(These dates are tentative, depending on the status of the pandemic. Please register or check with the organizer before making plans to attend.)
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July 17-18, 2021 - Revolutionary War on the Frontier, 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. Post Miami under British control and life in a British trading post. Merchants trading wares while the British Army keeps a close eye out for rebels. Demonstrations will include military and merchant life, period cooking, period artisans, and weapons. Public hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
July 17-18, 2021 - 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 Thursday and stay until Monday to shop in town.
July 23-25, 2021 - History Alive at Fort Piqua, Johnston Farm & Indian Agency, 9845 N. Hardin Road, Piqua, Ohio. Contact Wayne's Legion of Fort Piqua or Laura Supinger, 937-418-2859, Facebook page . Timeline event portraying the Ohio Country 1745-1865. Vendors, cannons, skirmishes, demonstrations. Public hours 4-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
July 24-25, 2021 - Gathering at Garst, 205 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio. Hosted by Garst Museum and Darke County Park District. Contact 937-548-5250, , , Facebook page
July 29-Aug. 1, 2021 - Historic Camp at Spring Brook, 65 Hillside Road, Shavertown, Pennsylvania 18708. Contact Guy Kroll, 570-262-3507, . Shoots include woods walk, mountain range, paper. Also hawk & knife and archery. Camp fee $25. Shoot fee $10. Long-distance shot and pistol for fun. Sutlers welcome. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
July 31-Aug. 1, 2021 - Le Rendez-vous du Detroit, Historic Fort Wayne, 6325 W. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, Michigan. Contact Elizabeth Bourne Nido, , , . A founders day event celebrating the cultures that put Detroit on the map. French Canadian and Native American music, dancing, food, cultural exhibits, genealogy displays, kids games.
Aug. 6-8, 2021 - Seneca Muzzleloaders Summer Rendezvous, Sandusky River Coon Hunters grounds, 7575 TR 131, Tiffin, Ohio 44883. Contact Rob Gerding, 419-341-8657, . 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. 7-8, 2021 - 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, , , , Facebook page. Juried event seeking demonstrators and traders. Setup Aug. 5-6 and can stay through Aug. 9. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 7-8. Admission $3/adults and $1 off for wearing period dress.
Aug. 12-15, 2021 - Sandusky County Bicentennial +1 Celebration, White Star Park, Gibsonburg, Ohio. Contact Sue Brinker, , or Vicki Johnson, 419-601-2495, . Celebrating Ohio 200 years ago, but any era welcome. Festival is 3-10 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. until after 10 p.m. fireworks Saturday. Early setup available Thursday and takedown is anytime Sunday. No camp fee. Music, performers, cannons, festival atmosphere.
Aug. 12-15, 2021 - 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 July 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. Breakfast available at clubhouse Thursday-Sunday mornings. No dogs. Horses and miles welcome if pre-registered. GPS address: 420 Squaw Valley Road, Parker, Pennsylvania.
Aug. 13-15, 2021 - Whispering Pines Rendezvous, Whispering Pines Cap & Flint Club, northern Pennsylvania, . Contact . Camp fee is $25 and shoot registration is $7 per person. Rifle, pistol, trade gun, black powder cartridge, woods walks and aggregates for men, ladies and juniors. Archery woods walk. Primitive attire is not required to attend or compete.
Aug. 14-15, 2021 - Revolution on the Ohio Frontier, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio. Contact 419-874-4121, . Juried event. Recreation of life in early America with weapon demonstrations and drilling.
Aug. 20-22, 2021 - Fort Fest and Fort Jennings 1812, Fort Jennings Park, Fort Jennings, Ohio. Contact Amy Ricker, 419-604-9127, , . Honors veterans and first responders from 1812 to present. Military reenactments, vehicles and displays. Living history camp, Native storytelling Friday and Sunday. Twilight reenactment Friday, Skirmish on the Auglaize reenactment Saturday, Applecore Inn period tavern games and demos, kids Camp 1812. Opening ceremony 5 p.m. Friday.
Aug. 28-29 and Sept. 4-6, 2021 - Great Trail Festival, festival grounds, SR 43, Malvern, Ohio. Contact 330-794-9100, . 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.
Aug. 28-29, 2021 - 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. Public hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
Aug. 28-29, 2021 - Lac Ste. Claire Voyageur Encampment, West Beach, Lake Saint Clair Metropark, Harrison Township, Michigan. Contact Chris Becher, or through Facebook page. Registration required to receive information and parking passes. The Lac Ste. Claire Voyageur group members represent the French during the 1760s, but all others are welcome to participate in the timeline event - voyageurs, traders, military, Native Americans, militia, craftsmen, Colonial habitants and others in the Great Lakes Fur Trade era up to 1820. Demonstrations and displays of canoe building, skills and crafts, trade goods, military life, cannons and weaponry, music and dance, stories and lectures. Open to visitors 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; annual state park parking pass or $10 daily pass required.
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