Rendezvous Ohio

2022 Events
 
(These dates are tentative, depending on the status of the pandemic. Please register or check with the organizer before making plans to attend.)

Sept. 23-Oct. 1, 2022 - NRLHF Eastern Primitive Rendezvous, 3021 Locust Road, Milan, Pennsylvania 18831. Contact booshway Rose Pruyne, Eastern2022@gmail.com, or scribe Beverly Heister, flintlocktulle@gmail.com. Early setup is 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 21-22. Public days 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24-25. School day Sept. 27. Pre-registration ends 21 days before start of event. Advanced registration fees are $55 per adult for NMLRA members; $65 for non-members. Children ages 17 and younger are free. Registration at the gate is $80 per person for NMLRA members and $90 for non-members. Non-registered campers pay a $5 per day early setup fee. No trader fee, except camp registration. Registration refunds must be requested in writing at least 21 days before the event begins. No refunds after the event. No pets; NRLHF follows ADA regulations. For more details on fees and rules, visit www.nrlhf.org.

Sept. 24-25, 2022 - Siege of Fort Boonesborough, 4375 Boonesborough Road, Richmond, Kentucky 40475. Contact Stephen McKinney, fort manager, stephen.mckinney@ky.gov, 859-527-3131, www.fortboonesboroughlivinghistory.org/index.html. Register at www.fortboonesboroughliving
history.org/html/registration.html. Portrays 18th-century life in Kentucky. Battle reenactments at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Features 18th-century life in Kentucky. Museum and 18th-century Transylvania store.

Sept. 24-25, 2022 - ​Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival, Huntington County Fairgrounds, 631 E. Taylor St., Huntington, Indiana 46750. Contact pioneerfest@hotmail.com or 260-359-8687.

Oct. 1-2, 2022 - 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. Set up Thursday evening or Friday. Friday is a Food Truck Festival for townspeople as they watch the opening and camp setup. Water, wood, restroom facilities, and a food truck will be on site for Saturday and Sunday. Grounds feature the 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 for Saturday and Sunday. 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. 1-2, 2022 - Life in Early Ohio, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio. Contact 419-874-4121, www.fortmeigs.org/events. Juried event. Pre-registration required; walk-ins will be turned away. Participants must take part in at least one scheduled activity each day. Check-in starts at noon Friday. Everyone ages 16 and older must check in. Lantern tour 7-10 p.m. Friday. Saturday evening dinner provided.

Oct. 1-2, 2022 - Feast of the Hunters’ Moon, Tippecanoe County Historical Association, Fort Ouiatenon Historical Park, 3921 S. River Road, West Lafayette, Indiana. Contact 765-476-8411, feast@tippecanoehistory.org, www.tippecanoehistory.org. Juried event: 1717-1791 . Public hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. No pets.

Oct. 1-2, 2022 - Vermilion Creek Colonial Gathering, 11854 Peacock Rd, Laingsburg, Michigan 48848. Contact 517-651-9193. Register at vermilioncreek@gmail.com. Setup starts at noon Friday. Cannon and military drills, battle, surgeon, cooking, sutler's row, frontier trading post trading with Native Americans of the Great Lakes region.
 
Oct. 6-9, 2022 - Harvest Moon Rendezvous, Infirmary Mound Park, 4351 Lancaster Road, Granville, Ohio. Contact booshway Mat Stickles 740-403-1372, vermilionjason@yahoo.com. Pre-1840 event. Setup is Thursday. Rendezvous starts at 9 a.m. Thursday. Camp fee is $10. Vendors camp free. Trade blankets welcome. Public days 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Walk-in shooters welcome, but period dress is required. Rifle and smoothbore woodswalk, hawk & knife, archery, fire starting with re-entry, pistol match is blanket shoot. Saturday evening potluck with auction to follow. No pets.

Oct. 7-8, 2022 - Early American Trades Fair, Log Cabin Shop, 8010 Lafayette Rd, Lodi, Ohio 44254. Contact 330-948-1082, logcabin@logcabinahop.com, www.logcabinshop.com. Meet with and learn from skilled artisans as they work. Handcrafted items for sale and trade. Free admission. Food available. Open noon-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

Oct. 7-9, 2022 - Mississinewa 1812, Mississinewa Battlefield, Marion, Indiana. Contact   www.mississinewa1812.com, 765-573-3033, info@mississinewa1812.com. Largest War of 1812 event in North America commemorates the Battle of Mississinewa. Juried event. 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 $7 in advance, $9 at the gate; ages 6-12 $5 in advance, $6 at the gate. GPS address: 6000 N 300 W27, La Fontaine, Indiana.

