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Rendezvous Ohio


2024 Events
I'm adding 2024 events as I receive them or verify them.
 
If you know dates for events in 2024, please let me know by emailing them to Vicki@RendezvousOhio.com ... 

This list includes events that take place in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. 

Click here for national/regional events that are at least five days long.

(Last updated Feb. 18, 2024)
 

2024 events

Feb. 23-24, 2024 - Pricketts Fort 18th-century Firearms and Accoutrements Show, Pricketts Fort Visitor Center, 88 State Park Road, Fairmont, West Virginia 26554. Show for contemporary craftsmen of 18th-century firearms and accoutrements in West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. Admission is $3 at the door. Open noon-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

March 2-3, 2024 - Old Town Trade Fair, Assembly Hall, Greene County Fairgrounds, 120 Fairground Road, Xenia, Ohio. Contact Tim and Sharon Milligan, stitchersm@aol.com, 937-857-9745 or Facebook page. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission $4 per person; children 11 and younger free. Food available on site. Reenactors, dealers, collectors, educators, craftsmen and history buffs welcome. Wares must 1700-1890 originals or reproductions.

March 3, 2024 - Contemporary Muzzle Loading Arms and Accoutrements Show, Lapeer American Legion Hall, Lapeer Michigan. Contact Mike Przydatek, 586-206-7648, zzr7ky@gmail.com. Hosted by Lapeer Firelocks Muzzle Loading Club in cooperation with Contemporary Longrifle Association. Juried show featuring custom and production muzzle loading arms before 1896, or replicas.

March 8-9, 2024 - Prairieland Frontiersman Historic Arms and Craft Show, Sullivan American Legion, Sullivan, Illinois. Contact Vicki Newberry, 217-620-2281. Open to traders and artisans of the Colonial/fur trade, Civil War, Indian war eras and pre-1898 guns, knives, accoutrements and replicas. $25 fee for 8-foot table both days. Open 1-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
 
March 16-17, 2024 - Kalamazoo Living History Show, Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 2900 Lake St., Kalamazoo, Michigan. Sponsored by Yankee Doodle Muzzle Loaders Inc. Contact Leslie Martin Conwell, 765-563-6792, kalamazoolivinghistoryshow@gmail.com, www.KalamazooShow.com. The largest juried show in the Midwest 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 $9 one day or $13 for weekend pass. Vendors are invited to email kalamazoolivinghistoryshow@gmail.com for an application.

March 22-24, 2024 - School of the 17th Century Soldier, Fort Loudoun Historic Site, 1720 N. Brooklyn Road, Fort Loudon, Pennsylvania 17224. Contact history@fortloudounpa.com, 717-372-5945. Focus is on soldiers and civilians in camp life with military drilling and demonstrations of weapons of the period, 1600-1699.

(Canceled this year due to expected conflict with traffic congestion during total solar eclipse April 8; to return in 2025)
April 2024 - Living History Trade Fair, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Flower Building, Fremont, Ohio. Contact Smiling Fox Forge LLC, 419-334-8180, smilingfox@smilingfoxforgellc.com; Smoke & Fire Co., 419-878-8535, store@smoke-fire.com; Turkey Foot Trade Co., 660-291-4842, turkeyfoot@mcmsys.com.

April 6-7, 2024 - The Garrison opening weekend, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio. Contact 419-874-4121, www.fortmeigs.org/events. Juried event. Live 1812 demonstrations with the 21st Infantry.

April 6-7, 2024 - Fort de Chartres Colonial Market Faire, Les Amis du Fort de Chartres, Prairie du Rocher, Illinois 62277. Contact Jason Duensing, lesamisdufortdechartres@gmail.com, www.fortdechartres.us. Juried event: 1750-1790. Pre-registration and jury applications required. For application, visit www.fortdechartres.us/2024-fdc-colonial-faire. Historic interpreters, shooting matches, period games, craftspeople, merchants. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.

April 11-14, 2024 - School of the Longhunter, Prickett's Fort, 88 State Park Road, Fairmont, West Virginia, 26554. Contact 304-363-3030 or register at www.prickettsfort.org/register.html. Space is limited and registration is required. Fee is $40 for members/$45 for non-members. Intense weekend of instruction, exploring the role of early frontiersmen on the American frontier. Speakers focus on frontier skills of the longhunter.

April 13-14, 2024 - Clothing Conference - Yesteryear’s Essentials Revisited: Fads and Fashions in the time of Jane Austen, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio. Contact 419-874-4121, www.fortmeigs.org/events. Presentations and a Saturday evening soiree. Fee $85.

April 19-21, 2024 - Spring Thaw Rendezvous, Ball & Arrow Primitive Weapons Club Inc., 5190 Days Lane NE, New Philadelphia (Roswell), Ohio 44663. Contact Duane Winkler, 330-343-4880, winky4@roadrunner.com. Period dress required. Camp fee $25. Additional shooters $10 each. Walk-ins welcome with $25 per shooter fee. Rifle woodswalk, primitive archery woodswalk, knife & hawk. Camp feed Saturday evening; provide own table service and a dish to share. Modern camping area is available. Provide your own drinking water. Ball & Arrow is celebrating its 50th anniversary. No pets.

