(These dates are tentative, depending on the status of the pandemic. Please register or check with the organizer before making plans to attend.)
March 4-6, 2022 - Seven Years' War Inc. Annual Congress & Gala, Spring Mill Inn, 3333 Indiana 60, Mitchell, Indiana. Contact Facebook page. The event is a combination educational conference and annual business meeting for SYW Inc. members and fans of history from around the world. Friday evening social gathering. Saturday, educational presentations and meeting. Saturday night, banquet and trivia night. Sunday checkout.
March 5-6, 2022 - 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 pre-1890 originals or reproductions.
March 12-19, 2022 - Southwestern Regional Rendezvous, Nocona, Texas 76265. Facebook page, www.facebook.com/southwesternrendezvous. Contact Ty Brady, 830-624-9447, or Jason Booher, 972-670-3633. Camp fees if registered before Feb. 17 are $25 ages 13 and older, $5 ages 12 and younger, $20 for mug, $10 per medallion, $70 for trader and $45 for blanket trader. Trader fees include one adult. Add $10 to adult and trader fees after that date. Early setup March 9-11. Long term, short term, horse camp, modern camp. Public days March 12, 13 and 19. Competitions include shoots, archery, hawk & knife, cooking contest, Highland games, kids' games. Seminars and colleges.
March 19, 2022 - Pontiac's War Symposium, Bushy Run Battlefield, 1253 Bushy Run Road, Jeannette, Pennsylvania. Tickets are $35-$75 at www.eventbrite.com/e/pontiacs-war-symposium-tickets-218776194487 or register at the museum during business hours, 724-527-5584. One-day symposium with historians and an author from various places to discuss the causes, events and affects of Pontiac's War on American history.
May 14-15, 2022 - Across the Centuries timeline event, Fort Loudoun Historic Site, 1720 N. Brooklyn Road, Fort Loudon, Pennsylvania 17224. Contact Mike Strausner, president@FortLoundounPA.com, 717-372-5945. Registration requested by April 23. Time periods such as Ancient Romans and Greeks, Vikings, medieval archers and soldiers, Irish militia of the 1600s and Scottish Highlanders along with military and supporting impressions of the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Open to public 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Visitor admission is $5.
March 19-20, 2022 - 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. Admission $7 for one day; $10 for weekend pass. Children 12 and younger free with an accompanying parent. Vendors are invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
March 31-April 3, 2022 - School of the Longhunter, Prickett's Fort, 88 State Park Road, Fairmont, West Virginia, 26554. Contact (304) 363-3030 or register here. Intense weekend of instruction, exploring the role of early frontiersmen on the American frontier. Speakers focus on frontier skills of the longhunter. Space is limited and registration is required. Fee is $40 for members/$45 for non-members.
April 22-24, 2022 - Spring Thaw Rendezvous, Ball & Arrow Primitive Weapons Club, 5190 Days Lane, New Philadelphia, Ohio. Contact Jeff Maluski Jr., 330-343-5041, www.ballandarrow.org, Facebook page. Camp fee $20. Competitions include woods walk, bow trail, hawk & knife, kids games. Take your own drinking water. Walk-ins welcome. No pets.
April 22-24, 2022 - Bridgeton Rendezvous, Downtown Bridgeton, Indiana 47836. Sponsored by Bridgeton Covered Bridge Association. Contact email@example.com, 765-548-2093 for camping information, bridgetonindiana.com. Reenactment 1750-1840 with 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.
April 23-24, 2022 - Patoka Valley Long Rifles Spring Rendezvous, 1579 E. Logtown Road, Winslow, Indiana 47598. Contact Tom E Hawk Mosley, 812-677-2318, firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook page.
April 27-May 1, 2022 - Lancaster County Longrifles Rendezvous And Black Powder Shoot, Muddy Run Park, Susquehanock Drive, Holtwood, Pennsylvania. Contact Danny Gichner, 717-682-1393, email@example.com, or Luanne Bell, 717-566-9983, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lancastercountylongrifles.com, Facebook page. Pre-1840 fur trade era. Camp fees are $35 for adults ages 17 and older and $27 for youth ages 12-16 (subject to change). Children ages 11 and younger are free. Sutler fee is $25. Adult day shooter is $35 and youth day shooter is $27. Registered sutlers may set up April 24. Early setup for campers is 8 a.m.-8 p.m. April 26. Period attire is required beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Gate is open for registration 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. Small modern camp available and nearby campground. Competitions include rifle, pistol, smoothbore shoots as well as archery, hawk & knife, woods walk, children's games, Highland games, seminars.
