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Events For 2007  (NMLRA/NRLHF and otherwise)

January

January, 2007
Winter Garrison at Watauga
Site: Sycamore Shoals State Park
Location: Elizabethton, TN
Sponsored by Hardin's Rangers and the Company of Overmountain Men
URL: http://www.state.tn.us/ environment/parks/parks/SycamoreShoals/
Join Hardin's Rangers, a French and Indian War period reenactment group, at Fort Watauga for a living history look into the 18th century. Please write for more info: Co. of Overmountain Men, P.O. Box 434, Jonesborough, TN 37659-0434.

January 20-28, 2007
Alafia River Rendezvous
Site/Location: Homeland, FL
Contact: The Florida Frontiersmen
URL: http://www.floridafrontiersmen.org/Alaf ia.html

February

February 3-4, 2007 (always 1st full weekend)
French and Indian War Winter Encampment
Site: Fort de Chartres, IL
Contact: Steve Anderson
Email: ftdchart@htc.net
URL: http://www.ftdechartres.com/page/ page/1396753.htm
Fort de Chartres State Historic Site
RR 2, Prairie du Rocher, IL 62277
Phone: 618-284-7230
A winter gathering of F & I period re-enactors, camping and competing in a team woods walk, musket competition.

February 10-11, 2007
Snowshoe Rendezvous
Time Period: Winter of 1754
Location: Cornell, WI
Site: Fort Bon Secours-re-enactment site
Contact: Father Thomas, Fort Bon Secours, 15839-292nd St, Cornell, WI 54732
Phone: (715) 667-5362
Email: fatherthomas@fortbonsecours.org
URL: http://www.fortbonsecours.org
Winter life at an F&I Fort - Participants at this event will stay in-side the heated buildings of Fort Bon Secours - however all daytime activities will take place out-of-doors and requires that the participant be able to withstand the rigors of the cold Wisconsin winter. Bring your own bedding and winter gear, and "good" footwear, and walk the Snowshoe Trails of Fort Bon Secours.

February 24, 2007
Menendez Birthday Festival
Site: City of St. Augustine, FL
Contact: Nella, Department of Historic Preservation and Heritage Tourism
48 King Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Phone: 904-825-5033 or 825-5088
Email: hholton@aug.com
URL: http://www.historicstaugustine.com/
OR: http://mywebpag es.comcast.net/calderon/eventscalendar.html#birthday
This 16th century Spanish event honors Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles (1519-1594), founder of St. Augustine, by celebrating the 484th anniversary of his birth, including a flotilla of festival ships to commemorate the captain General of the Ocean Sea including cannon fire and music. The evening ends with a 16th century masked ball, Noche de Gala, at the Lightner Museum.

March

March, 2006
Spring Encampment
Time Period: 1780
Site: Mansker's Station, Moss-Write Park, Goodlettsville, TN
Contact: Betty Freudenthal, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Phone: 615-859-3678
Email: bfreudenthal@cityofgoodlettsville.org
URL: http://danlambert.home. mindspring.com/manskers/camps.html
Water and firewood and straw provided. Public and juried traders welcomed.

March 3, 2007
Colonies Of the Gulf Coast
Site: Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island, AL
Time Period: 1700-1800s
Contact: Joe Everett, Fort Park Ranger
Phone: (251) 861-6992
Email: fortgaines@dauphinisland.org
URL: http://www.dauphinisland.org/
Explore life on Isle Dauphine in the 1700-1800s. Visit with French, British, and Spanish soldiers. A part of Napoleon's Old Guard, that formed the Colony in Demopolis, AL., will be on hand to demonstrate soldier life of this time-period. They will do drilling and fire the cannon. You'll see authentic camping in the fort. There will be candle making, and open-hearth cooking. You'll see settlers competing in bow and arrow skills.

March 3 and 4
Historical Winter Market, Lynfield Event Complex
10142 Hansonville Road
Frederick, MD 21702
Call 1-888-846-4676 for more information
Admission is $5 per person
The Winter Market will be the largest gathering of historical traders on the East Coast to date.  Traders will have merchandise and supplies for historical reenactors doing impressions in French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, Native American, Mountainman, and Civil War.  The Market will also have many traders with handmade 18th century reproduction crafts like pottery, glassware, clothing, baskets, etc.

March 10-11, 2007
Revolutionary War & French Colonial Encampment
Fort Kaskaskia Historic site, IL
URL: http://www.state.il.us/hpa/hs/Kaskaskia.htm
URL: http://www.greatriverroa d.com/stegen/randattract/fortkask.htm

March 10-11, 2007 (second full weekend)
French/Indian
Site: Fort St. Jean Baptiste
Location: Natchitoches, LA
Contact: James Prudhume (Curater)
130 Moreau St., Natchitoches, LA 71457-3154
1-888-677-7853; 318-357-3101; 318-357-7055
Email: fortstjean@crt.state.la.us
Or Email: fortstjean_mgr@crt.state.la.us
URL: http://www.crt.state.la.us/crt/parks /fortstj/ftstjean.htm
An F&I event along the banks of the Cane River (was a tributary of the Red in those days). Largest replicated French fort in the US. Participants must be juried.. Please email to pre-register, and send info on your sleeping accommodations.

March 16-25, 2007
Southwestern Regional Rendezvous
Site/Location: Hearne, TX
Booshway: Martin Hayes "Shortbear"
Phone: 501-551-0414
URL: http://www.talking-bear.com/events.htm
We plan to offer seminars but need people to share skills. Please contact one of us if you have a skill to share or a specific activity you'd like to sponsor a demonstration. Some of the demonstrations are beadwork, quillwork, leather bag making, soap making, tatting, carding, knot dolls, brain tanning, basket making, blacksmithing, Dutch oven cooking, fire starting and much more!

March 17-18, 2007
Annual Colonial Arkansas Weekend
Time Period: 1686-early 1800s
Site: Arkansas Post National Park
Location: Southeast Arkansas, just south of the town of Gillet
Contact: Ray Hamel
Phone: 870-377-7245
Email: raymond_hamel@nps.gov
Or Ed Laurine
Email: ed_laurine@juno.com
URL: http://www.nps.gov/arpo/pphtml/events.ht ml
Events URL: http://www.arkansasst a teparks.com/parks/park_events.asp?id=45
This is a self-juried time line event from 1686 to the early 1800s. Arkansas Post was established by de Tonti during his search for La Salle and the area was the site of three Quapaw villages. The last battle of the American Revolution was fought at Arkansas Post. One of the Post's Spanish commanders went broke bank rolling a group of American longhunters. They took his money and vanished into the brush! There is a program of firearms demonstrations and some lectures by renowned historians on early colonial and American life in Arkansas. The Park provides firewood, water, and toilets, plus raw materials for breakfast and Saturday supper. Tent or under the stars camping. If you are interested in Native American, French, or Spanish life in the South, please attend!

