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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
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(For example, potable
water is NOT provided or
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Rendezvous / reenactments / trade fairs
Sept. 4-7, 2014 - Pioneer Days, Lyme Village, Bellevue, Ohio,
Sandusky County. Contact Donna Warner, 419-499-0118, 419-
483-4949, email@example.com, www.lymevillage.com. Set-up after
noon Thursday and after 2:30 p.m. Friday. Student day 8 a.m.-2 p.
m. Friday. Public hours Saturday-Sunday until 5 p.m. Sunday
service 9 a.m. No pets. Registration by July 1 is $3 per person
ages 13 and older (after July 1 is $5); 12 and younger free.
Sutler/vendor fee $35 (or $50 after July 1). Address: 5001 SR 4,
Bellevue. Locations: SR 4 between SR 113 and US 20.
Sept. 5-7, 2014 - Jennings Creek Council Fall Rendezvous,
Camp Clay YMCA, Van Wert, Ohio. Contact booshway Randy
Rauch, 8521 Haller St., Westland, Mich., 248-952-7387,
firstname.lastname@example.org. Preregistration appreciated, but not
required. Setup after 2 p.m. Wednesday and all day Thursday.
Kids day Friday. Camp fee $25 for two adults and children.
Additional adults $10 each. Competitions include rifle and
smoothbore shoot, archery, hawk & knife, Seneca Run, men's and
women's games. Council fire Saturday evening. Camp meal
provided Saturday evening. Desserts welcome. No pets. Address:
9196 Liberty-Union Road, Van Wert, Ohio.
(Note different weekend) Sept. 5-7, 2014 - Fall Frolic
Rendezvous, B&A Primitive Weapons Club, Roswell, Ohio,
Tuscarawas County. Contact Bill Hanslik, 740-922-5082 or www.
ballandarrow.org. Two-day trail shoot. Knife and hawk throw.
Primitive bow trail. Prizes awarded Sunday. Kids games. Non-
potable water provided but bring your own drinking water. Ice
available on sight. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.
m.-2 p.m. Sunday. 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. Look for the bear signs.
Sept. 5-7, 2014 - Glencoe Frontier Days, Gallatin County Park
& Fairgrounds, Glencoe, Ky. Contact Larry Elliott, 859-360-
9047, email@example.com, or Facebook page for a registration
form. Musicians contact 859-466-2331. Hosted by Ole Caintuckee
Primitives and Clans of Desdin Glen in conjunction with Glencoe
Frontier Days. Competitions include hawk & knife, archery nd
shoots. Fishing derby for women and children ages 15 and
younger. Ice available. Camp feast Saturday night with meat
provided; take a dish. Horse stable available; negative Coggins
certificate required at the gate. No pets, but service animals
permitted. Modern camp sites with hookups and dump station
available. Location: Off I-71 South between Cincinnati, Frankfort,
Lexington and Louisville.
Sept. 6-7, 2014 - Frontier Days, Olde World Village, Augusta,
Mich. Contact Michael Kuhn, firstname.lastname@example.org, 269-580-1290, www.
facebook.com/FrontierDaysMI, www.oldeworldvillage.com. 1780s-
1830s. Vendors juried. Setup time by appointment up to a week in
advance. Camp fee $25; free for village volunteers. Public hours
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Shooting competitions with
other competitions planned for future years. Pub available to
adults. Potluck Saturday evening. Address: 13215 M-96, Augusta,
Mich., between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek.
Sept. 13-21, 2014 - Fall National Championship Shoot,
National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, Friendship, Ind.
Contact Leslie Martin Conwell, email@example.com, 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,
Sept. 13-14, 2014 - Living History Trade Fair, Cleland's
Outdoor World, 419-865-4713. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday
and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Blacksmithing, pottery, leather work,
candle making, archery, black powder, knife making. Food and
refreshments available. Address: 10306 Airport Hwy, Swanton,
Sept. 18-21, 2014 - Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival, lower
level of Hedges-Boyer Park, Tiffin, Ohio, Seneca County.
