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2019 Events

May

May 1-5, 2019       Lancaster County Longrifles Black Powder Shoot and Rendezvous

 

Lancaster County Longrifles Black Powder Shoot and Rendezvous, Muddy Run Park, Susquehanock Drive, Holtwood, Pennsylvania. Contact Luanne Bell, 717-566-9983, luannebell56@gmail.com. Facebook page. Pre-1840 Fur Trade Era. Camp fees are $25 for adults ages 17 and older and $17 for juniors ages 12-16. Children ages 11 and younger are free. Early setup begins after noon the Saturday before the event with $10 extra fee for each adult. Associate memberships are available to obtain voting privileges for the election of board members. Registered sutlers may set up Sunday. Sutler fee is $20. Early setup for campers is 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday. Period attire is required beginning Wednesday. Gate is open 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. Modern camp available. Sutler area open to public 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.     Competitions include rifle, pistol, smoothbore shoots as well as archery, hawk & knife, woods walk, children's games, Highland games, seminars. Walk-in shooters allowed for $30 per adult and $22 per junior. Public day is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday with $5 parking fee.

 

May 1-5, 2019     Lancaster County Longrifles Black Powder Shoot and Rendezvous

 

Lancaster County Longrifles Black Powder Shoot and Rendezvous, Muddy Run Park, Susquehanock Drive, Holtwood, Pennsylvania. Contact Luanne Bell, 717-566-9983, luannebell56@gmail.com. Facebook page. Pre-1840 Fur Trade Era. Camp fees are $25 for adults ages 17 and older and $17 for juniors ages 12-16. Children ages 11 and younger are free. Early setup begins after noon the Saturday before the event with $10 extra fee for each adult. Associate memberships are available to obtain voting privileges for the election of board members. Registered sutlers may set up Sunday. Sutler fee is $20. Early setup for campers is 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday. Period attire is required beginning Wednesday. Gate is open 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. Modern camp available. Sutler area open to public 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.     Competitions include rifle, pistol, smoothbore shoots as well as archery, hawk & knife, woods walk, children's games, Highland games, seminars. Walk-in shooters allowed for $30 per adult and $22 per junior. Public day is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday with $5 parking fee.

 

May 4-5, 2019         Muster on the St. Mary's

 

Muster on the St. Mary's, Old Fort Wayne, 1201 Spy Run Ave., Fort Wayne, Indiana. Contact 260-437-2836, www.oldfortwayne.org. Timeline. Reenactors representing times from early Vikings through the WWII converge for demonstrations on period cooking, gardening, military life and other aspects of living in eras spanning up to 2000 years. Kids day Friday.

May 4-5, 2019     Historic Dutch Trade Fair

 

Historic Dutch Trade Fair, Windmill Island, Lincoln and 7th streets, 1 Lincoln Ave., Holland, Michigan. Contact Alisa Crawford, 616-928-0585, a.crawford@cityofholland.com, www.windmillisland.org. Takes place in conjunction with Tulip Time Festival and acknowledges the influence of the Dutch who helped shape colonial America. Reenactors representing a variety of cultures show how trade helped create the multiculturalism of colonial society, Native Americans, voyageurs, fur traders, merchants and tradespeople. Event attracts up to 20,000 visitors. Admission is charged. Selected historic merchants continue the event through the week, May 4-12.

 

May 4-5, 2019      Fort Ashby Days

 

Fort Ashby Days, 227 Dan's Run Road, Fort Ashby, West Virginia 26719. Contact 301-697-9292, friends@fortashby.org. Hosted by Friends of Fort Ashby. 1755 event with museum tours and 1755, demonstrations, games for children and adults, visits with reenactors, lectures, cannon fire, reenactments, music. Open to public 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.

May 11-12, 2019     Braddock's Defeat

 

Braddock's Defeat, Hearts Content Campground, Allegheny National Forest, Hearts Content Road, Warren, Pennsylvania. Sponsored by French Creek Living History Association. Contact Jim Brown, 814-694-3684, jaymeswbrown1@verizon.net. First-time living history event at the site is to accurately reenact the 1755 battle of Braddock’s Defeat. Early setup starts at 1 p.m. Thursday and tear down is after 4 p.m. Sunday or Monday morning. Onsite food vendor and water spigots at each end of the encampment field. Site is a National Scenic Area and features old-growth forest.

