June 24-26, 2022 - Fort Loudoun Market Fair, Fort Loudoun Historic Site, 1720 N. Brooklyn Road, Fort Loudon, Pennsylvania 17224. Contact Bryant White at email@example.com to request a jury application by May 27. Juried event; 1730-1790. Registration fee $25 per adult ages 18 and older. If not pre-registered, fee at the gate is $50 per adult. 18th-century market fair that features more than 50 artisans, an encampment, demonstrations, artisanal food, a blanket trader flea market, early American and Celtic music and the Faire Wynds Circus. Setup 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, 7-8:30 a.m. Friday and after 5:30 p.m. Friday. Public hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission $5 per adult ages 18 and older.
July 9-10, 2022 - Summer Rendezvous, Jefferson County Longrifles, 1000 Harriger Hollow Road, Brookville, Pennsylvania 15825. Contact JeffersonCountyLongrifles.blogspot.com or Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Jefferson-County-Longrifles-250384391644116.
July 29-31, 2022 - Gunmakers Fair at Kempton, Kempton Community Center, 83 Community Center Drive, Kempton, Pennsylvania. (Near Dixon's Muzzleloading Shop where the event took place for 37 years.) Information at https://gunmakersfair.wixsite.com/gunfair or www.facebook.com/GunmakersFairKempton. Seminars, gunmakers, artisans, horners, reenactors, vendors of 18th and 19th centuries. Rifle and accoutrements judging and awards. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission $5 per person ages 16 and older; 15 and younger free.
Aug. 4-7, 2022 - Historic Camp at Spring Brook, 65 Hillside Road, Shavertown, Pennsylvania 18708. Contact Guy Kroll, 570-262-3507, firstname.lastname@example.org. Black powder shoots 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Camp fee $25. Shoot fee $10. Long-distance shot and pistol for fun. Sutlers welcome. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Sept. 10-11, 2022 - Muzzleloader Rendezvous Black Powder Shoot & Artisan Show, Endless Mountains Primitive Outdoorsmen, American Legion Post 510, Route 6, Black Walnut, Pennsylvania. Black powder shooting, sharpshooter and pistol paper targets, a hawk and knife walk, a woods walk, primitive archery, trapping, fire starting. Primitive or non-primitive camping. $10 camp donation. $20 vendor donation. Public hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.
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.
2022 past events
March 19, 2022 - Pontiac's War Symposium, Bushy Run Battlefield, 1253 Bushy Run Road, Jeannette, Pennsylvania. Tickets are $35-$75 at www.eventbrite.com/e/pontiacs-war-symposium-tickets-218776194487 or register at the museum during business hours, 724-527-5584. One-day symposium with historians and an author from various places to discuss the causes, events and affects of Pontiac's War on American history.
April 22-24, 2022 - Phil Cravener Memorial Rendezvous, Old Westmoreland Rifles, 188 McCullough Road, Derry, Pennsylvania 15671. Contact Darryl Myers, 724-522-1729, or Duane King, 724-850-7305, http://www.oldwestmorelandrifles.com/index.html. Rifle and pistol shooting, archery, hawk & knife poker, fire starting, camp games. Modern and primitive camping. Take your own water. No trader fee.
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.
May 14-15, 2022 - Across the Centuries timeline event, Fort Loudoun Historic Site, 1720 N. Brooklyn Road, Fort Loudon, Pennsylvania 17224. Contact Mike Strausner, president@FortLoundounPA.com, 717-372-5945. Registration requested by April 23. Time periods such as Ancient Romans and Greeks, Vikings, medieval archers and soldiers, Irish militia of the 1600s and Scottish Highlanders along with military and supporting impressions of the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Open to public 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Visitor admission is $5.
May 26-30, 2022 - Blue Ridge Rifles Inc. Memorial Day Rendezvous and Shoot, Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania. Contact BRRifles@gmail.com. Gate opens at noon Thursday and closes at 3 p.m. Monday. Camp fee $20 per person ages 18 and older; ages 17 and younger free with an adult. Primitive and modern camping (no hookups). No sutlers fee, but prize donations are appreciated. Black powder matches, archery, hawk & knife. Use of a firearm with instruction available for novice shooters. Visitors welcome at camp, but no pets, for $5 per person ages 18 and older, or $20 per vehicle.
June 10-12, 2022 - Old Mill Village Black Powder Rendezvous, Old Mill Village Museum grounds, 5774 SR 848, New Milford, Pennsylvania 18834. Contact Tim Button, 570-434-3353, firstname.lastname@example.org. Target shooing, woodwalk, hawk & knife. Camp fee $5 per person ages 12 and older; $2 for ages 5-11. Pre-1840 attire required. Sutlers and merchants welcome. Primitive and modern camps. Food and ice available. Modern restrooms. Public welcome noon-5 p.m. Saturday.
June 10-12, 2022 - Rendezvous, Old Westmoreland Rifles, 188 McCullough Road, Derry, Pennsylvania 15671. Contact Darryl Myers, 724-522-1729, or Duane King, 724-850-7305, http://www.oldwestmorelandrifles.com/index.html. Rifle and pistol shooting, archery, hawk & knife poker, fire starting, camp games. Modern and primitive camping. Take your own water. No trader fee.