March 17-18, 2007
Kalamazoo Living History Show
Site: Kalamazoo County Expo Center
Location: 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI
Contact: Leslie Martin Dotson, Executive Director
P.O. Box 2214, West Lafayette, IN 47996
Phone: 765-563-6792
Email: klhs@dcwi.com
URL: http://www.KalamazooShow.Com
The largest, nationally recognized, juried show in the Midwest devoted to pre-1890 original or reproduction living history supplies, accouterments and related crafts. More than 10,000 historical re-enactors from pre-Revolutionary through the Civil War, history buffs, collectors, and the general public from 18 states and Canada come together for a festive weekend to buy, sell and trade. The event attracts over 270 of the finest craftsman and dealers of living history supplies and related crafts from throughout the United States.
The Kalamazoo Living History Show was created in 1976 to bring history alive and entertain as well as expose the general public to some of the most fascinating times in our history. Each year the focus of the show changes allowing various historical reenactment groups, organizations and individuals, dressed in period clothing, the opportunity to host the show and share their knowledge and enthusiasm of history with all of us.
Anyone attending the show in pre-1890 style clothing will be eligible for a drawing on a historically accurate Witney Point Blanket each day.

March 24-25, 2007
Battle of Horseshoe Bend
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, Daviston, AL
Contact: Ove Jensen, Horshoe Bend NMP
11288 Horseshoe Bend Rd., Davidston, AL, 36256
Phone: 256-234-7111
URL: http://data.itc.nps.gov/cale ndar/index.cfm?alphacode=HOBE
Participation by invitation only. Public welcome.

March 30-31, 2007
3rd CSLRM Annual Mountain Man Encampment
Site: Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum
Location: Arkansas City, KS
Contact: Heather Ferguson, 31639 US 77, Arkansas City, KS 67005
Phone: (620) 442-6750
Email: hferguson@arkansascityks.gov
URL: http://www.arkansascityks.gov/museum
Experience a pre-1840s trade camp. Walk back in time and visit camps that demonstrate weaponry, blacksmithing, scrimshaw, beadwork and more!

March 30-April 1, 2007
Les Pays de Illynois Colonial Trade Faire and Musket Frolic
Site: Fort de Chartres
Location: Prairie du Rocher, IL
Presented by Chasseurs du Datchurat and Fort de Chartres Historic Site
1350 State Route 155, Prairie du Rocher, IL, 62277
Phone: 618-284-7230
Email: ftdchart@htc.net
URL: http://www.chasseurs.homestead. com/TradeFaire.html
URL: http://www.ftdechartres.com/page/ page/1396753.htm
A juried living history event depicting the Illinois Country 1750-1790. Includes shooting matches for rifle & musket, colonial games, and military demonstrations. If you attended last year, you should be receiving a packet within the next month. If not, an application is posted on the web site. Mail it to Kelly Puckett, who is to be this year's Booshway. We will have lots of activities for women, including a Ladies' Tea Social and "La Bonne Epouse" a skills contest to prove who is truly "the Good Wife."

March 31-April 1, 2007
Annual Old Florida Festival
Site: Collier County Museum, Naples, FL
URL: http://colliermuseum.com/
OR: http://mywebpages.comca st.net/calderon/eventscalendar.html
The largest living history event in Southwest Florida. Held each November at Collier County Museum in Naples.
This is a timeline event. Time periods represented: (1) Pre-Columbian Calusa Indians are portrayed by members of the Heritage of the Ancient Ones. The grouping also includes early Creek and Seminole Indians, as well as the lesser known Black Seminole. (2) Spanish conquest, recreated by members of a 16th century living history group. (3) 1700-1850, including Continental and British Soldiers of the American Revolution, Spanish colonists, militiamen from Fort Mose, early American pioneers, aboard an 18th century ship. (4) World War II: from 1942 to 1945 the third largest city in Florida was one of the Army's training facilities.
Old Florida Festival is a celebration of 6000 years of South Florida history and features a Sampling of the people and events that have shaped our past. A typical festival consists of 70 or more participants arranged in historic "camps" that portray a specific era in Florida history. Re-enactors and craft workers provide continuous drills and demonstrations through first hand impressions. Participants develop and display historical artifacts and materials in their camps and encourage questions from the public. A growing number of period vendors or sutlers also attend, offering reproductions, art, food, gift items and historically correct goods for sale. Participation in the event is by application and invitation only.

April

NMLRA/NRLHF Southeastern Regional Primitive Rendezvous
March 31-April 8, 2007
Site/Location: Cherokee Farms, LaFayette, GA
Booshway: Russ Cutts, P.O. Box 94 Talking Rock, GA 30175
Phone: 706-253-3932
Email: rbc@nativeearth.org
URL: http://www.nrlhf.org/sepr2007.htm
The Southeastern Rendezvous is a large encampment of living history buffs portraying every manner of pre-1840 historical characters including French & Indian War soldiers, Colonial militia, frontier longhunters, mountain men, Native American Indians, trades people, frontier settlers and a great variety of historic crafts and craftsmen. This event also includes historical craft and skills seminars, a variety of games and entertainment, shooting events for the old timey muzzleloaders, and children's activities. It is designed by and for history buffs and reenactors. This promises to be the biggest and best Southeastern in its 20 year history! If you like living history, don't miss this event!
NRLHF Pre-Registration Form. NMLRA membership is NOT required. Pre-registration forms must be post-marked no later than 30 days before the start of the rendezvous. All pre-registrations that are postmarked after the 30-day deadline will be returned to sender.

April 6-8, 2007
Beaver Creek Free-Trappers Spring Rendezvous
Location: Sterling, Oklahoma - one mile north on 195 to Welch, turn left for 3/4 mi
Contact: Ironjaw (James) Hawley, 317 West Main, Anadarko, OK 73005
Phone: 405-247-5026
Email: nobottom@caddoelectric.net
If you like to shoot do not miss this one! Camp fees $10.00 per lodge, shoot fee $10.00 + a $10.00 prize. The shooting fee goes to buy more prizes for the shooters. Events: Mountainman Walk & Shoot 10 shots; Fire Starting; Hawk & Knife Throw; Pistol Shoot 10 shots; Novelty Shoot 10 shots; Rifle shoot 10 shots. Early set-up please call ahead.