May 14-18, 2019     Rendezvous on the River

 

Rendezvous on the River, Blennerhasset Island Historical State Park. Contact Cindy Leeper, cmleep71@hotmail.com, 304-290-7185. Event takes place on a historical island in the Ohio River in Wood County, West Virginia, south of Belpre, Ohio, and near Parkersburg, West Virginia.

 

May 16-19, 2019     NRLHF Corps of Discovery

 

NRLHF Corps of Discovery, Nichols Family Farm, 85 TR 1305, Toronto, Ohio. Contact Russell Buck, goodhands1290@yahoo.com, 814-392-2394, www.nrlhfcorpsofdiscovery.com. Free public admission 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Setup Wednesday. A learning rendezvous, seminars, workshops, educational sessions. 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 17. Advanced registration fees are $20 per adult for NMLRA members; $25 for non-members. Children ages 17 and younger are free. Dependents 18 and older are $12.50 each. Trade fee $30; blanket trader $15. For more details on fees and rules, visit www.nrlhf.org, call 717-312-3016 or email nrlhfoffice@gmail.com.

 

May 17-19, 2019     Grand Valley Cap n Ballers Family Rendezvous

 

Grand Valley Cap n Ballers Family Rendezvous, 3506 26th St., Hopkins, Michigan. Contact Dennis Priddy, 517-852-4607. Donation $10 per person. Friday pistol match and post shoot. Saturday survival shoot and Sunday blanket shoot or fun shoot.

 

May 17-19, 2019     Jennings Creek Council Spring Rendezvous

 

Jennings Creek Council Spring Rendezvous, YMCA Camp Clay, 9196 Liberty Union Road, Van Wert, Ohio. Contact 419-235-3522 or mlbrown@email.com. Make checks payable to Jennings Creek Council. Competitions include rifle shoot, smoothbore shoot, primitive archery, hawk & knife, and men's and women’s games. Junior aggregate. Each pays five places in canned meat. Council fire Saturday night. Wooded area to camp. Indoor bathrooms. Showers available. Daily ice runs. No pets. Camp fee $25 for two adults and children. Additional adult fee $10 each. Set up after 2 p.m. Thursday. Open to the public 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Pre-registration appreciated but not required.

 

May 17-19, 2019     New Frontiersman's Spring Rendezvous

 

New Frontiersman's Spring Rendezvous, Ashland Conservation Farm, Ashland, Ohio.  Contact Arvel Molette, 419-589-3386, or Roy Howman 419 961 1620, www.acwcl.org. Set up Friday. Trail walk Saturday and Sunday. Minimum 10 prizes each day. Camp dinner Saturday 6 pm. Camp dinner Saturday at 6 p.m. Dogs must be on leash.

 

May 17-19, 2019     Seven Eagles Colonial Lost Arts Gathering

 

Seven Eagles Colonial Lost Arts Gathering, 16486 Wapakoneta Road, Grand Rapids, Ohio. Contact Martin Nagy, 419-290-0995, MartinNagy@aol.com, or Stewart Orr, 419-419-9384, stewart.t.orr@woh.rr.com, www.aclew.org/lost_arts_festival.aspx. Facebook page. Camp/vendor fee $20 per camp of 1-2 people and children under 17; $10 per additional adult. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Seven Eagles is one mile south of the Maumee River at Grand Rapids on Wapakoneta Road between US 6 and SR 65.

 

May 17-19, 2019     Settlers Encampment on the Auglaize

 

Settlers Encampment on the Auglaize, Auglaize Village & Farm Museum, 12296 Krouse Road Defiance, Ohio. To apply, contact Mike Judson, auglaizehistory@gmail.com, 574-536-9851, or Cheryl Daniel, ravensroost@williams-net.com, 419-551-1134. Friday setup. Public days 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. 1750-1815 juried event. 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 18-19, 2019     Rockport Lincoln Pioneer Village Spring Heritage Days

 

Rockport Lincoln Pioneer Village Spring Heritage Days, 928 Fairground Drive, Rockport, Indian 47635. Contact Nancy Kaiser, 812-649-9147.

