(cancelled) April 2-5, 2020 - School of the Longhunter, Prickett's Fort, West Virginia, www.prickettsfort.org.
(canceled) April 3-4, 2020 - Ohio Long Rifle Exhibit, Association of Ohio Long Rifle Collectors, Lafayette Hotel, Marietta, Ohio. Contact Liza Kindig, 330-948-1082, www.AOLRC.com. Open noon-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Admission $5/ages 12 and older. Featuring more than 200 makers of Ohio-made muzzle loading rifles of the 18th & 19th centuries. At 8 p.m. Saturday, Mel Hankala is to give a presentation on his research and upcoming book. Presentation open to the public by advanced registration with $5 fee.
(postponed) April 5, 2020 - Charity Ham Shoot and Spring Fling, Independent Mountain Men of PA, Emlenton, Pennsylvania. Contact Gene Nagel, 724-586-7220, IMMOFPA.com. Muzzleloader shoot 10 a.m.-noon. Lunch available. Proceeds are to be donated to Shriners Children's Hospital and St. Jude Children's Cancer Research Hospital. Camp Friday and Saturday night. Take your own water. GPS address: 420 Squaw Valley Road, Parker, Pennsylvania.
April 24-25, 2020 - Ladies Friendship Circle Rendezvous, Friendship, Indiana. Contact June Patterson, 812-667-0146, , or Mary Green, 317-370-6964, email@example.com.
April 24-26, 2020 - Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous, Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee, Williamsburg Community Park, 150 E. Main St., Williamsburg, Ohio. Contact George West, 513-675-3934, , www.grassy-run.org or Facebook page. Commemorates the largest documented battle between settlers and natives in what is now Clermont County. Friday is school day with about 500 children. Public days are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Period vendors and demonstrators are welcome. Competitions include muzzleloading shoot, hawk & knife, bow shoot and a children's BB gun shoot Saturday. The children's Lock, Stock and Barrel area will provide hands-on experience in games and crafts of the era. Pre-registration is encouraged by contacting Kay Shields at 513-724-3740.
April 24-26, 2020 - Bridgeton Rendezvous, Bridgeton, Indiana. Sponsored by Bridgeton Covered Bridge Association. Contact , 765-548-2093. Reenactment 1750-1840 with authentic period camps, clothing, cooking, trading, black powder rifle shoots, primitive bow shoot, knife and hawk throwing demos, woods walk, canoe event. No camp fee. Rustic setting and historic town. Free space for indoor period trade fair vendors. School day Friday. Early setup by arrangement.
(cancelled) April 29-May 3, 2020 - Lancaster County Longrifles Black Powder Shoot and Rendezvous, Muddy Run Park, Susquehanock Drive, Holtwood, Pennsylvania. Contact Danny Gichner, 717-682-1393, , or Luanne Bell, 717-566-9983, , www.lancastercountylongrifles.com, Facebook page. Pre-1840 Fur Trade Era. Camp fees are $25 for adults ages 17 and older and $17 for juniors ages 12-16. Children ages 11 and younger are free. Early setup begins after noon the Saturday before the event for associate members with $10 extra fee for each adult. Associate members also gain voting privileges for the election of board members. Registered sutlers may set up beginning noon Sunday. Sutler fee is $20. Early setup for campers is 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday. Period attire is required beginning 8 a.m. Wednesday. Gate is open 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday with a one-hour unload time. Camp ends at noon Sunday. Modern camp available. Sutler area open to public 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Competitions include rifle, pistol, smoothbore shoots as well as archery, hawk & knife, woods walk, children's games, Highland games, seminars. Walk-in shooters allowed for $30 per adult and $22 per junior. Public day is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday with $5 parking fee.
May 1-3, 2020 - Greene County Fish & Game Spring Rendezvous, 1538 Union Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385. Contact Robb Rowland, 937-245-3878, firstname.lastname@example.org. Camp fee $15 per person, $20 per family, $10 per day for walk-in shooter. No extra fee for traders. Competitions include rifle woodswalk, smoothbore woodswalk, archery woods course, hawk & knife, pistol match.