Contact Lisa Miller, 419-680-6994, or Erin Snook, 567-207-5878,
www.tiffinfestival.com. Registration required. Early setup available
after noon Wednesday. No set-ups Friday until after 2 p.m. and
must be completed before 9:30 a.m. Saturday. No camp fee. Call
for vendor fees. School day Friday. Public hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Lantern tour at dusk Friday.
No competitions. Saturday evening potluck. Saturday evening
military ball. Directions: Printing map from website recommended.
Sept. 20-21, 2014 - Trail of Courage Living History Festival,
Fulton County Historical Society, Rochester, Ind. Contact 574-
223-4436, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fultoncountyhistory.org. Time
period 1700-1840: Plains and Woodland Indian, voyageur, fur
trade, Revolutionary War, French & Indian War, War of 1812 and
frontier Indiana. Pre-registration due Aug. 15. Early setup starting
Wednesday. School day Friday. Camp sites assigned. No camp fee
for craftspeople who demonstrate or teach 75 percent of the
weekend. Booth trader $25 before Aug. 15, or $35; merchant tent,
$45 ($67.50); blanket trader, $15 ($22.50); food purveyor, $120
($150). Camp fee $10 per lodge, or $15 after Aug. 15. Shooter fee
$10. Competitions include woodswalk, blanket hawk throw. Public
hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
Address: 37 E 375 N (just off North US 31).
Sept. 26-Oct. 4, 2014 - NRLHF Eastern Primitive Rendezvous,
Troy, Ohio, Miami County. Contact booshway Mike Jamison, 937-
541-6386, email@example.com; segundo Mary Beth Aust-Keefer,
937-597-8973, firstname.lastname@example.org; clerk Melissa
Adams, 614-565-0513; or scribe Vicki Johnson, 419-601-2495,
Advanced registration due Aug. 26. Advanced registration fees are
$45 per adult for NMLRA members; $55 for non-members. Children
ages 17 and younger are free. Dependents 18 and older are
$22.50 each. Early set-up or late-stay fees are $5 per day per
adult if not pre-registered. Trade fee $35; blanket trader $10. For
more details on fees and rules, visit ww.nrlhf.org. Opening
ceremony 7 p.m. Sept. 26. Closing ceremony noon Oct. 4. Gate
hours: Early setup Sept. 24-25, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; general setup Sept.
26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sept. 27-28, 7-9 a.m. (out by 10 a.m.) and 5-7 p.
m. (out by 8 p.m.); Sept. 29-30, 8-10 a.m. (out by 11 a.m.) and 3-5
p.m. (out by 6 p.m.); July 1, 7-9 a.m. (out by 10 a.m.), NO
AFTERNOON GATE HOURS WEDNESDAY; Oct. 1-3, 8-10 a.m.
(out by 11 a.m.) and 3-5 p.m. (out by 6 p.m.). Public days 10 a.m.
-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 2 p.m. until end of lantern tour Sept. 26.
Admission $5 for ages 13 and older. Children ages 12 and
younger and military personnel with current ID are free. Address:
1315 E. Rusk Road, Troy, Ohio. Directions: From I-75, take Exit 78
and turn right onto N Co Rd 25A. Turn left onto Eldean Road. Turn
right onto Piqua-Troy Road. Sharp left onto Troy-Sidney Road.
Take the first right onto East Rusk Road. J&J Cron Farms is on the
Sept. 27-28, 2014 - Ohio Heritage Days Festival and In the
Spirit of Friends Antique and Primitive Show, Malabar Farm,
Mansfield (Lucas), Ohio. Contact www.malabarfarm.org.
Advanced registration required. No camp fee. Friday set-up.
Saturday evening potluck. Public hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Location:
Southeast of Mansfield.
Sept. 27-28, 2014 - 1778 Siege of Boonesborough, Fort
Boonesborough, Richmond, Ky. Contact Bill Farmer, 859-527-
3131, ext. 216, www.fortboonesboroughlivinghistory.org. Militia and
settlers’ camps, Native American Village, merchants, traders, food,
music. Address: 4375 Boonesboro Road, Richmond, Ky.
