Feb. 1-2, 2020 - Living History Trade Fair, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, Flower Building, Fremont, Ohio. Contact Smiling Fox Forge LLC, 419-334-8180, ; Smoke & Fire Co., 419-878-8535, ; Turkey Foot Trade Co., 660-291-4842, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb. 8, 2020 - Contemporary Gunmakers & Allied Artists Show, Campus Martius and Ohio River Museum, 601 2nd St, Marietta, Ohio 45750. Contact Bill Reynolds, 740-373-3750. Featuring the work of several dozen traditional gunmakers from around the Ohio Valley as well as 18th- and 19th-century craftsmen such as horn makers, hunting bag makers, leather workers, tinsmiths, cabinet makers and other allied trades. Open 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission to the museum required.
March 7-8, 2020 - Old Town Trade Fair, Assembly Hall, Greene County Fairgrounds, 120 Fairground Road, Xenia, Ohio. Contact Tim and Sharon Milligan, , 937-857-9745 or Facebook page. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission $4 per person; children 11 and younger free. Food available on site. Reenactors, dealers, collectors, educators, craftsmen and history buffs welcome. Live demonstrations of broom and rope making along with early gun building. Wares must pre-1890 originals or reproductions.
March 14-15, 2020 - Maple Syrup Festival, Indian Lake State Park, 13156 SR 235 N, Lakeview, Ohio 43331. Contact Brenda Moots, 937-633-0147. Pioneer camps, living history displays and live demonstrations. Public wagon rides. Setup day Friday. Public hours 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday.
April 3-4, 2020 - Ohio Long Rifle Exhibit, Association of Ohio Long Rifle Collectors, Lafayette Hotel, Marietta, Ohio. Contact Liza Kindig, 330-948-1082, www.AOLRC.com. Open noon-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Admission $5/ages 12 and older. Featuring more than 200 makers of Ohio-made muzzle loading rifles of the 18th & 19th centuries. At 8 p.m. Saturday, Mel Hankala is to give a presentation on his research and upcoming book. Presentation open to the public by advanced registration with $5 fee.
April 24-26, 2020 - Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous, Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee, Williamsburg Community Park, 150 E. Main St., Williamsburg, Ohio. Contact George West, 513-675-3934, , www.grassy-run.org or Facebook page. Commemorates the largest documented battle between settlers and natives in what is now Clermont County. Friday is school day with about 500 children. Public days are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Period vendors and demonstrators are welcome. Competitions include muzzleloading shoot, hawk & knife, bow shoot and a children's BB gun shoot Saturday. The children's Lock, Stock and Barrel area will provide hands-on experience in games and crafts of the era. Pre-registration is encouraged by contacting Kay Shields at 513-724-3740.
May 1-3, 2020 - Greene County Fish & Game Spring Rendezvous, 1538 Union Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385. Contact Robb Rowland, 937-245-3878, email@example.com. Camp fee $15 per person, $20 per family, $10 per day for walk-in shooter. No extra fee for traders. Competitions include rifle woodswalk, smoothbore woodswalk, archery woods course, hawk & knife, pistol match.
May 2-3, 2020 - Repair to Black Horse Tavern: The Story Continues, Crabill Homestead, 2800 Croft Rd., Springfield, Ohio 45503. Contact Civilian Corp of Interpreters Facebook page, firstname.lastname@example.org. 18th-century event featuring the lives of residents and visitors of Black Horse Tavern. Focused on the daily life of 18th-century civilians. The story continues in 1785 and a lot has changed at the Black Horse Tavern. Mrs. Smith, the dearly and untimely departed cook, has been laid to rest and replaced with a new cook. New guests come and go, life goes on at the tavern ... but not everything is as it seems. Interactive first-person experience. Members of the public can play along with the residents and guests of the tavern if they so choose. Living historians will be interacting with one another in first-person interpretation. Free, but donations welcome.
May 8-9, 2020 - Willard Revolutionary War Reenactment & Encampment, Willard Middle School, 949 S. Main St., Willard, Ohio 44890. Contact 419-935-0181. Join eighth-grade students at Willard Middle School to create a Revolutionary War reenactment, learn about life in the 1700s and re-create battle scenes. Reenactors, sutlers and volunteers welcome. Speakers, demonstrations and entertainment Saturday. Also Saturday is the Willard Rev War Colonial Trade Faire And Craft Show 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Check in for vendors is 7:30 a.m. No public admission fee. Deadline to apply as vendor is May 1. Vendor fee $10 for empty space; $20 for table and two chairs. Moves indoors in case of rain.
May 14-17, 2020 - NRLHF Corps of Discovery, Nichols Family Farm, 85 TR 1305, Toronto, Ohio. Contact Mark Rebres, 740-632-8625, , 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. Modern tent camp area for beginners interested in participating. Artillery on request; call ahead. Some room for horses and mules. Advance registration ends April 14. Advanced registration fees are $20 per adult for NMLRA members; $25 for non-members. Children ages 17 and younger are free. Dependents 18 and older are $12.50 each. Trade fee $30; blanket trader $15. For more details on fees and rules, visit www.nrlhf.org, call 717-312-3016 or email email@example.com.
May 16-17, 2020 - Settlers Encampment on the Auglaize, Auglaize Village & Farm Museum, 12296 Krouse Road, Defiance, Ohio. To apply, contact Mike Judson, , 574-536-9851, or Cheryl Daniel, , 419-551-1134, www.auglaizevillagemuseum.org. Friday setup. Public days 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. 1750-1815 juried event. 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 16-17, 2020 - Spring Gathering, Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village, 3999 Pioneer Village Road, Waynesville, Ohio. Contact 513-897-1120, , www.caesarscreekpioneervillage.org. Public hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission.
