2022 Events - September-November

Sept. 1-5, 2022 - 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.
 
Sept. 1-5, 2022 - Greene County Fish & Game Labor Day Rendezvous, 1538 Union Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385. Contact James Moody, 937-805-9313. Camp fee. No extra fee for traders. Competitions include rifle woodswalk, smoothbore woodswalk, archery. hawk & knife, pistol match, pastry toss.
 
Sept. 2-4, 2022 - 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, 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. 3-4, 2022 - Napoleonic Days 1804-14, 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. The Napoleonic age was a time of epic land battles, naval engagements, political unrest and widespread revolution. Experience the battles that shaped the course of history as French and Coalition armies meet. See military and civilian reenactors  engage in daily life, unit displays and drills. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
 
Sept. 3-4, 2022 - Fort Henry Days 2022, Wheeling, West Virginia. Website, www.forthenrydays.org. A tribute to Wheeling’s frontier era. Setup Friday 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and 7-9 a.m. Saturday.
 
Sept. 3-5, 2022 - 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. 9-11, 2022 - Jennings Creek Council Fall Rendezvous, Camp Clay, 9196 Liberty Union Road, Van Wert, Ohio 45891. Contact Paul Reams, paulreams44@gmail.com, 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.

Sept. 9-11, 2022 - Pioneer Days, Historic Lyme Village, 5001 SR 4, Bellevue, Ohio. Contact Roger Knight, vrknight@hotmail.com; 419-483-4949. Download registration form at www.lymevillage.org. Set up after noon Thursday or after 2:30 Friday. Student Day Friday. Camp fee $5 per person ages 13 and older if registered by July 1; $10 thereafter. Sutler/vendor fee $35 before July 1, but may be waived if participate in Student Day Friday. After July 1, sutler fee is $50. Saturday meal provided with reservations.
 
Sept. 9-11, 2022 - Gathering at the Crossing, Cayuga, Indiana. Contact Facebook page. Living history event representing Indiana before 1816.
 
Sept. 9-11, 2022 - Stone's Trace Regulators, across the road from west Noble High School, 5050 US 33, Ligonier, Indiana 46767. Contact Alan Lucht, 574-527-1060, stonestraceregulators.com, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/vhoffman01. Early American settlers and pioneer life in conjuction with the Stone's Trace Pioneer Festival, which is open to the public.       Daily shooting, children's activities, hawk & knife, wooden horse race, ladies skillet throw, candy cannon. Pioneer camps, food, shops, crafts and Stones Tavern and Inn. Public hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Sept. 9-11, 2022 - Primitive Trade Fair, Prickett's Fort, 88 State Park Road, Fairmont, West Virginia, 26554. Contact 304-363-3030, https://www.prickettsfort.org. 18th-century trade vendors demonstrating woodworking, iron work, leather work, horn work, rifles. Open 10:30-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday.

Sept. 10-11, 2022 - Muzzleloader Rendezvous Black Powder Shoot & Artisan Show, Endless Mountains Primitive Outdoorsmen, American Legion Post 510, Route 6, Black Walnut, Pennsylvania. Black powder shooting, sharpshooter and pistol paper targets, a hawk and knife walk, a woods walk, primitive archery, trapping, fire starting. Primitive or non-primitive camping. $10 camp donation. $20 vendor donation. Public hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.
 
Sept. 10-18, 2022 - Fall National Shoot, National Muzzleloading Rifle Association, Walter Cline Range, Friendship, Indiana. Contact (812) 667-5131 or (800) 745-1493.
 
Sept. 16-18, 2022 - The Legacy of Mary Ingles, Mary Ingles Trail Associates, Beech Fork State Park, Barboursville, West Virginia 25504. Contact association, 304-937-4505, maryinglestrail@yahoo.com. Juried event for reenactors or demonstrators with a love for education and accuracy.
 
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 McKinneyr, fort manager, stephen.mckinney@ky.gov, 859-527-3131, www.fortboonesboroughlivinghistory.org/index.html. Register at www.fortboonesboroughlivinghistory.org/html/registration.html. Portrays 18th-century life in Kentucky. Battle reenactments at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
 
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.
 
Sept. 15-18, 2022 - 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. 16-18, 2022 - Colonial Market Days, Abner Longley Park, 1601 Longley Dr., Lebanon, Indiana 46052. Contact 317-762-0117, https://colonialmarketdays.com application form. Colonial merchants, demonstrators and craftsmen. Military units and tacticals. Entertainment such as jugglers, street performers, magic and music.
 
Sept. 16-18, 2022 - Rendezvous on the Reserve, Montpelier Historical Society, Montpelier, Indiana 47359. Contact Bryon Maddox, 765-730-0400, bryon.maddox60@yahoo.com. Educational event for public. Participants are encouraged to demonstrate a skill from the Indiana fur trade era; $5 stipend for demonstrators. Advanced registration preferred before Sept. 7. Limited to first 50 camps. Camp fee is $20 if pre-registered; $25 at the gate. Setup starts at 10 a.m. Thursday. Enter and check in at north gate. Take your own drinking water. Competitions include shoots, hawk & knife, archery, skillet toss, kids' games.

Sept. 17-18, 2022 - Johnny Appleseed Festival, 1502 Harry W. Baals Dr., Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805. Contact 260-437-0842, jafinfo@johnnyappleseedfest.com. Celebrates the life and times of John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed. 1800 period demonstrations, trappers and traders, handmade crafts, children's games, farmers market. Camp fee $10.50, blanket trader $25.85, camp with tables $76.88, small marquis $128, large marquis $153.50.
 
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. Advanced registration ends Aug. 23. 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 refund fee is 20% of the fee. No pets permitted. NRLHF follows ADA regulations. For more details on fees and rules, visit www.nrlhf.org.
 
Sept. 24-25, 2022 - 1778 Siege of Boonesborough, Fort Boonesborough State Park, 4375 Boonesboro Road, Richmond, Kentucky 40475. Contact stephen.mckinney@ky.gov. 859-527-3131 ext. 6. Battle reenactment at 2 p.m. each day. 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 official opening and camp set-up. We will have 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 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. 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 is 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, Ind.
 
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 - 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. 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. 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.