April 12-15, 2007
School of the Longhunter
Site: Pricketts Fort State Park, just north of Fairmont, WV
Contact: Pricketts Fort Memorial Foundation
Route 3 Box 407, Fairmont, WV 26554
Phone: 304-363-3030
Email: pfort@westco.net
URL: http://www.prickettsfort.org
An intense weekend of instruction exploring the role of early frontiersmen on the American frontier. Speakers will focus upon the frontier skills of the long hunter.

April 13-15, 2007
Woolaroc Spring Traders Encampment
Location: near Bartlesville, OK
URL: http://www.woolaroc.org/

April 14, 2007
Battle of Great Cacapehon Memorial & Colonial Feast
Site: Fort Edwards, Capon Bridge, WV
Phone: 304-822-4655
URL: http://www.fortedwards.org/ftedhome.htm
There will be several events this day commemorating the 250th anniversary of the Battle of Great Cacapehon, a major event in the bloody year of 1756 on the colonial frontier. Events include: colonial style dinner. 6 p.m. at the Capon Bridge Fire Hall. Check back later for further information.

April 14-15, 2007
French and Indian War Encampment
Site: Ft. Toulouse, Wetumpka, AL
Contact: Greg Reinhart or Jim Parker, 334-567-3002
Email Greg: ftedu@bellsouth.net
Email Jim: jparker@mail.preserveala.org
URL: http://www.living-history.net/Fort/FORTTOULOUSE.HTM
The public and reenactors are treated to the best and most exciting living history event in the Southeast. Sutlers welcome. Participation in this event is by invitation only; contact Greg Reinhart or Jim Parker for more info. Firewood, straw, water, and hot showers provided.

April 26-29, 2007
18th Century Market Fair
Site: Fort Frederick State Park, Big Poole, MD
Contact: Kenney Moore, 1603 Sawmill Road, Hedgesville, WV 25427
Phone: 304-229-7525
URL: http://www.dnr.state. md.us/publiclands/western/fortfrederick.html
Send self-addressed stamped envelope for copy of flyer. THIS EVENT IS PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY!! Pre-registrations must be post marked by April 1. Sutlers pre-registration closes March 1. Sutlers had to be juried back in January. There will be approx. 150-160 sutlers and around 1600 campers. Monies generated by the camping stay at the park for its use. $15-preregistration, $25 at the gate each person. Children under 15-free. There will be seminars and period muzzleloaders and period bows may be shot on designated range.

April 27-29, 2007
Grassy Run Heritage Rendezvous
Site/Location: Cincinnati, Williamsburg, Ohio
Contact: Ronald W. Shouse, 3551 Inez Avenue, Bethel, OH 45106
Phone: (513) 734-1119
Email: longhunter@grassyrun.org
URL: http://www.GrassyRun.org
This 15-year old event is held in Williamsburg, Ohio. A town deep in the settlement history. Founded in 1796 by Gen. William Lytle, and passed thru many of time by the likes of Simon Kenton, Daniel Boone, Bluejacket and Tecumseh. Rendezvous put on by the Grassy Run Historical Arts Committee, Clermont County's largest historical organization. Founded in 1988 as prelude to the Bicentennial of the battle at the Grassy Run, fought over stolen horses stolen by the Shawnee from the settlements in Caintukee, Simon Kenton raised a party of longhunters and rangers to take back the horses. This event is a family event with many games and matches for all! Organization feast Saturday night for all our guests. One of the first events in Ohio, a real cabin fever style event. Wood, water and restrooms provided. Camp fees: adults 18 and up $10.00 17 and under free. Vendor fees: Sutler trader $15.00 plus camp fee. Blanket trader 1 standard blanket $5.00 plus camp fee. Food vendor $50.00 plus camp fee and food permits are secured by vendor. Paid camp fee will receive a medallion. Revolutionary War units, Woodland Indian groups are welcome. Come out and take part in this great spring time event.

May

May 2-6, 2007
Lancaster County Longrifles Rendezvous
Site: Muddy Run Park
Location: Holtwood, PA
Contact: Beverly Heister, 270 McCorkle Road, Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: 717-533-3652
Email: heister5@paonline.com
URL: http://www.lancastercountylongrifles.com
Rendezvous & Shoot. Camping fee, free wood, water and hooters. Great site in the woods. Located in beautiful Lancaster County, PA. Shooting matches, archery, woods walk, highland games, kids activities, seminars. NO PETS. Sutler area open to public everyday.

May 5-6, 2007
Historic Mansker's Station Colonial Fair
Site: Moss-Write Park, Goodlettsville, TN
Contact: Betty Freudenthal, 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Phone: 615-859-3678
Email: bfreudenthal@cityofgoodlettsville.org
URL: http://danlambert.home.min dspring.com/manskers/fair.html
Water and firewood and straw provided. Public and juried traders welcomed.

May 12-13, 2007
Raid at Martin's Station
Battle Reenactment/Trade Faire
Time Period: 1750-1790
Site: Wilderness Road State Park, Ewing, VA
Contact: Bill Heck, Route 2, Box 115, Ewing, VA 24248
Phone: (540) 445-3065
Email: wildrd@mounet.com
URL: http://www.martinsstation.com/
This is a battle reenactment and a trade fair. This event, among other things, will be a reenactment of a battle between Cherokee warriors and settlers/hunters/militia near the original site of Martin's Station. Aside from the battle on Saturday, there will be skirmishes on Friday and Sunday as well. Also tours of the encampments and the Station, and a guided torchlight tour on Saturday night. There will also be app. 30 sutlers set up next to the Station area. This is a juried event you can contact Wilderness Road State Park (ask for Billy Heck) directly for jurying information.
There are some pictures there of Martin's cabin and station area in various stages of completion, and will attempt to post more as we go along. There are also some shots showing the area in general, which is about 10 miles east of Cumberland Gap, and has an incredible view of the mountains (the park sits almost at the base of the mountain).

May 12-13, 2007
Mission House Rendezvous
Time Period: Spring of 1755
Location: Cornell, WI
Site: Fort Bon Secors re-enenactment site
Contact: Father Thomas, Fort Bon Secours, 15859 - 292nd St, Cornell, WI 54732
Phone: (715) 667-5362
Email: fatherthomas@fortbonsecours.org
URL: http://www.fortbonsecours.org
Voyageur Canoe Event - The participants at this event will be invloved in a "Voyageur Type Event" with activities designed to challenge their knowledge & skills. The event will include activities such as canoe races, a protage race, story telling contest, and paddle-making. Other traditional activities for the "rest of the family" will also be provided. If you have your own canoe bring it but it is not necessary. Because this is the Memorial Day Weekend participants have the extra day of camping - so come early and stay late to avoid the holiday traffic. Bring your early Spring-time gear.