April 19-21, 2024 - Spirits of the Pines, Frank Merry Park, 18505 N. County Road 550 E., Dunkirk, Indiana 47336. Contact David Blair, 765-273-0987, davidtblair726@gmail.com, Facebook page. Juried living history encampment covering 1750-1812: F&I, Rev War and Regency. The location is an 80-acre private park with a pine forest. Property has trails through the pines that open to large areas for several camps. Friday school day. Admission $8. Public hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

April 19-21, 2024 - Phil Cravener Memorial Rendezvous, Old Westmoreland Rifles, 188 McCullough Road, Derry, Pennsylvania 15671. Contact Darryl Myers, 724-522-1729; John Kaminsky, 724-887-7265; or Duane King, 724-850-7305, www.oldwestmorelandrifles.com/index.html. Rifle and pistol shooting, archery, hawk & knife poker, fire starting, camp games. Modern and primitive camping. Take your own water. No trader fee. 

April 20-21, 2024 - Buck Creek Muzzleloaders Spring Rendezvous, Linton, Indiana. Contact Facebook page.

April 24-28, 2024 - Amarugia Spring Rendezvous, London Mills, Illinois. Contact Larry Schatz, 309-370-1174, larryws@frontiernet.net, Facebook page. Pre-1830 event on private property. Period dress Friday-Sunday. Bow shoot, hawk & knife.

April 26-27, 2024 - Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous, Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee, Cook Log Cabin Heritage Center, 6707 Goshen Road, Goshen, Ohio 45122. 1760-1840 event. Contact booshway 520-675-2882, grassyrun@gmail.com, Facebook group at GRHAC. Registration address is Grassy Run, P.O. Box 562, Williamsburg, Ohio 45176. Friday school day. Saturday public day.

April 27-28, 2024 - Patoka Valley Long Rifles Spring Rendezvous, 1579 E. Logtown Road, Winslow, Indiana 47598. Contact Tom E. Hawk Mosley, 812-677-2318, patokavalleylongrifles@gmail.com, Facebook page.

April 27-28, 2024 - Redbud Trail Rendezvous, Fulton County Historical Society, 37 E. 375 N, Rochester, Indiana 46975. Contact 574-223-4436, www.fultoncountyhistory.org, Facebook page. Blanket traders and merchants, craft demonstrations. Blanket shoot and blanket hawk & knife competition. Added Civil War camp this year. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission $3 for ages 12 and older. Proceeds go to operate the museum.

April 27-28, 2024 - Michigan Antique Arms Collectors Inc., 46100 Grand River, Novi, Michigan 48374. Contact Greg Zemsta, 248-556-6590, mauserman98@hotmail.com, www.michiganantiquearms.com. Guns and accoutrements, Native artifacts, knives, relics and similar items. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Members admitted at 8 a.m. Admission fee $8 and parking $10.

April 30-May 5, 2024 - Lancaster County Longrifles Rendezvous And Black Powder Shoot, Muddy Run Park, Susquehanock Drive, Holtwood, Pennsylvania. Contact Danny Gichner, 717-682-1393, gich@comcast.net, or Luanne Bell, 717-566-9983, luannebell56@gmail.com, www.lancastercountylongrifles.com, Facebook page. Pre-1840 fur trade era.

May 3-5, 2024 - Early Ohio on the Portage, Wood County Museum, 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green, Ohio. Timeline event, 1750-1865. Contact Kurt Harris, 419-494-2876, kurtharris53@gmail.com, or Frank Butwin, 419-270-0622, fb21@wcnet.org. Contact for application. Early setup Thursday. School day Friday. Lantern tour Friday night. Public hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Reenactors may stay until Monday. Exploration and settlement of the early days of the Northwest Territory, state of Ohio and the Ohio Country, especially along and near the Portage River in Wood County. Free dinner coupon for reenactors from food truck.

May 3-5, 2024 - Greene County Fish & Game Spring Rendezvous, 1538 Union Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385. Contact Brian Lavery, 937-241-8327, or Hope Lavery, 937-241-8915. Camp fee. No extra fee for traders. Competitions include shoots, archery, hawk & knife, pastry toss.
 
May 3-5, 2024 - Five Medals at The Trace, Stone's Trace, 5111 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, Indiana 46767. Contact fivemedals1812@gmail.com for an application. Juried event, 1750-1815. Event focused on demonstration and education. Military, Natives, civilians, food vendors, demonstrations, merchants, entertainers, street mongers, blanket traders, skirmish. Friday school day. Public hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday.

May 4-5, 2024 - Traditional Bow Shoot, Ball & Arrow Primitive Weapons Club Inc., 5190 Days Lane NE, New Philadelphia (Roswell), Ohio 44663. Contact Greg VanFossen, 330-260-0946, or Steve Cronk, 330-339-1250. Recurves, self-bows and stick bows only. Woodswalk, 3D targets, night-time coon shootm novelty shoots. Competition registration 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Provide your own drinking water. No pets.

May 10-11, 2024 - Willard Revolutionary War Reenactment and Encampment, Willard Middle School, 1 Flashes Ave., Willard, Ohio 44890. Contact  Kyle von Camp or Facebook page, www.facebook.com/WillardRevWar. Every May, eighth-grade students at Willard Middle School recreate the time of the Revolutionary War, learn about life in the 1700s and reenact battle scenes. Reenactors, sutlers and volunteers are welcome to join the fun and see Revolutionary education at its best. Friday evening dinner, awards and military ball. On Saturday, the main stage will have speakers, demonstrations and entertainment.

May 10-12, 2024 - Muster on the St. Mary’s timeline, Old Fort Wayne, 1201 Spy Run Ave., Fort Wayne, Indiana. Contact 260-437-2836, facebook.com/HistoricFortWayne. Reenactor, sutler, demonstrator applications at oldfortwayne.org/get-involved/reenactor-registration. Vikings through mid-1950s. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

May 11-12, 2024 - Appalachian Festival, Coney Island, Cincinnati, Ohio. Contact 513-232-8230, coneyislandpark.com. 1700-1840 event. Natives, food vendors, demonstrations, merchants, entertainers, blanket traders. Public hours 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Admission $15 adults and $5 ages 5-17.