May 29-31, 2020 - Seneca Muzzleloaders Spring Rendezvous, Sandusky River Coon Hunters grounds, 7575 TR 131, Tiffin, Ohio 44883. Contact Rob Gerding, 419-341-8657, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
June 5-7, 2020 - 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. Friday night program about Native Americans who inhabited the area. 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, Shawnee storyteller Shequonur, 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 12-18, 2020 - NRLHF Old Northwest Territory Primitive Rendezvous, Hidden Hollow Camp, 8672 Richman Road, Lodi, Ohio 44254. Contact James Schneider, 330-416-6197. Early setup is Wednesday and Thursday. Advance registration ends May 12. 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 $10 more per person, plus a $5 per day early setup fee. Trade fee $50; blanket trader $20. Registration fee refund fee is 20% of the fee. No pets permitted. NRLHF follows ADA regulations. For more details on fees and rules, visit www.nrlhf.org, call 717-312-3016 or email email@example.com.
June 19-21, 2020 - 200 Rockford Bicentennial, Rockford, Ohio. Contact: Carrie Sturwold, , or Gerry Bender, firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 19-26, 2020 - Friends of the Old Northwest Rendezvous, Miller Conservation Farm, 5670 E. TR 138, Tiffin, Ohio. Contact booshway Hank Felder, 517-852-9252 , or segundo Dave Pitney, 419-296-8165, email@example.com. 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 Co Rd P, McClure, OH 43534 (419-601-2495, firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 16. Setup days area Wednesday-Friday, June 17-19. Public days TBA.
July 24-26, 2020 - History Alive at Fort Piqua, Johnston Farm & Indian Agency, 9845 N. Hardin Road, Piqua, Ohio. Contact Laura Supinger, 937-418-2859 or email@example.com. Timeline event portraying the Ohio Country 1740-1865. Vendors, cannons, skirmishes, demonstrations.
Aug. 1-2, 2020 - 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, , , www.wolfcreekmill.org, Facebook page. Juried event seeking demonstrators and traders. Setup July 30-31 and can stay through Aug. 3. Public hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 1-2. Admission $3/adults and $1 off for wearing period dress.
Aug. 7-9, 2020 - Sandusky County Bicentennial Celebration Rendezvous, White Star Park, Gibsonburg, Ohio. Contact Sue Brinker, , or Vicki Johnson, 419-601-2495, firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-1840 camp portraying life 200 years ago at the time of the founding of Sandusky County.
Aug. 14-16, 2020 - Seneca Muzzleloaders Summer Rendezvous, Sandusky River Coon Hunters grounds, 7575 TR 131, Tiffin, Ohio 44883. Contact Rob Gerding, 419-341-8657, email@example.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.
Sept. 4-7, 2020 - Greene County Fish & Game Labor Day Rendezvous, 1538 Union Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385. Contact Robb Rowland, 937-245-3878, firstname.lastname@example.org. Camp fee $15 per person, $20 per family, $10 per day for walk-in shooter. No extra fee for traders. Competitions include rifle woodswalk, smoothbore woodswalk, archery woods course, hawk & knife, pistol match. Trick-or-treat for kids Saturday. Potluck Saturday.
Sept. 12-13, 2020 - Pioneer Days, Historic Lyme Village, 5001 SR 4, Bellevue, Ohio 44811. Contact 419-483-4949, lymevillage.org, Facebook page.
Sept. 18-20, 2020 - 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. 18-20, 2020 - Fort Loramie Fall Festival Mountain Man Camp, Fort Loramie State Park, Fort Loramie, Ohio. Contact: Carrie Sturwold, , or Gerry Bender, email@example.com.
Oct. 3-4, 2020 - Johnny Appleseed Festival, Auglaize Village & Farm Museum, 12296 Krouse Road, Defiance, Ohio, www.auglaizevillagemuseum.org. Demonstrators will be making apple cider, caramel corn, apple butter and sorghum molasses. Kids' activities, music and food vendors. Admission $5 admission. Kids 12 and younger free with paid adult. Annual memberships available.
Oct. 9-11, 2020 - Seneca Muzzleloaders Fall Rendezvous, Sandusky River Coon Hunters grounds, 7575 TR 131, Tiffin, Ohio 44883. Contact Rob Gerding, 419-341-8657, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 9-11, 2020 - Harvest Moon Rendezvous, Infirmary Mound Park, 4351 Lancaster Road, Granville, Ohio. Contact Jason Vermilion, 740-258-8962, email@example.com. Pre-1840 event. Setup is Thursday. Rendezvous starts at 9 a.m. Friday. No camp fee for vendors. Trade blankets welcome. Public days 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Walk-in shooters welcome. Rifle woodswalk, hawk & knife woodswalk, archery, rifle and smoothbore blanket shoots. Saturday evening potluck.
Oct. 16-18, 2020 - 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.
Oct. 23-25, 2020 - Greene County Fish & Game Fall Rendezvous, 1538 Union Road, Xenia, Ohio 45385. Contact Robb Rowland, 937-245-3878, firstname.lastname@example.org. Camp fee $15 per person, $20 per family, $10 per day for walk-in shooter. No extra fee for traders. Competitions include rifle woodswalk, smoothbore woodswalk, archery woods course, hawk & knife, pistol match. Trick-or-treat for kids Saturday. Potluck Saturday.
Nov. 5-8, 2020 - 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.
Past 2020 events
Jan. 18-19, 2020 - Sons of Liberty Indoor Trade Fair, Canters Cave 4-H Camp, 1362 Caves Road, Jackson, Ohio. Contact Gary George, , 740-856-7262. Period vendors selling wares from the time periods of 1890 and earlier. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission $3; $2 in period dress.