May 17-20, 2007
NRLHF Corps of Discovery
Site/Location: Raccoon Creek State Park, Hookstown, PA
Booshway: Don or Jill Ricetti, 170 Covered Bridge Road, McDonald, PA 15057
Phone: 724-947-4773
Email: segundo@bigfoot.com
Or Email: Jill.ricetti@earthlink.net
URL: http://home.earthlink.net/~segundo98/cod .htm
NRLHF Pre-Registration Form. NMLRA membership is NOT required. Pre-registration forms must be post-marked no later than 30 days before the start of the rendezvous. All pre-registrations that are postmarked after the 30-day deadline will be returned to sender.

May 19-20, 2007
French and Indian War Muster
Site: Fort Frederick State Park, Big Poole, MD
Phone: (301) 842-2155
URL: http://www.dnr.state. md.us/publiclands/western/fortfrederick.html
Fort Frederick musters British, French and American Indian reenactors for a weekend of living history and tactical demonstrations.

May 26-27, 2007
Spirit of Vincennes
Time Period: 1779
Vincennes, IN
Contact: Spirit of Vincennes, Inc., P.O. Box 1816, Vincennes, IN 47591
Email: spirit@wvc.net
URL: http://www.spiritofvincennes.org
One of the Midwest's premier Revolutionary War reenactments occurs Memorial Day weekend at the site of the foremost American victory throughout the frontier. This reenactment, known as the Rendezvous, is sponsored annually by the Spirit of Vincennes, Inc. Since the late 1970s, the citizens of Vincennes, IN; the reenactors of the Northwest Territory Alliance (NWTA); and the employees of the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (NHP) have collaborated to present this distinguished 18th century historical gathering. The event's popularity is such that it attracts 400 to 500 reenactors along with an estimated 35,000 visitors.

May 26-27, 2007
Feast of the Ste. Claire
Port Huron, MI (new site upcoming for 2007)
Sponsored by Belettre Marines
Contact: Harry Burgess
Email: harryburgess@hotmail.com
URL: http://www.phmuseum.org/

May 26-28, 2007
18th Century Trade Fair and Rifle Frolic
Site: Fort Boonesborough State Park
4375 Boonesboro Rd., Richmond, KY 40475
Contact: Bill Farmer, Living History Coordinator
Phone: 859-527-3131
Email: ftboone@bellsouth.net
URL: http://parks.ky.gov/eventcalendar/index.htm
Social, political, and business gathering of merchants, traders, artisans, and living historians at the fort. Camps, traders, merchants, Native Americans. Period music and a variety of 18th century items for sale.

June

June 2-3, 2007
Revolutionary War Encampment
Site: Old Fort at No. Four, Charlestown NH
Contact: John Soule
Fort at No. 4 Living History Museum
Springfield Rd., Rt. 11, P.O. Box 336, Charlestown, NH O3603
Phone: 603-826-5700
Email: info@fortat4.com
URL: http://www.fortat4.com/
A Revolutionary War Garrison Weekend. Hundreds of Colonial and British Regulars and their families encamp in and surrounding the Fort while they present military drills, musket and cannon firing demonstrations, a "sutlers' row," and tactical battle reenactments.

June 2-3, 2007 (always 1st full weekend)
35th Annual Summer Rendezvous
Site/Location: Fort de Chartres State Historic Site, IL
RR 2, Prairie du Rocher, IL 62277
Contact: Steve Anderson
Email: ftdchart@htc.net
Phone: 618-284-7230
URL: http://www.swi-news.com/FortdeChartre s .htm
Or: http://www.greatriverroa d.com/stegen/randattract/chartres.htm
URL: http://www.ftdechartres.com/page/ page/1396753.htm
One of the largest in the country. 18th century crafts, food, music, hundreds of historically dressed participants, flintlock rifle and musket competition, cannon and mortar competition, traders, and much much more.

June 9-10, 2007
24th Annual Island Rendezvous
Time Period: 1600-1830
Site: Isle a la Cache Museum
Location: Romeoville, IL
Contact: Mike Speller, 501 E. Romeo Road, Romeoville, IL 60446
Phone: 815-886-1467
Email: mspeller@fpdwc.org
URL: http://www.fpdwc.org
Great Lakes Fur Trade - Application is necessary for this exciting double event! We are unveiling our Museum renovation AND still providing contests, activities, food and vendors fit for a King!

June 9-10, 2007
Campement de Nouvelle-France (Grand Encampment)
Time Period: French-Indian War
Site: Parc de la riviŠre
Location: l'Assomption, Qu‚bec
Contact: Serge Nault
Phone: (514) 274-2316
URL: http://www.regimentdelasarre.ca
40th anniversary of the reenactor group, Le r‚giment de LaSarre, one of the French regiment who came in New-France during 1755 to 1760.This grand encampment will be a first timer in Qu‚bec. Featuring French and British regiments, Canadian militia, Indians and settlers. Military demonstration. Come and visit us in New-France. Welcome to all French and Indian war reeanactors.

June9-10, 2007

Family Frolic and Rendezvous

Site: James River Black Powder Club, Prince George , VA

Contact: James River Black Powder Club URL: http://www.jamesriverblackpowderclub.org

Best smokepole range in tri-state area. Saturday woodswalk and evening candle light shoot, Sunday scribe’s match. Primitive attire and camping encouraged, but not mandatory. Firewood and hooters provided. No modern hook ups. Traders welcome with no fee.

June 10-16, 2007
Santa Fe Trail Rendezvous
Hosted by NRA Whitting Center
Location: Raton, New Mexico
Contact: Gary Allen, 287 Northview DR, Brookeland, TX 75931
Phone: 409-698-9129
Email: gallen@jas.net
URL: http://www.cap-n-ball.com/raton/
6800 ft grassy meadow with a cool stream, surrounded by pine-covered mountains. Early setup Sat., June 9. Expect 175 to 200 camps. Open iron sights and round ball. Daily rifle, pistol, smooth bore, shotgun, knife, hawk, and archery. Plus mountain man/mama run, trail walk, survival run, knife and hawk walk, fire starting, cooking, best dress, best camp, best jug. Many junior and children events.

June 16-17, 2007
Muster on the Maumee
Site: Ft. Meigs, OH
Contact: Lynn Bova
Email: fortmeigs@yahoo.com
Or contact: Adam Sakel
Phone: 419-874-4121
URL: http://www.fortmeigs.org/
Soldiers through the ages, from the French and Indian War through the 20th century. Also featuring historic vendors, craftsmen, and performers.