(First-time event) May 2-3, 2020 - Gibsonburg Living History Encampment, White Star Park, Gibsonburg. Contact Jason Adams, 419-575-7496, , Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GibsonburgLivingHistory. Register by April 1 at rogue-artist.com/GibsHistoryEvent.html. Timeline event through WW I. Late registrations and walk-ins are to be admitted on a case-by-case basis. Setup starts after noon Thursday. Camp breaks at 4 p.m. Sunday. Horses welcome with riding trails nearby. No vendors this year. No digging in the ground. Fires must be in a fire ring. Potluck cookout at 6 p.m. Saturday. No alcohol or pets.
May 2-3, 2020 - Repair to Black Horse Tavern: The Story Continues, Crabill Homestead, 2800 Croft Rd., Springfield, Ohio 45503. Contact Civilian Corp of Interpreters Facebook page, email@example.com. 18th-century event featuring the lives of residents and visitors of Black Horse Tavern. Focused on the daily life of 18th-century civilians. The story continues in 1785 and a lot has changed at the Black Horse Tavern. Mrs. Smith, the dearly and untimely departed cook, has been laid to rest and replaced with a new cook. New guests come and go, life goes on at the tavern ... but not everything is as it seems. Interactive first-person experience. Members of the public can play along with the residents and guests of the tavern if they so choose. Living historians will be interacting with one another in first-person interpretation. Free, but donations welcome.
May 2-3, 2020 - Spring Training Encampment, Fort Bagley, Houghton Lake, Michigan. Contact Brent Kemmer, firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-registration required. Hosted by the Massachusetts Provincial Battalion. Training weekend at historic forts in the woods of the north. British fort and a French fort ruins. Non-public event.
May 8-9, 2020 - Willard Revolutionary War Reenactment & Encampment, Willard Middle School, 949 S. Main St., Willard, Ohio 44890. Contact 419-935-0181. Join eighth-grade students at Willard Middle School to create a Revolutionary War reenactment, learn about life in the 1700s and re-create battle scenes. Reenactors, sutlers and volunteers welcome. Speakers, demonstrations and entertainment Saturday. Also Saturday is the Willard Rev War Colonial Trade Faire And Craft Show 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Check in for vendors is 7:30 a.m. No public admission fee. Deadline to apply as vendor is May 1. Vendor fee $10 for empty space; $20 for table and two chairs. Moves indoors in case of rain.
May 8-10, 2020 - Muster on the St. Mary’s timeline, 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. Vikings through World War II. Education day Friday.
May 14-17, 2020 - NRLHF Corps of Discovery, Nichols Family Farm, 85 TR 1305, Toronto, Ohio. Contact Mark Rebres, 740-632-8625, , www.nrlhfcorpsofdiscovery.com. Free public admission 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Setup Wednesday. A learning rendezvous, seminars, workshops, educational sessions. Archery, hawk & knife and shooting demonstrations. Modern tent camp area for beginners interested in participating. Artillery on request; call ahead. Some room for horses and mules. Advance registration ends April 14. Advanced registration fees are $20 per adult for NMLRA members; $25 for non-members. Children ages 17 and younger are free. Dependents 18 and older are $12.50 each. Trade fee $30; blanket trader $15. For more details on fees and rules, visit www.nrlhf.org, call 717-312-3016 or email email@example.com.
May 15-17, 2020 - Jennings Creek Council Spring Rendezvous, Camp Clay, 9196 Liberty Union Road, Van Wert, Ohio 45891. Contact Paul Reams, , 419-905-5395, for registration form or information. 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. Camp fee $25 for two adults and children. Additional adults $10 each. Set up after 2 p.m. Thursday. Pre-registration appreciated but not required. Public hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
May 15-17, 2020 - New Frontiersman's Spring Rendezvous, Ashland Conservation Farm, Ashland, Ohio. Contact Arvel Molette, 419-589-3386, or Roy Howman 419 961 1620, www.acwcl.org. Set up Friday. Trail walk Saturday and Sunday. Camp dinner Saturday 6 p.m. Dogs must be on leash.
