2021 Events - April-November
(These dates are tentative, depending on the status of the pandemic. Please register or check with the organizer before making plans to attend.)
Sept. 10-12, 2021 - Jennings Creek Council Fall Rendezvous, Camp Clay, 9196 Liberty Union Road, Van Wert, Ohio 45891. Contact Larry Curl, email@example.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. 10-12, 2021 - Rendezvous On The Reserve, Montpelier Historical Society, Montpelier, Indiana 47359. Contact Bryon Maddox, 765-730-0400, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 11-12, 2021 - Pioneer Days, Historic Lyme Village, 5001 SR 4, Bellevue, Ohio. Contact 419-483-4949 or visit www.lymevillage.org. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sept. 11-12, 2021 - 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 doantion. $20 vendor donation.
(canceled) Sept. 16-19, 2021 - 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. 16-19, 2021 - Military timeline event, Crestline Historical Society & Museum, former Hutson Football Stadium, Crestline, Ohio. Contact Julie Rossington, 419-569-4454. Timelines starts with Revolutionary War and continues through time. Event is fundraiser for museum taking place during the Harvest Festival. Friday school day tentatively planned.
Sept. 17-19, 2021 - The Legacy of Mary Ingles, Mary Ingles Trail Associates, Beech Fork State Park, Barboursville, West Virginia 25504. Contact association, 304-937-4505, email@example.com, ridinghorses5.wixsite.com/maryinglestrail.
(New event) Sept. 18-19, 2021 - Warren County Frontier Fair, downtown Lebanon, Ohio, at Historic Glendower Mansion, Harmon Museum campus and Molly Harmon Park. Hosted by Warren County Historical Society and Main Street Lebanon. Contact Sheila Kendall, 513-232-2218. Ohio frontier event, 1790s-1820s. Seeking portrayals, demonstrations, skills, crafts, music, storytelling relevant to the time period. Period sutlers and food vendors are welcome with no vendor fees. Reenactors camping on the Glendower lawn. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Official opening of the soon-to-be-placed Beedle Cabin planned during the event.
Sept. 25-26, 2021 - 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
Sept. 25-26, 2021 - Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival, Huntington County Fairgrounds, 631 E. Taylor St., Huntington, Indiana 46750. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 260-359-8687.
Sept. 25-26, 2021 - 1778 Siege of Boonesborough, Fort Boonesborough State Park, 4375 Boonesborough Road, Richmond, Kentucky 40475. Contact Bill Farmer, fort manager, 859-527-3131 ext. 6, email@example.com. Battle re-enactment at 2 p.m. each day. Night battle Saturday at dusk. Features 18th-century life in Kentucky.
Oct. 1-3, 2021 - Mississinewa 1812, Mississinewa Battlefield, Marion, Indiana. Contact www.mississinewa1812.com,
765-573-3033, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 1-3, 2021 - Vermilion Creek Colonial Muster, 11854 Peacock Road, Laingsburg, Michigan 48848. Contact 517-651-9193. Queen’s Rangers and Peacock Road Family Farm co-host a colonial event for 1750s-1780s. Demonstrations of period music, cooking, crafts, mock battle scenarios, artillery firing. Natives, French, British and American soldiers and civilians of the colonial period. Early setup on Thursday for those participating in the school program on Friday.
Oct. 2-3, 2021 - American Heritage Days, Richland Early American Center for History, Brinkerhoff Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio. Contact Lance Stalnaker, 614-266-5740. Set up Thursday evening or Friday. Friday is a "food truck festival" for townspeople as they watch the official opening and camp set-up. Food trucks also available to reenactors. Grounds feature an 1808 log cabin with fireplace and oven for use by reenactors if desired, an original 1812 Blockhouse and a late 18th/early 19th-century blacksmith shop that will be fully operational by October. Dance Saturday evening with period musicians. 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. 7-10, 2021 - Harvest Moon Rendezvous, Infirmary Mound Park, 4351 Lancaster Road, Granville, Ohio. Contact Jason Vermilion, 740-258-8962, email@example.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.-5 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. 7-10, 2021 - Bushcraft Gathering, Kirkmont Center, Zanesfield, Ohio. Contact Caleb Thompson at Central Ohio Bushcraft Community on Facebook, firstname.lastname@example.org, 937-597-0243, Eventbrite link. Integrating a pre-1840 encampment into the event to provide living history for participants to engage with. Seeking people interested in setting up living history camps with gear and equipment who will engage with other participants. Trade blanket time every evening. Campers are welcome to partake in daily classes and demonstrations, visit vendors and take part in other aspects of the gathering.