June 16-23, 2007
High Plains Rendezvous
Site/Location: Gopher Rifle and Revolver Club, Harris, MN
Booshway: Dallas Leier
Phone: 651-489-9437
Email: highplains2007@yahoo.com
URL: http://www.hprr.org

June 22-24, 2007
Native American Stone Tool and Craft Show
Presented by the Bald Eagle Flintknappers
Location/Site: Mountz Memorial Park, Smithmills, PA 16661
Contact: Cathy Beers, 2381 Skyline Dr., Glasgow, PA 16644
Phone: 814-687-3822
Email: oogabooga2007@yahoo.com
OR Gary Beers, 80 Crossroads Coalport, PA 16627
We are looking for groups who would like to attend our annual Native American stone tool event, always the last week in June. We are looking for black powder shooters,, mountain men, Native American crafters, Native Americans, and Civil War reenactors. We are a non-profit organization, and the event is held on a 10 acre lake with primitive camping. Fee of 25.00 Non refundable due by May 25th, 2007.

Old Northwest Territory Primitive Rendezvous
June 22-30, 2007
Site/Location:10712 Chatham Road Spencer, OH
Booshway: Gary Flegel, 12405 Spencer Mills Road Spencer, OH 44275
Phone: 330-648-2627
Email: oldgoat1@bright.net
URL: http://www.home.earthlink.net/~elfkeepa piary/
NRLHF Pre-Registration Form. NMLRA membership is NOT required. Pre-registration forms must be post-marked no later than 30 days before the start of the rendezvous. All pre-registrations that are postmarked after the 30-day deadline will be returned to sender.

July

June 30-July 4, 2007
4-Moons Rising Rendezvous
Location: Gary, SD
Time Period: Pre-1840s
Contact: Thane Wells, 17727 474th Ave., Clear Lake, SD 57226
Phone: (605) 874-2940
Email: twells@itctel.com
URL: http://www.fourmoons.org
Shoots, archery, hawk & knife, cooking, and other games of skill and luck daily. Kids' games and candy cannon. Wood, water, privies, and showers on site. Grocery runs daily. Open to the public July 4th, 8am-5pm. Directions: Route A)1 West and .5 South of Gary, SD Route B)1 West and 10.5 South of SD/MN border at US Hwy 212 (last .5 on gravel) Route C)31 East (US Hwy 212) and 10.5 South of Watertown, SD (last .5 on gravel) Route D)29 North (I-29), 21 East (SD Hwy 22), and 3 North to Gary, SD from Brookings, SD.

**July 6-8, 2007
French & Indian War Encampment
Site: Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown, NY
Contact: Doug DeCroix
Email: ofn@oldfortniagara.org
Or Contact: Old Fort Niagara Association
P.O. Box 169, Youngstown, NY 14174-0169
Phone: (716) 745-7611
URL: http://www.oldfortniagara.org
Recreates the 240th anniversary of the siege of the fort in July of 1759, a 19 day battle that changed the course of North American history. The participants, from across the United States and Canada accurately represent French, British and colonial soldiers as well as native American warriors who took part in the original siege during the French and Indian War (1754-1760). This conflict, which predated the American Revolution by twenty years, pitted the British and their American colonies against the French in Canada and the midwest. The fort's French and Indian War Encampment is one of the largest annual events of its kind in the world and features a series of public activities programs and demonstrations between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM each day.

July 6-15, 2007
Rocky Mountain National Rendezvous
Location: Vipond Park, Dewey, MT
Booshway: Jerry Flanders, Kalispell, MT
Phone: (406) 249-7111
Email: flandersfamily@centurytel.net
URL: http://www.rmnr.org
Opening Ceremony July 8, 7 pm. Events: Cannon, Rifle, Pistol, and Shotgun, Hawk & Knife, Archery, Blockhouse Shoot, Small caliber trailwalk, Overnight survival trek, Flint & Steel/Fire making, Kid's Games, Old Fart's Games & Classical Women of a Mature Distinction. Weekend 8 am - 6 pm Weekdays 7 am - 9 am & 3 pm -5 pm Firewood, water, ice, general store, & hay will be onsite. Period attire required. Elevation: 8,000 ft. See website for more detail.

July 13-14, 2007
Midland River Days
Time Period: Time line 1607-1783
Site: Downtown Midland at the Tridge
Location: Midland, Michigan
Contact: David Marquis, 9000 Lakeview, White Lake, MI 48386
Phone: 248-366-8328
Email: bw42rh@yahoo.com
URL: http://www.geocities.com/bw42rh
Requirements: Period Dress
This is a family oriented event. Bring the kids!! A large field and shaded area are available for our use. We are planning realistic tacticals both Saturday and Sunday. The Foundation is furnishing wood, water, and straw with ice available for a nominal fee. Porta-johns will be conveniently placed around the encampment. Also included will be free outdoor concerts at the band shell, the Farmer's Market on Saturday morning, and a free fireworks show on Saturday evening. A potluck dinner on Saturday (please bring a dish), early set-up on Thursday, and many Sutlers-Traders-Merchants.

Northeastern Primitive Rendezvous
July 13-20, 2007
Location: Near Naples, NY
Booshway: Gary Cottle
Phone: 716-523-9621
Or: Neil Ross, Segundo
Phone: 585-554-5148
Email: rossfamily2005@frontiernet.net
URL: http://www.nrlhf.org/nepr2007.html
NRLHF Pre-Registration Form. NMLRA membership is NOT required. Pre-registration forms must be post-marked no later than 30 days before the start of the rendezvous. All pre-registrations that are postmarked after the 30-day deadline will be returned to sender.

July 14-15, 2007 (2nd weekend)
F&I Rendezvous
Time Period: Summer of 1755
Location: Cornell, WI
Site: Fort Bon Secors re-enactment site
Contact: Father Thomas, Fort Bon Secours, 15859 - 292nd St, Cornell, WI 54732
Phone: (715) 667-5362
Email: fatherthomas@fortbonsecours.org
URL: http://www.fortbonsecours.org
F&I Military Event - non-battle. This is a calling-up of the Militia of the region. Participants at this event will be engaged in an event that is centered on the "calling-up of the Militia" of the region to go east to fight the "Anglais-Cochon-Chien". This event takes place at a western frontier fort with the men of the region "preparing" to go to war. All family members are welcomed to come to see them off - appropriate activities for the "rest of the family" will be provided. Because this event takes place over the 4th of July weekend, a longer camping stay is provided - come early and stay late and avoid the holiday traffic.