May 15-17, 2020 - Grand Valley Cap n Ballers Family Rendezvous, 3506 26th St., Hopkins, Michigan. Contact Dennis Priddy, 517-852-4607. Donation $10 per person. Friday pistol match and post shoot. Saturday survival shoot and Sunday blanket shoot or fun shoot.
May 15-16, 2020 - Siege of Fort Randolph, Reenactors and Friends, 1186 Charleston Road, Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Contact Deb Cassady, , or Fort Randolph Reenactors and Friends Facebook page.
May 16-17, 2020 - Settlers Encampment on the Auglaize, Auglaize Village & Farm Museum, 12296 Krouse Road, Defiance, Ohio. To apply, contact Mike Judson, , 574-536-9851, or Cheryl Daniel, , 419-551-1134, www.auglaizevillagemuseum.org. Friday setup. Public days 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. 1750-1815 juried event. 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. Roomy site with plenty of shade and easy access to all camp areas.
May 16-17, 2020 - Spring Gathering, Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village, 3999 Pioneer Village Road, Waynesville, Ohio. Contact 513-897-1120, , www.caesarscreekpioneervillage.org. Public hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission.
May 22-24, 2020 - Marshall Primitive Archery Rendezvous, Wilder Creek Conservation Club, 19833 D Dr. S, Marshall, Michigan. Contact Guy Dasher, 419-796-7269, or Mike Damon, 517-795-7987. 3D target course. Other archery shoots. Bow-building and flint-knapping demonstrations.
May 22-25, 2020 - Sons of Liberty Spring Rendezvous, Canters Cave 4-H Camp, 1362 Caves Road, Jackson, Ohio. Contact Norman Garringer, 740-773-3891, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 22-25, 2020 - Appalachian Rangers Rendezvous, Clarksburg, West Virginia. Contact Little Big Ron, 304-624-8891, email@example.com. Camp fee $15 for pre-registered and $18 at the gate. Send payment to ARMLC LTD, 8322 Powell Ave., Stonewood, WV 26301. Early setup May 21. Blanket prize required for rifle woods walk. Archery, hawk & knife woodswalk, kids' games, women's crafts, dessert contest, round robin.
May 23-24, 2020 - Feast of the Ste Claire, Pine Grove Park, Port Huron, Michigan. Contact Rose or Harry Burgess, 810-841-6412, , FeastoftheSteClaire.com. Advanced registration required. No camp fee. Mid-18th to early 19th-century French, British, American, Native American, fur trade and voyageurs. Setup after 10 a.m. Thursday. Public hours 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Music, dancing, battle and weapon demonstrations, puppet shows, storytelling, games, talks on colonial topics. Dogs with leashes and shot records are welcome.
May 23-25, 2020 - First Siege 1813, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio. Contact 419-874-4121, www.fortmeigs.org/events. Juried event. Registration deadline May 15. British units, American militia and native groups.
May 23-25, 2020 - Logan Hills Festival and Pe-1840 Rendezvous, 40th anniversary, Mad River Muzzleloaders, Hall-Fawcett Park, 4595 CR 153, Zanesfield, Ohio. Contact Facebook page, www.facebook.com/events/ 339830379990674/, loganhills.homestead.com. Includes Taloga outdoor drama, which depicts local history. Drama fees $4 per person, $2 for ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and younger. Also Logan Hills Native Woodland Gathering pow wow. Setup Thursday and Friday. Early setup available. Lizard Pull, archery hawk & knife. Hog roast with entertainment.
