Ohio Events

 
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Past 2021 events
(canceled) April 2021 - Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous, Williamsburg, Ohio. Contact grassy-run.org.
 
April 23-25, 2021 - Spring Rendezvous, Ball & Arrow Primitive Weapons Club, 5190 Days Lane, New Philadelphia, Ohio. Website www.ballandarrow.org, Facebook page   Camp fee $20. Competitions include woods walk, bow trail, hawk & knife, kids games. Take your own drinking water. Walk-ins welcome. No pets.
 
April 30-May 2, 2021 - Greene County Fish & Game Spring Rendezvous, 1538 Union Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385. Contact James Moody, 937-805-9313. Camp fee. No extra fee for traders. Competitions include rifle woodswalk, smoothbore woodswalk, archery. hawk & knife, pistol match, pastry toss.
May 14-16, 2021 - Jennings Creek Council Spring Rendezvous, Camp Clay, 9196 Liberty Union Road, Van Wert, Ohio 45891. Contact Larry Curl, lscurl4645@yahoo.com, for registration form or information. Competitions include rifle, smoothbore, archery, hawk & knife and men’s and women’s games. Canned meat prizes; junior aggregate. Council fire Saturday evening. Wooded and open camp sites. Showers. Flush toilets. Fishing and swimming in the pond. No pets.
 
May 14-16, 2021 - Settlers Encampment on the Auglaize, Auglaize Village & Farm Museum, 12296 Krouse Road Defiance, Ohio. Era of Exploration through the War of 1812 juried event. To apply, contact Mike Judson, auglaizehistory@gmail.com, 574-536-9851, or Cheryl Daniel, ravensroost@williams-net.com, 419-551-1134. Public days 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. School day Friday. Settlers, pioneers, French, English and American civilians, military, Natives, merchants, artisans of all trades and any persona relevant to Ohio, the Old Northwest Territory, the Middle Ground or Great Lakes Region pre-1815 are invited to preserve history through education and demonstration. Roomy site with plenty of shade and easy access to all camp areas.
 
May 15-16, 2021 - New Frontiersman's Spring Rendezvous, Ashland Conservation Farm, Ashland, Ohio. Contact Dave and Teri Moore, 419-589-4843, or Roy Howman, 419-961-1620, www.acwcl.org. Set up Friday. Camp fee $6. Trail walk Saturday and Sunday. Archery is new for 2021. Camp dinner Saturday 6 p.m. Dogs must be on leash.
 
May 15-16, 2021 - Spring Gathering, Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village, 3999 Pioneer Village Road, Waynesville, Ohio. Contact 513-897-1120, ccpv@embarqmail.com, www.caesarscreekpioneervillage.org. Public hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission.
May 21-23, 2021 - Seneca Muzzleloaders Spring Rendezvous, Sandusky River Coon Hunters grounds, 7575 TR 131, Tiffin, Ohio 44883. Contact Rob Gerding, 419-341-8657, robbob@hush.com. Black powder shoot, archery, hawk and knife. No games or Saturday evening potluck. Camp fee is $25 or $15 and a prize donation. Setup after 2 p.m. Thursday and all day Friday. No pets. Membership fee is $25 per year.
May 28-31, 2021 - Sons of Liberty Spring Rendezvous, Canters Cave 4-H Camp, 1362 Caves Road, Jackson, Ohio. Contact Norman Garringer, 740-773-3891, normanga@roadrunner.com. Pre-1840 rendezvous with black powder shoot, hawk and knife and primitive archery competitions. Potluck dinner Saturday night for paid campers only. Friendly event and newbies welcome.

