Indiana Events


2023 Events
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2022 past events
 
April 22-24, 2022 - Bridgeton Rendezvous, Downtown Bridgeton, Indiana 47836. Sponsored by Bridgeton Covered Bridge Association. Contact celiacase@hotmail.com, 765-548-2093 for camping information, bridgetonindiana.com, Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/events/4914394468599671?ref=newsfeed. 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 23-24, 2022 - Patoka Valley Long Rifles Spring Rendezvous, 1579 E. Logtown Road, Winslow, Indiana 47598. Contact Tom E Hawk Mosley, 812-677-2318, patokavalleylongrifles@gmail.com, 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 29-May 1, 2022 - Spring Fest Rendezvous, Blue River Longrifles, Morristown, Indiana. Contact Logan Fry, 317-649-1273. Camp fee $10.

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 20-22, 2022 - Morgan County Longrifles Spring Rendezvous, Thunder Creek Range, Martinsville, Indiana. Contact via Facebook page, www.facebook.com/MorganCountyLongRifles.

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 - Ladies Friendship Circle Rendezvous, Friendship, Indiana. Contact Danielle Davison, danielledavison2014@yahoo.com. Event is celebrating its 25th anniversary by inviting any person interested in visiting for the evening to a free dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday. Camp fee $25 per adult. Children ages 17 and younger are free. Boys ages 5 and younger are welcome. Assistance with setting up tents is available as well as clothing to borrow.

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, gizzy7106@gmail.com, and citizens and military should contact Ron Turner,  rdknturner@aol.com, 317-879-6615. For electronic registration, contact klbullington15@gmail.com. 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 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.

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 11-19, 2022 - Spring National Shoot, National Muzzleloading Rifle Association, Walter Cline Range, Friendship, Indiana. Contact (812) 667-5131 or (800) 745-1493.

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.

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.
 
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, 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.
 
Sept. 3-4, 2022 - Napoleonic Days 1804-14, 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. The Napoleonic age was a time of epic land battles, naval engagements, political unrest and widespread revolution. Experience the battles that shaped the course of history as French and Coalition armies meet. See military and civilian reenactors  engage in daily life, unit displays and drills. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
 
Sept. 9-11, 2022 - Gathering at the Crossing, Cayuga, Indiana. Contact Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GatheringattheCrossing. Living history event representing Indiana before 1816.

Sept. 9-11, 2022 - Stone's Trace Regulators, across the road from west Noble High School, 5050 US 33, Ligonier, Indiana 46767. Contact Alan Lucht, 574-527-1060, stonestraceregulators.com, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/vhoffman01. Early American settlers and pioneer life in conjuction with the Stone's Trace Pioneer Festival, which is open to the public.       Daily shooting, children's activities, hawk & knife, wooden horse race, ladies skillet throw, candy cannon. Pioneer camps, food, shops, crafts and Stones Tavern and Inn. Public hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
 
Sept. 10-18, 2022 - Fall National Shoot, National Muzzleloading Rifle Association, Walter Cline Range, Friendship, Indiana. Contact (812) 667-5131 or (800) 745-1493.
 
Sept. 16-18, 2022 - Colonial Market Days, Abner Longley Park, 1601 Longley Dr., Lebanon, Indiana 46052. Contact 317-762-0117, https://colonialmarketdays.com application form. Colonial merchants, demonstrators and craftsmen. Military units and tacticals. Entertainment such as jugglers, street performers, magic and music.
 
Sept. 16-18, 2022 - Rendezvous on the Reserve, Montpelier Historical Society, Montpelier, Indiana 47359. Contact Bryon Maddox, 765-730-0400, bryon.maddox60@yahoo.com. 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.

Sept. 17-18, 2022 - Johnny Appleseed Festival, 1502 Harry W. Baals Dr., Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805. Contact 260-437-0842, jafinfo@johnnyappleseedfest.com. Celebrates the life and times of John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed. 1800 period demonstrations, trappers and traders, handmade crafts, children's games, farmers market. Camp fee $10.50, blanket trader $25.85, camp with tables $76.88, small marquis $128, large marquis $153.50.
 
Sept. 24-25, 2022 - ​Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival, Huntington County Fairgrounds, 631 E. Taylor St., Huntington, Indiana 46750. Contact pioneerfest@hotmail.com or 260-359-8687.
 
Oct. 1-2, 2022 - Feast of the Hunters’ Moon, Tippecanoe County Historical Association, Fort Ouiatenon Historical Park, 3921 S. River Road, West Lafayette, Indiana. Contact 765-476-8411, feast@tippecanoehistory.org, www.tippecanoehistory.org. Juried event: 1717-1791 . Public hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. No pets.
 
Oct. 7-9, 2022 - Mississinewa 1812, Mississinewa Battlefield, Marion, Indiana. Contact www.mississinewa1812.com,
765-573-3033, info@mississinewa1812.com. 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. 13-16, 2022 - Thunder Creek Long Rifles Rendezvous, Bear Creek Road, Morgantown, Indiana. Contact Glenn McClain, 812-598-5885, thundercreek1972@gmail.com, 812-785-6166. Camp and shooting fee $20 per family, plus $2 schuetzen. Walk-in shooter fee $20; must be in pre-1840 garb. Pitch-in dinner Saturday with club supplying meat. Archery, rifle, smoothbore, pistol, aggregate, hawk & knife, schuetzen match.

Oct. 14-16, 2022 - Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve Fall 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.
 
Oct. 21-23, 2022 - Five Medals at The Trace, Stone's Trace, 5111 Lincolnway South, Ligonier, Indiana 46767. Contact Mike Judson, 574-536-9851, fivemedals1812@gmail.com. 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.

Oct. 21-23, 2022 - Pumpkin Fest, Blue River Longrifles, Morristown, Indiana. Contact Bradan Sharritts 317-448-0390. Camp fee $10.
 
Oct. 22-23, 2022 - Patoka Valley Long Rifles Fall Rendezvous, 1579 E. Logtown Road, Winslow, Indiana 47598. Contact Tom E Hawk Mosley, 812-677-2318, patokavalleylongrifles@gmail.com, Facebook page.