May 23-25, 2020 - Garland Ridge Runners Rendezvous, Garland, Pennsylvania. Contact Bonnie Curry, , 814-688-4021, or Dale Ritchea, 304-238-8615, firstname.lastname@example.org. Camp fee $15; free for members. Registration fee of $5 includes medallion. Modern and primitive camps. No hook-ups. Take along drinking water; other water available. Traders welcome. Rendezvous shoot matches TBA; youth shoot free. Kitchen open for lunch and dinner Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
May 29-31, 2020 - Seneca Muzzleloaders Spring Rendezvous, Sandusky River Coon Hunters grounds, 7575 TR 131, Tiffin, Ohio 44883. Contact Rob Gerding, 419-341-8657, email@example.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.
June 5-7, 2020 - Living History Days, Crawford Park District, Lowe Volk Park, 2401 SR 598, Crestline, Ohio. Contact Julie Rossington, 419-569-4454. Juried event denoting the capture and death of Col. William Crawford in June 1782. Native, Loyalist, militia and Regular forces welcome. Friday night program about Native Americans who inhabited the area. Public days 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Reenactment of the capture of Col. Crawford, Native American camp, Shawnee storyteller Shequonur, shop, walk park trails. Lantern tour at 8 p.m. Saturday along with a program about Native Americans and how their lives changed with the arrival of Europeans. Indoor facilities available. Camp potluck with ham provided Saturday night and continental breakfast Sunday morning.
June 5-7, 2020 - Killumbuck Beaver Rendezvous, Killumbuck Longrifles, 11035 TR 54, Killbuck, Ohio. Contact Angie Frantz, 330-294-7211, or Jessica Mast, 330-466-3852. Camp fee $25, includes one shooter. $10 each additional shooter or walk-in shooter. Competitions include woods walk, archery, hawk & knife, kids games, 50/50 raffle. Ice available. Provide your own drinking water. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.
(cancelled) June 11-14, 2020 - West Augusta Primitive Rendezvous, Appalachian Rangers, Clarksburg, West Virginia.
June 13-14, 2020 - Colonial Market Days Encampment, Abner Longly Park, 1601, Longley Dr., Lebanon, Indiana 46052. Contact 317-762-0117. Juried 18th-century market fair and encampment with Colonial merchants, military units and entertainment. Register by May 1 at colonialmarketdays.com. Public hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
June 13-14, 2020 - Feast of the Strawberry Moon, West Michigan Historic Alliance, Harbor Island, Coho Drive, Grand Haven, Michigan. Contact Chris Hornby, 616-566-1144, firstname.lastname@example.org. 20th anniversary. The reenactment of the 1700s fur trade is set in a natural island setting surrounded by the Grand River, and draws about 250 fur-traders, voyageurs, military men and Native Americans as well as entertainers, demonstrators and period vendors. No pets.
June 13-14, 2020 - Timeline event, Fort Randolph, 1186 Charleston Road, Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Contact Deb Cassady, , or Fort Randolph Reenactors and Friends Facebook page.
June 13-21, 2020 - NMLRA June National Shoot, National Muzzleloading Rifle Association, Friendship, Indiana. Contact www.nmlra.org. Matches, classes, programs, lectures, vendors. Shooting relays on 15 ranges 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. every day. At the Walter Cline Range are firing lines, trap & skeet, archery, tomahawk throwing, silhouettes and woods walks.
June 19-21, 2020 - 200 Rockford Bicentennial, Rockford, Ohio. Contact: Carrie Sturwold, , or Gerry Bender, email@example.com. More info TBA.
June 19-26, 2020 - Friends of the Old Northwest Rendezvous, Miller Conservation Farm, 5670 E. TR 138, Tiffin, Ohio. Contact booshway Hank Felder, 517-852-9252, , or segundo Dave Pitney, 419-296-8165, firstname.lastname@example.org. Archery, hawk & knife, cooking contest, Highland games, seminars, entertainment. Mail pre-registration by May 1 (if possible) to Friends of ONW, c/o Vicki Johnson, 4636 Co Rd P, McClure, OH 43534 (419-601-2495, email@example.com). Camp fee is $45 per adult and $20 for traders or large blanket traders. Children ages 17 and younger are free. Traders may set up Tuesday, June 16. Setup days area Wednesday-Friday, June 17-19. Public days TBA.
