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2022 Events - June-August
June 3-5, 2022 - Living History Days, Crawford Park District, Lowe Volk Park, 2401 SR 598, Crestline, Ohio. Contact Julie Rossington, 419-569-4454. Juried event denoting the capture and death of Col. William Crawford in June 1782. Native, Patriot and British forces welcome. Send jury photos by May 25. Lantern tour 8-10 p.m. Friday. Public days 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Reenactments of the capture of Col. Crawford, Native American camp, 18th-century artisans, walk park trails. Indoor facilities available. Camp potluck with ham provided Saturday night and continental breakfast Sunday morning. Continental breakfast provided Saturday and Sunday.
June 3-5, 2022 - Killumbuck Beaver Rendezvous, Killumbuck Longrifles, 11035 TR 54, Killbuck, Ohio. Contact Angie Frantz, 330-294-7211, or Jessica Mast, 330-466-3852, Facebook page. Camp fee of $25 includes one person for all competitions and medallion. Trail walk, paper shoots, hawk & knife, archery. Competition fee is $10 for each additional camper. Visitors not in primitive dress must leave by 5 p.m. Provide your own drinking water. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Ice available.
June 3-10, 2022 - Pre-1840 Encampment at Burr Oak, Burr Oak State Park Campground, Glouster, Ohio 45732. Contact Suzette Sand, firstname.lastname@example.org, 740-536-7854. Camp fee is $40 for adults ages 18 and older. Activities include black powder shooting, archery, tomahawk and knife throwing, cooking contest, auction, pastry toss and children and adult games.
June 10-12, 2022 - Old Mill Village Black Powder Rendezvous, Old Mill Village Museum grounds, 5774 SR 848, New Milford, Pennsylvania 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 10-12, 2022 - 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.
June 11-12, 2022 - Siege of Ft. Wayne – 1812, 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. In the fall of 1812, Native Americans and British allies had captured all the other American forts in the Old Northwest Territory. Now it was Fort Wayne’s turn. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
June 11-12, 2022 - Feast of the Strawberry Moon, Harbor Island, Grand Haven, Michigan 49417. Contact Facebook page. Blacksmithing, woodworking, fashion show, military skirmish, Native American drumming, herbal teachings, auction, traditional music, wedding ceremony.
June 11-19, 2022 - Spring National Shoot, National Muzzleloading Rifle Association, Walter Cline Range, Friendship, Indiana. Contact (812) 667-5131 or (800) 745-1493.
June 11-12, 2022 - Colonial Days at South Park, 100 Brinkerhoff Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio. Sponsored by Richland Early American Center for History. Contact Tom Pappas, 419-564-5097. Set up Thursday evening or Friday. We will have water, wood, restroom facilities, and a food truck will be on site for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Grounds feature the 1808 log cabin with Rumford fireplace and baking oven, an original 1812 Blockhouse, and a late 18th/early 19th-century blacksmith/woodworking shop. Dance Saturday evening with period musicians. Camp breakfast for Saturday and Sunday before the event. Details will be given upon arrival. No camp fee. No merchant fee. Take down camp Sunday evening or Monday. Public hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
June 17-19, 2022 - Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve Rendezvous, 6975 N. Ray Road, Fremont, Indiana 46737. Contact 260-495-0137. During pre-1840 fur trade event, acclaimed personality Bill "Three Paws" Elias will be giving tours of the bison farm on the hour 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
June 17-24, 2022 - NRLHF Old Northwest Territory Primitive Rendezvous, Hidden Hollow Camp, 8672 Richman Road, Lodi, Ohio 44254. Contact Gary Flegel, 303-421-7451. Early setup is Wednesday and Thursday. Pre-registration ends 21 days before start of event. 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 $80 per person for NMLRA members and $90 for non-members. Non-registered campers pay a $5 per day early setup fee. No trader fee, except camp registration. 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.
(New event) June 18-19, 2022 - Brigade Napoleon, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio. Contact 419-874-4121, www.fortmeigs.org/events. Juried event; the conflict that engulfed the rest of the world during the War of 1812. Register with Brigade Napoleon, www.brigadenapoleon.org.
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.
June 18-19, 2022 - Colonial Days, Historic Fort Wayne, 6325 W. Jefferson St., Detroit, Michigan 48209. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Military and weapons demonstration both days. Visit an early medical display and ongoing camp life demonstrations. Guided fort tours for $5 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and booking tours in advance is recommended. Public hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free admission.