May 28-30, 2021 - Feast of the Flowering Moon, Yoctangee Park, Chillicothe, Ohio. Contact Christy Simmons, Ross-Chillicothe Convention & Visitors Bureau, 740-702-7677, info@feastofthefloweringmoon.org. Native American festival in downtown Chillicothe seeking to expand its mountain man encampment. Festival atmosphere with Native American music and dancing, crafters, exhibitors, mountain man encampment with working craftsmen and demonstrations, entertainment. Setup Thursday. Festival 10 a.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Sunday.
May 28-31, 2021 - Mad River Muzzleloaders Spring Rendezvous, in conjunction with Logan Hills Festival, Hall-Fawcett Park, 4595 CR 153, Zanesfield, Ohio. Contact Marc Boyer, 937-407-0267, mboyer0267@gmail.com, Facebook page,  https://www.facebook.com/groups/208368153244 Includes Taloga Outdoor Drama, which depicts local history. Camp fee $20 or $25 at the gate. Vendor fee $25. Fee to watch drama. Set up Thursday and Friday. Early setup available. Lizard pull, archery, hawk & knife. Festival also includes Logan Hills Native Woodland Gathering pow wow.
June 4-6, 2021 - Living History Days, Crawford Park District, Lowe Volk Park, 2401 SR 598, Crestline, Ohio. Contact Julie Rossington, 419-569-4454. Juried event denoting the capture and death of Col. William Crawford in June 1782. Native, Loyalist, militia and Regular forces welcome. Patriot Alliance Council at 8 p.m. Friday where the Americans tried to keep the Native Americans from joining the side of the British in the Revolutionary War. Public days 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Reenactment of the capture of Col. Crawford, Native American camp, storyteller, shop, walk park trails. Lantern tour at 8 p.m. Saturday along with a program about Native Americans and how their lives changed with the arrival of Europeans. Indoor facilities available. Camp potluck with ham provided Saturday night and continental breakfast Sunday morning.
 
June 4-6, 2021 - Kill-um-buck Beaver Rendezvous, Kill-um-buck Longrifles, 11035 TR 54, Killbuck, Ohio. Contact Angie Frantz, 330-294-7211, or Jessica Mast, 330-466-3852. Camp fee $25, includes one shooter. $10 each additional shooter or walk-in shooter. Competitions include woods walk, archery, hawk & knife, kids games, 50/50 raffle. Ice available. Provide your own drinking water.
 
June 9-13, 2021 - NRLHF Corps of Discovery, Nichols Family Farm, 85 TR 1305, Toronto, Ohio. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/111214508979551. Contact Mark Rebres, 740-632-8625, 1snake97@gmail.com, 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. For more details on fees and rules, visit www.nrlhf.org, call 717-312-3016 or email nrlhfoffice@gmail.com.
(canceled) June 18-25, 2021 - NRLHF Old Northwest Primitive Rendezvous, Hidden Hollow Camp, 8672 Richman Road, Lodi, Ohio 44254. Booshway James Schneider, 330-416-6197.
 
June 18-20, 2021 - Living history camp at Outdoor Expo, Shiloh Church, 2100 CR 5, Delta, Ohio. Contact Katy Benson, 419-966-5831. Any time period welcome. Public event is Saturday only beginning at 8:30 a.m. Kids activities. Seminars on deer and turkey hunting, trapping, fishing. Entertainment and speakers. Fish fry lunch 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch is provided for reenactors. Set up Friday and take down Sunday.
June 19-20, 2021 - Muster on the Maumee, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio. Contact 419-874-4121, www.fortmeigs.org/events. Timeline event. Evolution of 10 centuries of the common soldier. Soldiers, artisans and civilians with military camps and weapon demonstrations.
 
June 25-July 2, 2021 - Friends of the Old Northwest Rendezvous, Miller Conservation Farm, 5670 E. TR 138, Tiffin, Ohio. Contact booshway Hank Felder, 517-852-9252, 2knives2@gmail.com, or segundo Dave Pitney, 419-296-8165, damapitney@tds.net. 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 CR P, McClure, OH 43534 (419-601-2495, vicki.dte@gmail.com). 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 22. Setup days area Wednesday-Friday, June 23-25. Public days TBA.
 