June 26-28, 2020 - Primitive Archery Rendezvous, Ohio Valley Mountain Men, Moundsville-Wheeling, West Virginia. Contact Ken Hoit, 304 281-3409, Nip1763@comcast.net.
July 3-4, 2020 - Liberty Days, Fort Randolph, 1186 Charleston Road, Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Contact Deb Cassady, , or Fort Randolph Reenactors and Friends Facebook page.
July 4-5, 2020 - Independence Day 1813, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio. Contact 419-874-4121, www.fortmeigs.org/events. Juried event. Cannon firing, demonstrations and hands-on activities for children. Highlight is 18-gun salute accompanied by toasts and fife and drum music at 2 p.m. on July 4.
July 9-12, 2020 - Western PA Primitive Rendezvous, Emlenton, Pennsylvania. Contact Gene Nagel, 724-586-7220, IMMOFPA.com. Located on Independent Mountain Men property. Gate hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Camp fee $10 per person; free for ages 17 and younger. Three free bags of ice for each camp pre-registered by June 10. No extra trader fee, but goods must be pre-1840. No early setup fee. Public hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Scheduled shooting activities daily. Archery, hawk & knife, kids' games. Meat provided for camp feast Saturday; provide potluck dish. No dogs. GPS address: 420 Squaw Valley Road, Parker, Pennsylvania.
July 11-12, 2020 - Summer Rendezvous, Jefferson County Longrifles, 1000 Harriger Hollow Road, Brookville, Pennsylvania 15825. Contact JeffersonCountyLongrifles.blogspot.com or Facebook page.
(New event) July 11-12, 2020 - Muster of the Five Forts, 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. A new timeline - from Vikings and Romans through World War II featuring the tools and equipment people used in daily life at peace or war.
July 15-19, 2020 - Toms Run Rendezvous, Tomlinson Run State Park, New Manchester, West Virginia. Contact Monte Pearson, 304-564-5497 or park office, 304-564-3651. Hawk & knife trail walk with $1 fee. Fire starting with $1 fee. Adult and kids' games. Camp fee $10, traders $15 or prize of equal value.
July 18-19, 2020 - Cass River Colonial Encampment, "Colonial Frankenmuth," River Place, Frankenmuth, Michigan. Contact Brent Kemmer, , 989-366-6531. Fur trade camp contact Merlyn Hodge, , 248-515-2398. Juried 18th-century event for Rev War, F&I, Voyaguers, Woodland Indians. Advanced registration required. A few new rules. Sponsored by Frankenmuth River Place Shops, Bavarian Inn Lodge and Bavarian Inn Restaurant. Town also known for its Bavarian heritage, Zehnder’s and Bronner’s provides back drop for the 18th-century event. Battles centered around a fortified hill and a wooden bridge. Canoe race, period dance and ladies tea. Large public attendance. Powder ration, modern bath 24/7, showers, Saturday dinner and food for purchase on site. Set up after noon July 17 and stay until Monday to shop in town.
July 18-19, 2020 - Beverly Centuries of History, Beverly Heritage Center, Beverly, West Virginia. Contact Karl Mulac and Tygart Valley Pioneers, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/events/255961098725509. Timeline event: Early settlement through World War II. Civilian and military displays and demonstrations.
(new event) July 24-26, 2020 - History Alive at Fort Piqua, Johnston Farm & Indian Agency, 9845 N. Hardin Road, Piqua, Ohio. Contact Laura Supinger, 937-418-2859 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Timeline event portraying the Ohio Country 1740-1865. Vendors, cannons, skirmishes, demonstrations.
Aug. 1-2, 2020 - 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, , , www.wolfcreekmill.org, Facebook page. Juried event seeking demonstrators and traders. Setup July 30-31 and can stay through Aug. 3. Public hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 1-2. Admission $3/adults and $1 off for wearing period dress.