(New location) April 29-30, May 1, 2022 - Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous, Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee, Cook Log Cabin Heritage Center, 6707 Goshen Road, Goshen, Ohio 45122. Contact 513-675-3934, email@example.com, www.grassy-run.org or Facebook page. In partnership with Goshen Township Historical Society and Goshen Schools, the historical Cook Log Cabin is to be open and a period blacksmith shop operating in addition to all of the past demonstrations, activities, music and vendors. Main camp on ground of Goshen High School with access from its parking lot. Friday school day.
May 11-15, 2022 - NRLHF Corps of Discovery, Nichols Family Farm, 85 TR 1305, Toronto, Ohio. Contact Mark Rebres, 740-632-8625, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nrlhfcorpsofdiscovery.com. Free public admission 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Setup Wednesday. A learning rendezvous, seminars, workshops, educational sessions. Masonic Beaver Rendezvous is during the event this year. 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 21 days before start of event. Advanced registration fees are $20 per adult for NMLRA members; $25 for non-members. Children ages 17 and younger are free. No trader fee. 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.
May 21-22, 2022 - Terre Haute Colonial Fair, 10382 Grotto Road 47805. Juried event in time period 1750-1812. Vendors should contact Robert Shelley, email@example.com, and citizens and military should contact Ron Turner, firstname.lastname@example.org, 317-879-6615. For electronic registration, contact email@example.com. Woodland Native encampment, longhunter camp out and in the woods, hide tanning demonstrations, military demonstrations to include firing of muskets and artillery, demonstrating craftsmen, shopping, entertainment, food. Woodland battles are planned both days where the public can observe and experience the tactics of the 18th and 19th centuries. History of Vigo County, Indiana. Participant breakfast is $5, all you can eat. Early setup starts at 10 a.m. Friday. Showers. Public hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. $5 admission.
May 27-30, 2022 - 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.
June 10-12, 2022 - Old Mill Village Black Powder Rendezvous, Old Mill Village Museum grounds, 5774 SR 848, New Milford, PA 18834. Contact Tim Button, 570-434-3353, email@example.com. Target shooing, woodwalk, hawk & knife. Camp fee $5 per person ages 12 and older; $2 for ages 5-11. Pre-1840 attire required. Sutlers and merchants welcome. Primitive and modern camps. Food and ice available. Modern restrooms. Public welcome noon-5 p.m. Saturday.
June 18-19, 2022 - Prelude to Revolution - The French and Indian War, George Rogers Clark Park, Springfield, Ohio. Sponsored by George Rogers Clark Heritage Association and King's American Regiment / Allison's Company of Kentucky Militia. Juried event that portrays 20 years before the outbreak of the American Revolution when the Ohio Country was part of the French Empire and the homeland to Native peoples. Site of the 1780 Battle of Peckuwe and the venue of the annual Fair at New Boston. Admission $5 for ages 16 and older.
July 29-31, 2022 - Gunmakers Fair at Kempton, Kempton Community Center, 83 Community Center Drive, Kempton, PA. (Near Dixon's Muzzleloading Shop where the event took place for 37 years.) Information at https://gunmakersfair.wixsite.com/gunfair or www.facebook.com/GunmakersFairKempton. Seminars, gunmakers, artisans, horners, reenactors, vendors of 18th and 19th centuries. Rifle and accoutrements judging and awards. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission $5 per person ages 16 and older; 15 and younger free.
Aug. 11-14, 2022 - Living History Encampment at the Henry County Fair, Napoleon, Ohio. Contact Taylor Moyer, 419-906-1660. Time periods are French and Indian War through American Civil War. Setup Wednesday evening. Camp is between historic buildings including the 1897 One room Schoolhouse, c. 1910 Historic Gazebo, 1860s Log Home. Saturday night meal. Limited space for camp sites and demonstrations. Event is during the county fair so not a typical encampment experience.
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. 23-Oct. 1, 2022 - NRLHF Eastern Primitive Rendezvous, 3021 Locust Road, Milan, PA 18831. Contact booshway Rose Pruyne, Eastern2022@gmail.com, or scribe Beverly Heister, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 $10 more per person. Non-registered campers pay a $5 per day early setup fee. Trade fee $50; commercial blanket trader $20. Registration fee 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.
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, email@example.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. 22-23, 2022 - Patoka Valley Long Rifles Fall Rendezvous, 1579 E. Logtown Road, Winslow, Indiana 47598. Contact Tom E Hawk Mosley, 812-677-2318, firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook page.