Indiana Events

(canceled) Sept. 11-13, 2020 - Rendezvous On The Reserve, Montpelier Historical Society, Montpelier, Indiana 47359. Contact Bryon Maddox, 765-730-0400, Educational event for public. Participants are encouraged to demonstrate a skill from the Indiana fur trade era; $5 stipend for demonstrators. Advanced registration preferred before Sept. 7. Limited to first 50 camps. Camp fee is $20 if pre-registered; $25 at the gate. Setup starts at 10 a.m. Thursday. Enter and check in at north gate. Take your own drinking water. Competitions include shoots, hawk & knife, archery, skillet toss, kids' games.
(canceled) Sept. 12-20, 2020 - National Championship Shoot, National Muzzleloading Rifle Association, Friendship, Indiana. Contact Matches, classes, programs, lectures, vendors. Shooting relays on 15 ranges 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. every day. At the Walter Cline Range are firing lines, trap & skeet, archery, tomahawk throwing, silhouettes and woods walks.
(canceled) Oct. 3-4, 2020 - Feast of the Hunters' Moon, Fort Ouiatenon Historical Park, 3921 S. River Road, West Lafayette, Indiana. Contact 765-476-8411,, Juried event: 1717-1791 . Public hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. No pets.
(canceled) Oct. 9-11, 2020 - Mississinewa 1812, Marion, Indiana. Contact, 765-573-3033, Largest War of 1812 event in North America commemorates the Battle of Mississinewa. Juried event. Military encampment, Indian village, Rivertown, wilderness area. Commemoration of battle fought Dec. 17-18, 1812. Public hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission $7 in advance, $9 at the gate; ages 6-12 $5 in advance, $6 at the gate. GPS address: 6000 N 300 W27, La Fontaine, Ind.
Oct. 16-18, 2020 - Thundercreek Longrifles Rendezvous, Martinsville, Indiana. Contact, 812-785-6166. Pre-1840 event. Competitions include rifle, pistol, smoothbore, hawk & knife, archery, Schuetzen. Pitch-in dinner Saturday. Take your own water. Camp fee $20. Shooting fee $10. Archery fee $5. Schuetzen fee $2. Membership $30.
(canceled) Oct. 23-25, 2020 - Five Medals at The Trace, Stone's Trace, 5111 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, Indiana 46767. Contact Mike Judson, 574-536-9851, Check website for application. 1740-1890 event focused on demonstration and education. Well-known presenters, demonstrators and merchants. Range for live shoot. Skirmish. Saturday evening candlelight tour followed by artillery and musketry night firing. Friday student education day.
Past 2020 events
Jan. 25, 2020 - Nouvelle Annee: 1760, Old Fort Wayne, 1201 Spy Run Ave., Fort Wayne, Indiana. Contact 260-437-2836. Join French fur traders and Native Americans as they survive the "dead of winter" on the frontier.
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. 15-16, 2020 - Living History Trade Fair & Antique Arms Show, Conner Longrifles, Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2003 E. Pleasant St., Noblesville, Indiana, Hamilton County. Contact Mike Bird, 317-902-3710. More than 240 tables selling hand-crafted items, antique arms, blacksmith creations, horn carvings, pottery, black powder supplies, jewelry, Native American collectables and other items from 1700-1899. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.
(canceled) April 24-25, 2020 - Ladies Friendship Circle Rendezvous, Friendship, Indiana. Contact June Patterson, 812-667-0146,, or Mary Green, 317-370-6964,
(canceled) April 24-26, 2020 - Bridgeton Rendezvous, Bridgeton, Indiana. Sponsored by Bridgeton Covered Bridge Association. Contact, 765-548-2093. Reenactment 1750-1840 with authentic 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.
(canceled) May 8-10, 2020 - 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 Vikings through World War II. Education day Friday.
(canceled) June 6-7, 2020 - 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 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.
(postponed from June) July 11-12, 2020 - Colonial Market Days, Abner Longly Park, 1601, Longley Dr., Lebanon, Indiana 46052. Contact 317-762-0117. Juried 18th-century market fair and encampment with Colonial merchants, military units and entertainment. Register by May 1 at Public hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
Aug. 13-16, 2020 - Kekionga Rendezvous, Decatur, Indiana. Contact Phil Wells, 419-393-4105, Sponsored by the Decatur Chamber of Commerce. No camp fee. Take along shade. Rifle shoot, archery, hawk & knife, women’s skillet toss, children’s games and coolie stick. Friday night meal provided. Saturday night potluck. School day Friday. Demonstrations requested.
(canceled) Aug. 22-23, 2020 - Post Miami – 1754-1763, Old Fort Wayne, 1201 Spy Run Ave., Fort Wayne, Indiana. Contact 260-437-2836. Juried; reenactor, sutler, demonstrator applications at Known as the “Seven Year’s War,” French Marines, Forces of the Crown and Native allies wrestle for supremacy in North America.

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