Aug. 6-9, 2020 - OVMM Rendezvous, Ohio Valley Mountain Men, Moundsville-Wheeling, West Virginia. Contact Ken Hoit, 304 281-3409, Nip1763@comcast.net. Camp fee is a suitable rendezvous prize. Woods walk for rifle and smoothbore, hawk & knife, archery woods walk, fire starting. Camp feed Saturday evening. Prizes awarded Saturday afternoon.
Aug. 6-9, 2020 - West Virginia Wildlife Center Rendezvous, wildlife center, French Creek West Virginia. Contact 304-924-6211. No camp fee. Saturday dinner provided. Space limited; RSVP by July 2.
Aug. 7-9, 2020 - Sandusky County Bicentennial Celebration Rendezvous, White Star Park, Gibsonburg, Ohio. Contact Sue Brinker, , or Vicki Johnson, 419-601-2495, email@example.com. Pre-1840 camp portraying life 200 years ago at the time of the founding of Sandusky County. Setup starts Thursday. Festival open to public Saturday only.
Aug. 13-16, 2020 - Kekionga Rendezvous, Decatur, Indiana. Contact Phil Wells, 419-393-4105, Countrywide@artelco.net. Sponsored by the Decatur Chamber of Commerce. No camp fee. Take along shade. Rifle shoot, archery, hawk & knife, women’s skillet toss, children’s games and coolie stick. Friday night meal provided. Saturday night potluck. School day Friday. Demonstrations requested.
Aug. 13-16, 2020 - Living History Encampment during the Henry County Fair, Henry County Fairgrounds, Napoleon. To register, contact 419-906-1660. Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Henry County - first people, French fur traders, soldiers and settlers will camp and demonstrate skills.
Aug. 14-16, 2020 - Seneca Muzzleloaders Summer Rendezvous, Sandusky River Coon Hunters grounds, 7575 TR 131, Tiffin, Ohio 44883. Contact Rob Gerding, 419-341-8657, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Aug. 14-16, 2020 - Fort Fest, Fort Jennings Park, Fort Jennings, Ohio. Contact Amy Ricker, 419-604-9127, , www.fjfortfest.com. Honors veterans from 1812 to present. Military reenactments, vehicles and displays. Living history camp, War of 1812 Battle.
Aug. 22-23, 2020 - Post Miami – 1754-1763, 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. Known as the “Seven Year’s War,” French Marines, Forces of the Crown and Native allies wrestle for supremacy in North America.
Aug. 29-30, 2020 - Life in Early Ohio, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio. Contact 419-874-4121, www.fortmeigs.org/events. Juried event. Historic skills and crafts.
Aug. 29-30 and Sept. 5-6, 2020 - Great Trail Festival, festival grounds, SR 43, Malvern, Ohio. Contact 330-794-9100, www.greattrailfestival.com. Reenactors, musicians, blanket traders and buckskinning families by invitation and inquiry. Cannon firing, tomahawk contest, battle reenactments, French Quarter and participant dinner. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sept. 4-7, 2020 - Fort Rowdy Gathering, Covington Community Park, 140 W. Broadway, Covington, Ohio. Contact through 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.
Sept. 4-7, 2020 - Greene County Fish & Game Labor Day Rendezvous, 1538 Union Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385. Contact Robb Rowland, 937-245-3878, email@example.com. Camp fee $15 per person, $20 per family, $10 per day for walk-in shooter. No extra fee for traders. Competitions include rifle woodswalk, smoothbore woodswalk, archery woods course, hawk & knife, pistol match. Trick-or-treat for kids Saturday. Potluck Saturday.
Sept. 5-6, 2020 - The Fair at New Boston, George Rogers Clark Park, 936 S. Tecumseh, Springfield, Ohio. Contact Pam Cottrel, 937-322-4181, , 937-882-9216, www.fairatnewboston.org. 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. 11-12, 2020 - The Legacy of Mary Ingles, Mary Ingles Trail Associates, Beech Fork State Park, Barboursville, West Virginia 25504. Contact association, 304-937-4505, , ridinghorses5.wixsite.com/maryinglestrail.
