grand
Rapids, Ohio, Wood County. Contact Mike Rupert, 567-298-1484, Vicki Johnson, 419-601-2495,
firstname.lastname@example.org, or Martin Nagy, 419-509-0095, MartinNagy@aol.com, or search Seven
Eagles volunteers (Grand Rapids, Ohio) on Facebook. Black powder shoot, hawk & knife, ice fishing
on pond if ice is good. Setup after 9 a.m. Friday. Indoor sleeping accommodations available. Camp
fee $15. Public welcome to walk through. Woodland Indian longhouse, French trapper's cabin,
pioneer log house, Scottish tavern, 18th-century trading post, blacksmith shop. Address: 16486
Wapakoneta Road, Grand Rapids, Ohio. Location: One mile south of Grand Rapids and one mile
north of US 6.
Feb. 26-28, 2016 - Pricketts Fort Firearms and Accoutrements Show, Fairmont, W.Va. Contact
Greg Bray, 304-363-3030 or visit www.prickettsfort.org. Hours are 1-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3 at the door. Address: 88 State Park Road,
Fairmont, W.Va. Location: Two miles off I-79 at exit 139.
March 5-6, 2016 - 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 12-13, 2016 - Living History Faire, Fulton County Historical Society, Rochester, Ind.
Contact 574-223-4436, www.fultoncountyhistory.org, firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-1890 event with food,
seminars and vendors. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission.
Location: North side of the Tippecanoe River, four miles north of Rochester on US 31 at CR 375
North. Address: 37 E. 375 North, Rochester, IN 46975.
March 11-13, 2016 - Seneca Muzzleloaders Winter Rendezvous, club grounds, TR 131,
Tiffin, Ohio, Seneca County. Contact Rob Gerding, 419-341-8657 or email@example.com. No
competitions. Annual get-together and potluck Sunday afternoon for members and guests (and
anyone camping). 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 19-20, 2016 - 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
firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
March 31-April 3, 2016 - 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. Encampment, informational sessions and activities, demonstrations, a fort feast,
contests, benefit auction, music. Location: Exit 139 off I-79. Address: 88 State Park Entrance Road,
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