Oct. 2-5, 2014 - Riley Days, 4-H Fairgrounds, Greenfield, Ind.
Camp fee $20. Potluck Saturday night. Contact Tracy Whisner 317-
Oct. 4-5, 2014 - Feast of the Hunters' Moon, Fort Ouiatenon
Historical Park, West Lafayette, Ind. Contact Leslie Martin
Conwell, coordinator, for an application, leslie@tippecanoehistory.
org, 765-426-2128, www.tippecanoehistory.org. Juried event, time
period is 1717-1791 . Public hours 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.
- 4 p.m. Sunday. No pets. Address: 3921 S. River Road, West
Lafayette, Ind. Directions from east: Take I-65 to exit 172 and turn
on to Indiana SR 26 west. Take SR 26 through Lafayette and
across the Wabash River to SR 43 and US 231. Turn left on US
231 south. Continue south on US 231 for about 1 mile. Turn right
at the traffic signal on to South River Road and proceed south for
about 2 miles.
Oct. 10-12, 2014 - Seneca Muzzleloaders Fall Rendezvous,
club grounds, TR 131, Tiffin, Ohio, Seneca County. Contact
John Miller, 419-447-2656. Black power shoot, archery and hawk &
knife competitions, adult and children's games, camp potluck
Saturday evening. Registration is $20 on site, or $10 plus a prize
donation. Setup is Thursday evening and all day Friday. No pets.
Located along the Sandusky River five miles south of Tiffin at the
Sandusky River Coon Hunters grounds. Directions: From SR 53,
turn east onto CR 6 and right onto TR 131. Follow signs.
Oct. 10-12, 2014 - Harvest Moon Rendezvous, Infirmary
Mound Park, Granville, Ohio, Licking County. Contact booshway
Randy Wolf, 740-928-8755, email@example.com,
harvestmoonrendezvous.yolasite.com. A pre-1840 event open to
period shooters, sutlers, buckskinners, re-enactors and craftsmen.
Early setup Thursday. Period attire required by 9 a.m. Friday.
Public hours noon-4 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.
-noon Sunday. Saturday evening potluck and Dutch oven cooking
contest. Competitions include rifle match, hawk & knife, woodswalk,
fire starting, archery. Walk-in shooters welcome in period clothing.
No pets. Address: 4351 Lancaster Road, Granville, Ohio.
Directions: Infirmary Mound Park is on SR 37 about three miles
south of Granville, Ohio. Take I-70 to SR 37 and go north about six
Oct. 10-12, 2014 - Mississinewa 1812, Marion, Ind., Grant
County. Contact www.mississinewa1812.com, 800-822-1812,
firstname.lastname@example.org. Commemoration of the Battle of
Mississinewa. Juried event. Call or email for information. Military
encampment, Indian village, Rivertown, wilderness area. Public
hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday. Admission $5 in advance, $7 at the gate; ages 6-12 $3 in
advance, $4 at the gate. Address: 6000 N 300 W27, La Fontaine,
Oct. 10-12. 2014 - NMLRA Ft. Roberdeau 18th Century
Marketfaire and Rifle Frolic, Altoona, Pa. More info at nmlra.
org/fort-roberdeau. Juried 1770s fort event with 18th-century
sutlers, woodswalk and on-line shooting.
Oct. 17-19, 2014 - Oak Ridge Festival, Attica, Ohio, Seneca
County. Contact Tamra Leddick, email@example.com, www.
oakridgefestival.com. Event in conjunction with a craft festival.
Competitions include primitive archery, rifle and smoothbore woods
walk, hawk & knife. Set-up Friday. Traders can set up Thursday.
Tear-down 4 p.m. Sunday. Camp fee for pre-registered families is
$25 and $30 for traders plus a prize donation of $15 value.
Registration due Oct. 1. Walk-in fees are $5 more. Public hours 10
a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. No pets. Address: 15498 E. TR
104, Attica, Ohio. Directions: Go north from the US 224/SR 4
intersection in Attica and turn right on TR 104.
