2022 Events - March-May
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.
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.
March 25-27, 2022 - Yesteryear’s Essentials Revisited: Fads & Fashions of the Federal Era, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio. Contact 800-283-8916 or 419-874-4121, www.fortmeigs.org/yesteryear. A weekend conference of lectures, workshops, presentations and more. Fee is $60 before March 1 and $75 thereafter.
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 at www.prickettsfort.org/store/p27/March_31_to_April_3_-_School_of_the_Longhunter.html. 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.
(New dates) April 2-3, 2022 - 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.
April 9-10, 2022 - Warden's Fort Tribute - Spring Encampment, Wardensville Visitor's Center, 301 E. Main St., Wardensville, West Virginia. French & Indian War weekend encampment with George Mercer Co. of the Virginia Regiment & Rutherford's Rangers. Contact Eric Robinson on Facebook page. Juried event. No tactical or shooting. Public demonstrations. Early Saturday morning setup. Open to public 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Indoor restrooms. French, Natives, frontiersmen and trades to demonstrate colonial craft making.
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, Facebook page. 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 22-24, 2022 - Phil Cravener Memorial Rendezvous, Old Westmoreland Rifles, 188 McCullough Road, Derry, Pennsylvania 15671. Contact Darryl Myers, 724-522-1729, or Duane King, 724-850-7305, http://www.oldwestmorelandrifles.com/index.html. Rifle and pistol shooting, archery, hawk & knife poker, fire starting, camp games. Modern and primitive camping. Take your own water. No trader fee.
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 23-24, 2022 - Redbud Trail Rendezvous, Fulton County Historical Society, 37 E. 375 N, Rochester, Indiana 46975. Contact 574-223-4436, fultoncountyhistory.org, Facebook page. Blanket traders and merchants, craft demonstrations. Blanket shoot and blanket hawk & knife competition. Added Civil War camp this year. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission $3. Proceeds go to operate the museum.
April 23-24, 2022 - Women on the Frontier, Fort Boonesborough, 4375 Boonesborough Road, Richmond, Kentucky 40475. Contact Stephen McKinneyr, fort manager, email@example.com, 859-527-3131, www.fortboonesboroughlivinghistory.org/index.html. Register at www.fortboonesboroughlivinghistory.org/html/registration.html. Learn about the life of a woman on the frontier.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Luanne Bell, 717-566-9983, email@example.com, 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-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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
April 29-May 1, 2022 - Kentucky Corps of Longriflemen Spring Rendezvous and 1st Interstate Team Tryout, hosted by Kentucky Longrifles, Morehead, Kentucky. Contact Carl King, email@example.com, or Charlie Burton, firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 29-May 1, 2022 - Spring Rendezvous, Sauk Trail Long Rifles, 4546 Kopke Rd. Britton, Michigan 49229. Contact Dennis Conner 517-522-8976, email@example.com.
April 29-May 1, 2022 - Spring Fest Rendezvous, Blue River Longrifles, Morristown, Indiana. Contact Logan Fry, 317-649-1273. Camp fee $10.
May 5-8, 2022 - Greene County Fish & Game Spring 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.
May 6-8, 2022 - Muster on the St. Mary’s timeline, 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. Vikings through mid-1950s. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
May 7-8, 2022 - Appalachian Festival, Coney Island, Cincinnati, Ohio. Contact 513-232-8230, coneyislandpark.com. 1700-1840 event. Natives, food vendors, demonstrations, merchants, entertainers, blanket traders. Public hours 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Admission $12.
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 April 11. 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 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.
May 13-14, 2022 - Willard Revolutionary War Reenactment and Encampment, Willard Middle School, 1 Flashes Ave., Willard, Ohio 44890. Contact Facebook page. Every May, eighth-grade students at Willard Middle School recreate the time of the Revolutionary War, learn about life in the 1700s and reenact battle scenes. Reenactors, sutlers and volunteers are welcome to join the fun and see Revolutionary education at its best. Friday evening dinner, awards and military ball. On Saturday, the main stage will have speakers, demonstrations and entertainment.
May 13-15, 2022 - New Frontiersman's Spring Rendezvous, Ashland Conservation Farm, Ashland, Ohio. Contact Dave and Teri Moore, 419-589-4843, or Roy Howman, 419-961-1620, www.acwcl.org. Set up Friday. Camp fee $6. Trail walk Saturday and Sunday. Archery. Camp dinner Saturday 6 p.m. Dogs must be on leash.
May 14-15, 2022 - Early Ohio on the Portage River, Wood County Museum, 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green, Ohio. Juried timeline event, 1750-1865. Contact Frank Butwin, 419-270-0622, email@example.com. Public hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Exploration and settlement of the early days of the Northwest Territory, state of Ohio and the Ohio Country, especially along and near the Portage River in Wood County.
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.
May 20-22, 2022 - Jennings Creek Council Spring Rendezvous, Camp Clay, 9196 Liberty Union Road, Van Wert, Ohio 45891. Contact Paul Reams, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
May 20-22, 2022 - Seneca Muzzleloaders Spring 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. No games or Saturday evening potluck. Camp fee is $25 or $15 and a prize donation. Setup after 2 p.m. Thursday and all day Friday. No pets.
May 20-22, 2022 - Morgan County Longrifles Spring Rendezvous, Thunder Creek Range, Martinsville, Indiana. Contact via Facebook page.
May 20-22, 2022 - Primitive Gathering, Blue River Longrifles, Morristown, Indiana. Contact Logan Fry, 317-649-1273. Camp fee $10. Pitch-in dinner Saturday night.