Oct. 13-16, 2022 - Thunder Creek Long Rifles Rendezvous, Bear Creek Road, Morgantown, Indiana. Contact Glenn McClain, 812-598-5885, thundercreek1972@gmail.com, 812-785-6166. Camp and shooting fee $20 per family, plus $2 schuetzen. Walk-in shooter fee $20; must be in pre-1840 garb. Pitch-in dinner Saturday with club supplying meat. Archery, rifle, smoothbore, pistol, aggregate, hawk & knife, schuetzen match.

Oct. 14-16, 2022 - 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. Registration is $25 or $15 and a prize donation. Setup after 2 p.m. Thursday and all day Friday. No pets.

Oct. 14-16, 2022 - 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. 14-16, 2022 - Girty's Town Rendezvous, north of the High Street bridge along the canal, St. Marys, Ohio. Contact Harold Curry, 419-295-2710, Facebook page. Camp fee $10. Beginners and veterans welcome. Nature walk Sunday. Archery and hawk & knife competitions. Blacksmith available.

Oct. 14-16, 2022 - Schoenbrunn Village Trade Faire, Historic Schoenbrunn Village, 1984 E. High Ave., New Philadelphia, Ohio. Contact Jack Johnson, 419-709-2213, for application. Juried event, Ohio frontier 1750-1789; information at www.schoenbrunnvillagefair.org. Home school day 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Located on the site of the Delaware Moravian Village in use from 1772-1777, which features 17 reconstructed buildings including a school, meeting house, four native round log cabins and 14 log cabins. 18th-century trade goods, music, cooking demonstrations, weaving, medical demonstrations, apothecary, musket demonstrations, fife and drum performances, musket firing demonstrations, militia drilling.

Oct. 14-16, 2022 - Girty's Town Rendezvous, north of the High Street bridge along the canal, St. Marys, Ohio. Contact Harold Curry, 419-295-2710, www.facebook.com/groups/312034352147142. Camp fee $10. Beginners and veterans welcome. Nature walk Sunday. Archery and hawk & knife competitions. Blacksmith available.

Oct. 14-16, 2022 - Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve Fall Rendezvous, 6975 N. Ray Road, Fremont, Indiana 46737. Contact 260-495-0137. During pre-1840 fur trade event, acclaimed personality Bill "Three Paws" Elias will be giving tours of the bison farm on the hour 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Oct. 14-16, 2022 - ​Salt Festival, Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, 3380 Beaver Road, Union, Kentucky 41091. Contact Melissa Lohman, mlohman513@gmail, 513-266-3627, Facebook event page. Early setup is Thursday. Camp fee $15, which includes a small blanket under $500; $30 for a blanket trader with $500-$1,000 in merchandise, which includes $15 camp fee; and $40 commercial trader with over $1,000 in merchandise, which includes camp fee of $15. Make check or money order payable to Gracie Friedl. Extra medallions $5 each. Camp provided dinner of spaghetti and meatballs Friday evening; sides and dessert welcome. No competitions. Kids trick or treat 7 p.m. Saturday. Open to public 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

Oct. 14-15, 2022 - Clan of Massasauga Octoberfest Fall Rendezvous, Lansing Muzzle Loading Gun Club, 8545 Garrison Road, Laingsburg, Michigan 48848. Contact Don Tilton, tltn@live.com, 517-651-7072, or Leon Dennis, 989-862-4844. Early setup Wednesday or Thursday. Camp fee $20 for weekend or $10 per day. Fee is $3 for significant other or child shooters ages 15 and younger. Modern and RV camping available (20-amp hookup only). Pets must be on a leash and under control. Visitors welcome. Primitive attire encouraged but not required for participants. Pistol and archery noon-4 p.m. Friday. Archery, hawk & knife and shooting 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Woodswalk 10 a.m. Sunday with fire starting and H&K. Council fire Saturday night.

