2022 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.)
Jan. 7-8, 2022 - Historical Trade Faire: Pre-1890 Original & Reproduction Trade Show, Boone County Fairgrounds, 300 E. 100 S, Lebanon, Indiana 46052. Contact Samson Historical, 765-279-1990, general questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, vendor questions to email@example.com, www.HistoricalTradeFaire.com. Vendor registration due Dec. 1. In case of COVID cancellation, vendor registrations will be refunded. See COVID plan at https://historicaltradefaire.com/covid-19-plan. Vendor setup 4-10 p.m. Jan. 1. Public hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
Jan. 12-23, 2022 - Alafia River Rendezvous, 1000 Old Fort Meade Road, Homeland, Fla. Contact booshways Mike and Mary Nolen, firstname.lastname@example.org. Early set-up Jan. 12-14. Camp fee is $55 per person ages 18 and older if pre-registered, or $65 at the gate. Trade fee $35, or $50 at the gate. Pre-registration form and fees must be postmarked by Dec. 1. Visit website for registration form or contact Sherri Cox, email@example.com. No pets. Competitions include shoots, hawk & knife, archery. Also seminars, games and entertainment.
Jan. 14-16, 2022 - Frostbite Rendezvous, Ball & Arrow Primitive Weapons Club, 5190 Days Lane, New Philadelphia, Ohio. Contact Padre, 740-922-5015, or Troy, 330-432-8939. Website www.ballandarrow.org, Facebook page. Camp fee $10 (one shooter included). Additional shooters $10. Blanket shoot with $15 prize required. Camp feed potluck Saturday evening. Take your own drinking water.
Jan. 15-16, 2022 - Sons of Liberty Indoor Trade Fair, Canters Cave 4-H Camp, 1362 Caves Road, Jackson, Ohio. Contact Gary George, Flatrock6179@gmail.com, 740-856-7262. Period vendors selling wares from the time periods of 1890 and earlier. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission $3; $2 in period dress. COVID-19 mandates such as masks and social distancing in place at the time will be observed.
Jan. 22-23, 2022 - Linton Trade Fair, Roy Clark Community Building, Linton, Indiana. Hosted by Buck Creek Muzzleloaders. Contact Tim Goldman, 812-887-4497, or Larry McCoy, 812-886-6294, Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Buckcreek-Muzzleloaders-114394185248848 . Time period 1750-1840. Guest author Eddie Price. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission $3; children 12 and younger free with adult.
Feb. 5-6, 2020 - Living History Trade Fair, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Flower Building, Fremont, Ohio. Contact Smiling Fox Forge LLC, 419-334-8180, firstname.lastname@example.org; Smoke & Fire Co., 419-878-8535, email@example.com; Turkey Foot Trade Co., 660-291-4842, firstname.lastname@example.org. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 per person. Children ages 10 and younger are free with an adult.
March 5-6, 2022 - Old Town Trade Fair, Assembly Hall, Greene County Fairgrounds, 120 Fairground Road, Xenia, Ohio. Contact Tim and Sharon Milligan, email@example.com, 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 19-20, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com for an application.
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.
May 21-22, 2022 - Terre Haute Colonial Fair, 10382 Grotto Road 47805. Juried event in time period 1750-1812. Vendors should contact Robert Shelley, firstname.lastname@example.org, and citizens and military should contact Ron Turner, email@example.com, 317-879-6615. For electronic registration, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, 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.
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.
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, 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.