Oct. 8-10, 2021 - Morgan County Longrifles Fall Rendezvous, Thunder Creek Range, Martinsville, Indiana. Contact via Facebook page, www.facebook.com/MorganCountyLongRifles.
Oct. 9-10, 2021 - Feast of the Hunters’ Moon, Tippecanoe County Historical Association, Fort Ouiatenon Historical Park, 3921 S. River Road, West Lafayette, Indiana. Contact 765-476-8411, email@example.com, 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. 15-22, 2021 - Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve Fall Rendezvous, 6975 N. Ray Road, Fremont, Indiana. Contact 260-495-0137, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 15-17, 2021 - 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. 15-17, 2021 - Sons of Liberty Fall 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.
Oct. 15-17, 2021 - 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. 15-17, 2021 - 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. 15-17, 2021 - Historical Indiana 1680-1818, Jimtown Historical Museum, Jimtown, Indiana, Elkhart County. Juried event with no large animals allowed. Seeking period vendors, craftspeople, reenactors of Native, French, British and Americans.
Oct. 15-17, 2021 - Thunder Creek Long Rifles Rendezvous, Bear Creek Road, Morgantown, Indiana. Contact Glenn McClain, 812-598-5885, email@example.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.
(canceled) Oct. 15-17, 2021 - 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 Wednesday Oct. 13.
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. School day on Friday. Open to public 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
Oct. 22-24, 2021 - Five Medals at The Trace, Stone's Trace, 5111 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, Indiana 46767. Contact Mike Judson, 574-536-9851, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 23-24, 2021 - Patoka Valley Long Rifles Fall Rendezvous, 1579 E. Logtown Road, Winslow, Indiana 47598. Contact Tom E Hawk Mosley, 812-677-2318, email@example.com, Facebook page.
Oct. 29-31, 2021 - 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. 30-31, 2021 - 18th-Century Market Fair, Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane, Riverwood, Kentucky 40207. Contact Brandon Vigliarolo, firstname.lastname@example.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. 4-7, 2021 - 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.
Nov. 5-7, 2021 - Killumbuck Fall Rendezvous, Killumbuck Longrifles, 11035 TR 54, Killbuck, Ohio. Lou Tommelleo, 419-566-3562, email@example.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.
Nov. 5-7 - Kentucky's Corps of Longriflemen Fall Rendezvous, hosted by Wilderness Rangers at Tanner's Station, Blue Licks Battlefield State Park, 10299 Maysville Road, Carlisle, Kentucky 40311. Park number, 859-289-5507, Erik.Unthank@ky.gov.
Nov. 27-28, 2021 - Winter Trade Days, Fort Boonesborough State Park, 4375 Boonesborough Road, Richmond, Kentucky 40475. Contact Bill Farmer, fort manager, 859-527-3131 ext. 6, firstname.lastname@example.org. Features 18th-century merchants and traders in the fort's cabins and blockhouses. No admission.
Dec. 3-4, 2021 - 18th Century Christmas at the Fort, Fort Boonesborough State Park, 4375 Boonesborough Road, Richmond, Kentucky 40475. Contact Bill Farmer, fort manager, 859-527-3131 ext. 6, email@example.com. Open 6-9 p.m. Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Old-world customs, early frontier holiday traditions and foods. Christmas guns, bonfires, music and a visit with Father Christmas. Refreshments. Fort Boonesborough Foundation event. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12.