June 25-28, 2021 - Pyrate Fest, Put-in-Bay downtown harbor and DeRivera Park. Contact Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce,  (419) 285-2832. Encampment in the park, marketplace and displays, black powder firing demonstrations, activities, performances. Cardboard boat races at 6 p.m. in harbor.
July 23-25, 2021 - History Alive at Fort Piqua, Johnston Farm & Indian Agency, 9845 N. Hardin Road, Piqua, Ohio. Contact Wayne's Legion of Fort Piqua or Laura Supinger, 937-418-2859, Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/377087019649820   . Timeline event portraying the Ohio Country 1745-1865. Vendors, cannons, skirmishes, demonstrations. Public hours 4-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
July 24-25, 2021 - Gathering at Garst, 205 N. Broadway, Greenville, Ohio. Hosted by Garst Museum and Darke County Park District. Contact 937-548-5250, info@gatheringatgarst.com, www.gatheringatgarst.com, Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/gatheringatgarst
Aug. 6-8, 2021 - Seneca Muzzleloaders Summer Rendezvous, Sandusky River Coon Hunters grounds, 7575 TR 131, Tiffin, Ohio 44883. Contact Rob Gerding, 419-341-8657, robbob@hush.com. Black powder shoot, archery, hawk and knife, children’s games, potluck Saturday evening. Registration is $25 or $15 and a prize donation. Setup after 2 p.m. Thursday and all day Friday. No pets.
Aug. 7-8, 2021 - 18th-Century Colonial Trade Fair at the Mill, Wolf Creek Grist Mill Museum, 3175 SR 3 South, Loudonville, Ohio 44842. Contact Trevor Ross, 419-606-0274, tross1757@gmail.com, mark@wolfcreekmill.org, www.wolfcreekmill.org, Facebook page. Juried event seeking demonstrators and traders. Setup Aug. 5-6 and can stay through Aug. 9. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 7-8. Admission $3/adults and $1 off for wearing period dress.
Aug. 12-15, 2021 - Sandusky County Bicentennial +1 Celebration, White Star Park, Gibsonburg, Ohio. Contact Sue Brinker, thunderlodge@yahoo.com, or Vicki Johnson, 419-601-2495, vicki@rendezvousohio.com. Celebrating Ohio 200 years ago, but any era welcome. Festival is 3-10 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. until after 10 p.m. fireworks Saturday. Early setup available Thursday and takedown is anytime Sunday. No camp fee. Music, performers, cannons, festival atmosphere.
 
Aug. 13-15, 2021 - Seneca Muzzleloaders Summer Rendezvous, Sandusky River Coon Hunters grounds, 7575 TR 131, Tiffin, Ohio 44883. Contact Rob Gerding, 419-341-8657, robbob@hush.com. Black powder shoot, archery, hawk and knife, children’s games, potluck Saturday evening. Registration is $25 or $15 and a prize donation. Setup after 2 p.m. Thursday and all day Friday. No pets.
 
Aug. 14-15, 2021 - Revolution on the Ohio Frontier, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio. Contact 419-874-4121, www.fortmeigs.org/events. Juried event. Recreation of life in early America with weapon demonstrations and drilling.
 
Aug. 20-22, 2021 - Fort Fest and Fort Jennings 1812, Fort Jennings Park, Fort Jennings, Ohio. Contact Amy Ricker, 419-604-9127, amy.ricker@gmail.com, www.fjfortfest.com. Honors veterans and first responders from 1812 to present. Military reenactments, vehicles and displays. Living history camp, Native storytelling Friday and Sunday. Twilight reenactment Friday, Skirmish on the Auglaize reenactment Saturday, Applecore Inn period tavern games and demos, kids Camp 1812. Opening ceremony 5 p.m. Friday.
 
Aug. 28-29 and Sept. 4-6, 2021 - Great Trail Festival, festival grounds, SR 43, Malvern, Ohio. Contact 330-794-9100, www.greattrailfestival.com. Reenactors, musicians, blanket traders and buckskinning families by invitation and inquiry. Cannon firing, tomahawk contest, battle reenactments, French Quarter and participant dinner. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
 
Sept. 3-6, 2021 - Greene County Fish & Game Labor Day Rendezvous, 1538 Union Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385. Contact James Moody, 937-805-9313. Camp fee. No extra fee for traders. Competitions include rifle woodswalk, smoothbore woodswalk, archery. hawk & knife, pistol match, pastry toss.
 
