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Camp will remain primitive
24 hours a day from
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Rendezvous / reenactments / trade fairs
Aug. 8-10, 2014 - Seneca Muzzleloaders Summer
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
Aug. 15-17, 2014 - Freeland Rendezvous, Great Lakes
Education Association, Tittabawassee Township Park,
Freeland, Mich. Contact Esther King, 989-754-2928. Activities
include shoots, archery woods walk, atlatl, hawk & knife, kids
games, round robin, potluck Saturday. No pets. Address: 9200
Midland Road, Freeland, Mich. Location: South of US 10 off M-47.
Aug. 23-24, 2014 - Colonial Soldiers Weekend, Wolf
Creek/Pine Run Girst Mill, Loudonville, Ohio. Contact Trevor
Ross, email@example.com, 419-651-1294, or Arnold Thomas,
firstname.lastname@example.org, 440-665-9293, www.wolfcreekmill.org.
Native, French and British units welcome to the 18th-century event.
Cannon demonstrations, building a wigwam demo, trading demo
between Europeans and Native Americans. Registration required.
Address: 3175 SR 3 South, Loudonville, Ohio. Location: A half mile
south of Mohican State Park campground.
Aug. 23-24, 2014 - Fort Miamies, 1754-1763, Historic Fort
Wayne, Fort Wayne, Ind., 260-437-2836, email@example.com,
www.oldfortwayne.org. Juried event. Public hours 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Address: 1201 Spy Run Ave.,
Fort Wayne, IN 46805.
(Note new dates) Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 2014 - Fort Rowdy
Gathering, Covington, Ohio. Contact booshway Shannon
LeVeck, 937-214-0066, or segundo Jeremy Beard, 937-638-8872,
David Wenrick, 937-875-1337, firstname.lastname@example.org,
email@example.com; www.fortrowdy.org; or its Facebook page. For
advanced registration application, go to website. Early setup
Wednesday for vendors and Thursday for pre-registered campers.
Tear-down begins at 3 p.m. Monday. Tear down no later than
Wednesday. Camp fee $20, traders $25 before Aug. 1; or $30 and
$40 later. Activities include hawk & knife, spear throw, bow shoot,
lizard pull, flint & steel, cooking contests, rolling pin and skillet toss
and children's games. Donations appreciated for auction to
support event. Friendly dogs on leash permitted on camp side.
Public hours end at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Location: West
edge of Covington, Ohio, on north side on SR 36.
(Note new event) Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 2014 - Labor Day
Rendezvous, Greene County Fish and Game, 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 woodswalks, 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.
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.