June 24-26, 2022 - Pyrate Fest, Put-in-Bay downtown harbor and DeRivera Park. Contact Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce, 419-285-2832. Encampment in the park, marketplace and displays, black powder firing demonstrations, activities, performances. Cardboard boat races at 6 p.m. in harbor.
June 24-July 1, 2022 - Friends of the Old Northwest Primitive Rendezvous, Miller Conservation Farm (now known as Proving Ground Farm), 5670 E. TR 138, Tiffin, Ohio. Contact booshway Vicki Johnson, 419-601-2495, email@example.com, or segundo Dave Pitney, 419-296-8165, firstname.lastname@example.org. Shoots, archery, hawk & knife, cooking contest, Highland games, seminars. Mail pre-registration by May 1 (if possible) to Friends of ONW, c/o Vicki Johnson, 4636 CR P, McClure, OH 43534. Camp fee is $45 per adult and $20 for traders or large blanket traders. Children ages 17 and younger are free. Traders may set up Tuesday, June 21. Call to make arrangements. Setup days area Wednesday-Friday. Open to public 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 25-30.
June 24-26, 2022 - Fort Loudoun Market Fair, Fort Loudoun Historic Site, 1720 N. Brooklyn Road, Fort Loudon, Pennsylvania 17224. Contact Bryant White at email@example.com to request a jury application by May 27. Juried event; 1730-1790. Registration fee $25 per adult ages 18 and older. If not pre-registered, fee at the gate is $50 per adult. 18th-century market fair that features more than 50 artisans, an encampment, demonstrations, artisanal food, a blanket trader flea market, early American and Celtic music and the Faire Wynds Circus. Setup 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, 7-8:30 a.m. Friday and after 5:30 p.m. Friday. Public hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission $5 per adult ages 18 and older.
July 9-10, 2022 - Summer Rendezvous, Jefferson County Longrifles, 1000 Harriger Hollow Road, Brookville, Pennsylvania 15825. Contact JeffersonCountyLongrifles.blogspot.com or Facebook page.
July 16-17, 2022 - Revolution on The Tuscarawas, Fort Laurens Museum, 11067 Fort Laurens Road, Bolivar, Ohio 44697. Contact 330-874-2059 or 330-874-3011, firstname.lastname@example.org. Rev War reenactment with 18th-century demonstrations such as music, artillery, cooking, medicine, British and American soldiers and others. Public admission is $10 for adults and free for children ages 12 and younger. Proceeds go toward preservation and education. Public hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
July 16-17, 2022 - Colonial America 1776, 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. Take a trip to Post Miami, under British control since 1760, and witness what it was like to live in a British trading post. Demonstrations include military and merchant life, period cooking, period artisans and weapons. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
July 16-17, 2022 - Cass River Colonial Encampment, "Colonial Frankenmuth," River Place, Frankenmuth, Michigan. Contact Brent Kemmer, email@example.com, 989-366-6531. Fur trade camp contact Merlyn Hodge, firstname.lastname@example.org, 248-515-2398. Juried 18th-century event for Rev War, F&I, Voyaguers, Woodland Indians. Advanced registration required. A few new rules. Sponsored by Frankenmuth River Place Shops, Bavarian Inn Lodge and Bavarian Inn Restaurant. Town also known for its Bavarian heritage, Zehnder’s and Bronner’s provides back drop for the 18th-century event. Battles centered around a fortified hill and a wooden bridge. Canoe race, period dance and ladies tea. Large public attendance. Powder ration, modern bath 24/7, showers, Saturday dinner and food for purchase on site. Set up Friday and stay until Monday to shop in town.
July 29-31, 2022 - Fort McArthur Long Rifles Rendezvous, near Williamstown, Ohio. Contact Jeff Pell, 419-209-0141, or Lynda Best, email@example.com, 419-296-2790. Registration required; limited to first 50 camps or 100 shooters. Set up Thursday. Meal provided Thursday evening. Camp fee $20 for single shooter or $30 per family. Rifle, smoothbore, shotgun, pistol, hawk & knife. Provide your own water.
July 29-31, 2022 - Gunmakers Fair at Kempton, Kempton Community Center, 83 Community Center Drive, Kempton, Pennsylvania. (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.