May 15-19, 2024 - NRLHF Corps of Discovery, 3 Krepps Covered Bridge, McDonald, Pennsylvania 15057. Contact Don Ricetti, 724-622-0599, segundo98@earthlink.net. A learning rendezvous, seminars, workshops, educational sessions. Pre-registration fees are $20 per adult for NMLRA members; $25 for non-members. Children ages 17 and younger are free. No pets. A learning rendezvous, seminars, workshops, educational sessions. Free public admission 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Setup Monday-Wednesday.

May 17-19, 2024 - Jennings Creek Council Spring Rendezvous, Camp Clay, 9196 Liberty Union Road, Van Wert, Ohio 45891. Contact Larry Curl, lscurl4645@yahoo.com. Pre-registration appreciated, but not required. Camp fee $25, which covers two adults and children. Additional adults $10 each. Setup after 2 p.m. Thursday. Competitions include rifle, smoothbore, archery, hawk & knife and men’s and women’s games. Canned meat prizes. Junior aggregate. Council fire Saturday evening. Wooded and open camp sites. Showers. Flush toilets. Fishing and swimming in the pond. No pets. Open to public 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

May 17-19, 2024 - Seneca Muzzleloaders Spring Rendezvous, in conjunction with New Frontiersman's Spring Rendezvous, Ashland Conservation Farm, Ashland, Ohio. Contact Rob Gerding, 419-341-8657, robbob@hush.com

May 17-19, 2024 - Settlers Encampment on the Auglaize, Auglaize Village & Farm Museum, 12296 Krouse Road Defiance, Ohio. Juried event: Era of Exploration through the War of 1812. To apply, contact Cheryl Daniel, 419-636-2560, or email villageauglaize@gmail.com. Public days 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. School day Friday. Settlers, pioneers, French, English and American civilians, military, Natives, merchants, artisans of all trades and any persona relevant to Ohio, the Old Northwest Territory, the Middle Ground or Great Lakes Region pre-1815 are invited to preserve history through education and demonstration.

May 17-19, 2024 - Burrell Woods Olde Tyme Arts and Krafts Fair, Burell's Woods, Carmi, Illinois. Contact Patrick Haskell or Dennis Stroughmatt, message on Facebook.

(New event) May 17-19, 2024 - Pricketts Fort Pre-1820 Primitive Trade Fair, Pricketts Fort Visitor Center, 88 State Park Road, Fairmont, West Virginia 26554. Contact Greg Bray, 304-363-3030. Vendor fee $35. New outdoor show seeking craftsmen participants. Non-vendor camping is limited. Call for availability.

May 18-19, 2024 - Old Timey Days, Williams Park, Gibsonburg, Gibsonburg Historical Society. Contact Jason Adams via text, 419-575-7496, or email RogueArtist@gmail.com, message via Facebook, www.facebook.com/GibsonburgOhHistSoc. Reenactors, food and craft vendors. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

May 18-19, 2024 - New Frontiersman's Spring Rendezvous, Ashland Conservation Farm, Ashland, Ohio. Contact Dave and Teri Moore, 419-589-4843, or Roy Howman, 419-961-1620, www.acwcl.org. Set up Friday. Camp fee $10. Trail walks Saturday and Sunday with $15 entry fee each day.

May 18-19, 2024 - Across the Centuries timeline, Fort Loudoun Historic Site, 1720 N. Brooklyn Road, Fort Loudon, Pennsylvania 17224. Contact president@fortloudounpa.com for registration information. Also history@fortloudounpa.com, 717-372-5945. Covers 2,000 years of world history, from Ancient Greeks and Romans to World War II and Vietnam.

(New event) May 23-27, 2024 - Celtic Heritage Festival, Johnston Farm, 9845 N. Hardin Road, Piqua, Ohio. Contact Carrie Sturwold, csturwold14@gmail.com. Pre-registration deadline is May 1. Camp fee is $30 May 1 or earlier and $35 at the gate. Trader fee is $75, or $80 at the gate. Trade blankets welcome. Camps and clothing must remain pre-1840 period correct at all times. Five bands will play Saturday between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Highland games will be Sunday afternoon.

May 24-27, 2024 - Sons of Liberty Spring Rendezvous, Canters Cave 4-H Camp, 1362 Caves Road, Jackson, Ohio. Contact Norman Garringer, 740-773-3891, normanga@roadrunner.com. Pre-1840 rendezvous with black powder shoot, hawk and knife and primitive archery competitions. Potluck dinner Saturday night for paid campers only. Friendly event and newbies welcome.

May 25-26, 2024 - First Siege 1813, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio. Contact 419-874-4121, www.fortmeigs.org/events. Juried event: War of 1812. Registration required.

May 25-26, 2024 - Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous, George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, 401 S. 2nd St., Vincennes, Indiana 47591. For reenactor information, visit www.spiritofvincennes.org/participant-information, 800-886-6443. 18th-century event with juried merchants and craftsmen. Period music on stage, craftsmen, food. Battle reenactments at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and noon and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Public hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Public admission $10 adults and $2 children 6-12; two-day pass $12.

