National / Regional Events
May 3-8, 2022 - Bloody Lake Rendezvous, Black Hawk Memorial Park, Woodford, Wisconsin. Contact Mike Jorgenson, firstname.lastname@example.org. Encampment open for unloading 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Camp is closed to vehicles 8 p.m. Friday-3 p.m. Sunday. No pre-registration; first-come, first-served. Camp fee $25 per lodge or tin tipi, plus $10 per person ages 16 and older. Commercial traders $35 per business. Pets on leash OK for reenactors, but not for public. School day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. Children's games Saturday morning. Open to public 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. $2 admission.
May 11-15, 2022 - NRLHF Corps of Discovery, Nichols Family Farm, 85 TR 1305, Toronto, Ohio. Contact Mark Rebres, 740-632-8625, email@example.com, www.nrlhfcorpsofdiscovery.com. Free public admission 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Setup Wednesday. A learning rendezvous, seminars, workshops, educational sessions. Masonic Beaver Rendezvous is during the event this year. 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 21 days before start of event. Advanced registration fees are $20 per adult for NMLRA members; $25 for non-members. Children ages 17 and younger are free. No trader fee. 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.
May 21-29, 2022 - Lancaster Rendezvous and Mountain Man University, Fort Lupton, Colorado. Contact Hoss, 720-514-1833.
May 25-June 1, 2022 - Original New England Primitive Rendezvous, Fort at Number 4, Charlestown, New Hampshire. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org; George Gagnon, 603-689-5326; or Kim Brooks, 860-917-1987, 603-356-5692. Fee is $85 per person ages 16 and older if registered by March 1. Late registration or at the gate, $95 per person. Children ages 15 and younger are free, but names must be listed. Early setup Wednesday for pre-paid contributors 7 a.m.-8 p.m. without dress code or time limit. Rendezvous rules take effect Thursday morning. Early setup Thursday for pre-paid participants 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Registration at the gate starts at 7 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Visitor days 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. No additional fee for traders, but prior registration is required.
(Moved to spring) May 20-27, 2022 - NRLHF Southeastern Primitive Rendezvous, 3963 Martins Chapel Road, Springfield, Tennessee. Contact booshway Garry Mounts, 615-351-7448, www.southeasternprimitiverendezvous.com. Pre-registration ends 21 days before start of event. Early setup starts May 18. Public days 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. School day May 24. Pre-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.
June 8-12, 2022 - Fort Henry Buckskinners Rendezvous, Ashton, Idaho. Contact John Bevan, 208-351-3167, email@example.com, www.forthenrybuckskinners.com. Period dress required after 6 p.m. Public hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Above-ground fires only. Campers provide their own water, firewood and propane. Primitive-style canvas required. Idaho State Hawk & Knife Championship, kids hawk & knife competition, hawk & knife trail walk, rifle and pistol paper shoots and woodswalks, shotgun shoot, cannon shoot, atl atl demo, primitive archery.
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.
June 17-25, 2022 - Pacific Primitive Rendezvous, Seneca, Oregon. Contact Gloria Schmidt, 209-483-3325, Mayflower1820@gmail.com, www.pacificprimitiverendezvous.com. Pre-registration must be postmarked by May 14.
June 19-25, 2022 - High Plains Regional Rendezvous, Bemidji, Minnesota, at the headwaters of the Mississippi River. Contact Lisa May, 612-701-4422, www.hprr.org. Early setup starts June 15 (no services). Check website for gate hours and camp fees. Shoots, seminars, camp activities, hawk & knife competition. Anyone who attends the Hangfires Black Powder Rendezvous June 10-12 can remain set up for the NPRR.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or segundo Dave Pitney, 419-296-8165, email@example.com. 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 29-July 3, 2022 - 1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous, Riverton, Wyoming. Contact Brian Semich, 307-250-2793. Register online at 1838Rendezvous.com. Founded in 1989 for the express purpose of preserving a rare historical landmark, the 1838 Rendezvous Association continues working toward the goal of preserving an original rendezvous site. "Mountain men left no physical trace of their lives upon the western landscape and this site is dedicated to the men, women and children who moved so lightly upon the world that only the land and the river remain as a witness to those shining times," the website says.
July 2-6, 2022 - Four Moons Rising Rendezvous, Gary, South Dakota. Contact Thane Wells, 605-874-2940, www.fourmoons.org.
July 7-15, 2022 - Rocky Mountain National Rendezvous, at the location of the 1838 Rendezvous at the confluence of the Wind River and Popo Agie River near Riverton, Wyoming. Contact CJ Vandermeulen, 307-851-8829, epicRMNR2022@gmail.com, www.RMNR.com. Pre-registration deadline June 7. Early setup July 5-6. Camps pre-registered for the 1838 Rendezvous and for the Rocky Mountain will be able to keep the same camp site and not move. Seminars and workshops, kids games, family games, Highland games, horse games, cannon shoot, trail walks for rifle, pistol, smoothbore, knife and hawk, primitive and pilgrim archery. Elevation 5,280 feet.