Sept. 4-5, 2021 - The Fair at New Boston, George Rogers Clark Park, 936 S. Tecumseh, Springfield, Ohio. Contact Pam Cottrel, 937-322-4181, rcottrel@woh.rr.com, 937-882-9216, www.fairatnewboston.org. Sponsored by George Rogers Clark Heritage Association. Invitation-only, juried event. Time period 1790-1812. Friday school day. Entertainment, food, taverns, craftsmen, Woodland Indian village, military encampment, children’s games and puppets, music, street entertainers, shopping. Learn dance steps from 1800. Battle reenactment each day.
 
Sept. 4-6, 2021 - Fort Rowdy Gathering, Covington Community Park, 140 W. Broadway, Covington, Ohio. Contact Kari Hollis, 937-570-8548, khollis311@gmail.com, Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1644286689160840   . Rendezvous and community festival along the Stillwater River, connected by a 209-foot-long portable footbridge. Free live entertainment on both sides of the river and food and crafts on the festival side.
Sept. 10-12, 2021 - Jennings Creek Council Fall Rendezvous, Camp Clay, 9196 Liberty Union Road, Van Wert, Ohio 45891. Contact Larry Curl, lscurl4645@yahoo.com, for registration form or information. Competitions include rifle, smoothbore, archery, hawk & knife and men’s and women’s games. Canned meat prizes; junior aggregate. Council fire Saturday evening. Wooded and open camp sites. Showers. Flush toilets. Fishing and swimming in the pond. No pets.
Sept. 11-12, 2021 - Pioneer Days, Historic Lyme Village, 5001 SR 4, Bellevue, Ohio. Contact 419-483-4949 or visit www.lymevillage.org. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
 
(canceled) Sept. 16-19, 2021 - Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival, lower level of Hedges-Boyer Park, Tiffin, Ohio. Contact Ron and Melissa Kramer, 419-447-6010, www.tiffinfestival.com. Registration required. Early setup available after noon Wednesday. No set-ups Friday until after 2 p.m. and must be completed before 9:30 a.m. Saturday. No camp fee. Call for vendor fees. School day Friday. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Lantern tour at dusk Friday. No competitions. GPS address: 180 Summit St., Tiffin, Ohio. Printing map from website recommended.
 
Sept. 16-19, 2021 - Military timeline event, Crestline Historical Society & Museum, former Hutson Football Stadium, Crestline, Ohio. Contact Julie Rossington, 419-569-4454. Timelines starts with Revolutionary War and continues through time. Event is fundraiser for museum taking place during the Harvest Festival. Friday school day tentatively planned.
 
(New event) Sept. 18-19, 2021 - Warren County Frontier Fair, downtown Lebanon, Ohio, at Historic Glendower Mansion, Harmon Museum campus and Molly Harmon Park. Hosted by Warren County Historical Society and Main Street Lebanon. Contact Sheila Kendall, 513-232-2218. Ohio frontier event, 1790s-1820s. Seeking portrayals, demonstrations, skills, crafts, music, storytelling relevant to the time period. Period sutlers and food vendors are welcome with no vendor fees. Reenactors camping on the Glendower lawn. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Official opening of the soon-to-be-placed Beedle Cabin planned during the event.
 
Sept. 25-26, 2021 - Life in Early Ohio, Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio. Contact 419-874-4121, www.fortmeigs.org/events. Juried event. Historic skills and crafts.
 