May 25-27, 2024 - Mad River Muzzleloaders Spring Rendezvous, in conjunction with Logan Hills Festival, Hall-Fawcett Park, 4595 CR 153, Zanesfield, Ohio. Contact Marc Boyer, 937-407-0267, mboyer0267@gmail.com, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/groups/208368153244 Includes Taloga Outdoor Drama, which depicts local history. Camp fee $20 or $25 at the gate. Vendor fee $25. Fee to watch drama. Set up Thursday and Friday. Early setup available. Lizard pull, archery, hawk & knife. Festival also includes Logan Hills Native Woodland Gathering pow wow.

May 31-June 2, 2024 - Living History Days, Crawford Park District, Lowe Volk Park, 2401 SR 598, Crestline, Ohio. Contact Julie Rossington, Rossingtonjulie65@gmail.com, 419-569-4454. Juried event focusing on the capture and death of Col. William Crawford in June 1782 on the grounds where it happened. Artisan area, food vendor, continental breakfasts and potluck Saturday night for participants. Native, Patriot and British forces welcome. Jury forms available on FB page, Living History Days at Lowe Volk Park. Public days 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Free admission.

May 31-June 2, 2024 - Spring Beaver Rendezvous 50th anniversary, Killumbuck Longrifles, 11035 TR 54, Killbuck, Ohio. Contact Angie Frantz, 330-294-7211, or Kathi Frantz, 330-858-4628, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/groups/626077024206299. Camp fee of $25 includes one person for all competitions and medallion. Trail walk, paper shoots, hawk & knife, archery, Highland games (kilts not required).  Competition fee is $10 for each additional camper/medallion ages 16 and older and $5 for ages 15 and younger. Merchant camp fee waived with prize donation. Provide your own drinking water. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Visitors not in primitive dress must leave by 5 p.m. Ice available.

(Dates tentative until approved) May 31-June 7, 2024 - Pre-1840 Encampment at Burr Oak, Burr Oak State Park Campground, Glouster, Ohio 45732. Contact Roy Unger, 740-803-5030, or Mim Truex, 740-246-5831. Pre-registration preferred, but not absolutely necessary. Get registration mailer by calling Roy Unger. Activities include black powder shooting, archery, tomahawk and knife throwing, cooking contest, auction, pastry toss and children and adult games.

June 1-2, 2024 - Fort de Chartres Rendezvous, Prairie du Rocher, Illinois 62277. Hosted by Les Coureurs des Bois de Fort de Chartres and sponsored by Les Amis du Fort de Chartres. Contact Fort de Chartes, 618-284-7230, ftdchart@htc.net, www.fortdechartres.us. Flintlock shooting competitions, military and militia, dancing, music, food, kids' games of the 18th century. Free public admission with $5 per car parking fee. Donations welcome. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

June 7-9, 2024 - Old Mill Village Rendezvous, Old Mill Village Museum grounds, 5774 SR 848, New Milford, Pennsylvania 18834. Contact Tim Button, 570-434-3353, button2071@gmail.com. Registration requested. Target shooting, woodswalk, hawk & knife. Camp fee $5 per person ages 12 and older; $2 for ages 5-11. Pre-1840 attire required. Sutlers and merchants welcome. Primitive and modern camps. Food and ice available. Modern restrooms. Public welcome noon-5 p.m. Saturday.

June 8-9, 2024 - Siege of Ft. Wayne – 1812, Old Fort Wayne, 1201 Spy Run Ave., Fort Wayne, Indiana. Contact 260-437-2836. Juried; reenactor, sutler, demonstrator applications at oldfortwayne.org/get-involved/reenactor-registration. In fall 1812, Native Americans and British allies had captured all the other American forts in the Old Northwest Territory. Now it was Fort Wayne’s turn. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

June 14-16, 2024 - Spring Rendezvous, Dogg Clan Muzzleloaders, 323 N. State Line Road, Darlington, Pennsylvania. Contact Papa John, 330-853-4522, or Dan, 727-312-6713. Take your own drinking water. Shoots. Public day Saturday.

June 14-21, 2024 - NRLHF Old Northwest Territory Primitive Rendezvous, Ashland County Wildlife Conservation League, 1930 CR 1035, Ashland County, Ohio. Contact New Frontiersmen Muzzleloading Club, Sean Stevenson, 330-428-3428, Seans1993@yahoo.com, www.nrlhf-1.org. Early setup Wednesday and Thursday. Pre-registration fees are $60 per adult for NMLRA members; $70 for non-members. Children ages 17 and younger are free. No pets.

June 20-23, 2024 - Summer Rendezvous, Old Westmoreland Rifles, 188 McCullough Road, Derry, Pennsylvania 15671. Contact Duane King, 724-850-7305, Facebook page. Rifle and pistol shooting, archery, hawk & knife poker, fire starting, camp games. Modern and primitive camping. Take your own water. No trader fee. 

June 28-30, 2024 - Pyrate Fest, Put-in-Bay downtown harbor and DeRivera Park. Contact Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce,  419-285-2832. Encampment in the park, marketplace and displays, black powder firing demonstrations, activities, performances. Cardboard boat races at 6 p.m. in harbor.

June 29-30, 2024 - Encampment at the Confluence, Pontiac Park Defiance, Ohio. Contact Taylor Moyer, 419-906-1660 or message on Facebook. Living history event dedicated to life in the Maumee River Valley circa 1770 through the War of 1812. Living historians, reenactors and demonstrators can take part. Situated on the bank of the Maumee River at the site of American Indian villages and overlooking the historic grounds of Fort Defiance and Fort Winchester. In collaboration with Riverfest and Art in the Park.