Sept. 11-13, 2020 - Jennings Creek Council Fall Rendezvous, Camp Clay, 9196 Liberty Union Road, Van Wert, Ohio 45891. Contact Paul Reams, , 419-905-5395, for registration form or information. Competitions include rifle, smoothbore, archery, hawk & knife, Seneca Run. 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. Camp fee $25 for two adults and children. Additional adults $10 each. Set up after 2 p.m. School day Friday. Pre-registration appreciated but not required. Public hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sept. 12-13, 2020 - Pioneer Days, Historic Lyme Village, 5001 SR 4, Bellevue, Ohio 44811. Contact 419-483-4949, lymevillage.org, Facebook page.
Sept. 12-20, 2020 - NMLRA National Championship Shoot, National Muzzleloading Rifle Association, Friendship, Indiana. Contact www.nmlra.org. Matches, classes, programs, lectures, vendors. Shooting relays on 15 ranges 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. every day. At the Walter Cline Range are firing lines, trap & skeet, archery, tomahawk throwing, silhouettes and woods walks.
Sept. 18-20, 2020 - Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival, lower level of Hedges-Boyer Park, Tiffin, Ohio. Contact Ron and Melissa Kramer, 419-447-6010, 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.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Lantern tour at dusk Friday. No competitions. GPS address: 180 Summit St., Tiffin, Ohio. Printing map from website recommended.
Sept. 18-20, 2020 - Fort Loramie Fall Festival Mountain Man Camp, Fort Loramie State Park, Fort Loramie, Ohio. Contact: Carrie Sturwold, , or Gerry Bender, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 18-20, 2020 - Fort Seybert Rendezvous, Fort Seybert, Franklin, West Virginia. Contact Jake Conrad, 304-249-5456. Early setup available. Paper shoot, woodswalk, aggregate prize, play and burning of the fort Saturday. Concession stand for food. In conjunction with Treasure Mountain Festival.
(New event) Sept. 19-20, 2020 - Sherman Tavern Pioneer Days Rendezvous, 3987 Dixie Highway, Dry Ridge, Kentucky. Contact David Linden at for registration or more information. Sherman Tavern was established between 1810 and 1820 as a stagecoach stop for travelers and livestock drovers along the regionally-famous Dry Ridge. Native Americans used it for travel, and during the early settlement period of the region it became a highway and a stagecoach route, now US 25. The rendezvous will depict pioneer life between 1750 and 1840. No camp fee, but advanced registration is required by emailing name, address, email address and phone or other pertinent contact information. Public hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. both days. Ice it available for sale. Directions: From Cincinnati, drive south on I-75 and get off at the Crittenden exit. Turn left. Turn right on US 25; from Lexington, Kentucky, drive north on I-75 and get off at the Dry Ridge exit. Turn right. At second stop light, turn left onto US 25.
Sept. 19-20, 2020 - Fort Bagley Tactical/Challenge Weekend, Houghton Lake, Michigan. Contact Brent Kemmer, email@example.com. Pre-registration required. Tacticals and woods challenges utilize wooded acres with two forts, one for British and ruins for French. Non-public event for testing skills.
Sept. 26, 2020 - Roche de Boeuf Days, Waterville, Ohio. Contact Waterville Historical Society, 419-276-7674. Living history encampment and demonstrations in conjunction with street fair and Waterville Historical Society parade with military vehicles.
Oct. 3-4, 2020 - Johnny Appleseed Festival, Auglaize Village & Farm Museum, 12296 Krouse Road, Defiance, Ohio, www.auglaizevillagemuseum.org. Demonstrators will be making apple cider, caramel corn, apple butter and sorghum molasses. Kids' activities, music and food vendors. Admission $5 admission. Kids 12 and younger free with paid adult. Annual memberships available.
Oct. 3-4, 2020 - REACH Early American History Weekend, Richland Early American Center for History, South Park, Mansfield, Ohio 44903. Contact 419-709-2213, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/events/463297857691531. Juried 18th-century event.