 

May 18-19, 2019     Spring Gathering

 

Spring Gathering, Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village, 3999 Pioneer Village Road, Waynesville, Ohio. Contact 513-897-1120, ccpv@embarqmail.com, www.caesarscreekpioneervillage.org. Public hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission $5.

May 24-26, 2019     Grand Traverse Rendezvous

 

Grand Traverse Rendezvous, Benzie Muzzleloaders,  6224 Hoadley Road, Benzonia, Michigan. Contact benziesportsmansclub@gmail.com, www.benziesportsmansclub.com.

 

May 24-26, 2019     Seneca Muzzleloaders Spring Rendezvous

 

Seneca Muzzleloaders Spring Rendezvous, Sandusky River Coon Hunters grounds, 7575 TR 131, Tiffin, Ohio. 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.

 

May 24-26, 2019     Sons of Liberty Spring Rendezvous

 

Sons of Liberty Spring 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-oriented event and newbies welcome.

 

May 25-26, 2019     Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous

 

Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous, George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, 401 S. 2nd St., Vincennes, Indiana 47591. Contact 800-886-6443, www.spiritofvincennes.org. 18-century trade fair with juried merchants and craftsmen. Battle reenactments featuring member troops of the Northwest Territorial Alliance, www.NWTA.org.

 

May 25-26, 2019     Feast of the Ste Claire

 

Feast of the Ste Claire, Pine Grove Park, Port Huron, Michigan. Contact Rose or Harry Burgess, 810-841-6412, FeastoftheStClaire@gmail.com, FeastoftheSteClaire.com. Advanced registration required. No camp fee. Mid-18th to early 19th-century French, British, American, Native American, fur trade and voyageurs. Setup after 10 a.m. Thursday. Public hours 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Music, dancing, battle and weapon demonstrations, puppet shows, storytelling, games, talks on colonial topics. Dogs with leashes and shot records are welcome.

 

May 25-26, 2019     War of 1812 First Siege

 

War of 1812 First Siege, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551. Contact 419-874-4121, www.fortmeigs.org. Battle reenactment Saturday and Sunday. British and American troops encamped. Tactical battle and camp activities. Sunday, Memorial Day commemoration.

May 25-27, 2019     Logan Hills Festival

 

Logan Hills Festival, Hall-Fawcett Park, 4595 CR 153, Zanesfield, Ohio. Contact Mychal Cox, Facebook page. Rendezvous, pow-wow and Tolago Outdoor Drama and entertainment in conjunction with a town festival. Rendezvous includes lizard pull, archery, hawk & knife. Festival admission is free. Drama admission is $4 per person ages 13 and older, $2 for ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and younger. Take blankets or chairs. Limited bleacher seating.

 

May 31-June 2, 2019     Killumbuck Beaver Rendezvous

 

Killumbuck Beaver Rendezvous, Killumbuck Longrifles, 11035 TR 54, Killbuck, Ohio. Contact Cathy Stratis, 330-605-6303, cathy.stratis@yahoo.com. Camp fee $25, includes one shooter. $10 each additional shooter or walk-in shooter. Competitions include painted target shoot, novelty woods walk, paper, booshway, aggregate and smoothbore shoots as well as archery trail walk, hawk & knife, kids BB gun and archery, kids games, fire starting and dessert contest. Ice available. Provide your own drinking water. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

 

May 31-June 2, 2019     Living History Days

 

Living History Days, Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 SR 598 Crestline, Ohio 44827. Contact Julie Rossington,   rossingtonjulie65@gmail.com, Facebook page. Juried Rev War event highlighting the capture of Col. William Crawford on the grounds in June 1782. Capture reenacted twice Saturday and Sunday. Militia, military and Native reenactors welcome. Jury cutoff May 25. Setup Friday. Saturday evening potluck. Continental breakfast Sunday. Public hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and lantern 8-10 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.