June 29-30, 2024 - Crossbow to Cartridge, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio. Contact 419-874-4121, www.fortmeigs.org/events. Juried event. Registration required. Exploring technological advancements from crossbows to gunpowder during the 15th to 17th centuries.

July 5-6, 2024 - Summer Rendezvous, Jefferson County Longrifles, 1000 Harriger Hollow Road, Brookville, Pennsylvania 15825. Contact JeffersonCountyLongrifles.blogspot.com or Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Jefferson-County-Longrifles-250384391644116. Traders welcome. Pets must be on leashes. Shoots, aggregates. Primitive attire required in primitive areas.

July 13-14, 2024 - Revolution on The Tuscarawas, Fort Laurens Museum, ​11067 Fort Laurens Road, Bolivar, Ohio 44697. Contact 330-874-2059 or 330-874-3011, fortlaurens@gmail.com. Rev War reenactment with 18th-century demonstrations such as music, artillery, cooking, medicine, British and American soldiers and others. Public admission is $10 for adults and free for children ages 12 and younger. Proceeds go toward preservation and education. Public hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

July 13-14, 2024 - Brigade Napoleon, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio. Contact 419-874-4121, www.fortmeigs.org/events. Juried event. Registration required. Exploring the conflict that engulfed the rest of the world during the War of 1812.

July 26-28, 2024 - Gathering at Garst, 205 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio. Hosted by Garst Museum and Darke County Park District. Contact 937-548-5250, info@gatheringatgarst.com, www.gatheringatgarst.com, Facebook page www.facebook.com/gatheringatgarst.

July 26-28, 2024 - Gunmakers Fair at Kempton, Kempton Community Center, Kempton, Pennsylvania. (Near Dixon's Muzzleloading Shop where the event took place for 37 years.) Contact John DeWald, 570-220-6450, Gunmakersfair@yahoo.com, https://gunmakersfair.wixsite.com/gunfair, www.facebook.com/GunmakersFairKempton. Seminars, gunmakers, artisans, horners, reenactors, vendors of 18th and 19th centuries. Rifle and accoutrements judging and awards. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission $5 per person ages 16 and older.

July 30-Aug. 4, 2024 - Mackinaw Rendezvous and Trade Fair, Mackinaw City, Michigan. Contact sniderconst@centurylink.net, mackinawcity.com/rendezvous-in-mackinaw--18th-century-trade-fair-114.

Aug. 3-4, 2024 - Napoleonic Days 1799–1815, Old Fort Wayne, 1201 Spy Run Ave., Fort Wayne, Indiana. Contact 260-437-2836. Reenactor, sutler, demonstrator applications at oldfortwayne.org/get-involved/reenactor-registration. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Aug. 8-10, 2024 - Contemporary Longrifles Association Show & Meeting, Central Bank Center, 430 W. Vine St., Lexington, Kentucky 40507. Contact 540-886-6189, cla@longrifle.com, www.longrifle.com. Members-only show. Memberships available. Thursday setup. Open 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Aug. 9-11, 2024 - Seneca Muzzleloaders Summer Rendezvous, Sandusky River Coon Hunters grounds, 7575 TR 131, Tiffin, Ohio 44883. Contact Rob Gerding, 419-341-8657, robbob@hush.com. Black powder shoot, archery, hawk and knife. Camp fee $25. Setup after 2 p.m. Thursday and all day Friday. No pets.

Aug. 10-11, 2024 - 18th-Century Colonial Trade Fair at the Mill, Wolf Creek Grist Mill Museum, 3175 SR 3 South, Loudonville, Ohio 44842. Contact Trevor Ross, 419-606-0274, tross1757@gmail.com, mark@wolfcreekmill.org, www.wolfcreekmill.org, Facebook page. Juried event seeking demonstrators and traders. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission $3/adults and $1 off for wearing period dress.

Aug. 17-18, 2024 - Galesburg Heritage Days, Lake Storey Park, Galesburg, Illinois. Contact Dave and Lisa Bernhart, 309-335-7743 or 309-342-6159, thebernharts@yahoo.com or galesburgheritagedays@gmail.com, Facebook page and www.galesburgheritagedays.org. Early setup starts at 8 a.m. Aug. 14. Pre-1840 Early American Colonial/Frontier Rendezvous and Civil War Battle Encampment/Reenactment at two separate, but close, venues at the park. Event includes almost 1,000 visual storytellers, reenactors, merchants and sutlers. Free public admission. Rendezvous fee $25 per camp and $50 per trader. Civil War camp fee is $10 per person ages 16 and older.

Aug. 22-25, 2024 - Kekionga Festival Rendezvous, East Jackson Street north of Riverside Center, Decatur, Indiana. Contact Phil Wells, 419-393-4105, Countrywide@artelco.net. No camp fee. Pre-registration due by July 1, but walk-ins welcome. Rifle, archery, hawk & knife, skillet toss, coin toss for kids. Council fire Saturday night.

Aug. 24-25, 2024 - The 60 Years' War for Ohio: American Revolution, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio. Contact 419-874-4121, www.fortmeigs.org/events. Juried event. Participants must be members of the NWTA or be invited by the organization. For inquiries on receiving an invitation, contact recruiting@nwta.com.

Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2024 - Fort Rowdy Gathering, Covington Community Park, 140 W. Broadway, Covington, Ohio. Contact Kari Hollis, 937-570-8548, khollis311@gmail.com, Facebook page. Rendezvous and community festival along the Stillwater River, connected by a 209-foot-long portable footbridge. Free live entertainment on both sides of the river and food and crafts on the festival side.

Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2024 - Greene County Fish & Game Labor Day Rendezvous, 1538 Union Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385. Contact Brian Lavery, 937-241-8327, or Hope Lavery, 937-241-8915. Camp fee. No extra fee for traders. Competitions include shoots, archery, hawk & knife, pastry toss.

Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2024 - Fall Rendezvous, Ball & Arrow Primitive Weapons Club Inc., 5190 Days Lane NE, New Philadelphia (Roswell), Ohio 44663. Contact Duane Winkler, 330-343-4880, winky4@roadrunner.com. Period dress required. Camp fee $25. Additional shooters $10 each. Walk-ins welcome with $25 per shooter fee. Rifle woodswalk, primitive archery woodswalk, knife & hawk and kids games. Provide your own drinking water. Ball & Arrow is celebrating its 50th anniversary. No pets.

Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2024 - The Fair at New Boston, George Rogers Clark Park, 936 S. Tecumseh, Springfield, Ohio. Contact Pam Cottrel, 937-322-4181, rcottrel@woh.rr.com, 937-882-9216. Sponsored by George Rogers Clark Heritage Association. Invitation-only, juried event. Time period 1790-1812. Friday school day. Entertainment, food, taverns, craftsmen, Woodland Indian village, military encampment, children’s games and puppets, music, street entertainers, shopping. Learn dance steps from 1800. Battle reenactment each day.

Sept. 6-8, 2024 - Jennings Creek Council Fall Rendezvous, Camp Clay, 9196 Liberty Union Road, Van Wert, Ohio 45891. Contact Larry Curl, lscurl4645@yahoo.com. Pre-registration appreciated, but not required. Camp fee $25, which covers two adults and children. Additional adults $10 each. Setup after 2 p.m. Thursday. School day Friday. Competitions include rifle, smoothbore, archery, hawk & knife, Seneca run. Cash prizes. Junior aggregate. Camp meal Saturday evening; take along a dessert to share. Wooded and open camp sites. Showers. Flush toilets. Fishing and swimming in the pond. No pets. Open to public 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sept. 6-8, 2024 - Traditional Bow Shoot, Ball & Arrow Primitive Weapons Club Inc., 5190 Days Lane NE, New Philadelphia (Roswell), Ohio 44663. Contact Greg VanFossen, 330-260-0946, or Steve Cronk, 330-339-1250. Recurves, self-bows and stick bows only. Woodswalk, 3D targets, night-time coon shoot, novelty shoots. Competition registration 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Provide your own drinking water. No pets.

Sept. 12-14, 2024 - Fur and Ginseng Trading Post Days, Bicentennial Rendezvous at Bear Mountain, Pikeville, Kentucky. Juried event: 1760-1800 and 1801-1840. Contact Charles Chalk, 606-216-8002, fgtradingpostdays@gmail.com, fgtradingpostdays.com. Camp fee $35 per person or $40 per family. Rifle, smoothbore, longbow, hawk & knife, best camp.

Sept. 13-15, 2024 - A River Through History, Columbia Woods Forest Preserve, Willow Springs, Illinois. Contact Monique Koenigsmark, 708-955-2035, monique@ariverthruhistory.com, www.ariverthruhistory.com. Friday school day. No fee for general camper, $25 for blanket traders, $45 for general traders. Fees waived for demonstrators with sales less than $75. Registration by June 1. Skillet toss, flint & steel, fashion show, voyageur landing, canoe race, woods walk ambush.

Sept. 14-15, 2024 - New Frontiersman Fall Frolic Campout, Ashland Conservation Farm, Ashland, Ohio. Contact Dave and Teri Moore, 419-589-4843, or Roy Howman, 419-961-1620, www.acwcl.org. Set up Friday.

Sept. 20-22, 2024 - Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival, lower level of Hedges-Boyer Park, Tiffin, Ohio. Contact Rudi Feasel, rudifeasel@basbroadcasting.com, www.tiffinfestival.com. Advanced registration required. School day Friday. No competitions. Demonstrators encouraged.

Sept. 20-22, 2024 - Hill’s Fort Rendezvous, American Farm Heritage Museum, Greenville, Illinois. Contact Kan Gaffney, 217-246-3891, kencathy22@hotmail.com. Located at reconstructed 1812 frontier fort off I-70 45 minutes of St Louis. War of 1812, Colonial, fur traders, buckskinners. Demonstrations, fife & drum, blanket shoot, blow shoot, candy cannon. Traders welcome. Food on site.

Sept. 20-27, 2024 - NRLHF Eastern Primitive Rendezvous, 438 Trout Run Road, Zion Grove, Pennsylvania 17985. Contact Charlie Kovalewski, 570 590-3839, cfk@epix.net, www.nrlhf-1.org. Early setup Wednesday and Thursday. Pre-registration fees are $60 per adult for NMLRA members; $70 for non-members. Children ages 17 and younger are free. No pets.

Sept. 21-22, 2024 - Life in Early Ohio, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio. Contact 419-874-4121, www.fortmeigs.org/events. Juried event. Registration required. Check-in starts at noon Friday. Everyone ages 16 and older must check in. Lantern tour 7-10 p.m. Friday.

Sept. 21-22, 2024 - Trail of Courage, Fulton County Historical Society, 37 E. 375 N, Rochester, Indiana 46975. Contact 574-223-4436, fultoncountyhistory.org, Facebook page. Blanket traders and merchants, craft demonstrations, historical programs, Native dancers. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission $10 adults, $5 kids ages 6-11. Proceeds go to operate the museum.