July 15-17, 2007
Rising on the River & Artisan & Sutler Trade Fair
Site: Old Fort at No. Four, Charlestown NH
Contact: John Soule
Fort at No. 4 Living History Museum
Springfield Rd., Rt. 11, P.O. Box 336, Charlestown, NH O3603
Phone: 603-826-5700
Email: info@fortat4.com
URL: http://www.fortat4.com/
Info: http://www.fortat4.com/Whiting_ garrison_history.htm
Welcome to 1745 as the Highlands of Scotland come to the Connecticut River Valley. Watch as the Highland Clans gather in Support of Bonnie Prince Charlie and rise against English rule. Battles scheduled for 2:00 on Saturday and 1:00 on Sunday. Also during this weekend, view a variety of 18th century demonstrations by area craftsmen and peruse Sutler Row for unique gifts and must haves! Blacksmithing, Carpentry, Fabric Dyeing, Hearth Cooking, and more will come alive during this weekend's event.

Midwest Primitive Rendezvous
July 20-July 28, 2007
Site/Location: Black Hawk Memorial Park, Woodford, WI
Booshway: Rita Lurvey, PO Box 217 Dousman, WI 53118
Phone: 262-965-2726
Email: ritalurvey@centurytel.net
URL: http://www.nrlhf.org/mw2007.html
NRLHF Pre-Registration Form. NMLRA membership is NOT required. Pre-registration forms must be post-marked no later than 30 days before the start of the rendezvous. All pre-registrations that are postmarked after the 30-day deadline will be returned to sender.

July 21-22, 2007
Campeau Company Encampment
Site: Colonial Michilimackinac, Mackinaw City, MI
Phone: 231-436-4100
URL: http://www.mackinacparks.com
OR: URL: http://www.mackinaccity.com/
18th century re-enactors join the fort's British troops. Meet dozens of extra soldiers. Demonstrations, fashion shows and camp life.

July 21-22, 2007
British, French and Indian War Reenactment
Site: Old Bedford Village, Bedford, PA
Phone: 1-800-238-4347 or 814-623-1156
Email: villageweb@pennswoods.net
URL: http://www.oldbedfordvillage.com/
Photos of Old Bedford: http://www.memberbbb.com/bedfordv illage.html

July 28-29, 2007
Bayou Salado Rendezvous Frontier Gathering & Burro Days
Location: Hartsel, CO (18 mi. south of Fairplay)
Contact: Paul Hunter, PO Box 1268, Elizabeth, CO 80107
Phone: 303-646-3290
Email: captainroadkill@comcast.net
URL: http://www.burrodays.com/index.htm
Hawk & knife, Mountain Man golf, primitive shoot, shooting gallery, fun shoots, primitive archery, Colorado story telling championship, Council Fire on Saturday (must be in primitive dress to compete in all events). Proper attire required after 6 pm. Water and some wood on site. There is a possibility of a fire ban, plan accordingly! If ban is in effect, only propane or Coleman-style stoves with positive shut-off valve will be allowed in camp. Trader fee $40 (Includes camp fee), Camp fee $15 one $25 family, day visitors $3 vehicle. Pre-registration checks payable to RMLHS Bunny Dukeman, 9219 W. 76th Ave. Arvada, CO 80005.

August

August 3-5, 2007
Dog Hollow Rendezvous
Location: Ottumwa, IA
Contact: Jim Walker Email: walkman@lisco.com
Or: TimberwolfRendezvousers@group s.msn.com
URL: ht tp://groups.msn.com/TimberwolfRendezvousers/

August 3-5, 2007
Nehalem River Rendezvous
Location: North of US 26, Vernonia, OR
Hosted by the Vernonia Muzzleloaders
Contact: Keith Crimin, 503-429-0177
Or J.J. Brannon, 503-637-6728
Email: agolds6@msn.com
URL: http://www .mountaintoptradingco.com
Pre-1840 rondy in the beautiful coast range of Oregon. Easily accessible trailwalks for rifle, pistol, trade gun, primitive archery, knife and hawk, Seneca run, and novelty shoots. Good Peewee program and crafts tent. First full weekend in Aug. every year. Setup Wednesday, Events start Friday. Includes trail walks and special events, also: Trader's Row, Raffle Prizes and Best Primitive Camp Award.

August 4-5, 2007
Compagnie Franche de la Marine du Michilimackinac Encampment
Site: Colonial Michilimackinac, Mackinaw City, MI
Phone: 231-436-4100
URL: http://www.mackinacparks.com
OR: URL: http://www.mackinaccity.com/
18th century re-enactors portray both French and British colonists from the French and Indian War period. Experience demonstrations, period clothing shows, and camp life.

**August 4-5, 2007
244th Anniversary of The Battle of Bushy Run
Part of the War for Empire 250th Anniversary of the F&I War
Site: Bushy Run Battlefield, Harrison City, PA
Phone: 724-527-5584
URL: http://www.bushyrunbattlefield.com

**August 4-5, 2007
250th French and Indian War Commeroration
Site: Old Fort at No. Four, Charlestown NH
Contact: John Soule
Fort at No. 4 Living History Museum
Springfield Rd., Rt. 11, P.O. Box 336, Charlestown, NH O3603
Phone: 603-826-5700
Email: info@fortat4.com
URL: http://www.fortat4.com/
The importance of New Hampshire and Vermont during the French and Indian War will be emphasized at the reconstructed Fort at No. 4, Charlestown, New Hampshire to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the French and Indian War. During the weekend over 300 reenactors from all over the United States and Canada gather to demonstrate drill and maneuvers, tactical battle reenactments, hearthside and campfire cooking, tailoring, and pioneer trading. Period medical displays are also featured. The Reenactors for this event represent British and French troops, Rangers, Militia, campfollowers and Native Americans. The Fort at No. 4 also has many artisans and sutlers on hand with goods for sale and period demonstrations.

August 11-12, 2007
Colonial Kensington
18th Century Timeline
Time Period: 1700-1796
Site: Kensington Metro Park Martindale Beach
Location: Milford, Michigan
Contact: David Marquis, 42056 Brentwood, Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: 586-980-4068
Email: David_thered@yahoo.com
URL: http://www.geocities.com/colonialkensing t on
Colonial Kensington is our 8th annual historic encampment and reenactment that presents the years 1700 to 1796. The event is located within Kensington Metro Park, about 20 miles north of Ann Arbor, Michigan, between Milford and Brighton. This beautiful park setting along the Huron River offers participants unspoiled lake and river frontage for their encampment with mature forests, hills, streams and fields featuring a network of scenic trails.

August 11-12, 2007
Jaeger's Battalion of Roger's Rangers Encampment
Site: Colonial Michilimackinac, Mackinaw City, MI
Phone: 231-436-4100
URL: http://www.mackinacparks.com
OR: URL: http://www.mackinaccity.com/
18th century re-enactors join the fort's British troops. Meet dozens of extra soldiers. Demonstrations, fashion shows and camp life.