Oct. 2-3, 2021 - American Heritage Days, Richland Early American Center for History, Brinkerhoff Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio. Contact Lance Stalnaker, 614-266-5740. Set up Thursday evening or Friday. Friday is a "food truck festival" for townspeople as they watch the official opening and camp set-up. Food trucks also available to reenactors. Grounds feature an 1808 log cabin with fireplace and oven for use by reenactors if desired, an original 1812 Blockhouse and a late 18th/early 19th-century blacksmith shop that will be fully operational by October. Dance Saturday evening with period musicians. No camp fee. No merchant fee. Take down camp Sunday evening or Monday. Public hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Oct. 7-10, 2021 - Harvest Moon Rendezvous, Infirmary Mound Park, 4351 Lancaster Road, Granville, Ohio. Contact Jason Vermilion, 740-258-8962, vermilionjason@yahoo.com. Pre-1840 event. Setup is Thursday. Rendezvous starts at 9 a.m. Thursday. Camp fee is $10. Vendors camp free. Trade blankets welcome. Public days 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Walk-in shooters welcome, but period dress is required. Rifle and smoothbore woodswalk, hawk & knife, archery, fire starting with re-entry, pistol match is blanket shoot. Saturday evening potluck with auction to follow. No pets.
Oct. 7-10, 2021 - Bushcraft Gathering, Kirkmont Center, Zanesfield, Ohio. Contact Caleb Thompson at Central Ohio Bushcraft Community on Facebook, cthompson4137@gmail.com, 937-597-0243, Eventbrite link. Integrating a pre-1840 encampment into the event to provide living history for participants to engage with. Seeking people interested in setting up living history camps with gear and equipment who will engage with other participants. Trade blanket time every evening. Campers are welcome to partake in daily classes and demonstrations, visit vendors and take part in other aspects of the gathering.
 
Oct. 15-17, 2021 - Seneca Muzzleloaders Fall Rendezvous, Sandusky River Coon Hunters grounds, 7575 TR 131, Tiffin, Ohio 44883. Contact Rob Gerding, 419-341-8657, robbob@hush.com. Black powder shoot, archery, hawk and knife, children’s games, potluck Saturday evening. Registration is $25 or $15 and a prize donation. Setup after 2 p.m. Thursday and all day Friday. No pets.
 
Oct. 15-17, 2021 - Sons of Liberty Fall Rendezvous, Canters Cave 4-H Camp, 1362 Caves Road, Jackson, Ohio. Contact Norman Garringer, 740-773-3891, normanga@roadrunner.com. Pre-1840 rendezvous with black powder shoot, hawk and knife and primitive archery competitions. Potluck dinner Saturday night for paid campers only. Friendly event and newbies welcome.
 
Oct. 15-17, 2021 - Girty's Town Rendezvous, north of the High Street bridge along the canal, St. Marys, Ohio. Contact Harold Curry, 419-295-2710, www.facebook.com/groups/312034352147142. Camp fee $10. Beginners and veterans welcome. Nature walk Sunday. Archery and hawk & knife competitions. Blacksmith available.
Oct. 15-17, 2021 - Schoenbrunn Village Trade Faire, Historic Schoenbrunn Village, 1984 E. High Ave., New Philadelphia, Ohio. Contact Jack Johnson, 419-709-2213, for application. Juried event, Ohio frontier 1750-1789; information at www.schoenbrunnvillagefair.org. Home school day 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Located on the site of the Delaware Moravian Village in use from 1772-1777, which features 17 reconstructed buildings including a school, meeting house, four native round log cabins and 14 log cabins. 18th-century trade goods, music, cooking demonstrations, weaving, medical demonstrations, apothecary, musket demonstrations, fife and drum performances, musket firing demonstrations, militia drilling.
 
Oct. 29-31, 2021 - Greene County Fish & Game Fall Rendezvous, 1538 Union Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385. Contact James Moody, 937-805-9313. Camp fee. No extra fee for traders. Competitions include rifle woodswalk, smoothbore woodswalk, archery. hawk & knife, pistol match, pastry toss.
 
Nov. 4-7, 2021 - 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.
Nov. 5-7, 2021 - Killumbuck Fall Rendezvous, Killumbuck Longrifles, 11035 TR 54, Killbuck, Ohio. Lou Tommelleo, 419-566-3562, tommelleo.1@gmail.com. Camp fee of $25 includes one person and all competitions - trail walk/paper shoots Saturday and Sunday, hawk & knife Saturday and archery Saturday. Competition fee is $10 for each additional camper. No-competition camp fee is $15. Competition times are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; sign in by 11:30 a.m. Walk-ins welcome for Saturday competitions with primitive dress requested; $15 fee. Visitors not in primitive dress must leave by 5 p.m. Saturday. Walk-ins welcome for Sunday paper shoot; $10 fee. Provide your own drinking water. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.