Jan. 18-19, 2020 - Sons of Liberty Indoor Trade Fair, Canters Cave 4-H Camp, 1362 Caves Road, Jackson, OH. Contact Norman Garringer, 740-773-3891, email@example.com. Period vendors selling wares from the time periods of 1890 and earlier. Examples are flintlocks, glass wares, soaps, candles, leathers. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission $3; $2 in period dress.
Jan. 18-19, 2020 - American Heritage Living History Show, Kane County Fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Rd., St. Charles, Illinois. For application, contact Jim Fairchild, , or Darryl Sheldon, firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook page. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission $7 per person ages 13 and older or $5 in period dress. $10 for weekend pass.
Jan. 25-26, 2020 - 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. 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. 1-2, 2020 - Living History Trade Fair, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Flower Building, Fremont, OH. Contact Smiling Fox Forge LLC, 419-334-8180, ; Smoke & Fire Co., 419-878-8535, ; Turkey Foot Trade Co., 660-291-4842, email@example.com.
March 7-8, 2020 - Old Town Trade Fair, Assembly Hall, Greene County Fairgrounds, 120 Fairground Road, Xenia, Ohio. Contact Tim and Sharon Milligan, , 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. Live demonstrations of broom and rope making along with early gun building. Wares must pre-1890 originals or reproductions.
March 21-22, 2020 - 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, , www.KalamazooShow.com. Participants must pre-register. The largest juried show in the Midwest with more than 270 craftspeople and dealers 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.
April 24-26, 2020 - Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous, Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee, Williamsburg Community Park, 150 E. Main St., Williamsburg, Ohio. Contact George West, 513-675-3934, , www.grassy-run.org or Facebook page. Commemorates the largest documented battle between settlers and natives in what is now Clermont County. Friday is school day with about 500 children. Public days are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Period vendors and demonstrators are welcome. Competitions include muzzleloading shoot, hawk & knife, bow shoot and a children's BB gun shoot Saturday. The children's Lock, Stock and Barrel area will provide hands-on experience in games and crafts of the era. Pre-registration is encouraged by contacting Kay Shields at 513-724-3740.
May 14-17, 2020 - NRLHF Corps of Discovery, Nichols Family Farm, 85 TR 1305, Toronto, Ohio. Contact Mark Rebres, 740-632-8625, , 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 14. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 15-16, 2020 - Siege of Fort Randolph, Reenactors and Friends, 1186 Charleston Road, Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Contact Deb Cassady, , or Fort Randolph Reenactors and Friends Facebook page.
May 16-17, 2020 - Spring Gathering, Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village, 3999 Pioneer Village Road, Waynesville, Ohio. Contact 513-897-1120, , www.caesarscreekpioneervillage.org. Public hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission.
May 23-25, 2020 - Garland Ridge Runners Rendezvous, Garland, Pennsylvania. Contact Dave Curry, 814-563-7423, or Dale Ritchea, 304-238-8615, email@example.com. Camp fee $15; free for members. Registration fee of $5 includes medallion. Modern and primitive camps. No hook-ups. Take along drinking water; other water available. Traders welcome. Rendezvous shoot matches TBA; youth shoot free. Kitchen open for lunch and dinner Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
June 13-14, 2020 - Timeline event, Fort Randolph, 1186 Charleston Road, Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Contact Deb Cassady, , or Fort Randolph Reenactors and Friends Facebook page.
June 19-21, 2020 - 200 Rockford Bicentennial, Rockford, Ohio. Contact: Carrie Sturwold, , or Gerry Bender, firstname.lastname@example.org. More info TBA.
June 19-26, 2020 - Friends of the Old Northwest Rendezvous, site details being worked out; TBA soon. Contact booshway Hank Felder, 517-852-9252 , or segundo Dave Pitney, 419-296-8165, email@example.com. Archery, hawk & knife, cooking contest, Highland games, seminars, entertainment. Mail pre-registration by May 1 (if possible) to Friends of ONW, c/o Vicki Johnson, 4636 Co Rd P, McClure, OH 43534 (419-601-2495, firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 16. Setup days area Wednesday-Friday, June 17-19. Public days TBA.
July 3-4, 2020 - Liberty Days, Fort Randolph, 1186 Charleston Road, Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Contact Deb Cassady, , or Fort Randolph Reenactors and Friends Facebook page.
Sept. 18-20, 2020 - Fort Loramie Fall Festival Mountain Man Camp, Fort Loramie State Park. Contact: Carrie Sturwold, , or Gerry Bender, email@example.com.
(New event) Sept. 19-20, 2020 - Sherman Tavern Pioneer Days Rendezvous, 3987 Dixie Highway, Dry Ridge, Kentucky. Contact David Linden at for registration or more information. Sherman Tavern was established between 1810 and 1820 as a stagecoach stop for travelers and livestock drovers along the regionally-famous Dry Ridge. Native Americans used it for travel, and during the early settlement period of the region it became a highway and a stagecoach route, now US 25. The rendezvous will depict pioneer life between 1750 and 1840. No camp fee, but advanced registration is required by emailing name, address, email address and phone or other pertinent contact information. Public hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. both days. Ice it available for sale. Directions: From Cincinnati, drive south on I-75 and get off at the Crittenden exit. Turn left. Turn right on US 25; from Lexington, Kentucky, drive north on I-75 and get off at the Dry Ridge exit. Turn right. At second stop light, turn left onto US 25.
Oct. 16-18, 2020 - Girty's Town Rendezvous, north of the High Street bridge along the canal, St. Marys, Ohio. Contact Harold Curry, 419-295-2710, Facebook page. Camp fee $10. Beginners and veterans welcome. Nature walk Sunday.
Oct. 17-18, 2020 - Harvest Fest & Fall Gathering, Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village, 3999 Pioneer Village Road, Waynesville, Ohio. Contact 513-897-1120, , www.caesarscreekpioneervillage.org. Public hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission.
Nov. 5-8, 2020 - Pathways Women's Rendezvous, Seven Eagles Historical Education Center, 16486 Wapakoneta Road, Grand Rapids, Ohio. Women only. Beginners welcome. Contact Barb Dailey, 419-378-5861. Inside accommodations available by reservation.