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.
Nov. 25-26, 2023 - Michigan Antique Arms Collectors Inc., 46100 Grand River, Novi, Michigan 48374. Contact Greg Zemsta, 248-556-6590, email@example.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.
Jan. 13-14, 2024 - Thunder Creek Long Rifles Wintervous, Bear Wallow Road near Martinsville, Indiana. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com. For event information, contact Alan and D’Lise Rayl, firstname.lastname@example.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. 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, email@example.com, 724-331-1131. Exhibitor tables $70. Open 1-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission $10.
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.
March 2-3, 2024 - Old Town Trade Fair, Assembly Hall, Greene County Fairgrounds, 120 Fairground Road, Xenia, Ohio. Contact Tim and Sharon Milligan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 9-17, 2024 - Southwestern Regional Rendezvous, Mineral Wells, Texas. Contact Two Otters, 817-629-9297, twootterstall.yahoo.com. Facebook page, www.facebook.com/southwesternrendezvous. Camp fees if registered before Feb. 9 are $30 ages 13 and older, $5 ages 12 and younger, $20 for mug, $10 per medallion, $75 for trader and $50 for blanket trader. Trader fees include one adult. Add $10 to adult and trader fees after that date. Early setup March 6-8. Long term and short term camp, modern camp. Public days March 9-10 and 16. Competitions include shoots, archery, hawk & knife, cooking contest, Highland games, kids' games, seminars, camp feast.
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, email@example.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. Vendors are invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
(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, email@example.com; Smoke & Fire Co., 419-878-8535, firstname.lastname@example.org; Turkey Foot Trade Co., 660-291-4842, email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook group at GRHAC. Registration address is Grassy Run, P.O. Box 562, Williamsburg, Ohio 45176. Friday school day. Saturday public day.
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 email@example.com for an application. Juried event, 1750-1815. Event focused on demonstration and education. Well-known presenters, demonstrators and merchants. Skirmish. Friday student education day. Public hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday.
July 30-Aug. 4, 2024 - Mackinaw Rendezvous and Trade Fair, Mackinaw City, Michigan. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, mackinawcity.com/rendezvous-in-mackinaw--18th-century-trade-fair-114.
Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2024 - Fort Rowdy Gathering, Covington Community Park, 140 W. Broadway, Covington, Ohio. Contact Kari Hollis, 937-570-8548, email@example.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.
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.
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