July 17-23, 2022 - Wild Bill's Mountain Man Rendezvous, near Creede, Colorado. Contact Jay or Ramona Weber, firstname.lastname@example.org, 719-588-9541. Elevation 9500 feet.
Aug. 3-14, 2022 - West Yellowstone Mountain Man Rendezvous, West Yellowstone, Montana. Contact Teaspoon, 801-719-9330.
Aug. 13-20, 2022 - Como Mountain Man Rendezvous, south of Como, Colorado. Contact Mike Dukeman, 720-431-3599.
Sept. 23-Oct. 1, 2022 - NRLHF Eastern Primitive Rendezvous, 3021 Locust Road, Milan, Pennsylvania 18831. Contact booshway Rose Pruyne, Eastern2022@gmail.com, or scribe Beverly Heister, email@example.com. Early setup is 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 21-22. Public days 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24-25. School day Sept. 27. 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.
Oct. 21-28, 2022 - Old North State Primitive Rendezvous, Reavis Farm, 297 Reavis Road, Yadkinville, North Carolina. Contact Greg Bagshaw, 336-918-7411, www.onspr.com. No registration at the gate. Advanced registration ends Oct. 1 using mail-in form to be printed from the website. Fee is $40 for adults ages 18 and older; ages 17 and younger are free. Fee is non-refundable, and anyone who is unable to attend will have their medallion and membership card mailed to them. Depicting 1640-1840 Colonial and Mountain Man Era. Early setup starts Wednesday. Opening ceremony is at 5 p.m. Friday and closing ceremony the following Friday. Gate hours for setup days are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Check the flyer on the website for gate hours during the week. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free, but donations appreciated.
Nov. 9-13, 2022 - Mazatzal Mountain Muzzleloders Rendezvous, south of Rye, Arizona. Contact Pete Waichulaitis, 480-229-0989, firstname.lastname@example.org. Take your own water and firewood.
2022 past events
March 12-19, 2022 - Southwestern Regional Rendezvous, Nocona, Texas 76265. Facebook page, www.facebook.com/southwesternrendezvous. Contact Ty Brady, 830-624-9447, or Jason Booher, 972-670-3633. Camp fees if registered before Feb. 17 are $25 ages 13 and older, $5 ages 12 and younger, $20 for mug, $10 per medallion, $70 for trader and $45 for blanket trader. Trader fees include one adult. Add $10 to adult and trader fees after that date. Early setup March 9-11. Long term, short term, horse camp, modern camp. Public days March 12, 13 and 19. Competitions include shoots, archery, hawk & knife, cooking contest, Highland games, kids' games. Seminars and colleges.
March 23-27, 2022 - Elkhorn Muzzleloaders Rendezvous, between Baker City And Durkee, Oregon. Contact Chief Greyhair, 541-519-4953, email@example.com.
March 31-April 3, 2022 - School of the Longhunter, Prickett's Fort, 88 State Park Road, Fairmont, West Virginia, 26554. Contact (304) 363-3030 or register at https://www.prickettsfort.org/store/p27/March_31_to_April_3_-_School_of_the_Longhunter.html. Intense weekend of instruction, exploring the role of early frontiersmen on the American frontier. Speakers focus on frontier skills of the longhunter. Space is limited and registration is required. Fee is $40 for members/$45 for non-members.
April 9-17, 2022 - Paiute Mountain Rendezvous, between Tehachapi and Bakersfield, California. Contact Ron Price, 805-746-3234.
April 11-17, 2022 - American River Muzzle Loader's Rendezvous, Spenceville Wildlife Refuge area, east of Marysville, California. Contact Randy Martin, 916-390-5140.
April 27-May 1, 2022 - Lancaster County Longrifles Rendezvous And Black Powder Shoot, Muddy Run Park, Susquehanock Drive, Holtwood, Pennsylvania. Contact Danny Gichner, 717-682-1393, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Luanne Bell, 717-566-9983, email@example.com, www.lancastercountylongrifles.com, Facebook page. Pre-1840 fur trade era. Camp fees are $35 for adults ages 17 and older and $27 for youth ages 12-16 (subject to change). Children ages 11 and younger are free. Sutler fee is $25. Adult day shooter is $35 and youth day shooter is $27. Registered sutlers may set up April 24. Early setup for campers is 8 a.m.-8 p.m. April 26. Period attire is required beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Gate is open for registration 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. Small modern camp available and nearby campground. Competitions include rifle, pistol, smoothbore shoots as well as archery, hawk & knife, woods walk, children's games, Highland games, seminars.