August 17-19, 2007
Galesburg Heritage Days
Site/Location: Lake Storey Park, Galesburg, IL
Contact: Jeff Rohweder, 124 East West Street, Oneida IL, 61467
Phone: (309) 483-6544
URL: http://www.heritagedays.com
Pre-1840s Rendezvous. Black powder shoot, hawk & knife shoot, archery competition, canoes races, trader bucks as prizes. Firewood, water, modern toilets and showers. Located on beautiful Lake Storey. Visit our website for more info, or contact Jeff Rohweder.

August 25-26, 2007 (last weekend of August)
Battle at Fort Mims (1812)
Hosted by the Sixth Alabama Cavalry
Location: Fort Mims, off Hwy 59, Tensaw, AL
Contact: Maj. Brien McWilliams
Phone: 256-883-9103
Email: brienmcw@aol.com
On August 30, 1813, armed by the British during the War of 1812, Creek Indians killed more than 500 men, women and children gathered at Ft. Mims. Join us for a reenactment of this historic event. The Battle of Burnt Corn Creek will be each day at 11 am, and the Battle of Fort Mims will be at 3 pm each day. There will be sutlers, artisans, and entertainment groups. Firewood, ice, powder for the participants, and a Saturday evening BBQ meal will be provided. Please register so we will have a head count for the dinner. Settlers, buckskinners, militia, backwoodsmen, women, and children are welcome as the fort inhabitants and defenders. Civil War clothing, without jackets, will work for this era. Straw hats are recommended. Women may fight in the battle, as they actually did, if properly trained in the use of weapons. Ladies, bring wigs so that we may take your scalps. Blood packs may be used, but be sure the dye is washable. Please bring a flintlock weapon if possible, as percussion weapons may be used only away from the spectators.

September

September 1-2, 2007 (Labor Day Weekend)
Fair at New Boston
Time Period: Fall of 1755
Location: Springfield, OH
Site: George Rogers Clark Park
Contact: GRCHA, P.O. Box 1251, Springfield, OH 45501
Phone: 937-882-9216
URL: http://www.grcha.org/fair.html
Join us on the site of the early Ohio town of New Boston as we recreate the sights and sounds of a typical Trades Fair. Exquisite artisans and craftsmen from all over the country come here to demonstrate their skills and sell their wares. Musicians and entertainers are found throughout the grounds to amuse and delight you. Food Row, three taverns, and a coffee house provide you with plenty of refreshments and places to relax while you enjoy your visit. For over 20 years, The Fair at New Boston has brought together reenactors that portray the lives of both the settlers and the Woodland Indians as they were 200 years ago. While we are excited about recent additions to this event, such as the portrayals of George Rogers Clark and a former slave, we have also retained many of your perennial favorites.

September 8-9, 2007
French and Indian War Heritage Day
Site: Fort Edwards, Capon Bridge, WV
Phone: 304-822-4655
URL: http://www.fortedwards.org/ftedhome.htm

September 8-9, 2007
18th Century Trade Faire
Fort Loudoun State Historic Area
338 Fort Loudoun Rd.,Vonore, TN 37885
Phone: 423-884-6217
Email: fortloudoun@tds.net
URL: http://www.fortloudoun.com
September 8-9, 2007
St. Clair Flats Historical Encampment
Site: Algonac State Park, Algonac, MI
Time Period: mid-1700's
Contact: Ron Pinson at (810) 794-9717
Email: redshirt@i-is.net
URL: http://www.st.clairflats.com/
The St. Clair Flats Historical Encampment will primarily focus on the daily life activities of the different peoples (Europeans & Native Americans) that inhabited the Great Lakes region during the mid 1700's . Camping participants will be provided with the following items: Water, straw, wood, ice, food and pit toilets. Modern shower facilities are available, (short walk thru woods). Modern camping is available at campground (within walking distance to encampment, but out of sight of encampment).
We're looking for a few more quality NA Reenactors. Due to the fact that we are located across the river from Walpole Island First Nation, we really scrutinize the NA reenactors. Their Chief, elders, band council, & director of their heritage center have attended in the past (and have brought artifacts & given talks). We have a permanent native village, hopefully we will be expanding it this year, & possibly erecting a palisade. Our Camp is located in a rustic area of the Algonac State Park, which is about 1 1/2 miles square (roughly 1500 acres of marsh with sand ridges of large oaks & maples). This event will be limited to 200 participants, presently we have registrations from about 100 people.

September 15-16, 2007
The Siege of Ft. William Henry
Time Period: 1757
Site: Lake George Village, Lake George, New York
Contact: Marisa Muratori
1 Mountain Drive, Lake George, NY 12845
Phone: 518-668-4326
Email: onemtlg@aol.com
Requirements: insured unit membership
250th anniversary event of the successful French attack on British Fort William Henry made famous by J.F. Cooper's Last of the Mohicans. NYS signature medalian event for 2007. 700 to 1000 reenactors expected. Historic sites, fort, lake and surrounding environs will be utilized to stage the siege and massacre.

September 20-23, 2007
Zumbro Bend Rendezvous
Site: Riverside Park
Location: Mantorville, MN
Contact: Mary Ann Bucher, 322 Countryview St., Kasson, MN 55944
Phone: 507-634-7092
Email: Zumbro_Bend_Rendezvous@hotmail
URL: http://dodgecountyhistorical.org
Open camp. Rendezvours - Please contact Bob Peterson at 507.634.5773 or PirateBob-LittleAce@worldnet.att.net for information on campsites etc. Two Education Days will be held on September 21-22.

**September 22-23, 2007
French and Indian War Encampment
Site: Rogers Island Visitors Center, Fort Edward, NY
Phone: (518) 747-3693
URL: http://www.rogersisland.org
250th Anniversary of the Arrival of Rogers Rangers

NMLRA/NRLHF Eastern Primitive Rendezvous
September 22-30, 2007
Location: Muddy Run Park, Holtwood, PA
Booshway: Cheryl Gallagher, RR1, Box 524, Canadensis, PA 18325
Phone: 570-840-7788
Email: epr2007@yahoo.com
URL: http://www.epr2007.net
NRLHF Pre-Registration Form. NMLRA membership is NOT required. Pre-registration forms must be post-marked no later than 30 days before the start of the rendezvous. All pre-registrations that are postmarked after the 30-day deadline will be returned to sender.
Early set up Sept. 19th. Shooting matches, primitive archery, children's school and activities, Dutch Oven bake-off, hawk & knife events. Sutler area open to the public everyday 9am - 4pm. Entire encampment open Sept. 23 & 24. Scheduled school day, & senior citizen day.