Oct. 17-19, 2014 - Sons of Liberty Fall Rendezvous, Canters
Cave 4-H camp, Jackson, Ohio. Contact Norm Garringer, 740-
773-3891, firstname.lastname@example.org. See the Facebook page
for more information. Setup anytime with a two-hour maximum
setup and teardown. Camp fee $10 for members and $15 for non-
members ages 18 and older. Potluck Saturday with meat provided.
Public hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Competitions include Highland games,
woodswalk, hawk & knife, archery. Potluck dinner Saturday
evening. Club provides beans. Address: 1362 Cave Road,
Jackson, Ohio. Directions: Five miles north of Jackson off SR 35 on
Oct. 18-19, 2014 - Schoenbrunn Village Colonial Trade Fair,
New Philadelphia, Ohio, Tuscarawas County. Contact Holly
Smith, email@example.com, or text 330-933-6510, www.
schoenbrunnvillagefair.org. Juried event for vendors and
participants 1750-1789; get application from website.
Demonstrators welcome. Camp fee $5 per person. Actual site of
the Delaware Moravian settlement 1772-1777, which has 17
reconstructed buildings on their original foundations. Address:
1984 E. High Ave., New Philadelphia, Ohio.
Oct. 24-26, 2014 - Greene County Fish and Game Fall
Rendezvous, Xenia, Ohio, Greene County. Contact Jim Moody,
937-623-5846, or Shelia Bloom, 937-408-5089,
firstname.lastname@example.org, gcfng.com. Camp fees $25 per family
camp of two adults and children ages 15 and younger, extra adults
$10 each, walk-in shooters in period dress $10 per day, traders
$25. Early setup Thursday after 3 p.m. Rifle/smoothbore
woodswalk, pistol match, BB gun match for kids, archery, hawk &
knife, pastry toss. No pets. Address: 1538 Union Road, Xenia.
Directions: From SR 68, turn onto Union Road and go 2.2 miles
south to the club grounds. Look for a green and white sign at the
driveway on the left side of Union Road.
Oct. 24-26, 2014 - Shadow of the Moon Rendezvous, Blue
River Longrifles club grounds, Morristown, Ind. Contact Chris
or Linda Rascoe 317- 835-2791, blueriverlongrifles.com. Camp fee
$20. Chili cook-off Saturday night. GPS only address: 11680 N.
Blueriver Road, Morristown, Ind.
Oct. 25-26, 2014 - Fall Historical Timeline Rendezvous and
Festival, Lincoln Pioneer Village, Rockport, Ind., Spencer
County. Contact Diane Unfried, 812-431-7549, dianafayu@gmail.
com. 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, Ind.
Nov. 7-9, 2014 - Pathways Women's Rendezvous, Seven
Eagles Historical Education Center, Grand Rapids, Ohio,
Wood County. Contact Barb Dailey, email@example.com, or
Vicki Johnson, 419-601-2495, firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-
registration $20 per person by Oct. 1; $25 at the gate. Mail name,
address, phone number, email address and check to 320 Meeker
St., Bowling Green, OH 43402. Seminars and workshops, blanket
shoots at gun and archery range, blanket hawk & knife throw,
potluck dinner and music Saturday evening. No pets. Address:
16486 Wapakoneta Road, Grand Rapids, Ohio.
Nov. 14-16, 2014 - 18th-century Encampment and 1756
Thanksgiving Dinner, Prickett's Fort, Fairmont, WV, 304-363-
3030 or 800-CALL-WVA, www.prickettsfort.org. Advanced
registration required for food planning; Kye Jarosz, 724 265-5208,
412-877-8945, email@example.com, or Ryan Benek, 814-382-
9706, firstname.lastname@example.org. Camp fee $30. Setup starts
Thursday morning. Cabins in fort available first-come, first-served
Friday morning (but fires are not allowed). Turkey and stuffing
provided, but help with cooking encouraged. Provide a covered
dish for the dinner. Children's games, music, possible round robin.
Location: Exit 139 off I-79. Address: 88 State Park Entrance Road,