Oct. 21-23, 2022 - Five Medals at The Trace, Stone's Trace, 5111 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, Indiana 46767. Contact Mike Judson, 574-536-9851, fivemedals1812@gmail.com. Check website for application. 1740-1890 event focused on demonstration and education. Well-known presenters, demonstrators and merchants. Range for live shoot. Skirmish. Saturday evening candlelight tour followed by artillery and musketry night firing. Friday student education day.

Oct. 21-23, 2022 - Pumpkin Fest, Blue River Longrifles, Morristown, Indiana. Contact Bradan Sharritts 317-448-0390. Camp fee $10.

Oct. 22-23, 2022 - Patoka Valley Long Rifles Fall Rendezvous, 1579 E. Logtown Road, Winslow, Indiana 47598. Contact Tom E Hawk Mosley, 812-677-2318, patokavalleylongrifles@gmail.com, Facebook page.

Oct. 26-30, 2022 - Greene County Fish & Game Fall Rendezvous, 1538 Union Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385. Contact James Moody, 937-805-9313. Camp fee. No extra fee for traders. Setup Wednesday-Friday. Competitions include rifle woodswalk, smoothbore woodswalk, archery. hawk & knife, pistol match, pastry toss.

Oct. 28-30, 2022 - Kentucky Corps of Longriflemen Fall Rendezvous, hosted by Bucksnort Longrifles Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Contact Carl King, flintlock54@zoomtown.com, or Charlie Burton, flintlockcalb50@hotmail.com.

Oct. 29-30, 2022 - ​18th-Century Market Fair, Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane, Riverwood, Kentucky 40207. Contact Brandon Vigliarolo, brandon@locustgrove.org, 502-897-9845, locustgrove.org/18th-century-market-fair. Reenactor registration at the website. Plans developing. Open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Nov. 3-6, 2022 - Pathways Women's Rendezvous, Fort La Buse, Belleville, Ohio. Women only. Theme is "Thanksgiving in Early America." Beginners welcome. Contact Barb Dailey, 419-378-5861. Inside accommodations available by reservation. Registration deadline Oct. 1. Camp fee is $30, or $35 at the gate. Setup Thursday; no early arrivals. Thursday supper provided. Seminars and workshops. Competitions. Cooking contest.

Nov. 4-6, 2022 - Killumbuck Fall Rendezvous, Killumbuck Longrifles, 11035 TR 54, Killbuck, Ohio. Lou Tommelleo, 419-566-3562, tommelleo.1@gmail.com. Camp fee of $25 includes one person and all competitions - trail walk/paper shoots Saturday and Sunday, hawk & knife Saturday and archery Saturday. Competition fee is $10 for each additional camper. No-competition camp fee is $15. Competition times are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; sign in by 11:30 a.m. Walk-ins welcome for Saturday competitions with primitive dress requested; $15 fee. Visitors not in primitive dress must leave by 5 p.m. Saturday. Walk-ins welcome for Sunday paper shoot; $10 fee. Provide your own drinking water. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

2023 Events

Jan. 11-22, 2023 - Alafia River Rendezvous, 1000 Old Fort Meade Road, Homeland, Florida. Pre-registration begins Oct. 1, 2022. School day Jan. 19. Visitors days 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 20-21.

Jan. 21-22, 2023 - Sons of Liberty Indoor Trade Fair, Canters Cave 4-H Camp, 1362 Caves Road, Jackson, Ohio. Contact Gary George, Flatrock6179@gmail.com, 740-856-7262. Period vendors selling wares from the time periods of 1890 and earlier. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission $3; $2 in period dress. COVID-19 mandates such as masks and social distancing in place at the time will be observed.

March 4-5, 20232 - 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.

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Wanted to buy — Copper pieces
Experienced coppersmith desires to purchase copperware pieces made by the late Larry Ring, to copy and reproduce them. Also seeking pieces made by Ron Robinson of the former Stump Bluff Trading Company. Contact 540-884-2197 or Kevin@TheAppalachianCraftsman.com.

Patterns for sale - 
Over 50 patterns, colonial era, mountain man era. Men's, women's and kids. $50 for all. Text 419-217-8757 or email viclaurie74@gmail.com.