July 30-31, 2022 - Gathering at Garst, 205 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio. Hosted by Garst Museum and Darke County Park District. Contact 937-548-5250, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gatheringatgarst.com, Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/gatheringatgarst
July 30-31, 2022 - History Alive at Fort Piqua, Johnston Farm & Indian Agency, 9845 N. Hardin Road, Piqua, Ohio. Contact Wayne's Legion of Fort Piqua or Laura Supinger, 937-418-2859, Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/377087019649820. Timeline event portraying the Ohio Country 1745-1865. Vendors, cannons, skirmishes, demonstrations. Public hours 4-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
July 31-Aug. 1, 2022 - Le Rendez-vous du Détroit, Historic Fort Wayne, 6325 W. Jefferson St., Detroit, Michigan 48209. Contact email@example.com. French Canadian and Native American cultural event celebrating the founding heritages of Detroit. Live French Canadian and Native American music and dancing, food, cultural exhibits, reenactors demonstrating 18th-century living skills and traditions, silent auction, children’s games and crafts. Camp within the star fort. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $10, plus $5 for fort tour.
Aug. 4-7, 2022 - Historic Camp at Spring Brook, 65 Hillside Road, Shavertown, Pennsylvania 18708. Contact Guy Kroll, 570-262-3507, firstname.lastname@example.org. Black powder shoots 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Camp fee $25. Shoot fee $10. Long-distance shot and pistol for fun. Sutlers welcome. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Aug. 5-7, 2022 - Seneca Muzzleloaders Summer 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. Registration is $25 or $15 and a prize donation. Setup after 2 p.m. Thursday and all day Friday. No pets.
Aug. 5-7, 2022 - Mackinaw Rendezvous and Trade Fair, Conkling Heritage Park and Mackinaw Crossings, Mackinaw City, Michigan 49755. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook page: www.facebook.com/mackinawrendezvous. Portrays 1700-1840. Separate historic camps for French and the Indian War through War of 1812. Native American, French, English and American military, militia, fur trade and civilian life as it would have existed in the Mackinac region. Traders, skirmish throughout town, cannon and musket firing demonstration, hawk & knife, archery and other competitions. Public hours open at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Aug. 6-7, 2022 - 18th-Century Colonial Trade Fair at the Mill, Wolf Creek Grist Mill Museum, 3175 SR 3 South, Loudonville, Ohio 44842. Contact Trevor Ross, 419-606-0274, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.wolfcreekmill.org, Facebook page. Juried event seeking demonstrators and traders. Setup Aug. 5-6 and can stay through Aug. 9. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 7-8. Admission $3/adults and $1 off for wearing period dress.
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.
Aug. 11-14, 2022 - Ohio Valley Mountain Men Summer Rendezvous, 2788 Apple Pie Ridge, Wellsburg, West Virginia. Contact Allen Gellner, 304-650-4657. Gun trail woods walk, painted target shoot, H&K, fire starting, kids games. Camp fee is a suitable rendezvous prize. Dealers welcome and prize donations accepted. Camp feed Saturday night. Provide your own drinking water. Ice available. Service pets only. Public welcome 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
(New event) Aug. 13-14, 2022 - 60 Years' War for Ohio: American Revolution, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio. Contact 419-874-4121, www.fortmeigs.org/events. Juried event; Explore a chapter in the long fight for the Ohio Country. Register with North West Territory Alliance, www.nwta.com.
Aug. 18-21, 2022 - Kekionga Festival Rendezvous, East Jackson Street north of Riverside Center, Decatur, Indiana. Contact Phil Wells, 419-393-4105, Countrywide@artelco.net. No camp fee. First 20 camps receive $40. Pre-registration due by July 1, but walk-ins welcome. Setup starts Aug. 18. School day Aug. 19, so no setup 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Rifle, archery, hawk & knife, skillet toss, coin toss for kids. Council fire Saturday night.
Aug. 26-28, 2022 - Hoppers Fest, Blue River Longrifles, Morristown, Indiana. Contact Bradan Sharritts 317-448-0390. Camp fee $10.
Aug. 27-28 and Sept. 3-5, 2022 - Great Trail Festival, festival grounds, SR 43, Malvern, Ohio. Contact 330-794-9100, www.greattrailfestival.com. Reenactors, musicians, blanket traders and buckskinning families by invitation and inquiry. Cannon firing, tomahawk contest, battle reenactments, French Quarter and participant dinner. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Aug. 27-28, 2022 - Post Miami 1755, 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. During the French & Indian War, the Old Fort was a French outpost known as Post Miami. French and British forces clash for control. Fur traders, Native Americans, civilians and soldiers demonstrate daily activities. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
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