May 20-22, 2022 - Siege of 1777, Logan's Station, Martin Luther King Street, Stanford, Kentucky. Contact Facebook page. Friday 7 p.m. special presentation with Richard Phelps, 2 p.m. Saturday reenactment of the siege, 6:30 p.m. Saturday live auction fundraiser, 10:30 Sunday frontier church service. Living history demonstrations, Native American and settlers encampment, sutler's village.
(Modified event) May 21, 2022 - Fort Randolph History Walk (instead of Siege of Fort Randolph), 1186 Charleston Road, Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Contact Fort Randolph Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook page. Deb Cassady, email@example.com, or Fort Randolph Reenactors and Friends Facebook page. Multiple stops along this self-paced "walk" offer visitors a chance to learn about 18th-century life from reenactors and meet notable historic individuals who were once at Fort Randolph. The event commemorates the Siege of Fort Randolph. Walk is self-paced and self-guided. Free admission but donations are welcome. The trading post will be open and a small group of colonial reenactors will be on hand to demonstrate frontier life skills. The number of reenactors is limited and by invitation only.
May 20-22, 2022 - Settlers Encampment on the Auglaize, Auglaize Village & Farm Museum, 12296 Krouse Road Defiance, Ohio. Era of Exploration through the War of 1812 juried event. To apply, contact Mike Judson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 574-536-9851, or Cheryl Daniel, email@example.com, 419-551-1134. Public days 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. School day Friday. Settlers, pioneers, French, English and American civilians, military, Natives, merchants, artisans of all trades and any persona relevant to Ohio, the Old Northwest Territory, the Middle Ground or Great Lakes Region pre-1815 are invited to preserve history through education and demonstration. Roomy site with plenty of shade and easy access to all camp areas.
May 21-22, 2022 - Terre Haute Colonial Fair, Vigo County Conservation Club, 10382 Grotto Road, Terre Haute, Indiana 47805. Juried event; 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 $7, all you can eat. Participant pin $5. 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 26-29, 2022 - Primitive Archery Rendezvous, 240 Fogg Road, Leslie, Michigan. Contact Guy Dasher, 419-796-7269, email@example.com, Facebook event, www.facebook.com/events/490017072625699. Archery, selfbow building, flintknapping, other primitive skills. Range fees for Thursday through Sunday, primitive bows unlimited $25 or $15 per day. Modern bows $15 per round. Primitive camp fee $20, plus $10 per night Monday through Wednesday. Modern campsites with electricity $30 per night. No shower house this year and using portable toilets. Fundraiser auction proceeds to go toward new shower house. Take your own firewood. food to share for Saturday night meal. Food available for breakfasts and lunches.
May 26-30, 2022 - Blue Ridge Rifles Inc. Memorial Day Rendezvous and Shoot, Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania. Contact BRRifles@gmail.com. Gate opens at noon Thursday and closes at 3 p.m. Monday. Camp fee $20 per person ages 18 and older; ages 17 and younger free with an adult. Primitive and modern camping (no hookups). No sutlers fee, but prize donations are appreciated. Black powder matches, archery, hawk & knife. Use of a firearm with instruction available for novice shooters. Visitors welcome at camp, but no pets, for $5 per person ages 18 and older, or $20 per vehicle.
May 27-29, 2022 - Feast of the Flowering Moon, Yoctangee Park, Chillicothe, Ohio. Visit feastofthefloweringmoon.org for registration information. Contact Ross-Chillicothe Convention & Visitors Bureau, 740-702-7677, firstname.lastname@example.org. Native American festival in downtown Chillicothe with mountain man encampment. Festival atmosphere with Native American music and dancing, crafters, exhibitors, working craftsmen and demonstrations, entertainment. Setup Thursday.
May 27-30, 2022 - Mad River Muzzleloaders Spring Rendezvous, in conjunction with Logan Hills Festival, Hall-Fawcett Park, 4595 CR 153, Zanesfield, Ohio. Contact Marc Boyer, 937-407-0267, email@example.com, Facebook page. Includes Taloga Outdoor Drama, which depicts local history. Camp fee $20 or $25 at the gate. Vendor fee $25. Fee to watch drama. Set up Thursday and Friday. Early setup available. Lizard pull, archery, hawk & knife. Festival also includes Logan Hills Native Woodland Gathering pow wow.
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.
May 27-30, 2022 - Grand Traverse Rendezvous, Benzie Sportsman's Club, Benzonia, Michigan. Contact Mike Beauvais, 231-536-3208. Archery, hawk & knife, woods walk, kids games and lalute, a team game. Early setup Thursday. Camp fee $25 per family of parents and minor children. Merchants and blanket traders welcome. Saturday evening camp feast with meat provided, followed by a dance with traditional music. Dogs must be on a leash.
May 28-29, 2022 - First Siege 1813, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio. Contact 419-874-4121, www.fortmeigs.org/events. Juried event; War of 1812. British units, American militia and native groups.
May 28-29, 2022 - Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous, George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, 401 S. 2nd St., Vincennes, Indiana 47591. For reenactor information, visit www.spiritofvincennes.org/participant-information, 800-886-6443. 18-century event with juried merchants and craftsmen. Period music, craftsmen, food. Battle reenactments featuring member troops of the Northwest Territorial Alliance, www.NWTA.org, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and noon and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Public hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Public admission $10 adults and $2 children 6-12; two-day pass $12.
May 28-29, 2022 - Spring Trade Days, Fort Boonesborough, 4375 Boonesborough Road, Richmond, Kentucky 40475. Contact Stephen McKinneyr, fort manager, email@example.com, 859-527-3131, www.fortboonesboroughlivinghistory.org/index.html. Register at www.fortboonesboroughlivinghistory.org/html/registration.html. Social and business gathering of merchants, traders, artisans, Native Americans, militia members, longhunters, scouts and other frontier characters. Listen to period music, visit camps, and shop for 18th-century goods of 245 years ago. Merchants and traders welcome.