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2024 Events
Continuing to add. If you know of any long-term events that aren't listed here, please email them to me at Vicki@RendezvousOhio.com ... 

 
May 15-19, 2024 - NRLHF Corps of Discovery, 3 Krepps Covered Bridge, McDonald, Pennsylvania 15057. Contact Don Ricetti, 724-622-0599, segundo98@earthlink.net. A learning rendezvous, seminars, workshops, educational sessions. Pre-registration fees are $20 per adult for NMLRA members; $25 for non-members. Children ages 17 and younger are free. No pets. A learning rendezvous, seminars, workshops, educational sessions. Free public admission 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. Setup Monday-Wednesday.
 
(Canceled due to low pre-registration numbers) May 17-24, 2024 - NRLHF Southeastern Primitive Rendezvous, 297 Reavis Road, Yadkinville, North Carolina 27055. Contact Bleu Reavis or Robert Woody, robertwoody@att.net, www.nrlhf-1.org. Early setup Wednesday and Thursday. Pre-registration fees are $60 per adult for NMLRA members; $70 for non-members. Children ages 17 and younger are free. No pets.

May 22-29, 2024 - Original New England Primitive Rendezvous, Fort at Number 4, Charlestown, New Hampshire. Contact originalnepra@gmail.com; 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 May 1. Late registration or at the gate, $95 per person and no early setup. Children ages 15 and younger are free, but names must be listed. Early setup Wednesday for pre-paid contributors 8 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 8 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Visitor days 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 25-26. No additional fee for traders, but prior registration is required and prize donation is appreciated.
 
June 14-21, 2024 - NRLHF Old Northwest Territory Primitive Rendezvous, Ashland County Wildlife Conservation League, 1930 CR 1035, Ashland County, Ohio. Contact New Frontiersmen Muzzleloading Club, Sean Stevenson, 330-428-3428, Seans1993@yahoo.com, www.nrlhf-1.org. Early setup Wednesday and Thursday. Pre-registration fees are $60 per adult for NMLRA members; $70 for non-members. Children ages 17 and younger are free. No pets.
 
July 13-21, 2024 - Rocky Mountain National Rendezvous, Ignacio, Colorado, southeast of Durango. Contact Tyrell Williams, TboneRMNR2024@yahoo.com, www.RMNR.org. Early setup July 10-12. Seminars and workshops, kids games, horse camp, cannon shoot, shooting program, knife and hawk, archery. Elevation 6,300 feet.

June 16-22, 2024 - High Plains Regional Rendezvous, Flying Bison Canyon, Minneapolis, Kansas. Contact Alison Emme, 785-770-2340, caemme@sbcglobal.net, or Leland Davis, 785-488-5177, flintrifles@juno.com, www.hprr.org. Pre-registration due May 1. Fees are $65 per person ($75 at the gate); $80 for vendors, which includes camp fee ($90 at the gate). Early setup starts June 12 (no services). Long-term camp closes at 4 p.m. June 16. Check website for gate hours and other camp fees. Shoots, seminars, camp activities, hawk & knife competition. Pets must be on a leash.

June 16-23, 2024 - The End of the Trail National Rendezvous, Windsor, Maine. Sponsored by The Ancient Ones of Maine. Contact message board at https://gomersboard.proboards.com. Camp fee $75 per adult. No additional fee for sutlers or blanket traders. Blacksmith, cooper and 100-year-old sawmill to be open. Lobster feed, black powder shoots, archery, hawk & knife, cooking contest, seminars, demonstrations, evening entertainment, games. Showers and flush toilets available.

June 22-26, 2024 - Midwest Rendezvous, City Park, Palmyra, Missouri. Contact Eric Davis, 260-668-0764 or Steve Chunn, 715-313-4386. Camp fee for adults $65 ($75 at the gate), youths ages 12-17 $20 ($25 at the gate). Offering $7 supper at the Fried Pie Shoppe with advanced signup. Seminars, shoots, archery, hawk & knife, kids games, cooking contest, quilting, basket weaving.

June 28-July 5, 2024 - Tall Trees Rendezvous, Jed Smith Mountain Men, Smith River, California. Contact Brian Scott, 707-954-6032, or Trapper John, 707-722-4259. Shoots for adults, juniors ages 13-17 and pee-wees ages 4-12. Also shotgun, hawk & knife, archery, wilderness women, liar's contest, cooking contests, parade on July 4. No cell service. Fire restrictions possible.

July 3-7, 2024 - 1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous, Riverton, Wyoming. Contact Eric Raymond, 307-840-2650, or Jackie Raymond, jrelkturd@gmail.com or 307-851-1619, the1838rendezvous@outlook.com. Register on website. Founded in 1989 to preserve a historical landmark.

July 20-27, 2024 - NRLHF Northeastern Primitive Rendezvous, 2911 Stoney Run Road, Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania 16350. Contact Keith Anderson, 814-688-1313, keithanderson10@rocketmail.com, www.nrlhf-1.org. Early setup Wednesday and Thursday. Pre-registration fees are $60 per adult for NMLRA members; $70 for non-members. Children ages 17 and younger are free. No pets.

Aug. 1-11, 2024 - West Yellowstone Mountain Man Rendezvous, West Yellowstone, Montana. Contact Teaspoon, 801-719-9330, jrfan38@gmail.com. Camp fee $50. Trader fees range from $125 for 10 days to $8 daily fee. Hawk & knife, archery with $5 fee per day. Frying pan toss, herbal plant walk.

Aug. 19-25, 2024 - Hugh Glass Rendezvous, Hugh Glass Campground, Lemmon, South Dakota. Contact 605-393-5832, hughglass2015@gmail.com.