Sept. 28-29, 2024 - Michigan Antique Arms Collectors Inc., 46100 Grand River, Novi, Michigan 48374. Contact Greg Zemsta, 248-556-6590, mauserman98@hotmail.com, www.michiganantiquearms.com. Guns and accoutrements, Native artifacts, knives, relics and similar items. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Members admitted at 8 a.m. Admission fee $8 and parking $10.

Oct. 5-6, 2024 - American Heritage Days at South Park, 100 Brinkerhoff Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio. Sponsored by Richland Early American Center for History. Contact Tom Pappas, 419-564-5097 (leave voicemail) or email  tpappas@gmail.com. Set up Thursday evening or Friday. Friday is a Food Truck Festival for townspeople as they watch the official opening and camp set-up. Food truck also will be onsite Saturday and Sunday. Grounds feature an 1808 log cabin with Rumford fireplace and baking oven, an original 1812 blockhouse and a late 18th/early 19th-century blacksmith/woodworking shop. Dance Saturday evening with period musicians. Camp breakfast Saturday and Sunday before the event. Details will be given upon arrival. No camp fee. No merchant fee. Take down camp Sunday evening or Monday. Public hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Oct. 4-6, 2024 - Seneca Muzzleloaders Fall Rendezvous, Sandusky River Coon Hunters grounds, 7575 TR 131, Tiffin, Ohio 44883. Contact Rob Gerding, 419-341-8657, robbob@hush.com. Black powder shoot, archery, hawk and knife, children’s games, potluck Saturday evening. Camp fee $25. Setup after 2 p.m. Thursday and all day Friday. No pets.

Oct. 5-6, 2024 - Feast of the Hunters’ Moon, Tippecanoe County Historical Association, Fort Ouiatenon Historical Park, 3921 S. River Road, West Lafayette, Indiana. Contact Leslie Martin Conwell, feast@tippecanoehistory.org, 765-476-8411, www.feastofthehuntersmoon.org. Juried event: 1717-1791. Public hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. No pets. More than 40 recreated period foods. Musicians, interpreters, military reenactors and Native American groups.

Oct. 11-13, 2024 - Mississinewa 1812, Mississinewa Battlefield, site at 6000 N 300 W27, La Fontaine, Indiana 46940. Contact 765-613-9248, info@mississinewa1812.com, www.mississinewa1812.com. Juried event. Largest War of 1812 event in North America commemorates the Battle of Mississinewa. Military encampment, Indian village, Rivertown, wilderness area. Commemoration of battle fought Dec. 17-18, 1812. Public hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission.

Oct. 18-20, 2024 - Sons of Liberty Fall Rendezvous, Canters Cave 4-H Camp, 1362 Caves Road, Jackson, Ohio. Contact Norman Garringer, 740-773-3891, normanga@roadrunner.com. Pre-1840 rendezvous with black powder shoot, hawk and knife and primitive archery competitions. Potluck dinner Saturday night for paid campers only. Friendly event and newbies welcome.

Oct. 18-20, 2024 - ​Salt Festival, Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, 3380 Beaver Road, Union, Kentucky 41091. Contact Melissa Lohman, mlohman513@gmail, 513-266-3627, Facebook page. New vendor information this year. Contact Greta Gay, 859-384-3522. Early setup is Thursday. School day Friday. Open to public 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

Oct. 18-20, 2024 - Fall Rendezvous, Dogg Clan Muzzleloaders, 323 N. State Line Road, Darlington, Pennsylvania. Contact Papa John, 330-853-4522, or Dan, 727-312-6713. Take your own drinking water. Shoots. Public day Saturday.

Oct. 19-20, 2024 - Girty's Town Rendezvous, north of the High Street bridge along the canal, St. Marys, Ohio. Contact Harold Curry, 419-295-2710, hcurry23@gmail.com, Facebook page. Camp fee $15. Beginners and veterans welcome. Nature walk Sunday. Archery and hawk & knife competitions. Blacksmith available. Camp dinner Saturday.

Oct. 19-20, 2024 - Fall Rifle Frolic, Buck Creek Muzzleloaders, Linton, Indiana. Contact Facebook page. Woods walk rifle and smoothbore, rifle and smoothbore "mountain man" contests with hawk & knife and flint & steel, pistol shoot, junior (12-15) and subjunior (5-11) shoots. Fees are $15 per person or $5 per subjunior, or $25 per family. At least one registered participant per camp is required. Shoots are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.

Oct. 25-27, 2024 - Camp Dubois Rendezvous, 198 N. Main St., Wood River, Illinois. Contact Luke Reinhold, www.facebook.com/luke.reinhold.5, also event Facebook page. Camp fee $10 and trade fee $25. Black powder shooting, woods walk, longbow, blacksmithing, clay baking ovens. School day Friday.

Nov. 1-3, 2024 - Pathways Women's Gathering, Fort La Buse, Belleville, Ohio. Women only. Theme TBA. Beginners welcome. Contact Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/777477168965740. Inside accommodations available by reservation. Plenty of space for tents. Registration by Oct. 1 strongly encouraged. Camp fee is $30, or $35 at the gate. Setup Thursday; no early arrivals. Seminars and workshops. Competitions. Potlucks. Raffle.

Nov. 2-3, 2024 - Fort de Chartres Winter Rendezvous and Woods Walk, Prairie du Rocher, Illinois 62277. Contact 618-284-7230, lesamisdufortdechartres@gmail.com, www.fortdechartres.us. Features 18th and early 19th-century camp life 1700-1820. Muzzleloader woods walk shooting competition, hand-made crafts, period music and food. Soldiers, trappers, traders and Native Americans.

Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2024 - Michigan Antique Arms Collectors Inc., 46100 Grand River, Novi, Michigan 48374. Contact Greg Zemsta, 248-556-6590, mauserman98@hotmail.com, www.michiganantiquearms.com. Guns and accoutrements, Native artifacts, knives, relics and similar items. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Members admitted at 8 a.m. Admission fee $8 and parking $10.



Past 2024 events:

Jan. 13-14, 2024 - Frostbite Rendezvous, Ball & Arrow Primitive Weapons Club, 5190 Days Lane, New Philadelphia, Ohio. Contact Padre, 740-922-5015, or Troy, 330-432-8939, www.ballandarrow.org
, Facebook page. Take your own drinking water.

Jan. 13-14, 2024 - Thunder Creek Long Rifles Wintervous,
Bear Wallow Road near Martinsville, Indiana. Contact thundercreek1972@gmail.com, https://www.facebook.com/thundercreeklongrifles. Wintervous takes place in a cabin. Participants should provide their own water, food and beverages. Pre-1840 attire is required, but modern footwear is acceptable for weather conditions.

Jan. 17-28, 2024 - Alafia River Rendezvous, 1000 Old Fort Meade Road, Homeland, Fla. Mailed pre-registration must be postmarked by Dec. 1. For pre-registration instructions, visit www.alafiariverrendezvous.org/2023-alafia-preregistration-info or contact Sherri Cox, 321-536-2438, registrar@alafiariverrendezvous.org. For event information, contact Alan and D’Lise Rayl, booshway@alafiariverrendezvous.org. Visitors days Jan. 26-27. Pre-registration fee is $60 per adult ages 18 and older, or $70 at the gate. No pets. Competitions include shoots, hawk & knife, archery. Also seminars, games and entertainment. 

Jan. 20-21, 2024 - Sons of Liberty Indoor Trade Fair, Canters Cave 4-H Camp, 1362 Caves Road, Jackson, Ohio. For dealer information, contact Larry Harris, 740-988-8414. Period vendors selling wares from the time periods of 1890 and earlier. Vendors must be in period dress. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission $4 per person; children ages 12 and younger are free.

Jan. 20-21, 2024 - Pierre Bulbona Winter Rendezvous, Wyanet, Illinois. Contact 309-509-5011, Facebook page.

Jan. 26-27, 2024 - Bushy Run Historic Arms Show, The Lamplighter Restaurant, Delmont, Pennsylvania. Hosted by Old Westmoreland Rifles and Collectors Show Association. Contact Bill Vance, oldwestmorelandrifles.com/OWR-CSA.html, bvance@comcast.net, 724-331-1131. Exhibitor tables $70. Open 1-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission $10.

Jan. 27-28, 2024 - Linton Trade Fair, Roy Clark Community Building, Linton City Park, 1351 A St NE, Linton, Indiana 47441. Hosted by Buck Creek Muzzleloaders. Contact Tim Goldman, 812-887-4497, or Mark Nicklasch, 812-249-0916, www.facebook.com/Buckcreek-Muzzleloaders-114394185248848. Time period 1750-1840. Featured author Eddie Price. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission $3; children 15 and younger free with adult.

Feb. 2-3, 2024 - 18th Century Market Fair, Bucksnort Longhunters, Pritchard Community Center, 404 S. Mulberry St., Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Contact Mike Martin, 270-312-5983; Bob Baker, 270-272-2470; or Robbie McMillan, 270-765-3626; www.facebook.com/BucksnortLongHuntersMarketFair. Call for trader information. Walk-in traders $30. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission $5. Children 12 and younger free with paid adult.

Feb. 9-10, 2024 - Kentucky Rifle Show, Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, Jamestown, Kentucky 42629. Contact Mel Hankla, 270-566-3370, melhankla@amhiss.com. 4 p.m. Open 8 a.m.-10 p.m. CST. Admission $10 per person.

Feb. 10-11, 2024 - Michigan Antique Arms Collectors Inc., 46100 Grand River, Novi, Michigan 48374. Contact Greg Zemsta, 248-556-6590, mauserman98@hotmail.com, www.michiganantiquearms.com. Guns and accoutrements, Native artifacts, knives, relics and similar items. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Members admitted at 8 a.m. Admission fee $8 and parking $10.

Feb. 17, 2024 - Contemporary Gunmakers & Allied Artists Show, Campus Martius Museum, 601 Second St., Marietta, Ohio. Contact Bill Reynolds, 740-373-3750. The museum will feature the work of several dozen traditional gunmakers and other artisans who reproduce objects used during the 18th and 19th centuries such as blacksmiths, tinsmiths, horn makers, leather workers and cabinetmakers. Also gunmakers supplies and books relating to the subject available for sale. Open 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Feb 17-18, 2024 - Living History Trade Fair & Antique Arms Show, Conner Longrifles, Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2003 E. Pleasant St., Noblesville, Indiana, Hamilton County. Contact Mike Bird, 317-902-3710. Hand-crafted items, antique arms, blacksmith creations, horn carvings, pottery, black powder supplies, jewelry, Native American collectables and other items from 1700-1899. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 on Saturday and $5 on Sunday or $10 for both days for ages 13 and older; ages 12 and younger are free.

Feb. 17-18, 2024 - Winter Rendezvous, Jefferson County Longrifles, 1000 Harriger Hollow Road, Brookville, Pennsylvania 15825. Contact JeffersonCountyLongrifles.blogspot.com or Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Jefferson-County-Longrifles-250384391644116. No camp fee. Pets must be on leashes. Shoots, aggregates. Primitive attire required in primitive areas.

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