Oct. 3-4, 2020 - Feast of the Hunters' Moon, Fort Ouiatenon Historical Park, 3921 S. River Road, West Lafayette, Indiana. Contact 765-476-8411, firstname.lastname@example.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. 3-4, 2020 - Vermilion Creek Colonial Muster, Peacock Road Family Farm, 11854 Peacock Rd, Laingsburg, Michigan 48848. Hosted by Queens Rangers - 1st American Regiment.
Oct. 9-10, 2020 - Log Cabin Shop's Early American Trades Fair, Log Cabin Shop, 8010 Lafayette Road, Lodi, Ohio 44254. Contact www.logcabinshop.com, , 330-948-1082. Open noon- 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Admission and parking are free. Food is to be available on grounds. Seeking artisans interested in displaying their work or vendors of early American crafts. Many handcrafted items on display for sale or trade. Meet with and learn from skilled craftspeople as they work.
Oct. 9-11, 2020 - Seneca Muzzleloaders Fall Rendezvous, Sandusky River Coon Hunters grounds, 7575 TR 131, Tiffin, Ohio 44883. Contact Rob Gerding, 419-341-8657, email@example.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. 9-11, 2020 - Harvest Moon Rendezvous, Infirmary Mound Park, 4351 Lancaster Road, Granville, Ohio. Contact Jason Vermilion, 740-258-8962, firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-1840 event. Setup is Thursday. Rendezvous starts at 9 a.m. Friday. No camp fee for vendors. Trade blankets welcome. Public days 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Walk-in shooters welcome. Rifle woodswalk, hawk & knife woodswalk, archery, rifle and smoothbore blanket shoots. Saturday evening potluck.
765-573-3033, email@example.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, Ind.
Oct. 16-18, 2020 - 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.
Oct. 17-18, 2020 - Harvest Fest & Fall Gathering, Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village, 3999 Pioneer Village Road, Waynesville, Ohio. Contact 513-897-1120, , www.caesarscreekpioneervillage.org. Public hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission.
Oct. 17-18, 2020 - Harvest Fest & Fall Gathering, Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village, 3999 Pioneer Village Road, Waynesville, Ohio. Contact 513-897-1120, , www.caesarscreekpioneervillage.org. Public hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission.
Oct. 23-25, 2020 - Greene County Fish & Game Fall Rendezvous, 1538 Union Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385. Contact Robb Rowland, 937-245-3878, firstname.lastname@example.org. Camp fee $15 per person, $20 per family, $10 per day for walk-in shooter. No extra fee for traders. Competitions include rifle woodswalk, smoothbore woodswalk, archery woods course, hawk & knife, pistol match. Trick-or-treat for kids Saturday. Potluck Saturday.
(changed dates) Oct. 29-31, 2020 - Contemporary Longrifle Association, Lexington Convention Center, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact 540-886-6189, , www.longrifle.com. Date change for this year only (from the usual August dates) to accommodate remodeling. Show open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
Nov. 5-8, 2020 - Pathways Women's Rendezvous, Seven Eagles Historical Education Center, 16486 Wapakoneta Road, Grand Rapids, Ohio. Women only. Beginners welcome. Contact Barb Dailey, 419-378-5861. Inside accommodations available by reservation.
Feb. 20-21, 2021 - Winter Rendezvous, Jefferson County Longrifles, 1000 Harriger Hollow Road, Brookville, Pennsylvania 15825. Contact JeffersonCountyLongrifles.blogspot.com or Facebook page.
Past 2020 Events
Jan. 18-19, 2020 - Sons of Liberty Indoor Trade Fair, Canters Cave 4-H Camp, 1362 Caves Road, Jackson, Ohio. Contact Gary George, , 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.
Jan. 18-19, 2020 - American Heritage Living History Show, Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Rd., St. Charles, Illinois. For application, contact Jim Fairchild, , or Darryl Sheldon, email@example.com. Facebook page. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission $7 per person ages 13 and older or $5 in period dress. $10 for weekend pass.
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