Sept. 17-22, 2024 - Goose Creek Rendezvous, Gopher Rifle and Revolver Club, 5180 450th St., Harris, Minnesota 55032. Contact Jim O’Meara, 612-570-2664, jimisirish@gmail.com. Setup starts Tuesday. Call about early setup. Rifle, pistol, shotgun, hawk & knife, trail walks, frying pan toss, fire starting, snare setting, tug-o-war and candy cannon. Camp dinner. Modern camp available (no hook-ups) nearby. Pets are welcome with leash and cleanup.
 
Sept. 20-27, 2024 - NRLHF Eastern Primitive Rendezvous, 438 Trout Run Road, Zion Grove, Pennsylvania 17985. Contact Charlie Kovalewski, 570 590-3839, cfk@epix.net, www.nrlhf-1.org. Early setup Wednesday and Thursday. Pre-registration fees are $60 per adult for NMLRA members; $70 for non-members. Children ages 17 and younger are free. No pets.

Oct. 9-13, 2024 - Whitewater Longhunters Fall Frolic, 1194 CR-216, Ariton, Alabama 36311. Contact Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/events/999412184618710?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[]%7D. Early setup starts Oct. 5 and rendezvous rules begin at sunrise Oct. 9 until Oct. 13. Hawk & knife, archery, shoots. Public day 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 12. Camp potluck 5 p.m. Oct. 12. No pets.

Oct. 18-25, 2024 - Old North State Primitive Rendezvous, "The Gathering," Reavis Farm, 297 Reavis Road, Yadkinville, North Carolina. Contact Greg Bagshaw, 336-918-7411, www.onspr.com. No registration at the gate. 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.

Oct. 24-27, 2024 - Old Virginia Primitive Rendezvous, Surry, Virginia. Contact Steve Sneed, ssneed1840@gmail.com; Paul Boone, longhunter2112@protonmail.com or Julie Garrett, ovprscribe@gmail.com. Visit www.ovpr2.org for info and registration form. Camp fee $35 per person for pre-registration; $40 after March 1. Children ages 17 and younger are free. Early setup starts the weekend before the event with additional fee $10 per person. Competitions include woods walk, ladies match, juniors match, pistol match, archery, scribe's match, hawk & knife, smoothbore. Social events include court, ladies social, children’s games, potluck dinner with barbecued chicken and Friday/Saturday evenings at the Spider Web Inn.
 
Jan. 15-26, 2025 - Alafia River Rendezvous, 1000 Old Fort Meade Road, Homeland, Fla. Mailed pre-registration must be postmarked by Dec. 1 (2024). Visit www.alafiariverrendezvous.org or contact Sherri Cox, 321-536-2438, registrar@alafiariverrendezvous.org. No pets. Competitions include shoots, hawk & knife, archery. Also seminars, games and entertainment.


Past 2024 events

Jan. 17-28, 2024 - Alafia River Rendezvous, 1000 Old Fort Meade Road, Homeland, Fla. Mailed pre-registration must be postmarked by Dec. 1. For pre-registration instructions, visit www.alafiariverrendezvous.org/2023-alafia-preregistration-info or contact Sherri Cox, 321-536-2438, registrar@alafiariverrendezvous.org. For event information, contact Alan and D’Lise Rayl, booshway@alafiariverrendezvous.org. Visitors days Jan. 26-27. Pre-registration fee is $60 per adult ages 18 and older, or $70 at the gate. No pets. Competitions include shoots, hawk & knife, archery. Also seminars, games and entertainment. 

March 9-17, 2024 - Southwestern Regional Rendezvous, Mineral Wells, Texas. Contact Two Otters, 817-629-9297, twootterstall.yahoo.com. Facebook page,  www.facebook.com/southwesternrendezvous.       Camp fees if registered before Feb. 9 are $30 ages 13 and older, $5 ages 12 and younger, $20 for mug, $10 per medallion, $75 for trader and $50 for blanket trader. Trader fees include one adult. Add $10 to adult and trader fees after that date. Early setup March 6-8. Long term and short term c amp, modern camp. Public days March 9-10 and 16. Competitions include shoots, archery, hawk & knife, cooking contest, Highland games, kids' games, seminars, camp feast.

March 21-24, 2024 - Old Virginia Primitive Rendezvous, Surry, Virginia. Contact Steve Sneed, ssneed1840@gmail.com; Paul Boone, longhunter2112@protonmail.com or Julie Garrett, ovprscribe@gmail.com. Visit www.ovpr2.org for info and registration form. Camp fee $35 per person for pre-registration; $40 after March 1. Children ages 17 and younger are free. Early setup starts the weekend before the event with additional fee $10 per person. A modern camping section will be open for people with modern tents and accoutrements, but interest in primitive camping, to get a full rendezvous experience.  Competitions include woods walk, ladies match, juniors match, pistol match, archery, scribe's match, hawk & knife, smoothbore. Social events include court, ladies social, children’s games, potluck dinner with barbecued chicken and Friday/Saturday evenings at the Spider Web Inn.

April 8-14, 2024 - Woolaroc Spring Traders Encampment & Rendezvous, Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, 1925 Woolaroc Ranch Road, Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74003. Contact Daniel Martin, 918-815-2968. Early setup Monday-Thursday. Rendezvous Friday-Saturday. Rifle, pistol, hawk & knife, woods walk, skillet toss, Highland Games, kids games, skillet toss, pie contest, cards, raffle. Closing and tear-down Sunday. Pre-registration fee $40. At the gate, $50. Dogs must be on a leash. 

April 30-May 5, 2024 - Bloody Lake Rendezvous, Black Hawk Memorial Park, Woodford, Wisconsin. Contact Facebook page. 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. 
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