Rendezvous / reenactments / trade fairs
March 15-16, 2014 - 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.
March 21-23, 2014 - Seneca Muzzleloaders Winter Rendezvous, club
grounds, TR 131, 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.
April 3-6, 2014 - School of the Longhunter, Prickett's Fort, 88 State
Park Entrance Road, 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.
April 11-13, 2014 - Colonial Days, Old Bardstown Village and Civil War
Museum, Bardstown, Ky. Contact Jesse & Angel Mudd,
www.bardstowncolonialdays.com/participants%20venders.htm. Register on
website. 18th-century vendors, artisans, speakers, entertainers,
demonstrators. Native American display depicting the Eastern tribes.
Flintlock demonstrations, military drills and displays, 18th-century Tavern
Night Friday at the Talbott Tavern built in 1779. Historical ball Saturday
evening at Wickland Estate. Public hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday. Address: 310 E Broadway St, Bardstown, Ky.
April 12-13, 2014 - 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 25-27, 2014 - Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous, Williamsburg
Community Park, sponsored by Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee,
Williamsburg, Ohio, Clermont County. Contact 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 25-27, 2014 - 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 25-27, 2014 - Spring Fest, Blue River Longrifles club grounds,
Morristown, Ind. Contact Mike Dunham, 317-861-4918,
blueriverlongrifles.com. Potluck Saturday evening. GPS only address: 11680
N. Blueriver Road, Morristown, Ind.
April 26-27, 2014 - Redbud Trail Rendezvous, Fulton County Historical
Society, Rochester, Ind. Contact 574-223-4436,
www.fultoncountyhistory.org, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 26-27, 2014 - Women on the Frontier, Fort Boonesborough,
Richmond, Ky. Contact Kristi Heasley at email@example.com,
http://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 30-May 4, 2014 - Lancaster County Longrifles Rendezvous &
Black Powder Shoot, Muddy Run Park, Holtwood, Pa. Contact booshway
Danny Gichner, 717-866-4517, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Luanne Bell,
www.lancastercountylongrifles.webs.com. Early setup for campers 8 a.m.-8
p.m. Tuesday. Gate hours 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 8 a.m.-noon
Saturday. Sutler fee $20. Camp fee $20 for adults ages 17 and older and
$12 for youth ages 12-16. Children ages 11 and younger are free. Fee is $5
more per person at the gate. Family fee is $70 maximum, or $80 at the gate.
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. Saturday. 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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