September 28-30, 2007
Walk Back in Time (Historical Timeline)
Site: Historical Society's 1857 Graceland Mansion
Location: Mexico, MO 65265
Contact: Dana Keller, Director
501 Muldrow, Box 398, Mexico, MO 65265
Phone: 573-581-3910
Email: info@audrain.org
URL: http://www.audrain.org
Timeline camps consist of: 1940s WWII/1989 Span.Am/1880s WildWest/1960s Civil War/1830s MT MEN/1770s Colonial/Nat American Village. SPECIAL TRAPPERS DEMONSTRATIONS. Friday and Saturday night music and historical programs for the public. Battles: WWII, Civil War, Wild West.

October

September 29-October 7, 2007
Lake Calhoun Free Trappers Rendezvous
Site: Lake Calhoun near Lafayette, IL
Contact: Rick Wolf
Phone: 309-657-5214
Email: rdwolfx2@insightbb.com
Lake Calhoun 14th Annual Free Trappers Rendezvous - Pre-1840 encampment in one of the areas' last historic maple sugar groves. Hot showers, flush toilets, easy access, water, firewood. Period dress required of all participants. Kid's day Friday Oct 5 10AM - 3PM. Black powder shoots both Saturdays. Bow Shoot, hawk & knife competition. Camp fee $15 each weekend $30 for the week. Bring your musical instruments! Public welcome between 10AM & 5PM.

October 4-7, 2007
Big Island Rendezvous & Festival
Site: Bancroft Bay City Park
Location: Albert Lea, MN
Contact: Perry Vining, Big Island Rendezvous and Festival, Inc.
143 West Clark Street, Albert Lea, MN 56007
Phone: 1-800-658-2526
Email: bigisland@albertlea.org
URL: http://www.bigislandfestival.org/
Minnesota's largest fur trade and early America reenactment. Over 1,000 costumed participants and 300 camps. Cajun music, food, dance, blackpowder shoot, showers, firewood, water on site. Workshops and demonstrations. Education Days (October 2-3, 2003) over 4,000 students. Please write of registration application or call if questions.

October 5-7, 2007
Black Powder & Paint Historical Weekend
Site/Location: Historic Court Circle, Main Street, Gloucester, VA
Contact: Gloucester Park Partners
Phone: 804-693-0014
URL: http://www.co.gloucester.va.us/pr/e vents/bp&p.htm
A living history program covering the time period of 1750-1800. The participants will include demonstrations by gun smiths, weavers, craftsmen and an art show of historical scenes.

October 5-7, 2007
Mississinewa 1812
Time Period: = F&I - 1812
Site/Location: Mississinewa Battlefield, Marion, IN
Email: info@mississinewa1812.com
URL: http://www.mississinewa1812.com/
Hours: Friday 9-3, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9-4, Handicap Parking, Handicap Restrooms. No Pets Allowed. Assist. Animals Only. Shuttle from Marion Justice Middle School.

October 6-7, 2007
Stark's Muster
Site: Old Fort at No. Four, Charlestown NH
Contact: John Soule
Fort at No. 4 Living History Museum
Springfield Rd., Rt. 11, P.O. Box 336, Charlestown, NH O3603
Phone: 603-826-5700
Email: info@fortat4.com
URL: http://www.fortat4.com/
General Stark and his men gather to prepare for their march to Bennington. This program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Sons of the American Revolution. Join us for drills, historical talks, genealogy and more.

October 6-7, 2007 (always 1st full weekend)
French-Indian War Assemblage
Site: Fort de Chartres, IL
Contact: Steve Anderson
Email: ftdchart@htc.net
URL: http://www.ftdechartres.com/page/ page/1396753.htm
URL: http://www.state.il.us/HPA/calendar/c alendar.htm
Or contact: Fort de Chartres State Historic Site,
1350 St. Rte. 155, Prairie du Rocher, IL 62277
Phone: 618-284-7230
A living history event portraying the time period of the fort with camp life, contest, and vignettes.

October 6-7, 2007
Fort Sinclair Days
Hosted by St. Clair Historical Museum
Location: Palmer Park, along the St. Clair River, Riverside Ave., downtown St. Clair, MI
Phone: 810-329-6888
Email: harryburgess@hotmail.com
URL: http://www.hsmichigan.org/stclair/
Calendar: http://www.hsmichigan.org/calendar_e astern.php
This event is an 18th century (1760s) re-enactment, with British, French, and Native American re-enactors. Fort Sinclair was established in 1764 by British Lt. Patrick Sinclair on the confluence of the Pine and St. Clair Rivers in what is the present city of St. Clair (St. Clair County), and was in use until 1785.

Oct 11-14, 2007          Virginia State Offhand Muzzleloading Championship (aka the ‘Bob Lee’)        Site: James River Black Powder Club, Prince George , VA        Contact: James River Black Powder Club  URL: http://www.jamesriverblackpowderclub.org./          Best smokepole range in tri-state area. This  year is the 30th anniversary of the ‘Bob Lee’ Championship. Variety of aggregates and single target matches. Primitive attire is encouraged, but not required. Firewood and hooters provided. No modern hook ups. Traders welcome with no fee.

October 13-14, 2007
Harvest Festival Rendezvous
Time Period: 1755
Location: Cornell, WI
Site: Fort Bon Secors re-enactment site
Contact: Father Thomas, Fort Bon Secours, 15859 - 292nd St, Cornell, WI 54732
Phone: (715) 667-5362
Email: fatherthomas@fortbonsecours.org
URL: http://www.fortbonsecours.org

October 13-14, 2007
Feast of the Hunter's Moon
18th Century Market Fair
Site: Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park near West Lafayette, IN
Phone: 765-476-8411
Email: feastinfo@tcha.mus.in.us
URL: http://www.tcha.mus.in.us/feast.htm
The Feast of the Hunters' Moon is a re-creation of the annual fall gathering of the French and Native Americans which took place Fort Ouiatenon, a fur-trading outpost in the mid - 1700s. It is held annually in early autumn on the banks of the Wabash River, four miles southwest of West Lafayette, Indiana. Each year there are more than 8,000 participants.

October 13-14, 2007   
Possum Branch Fall Rendezvous Shoot
Site: Near Nashville , TN
Phone:615-672-5233
Contact: Jack Jones, 3346 N. Mt. Pleasant Rd., Greenbrier , TN 37073
Put on by the Possum Branch Backwoodsman.

October 26-28, 2007
18th Century Fall Rendezvous
Site: Pricketts Fort State Park, just north of Fairmont, WV
Contact: Pricketts Fort Memorial Foundation
Route 3 Box 407, Fairmont, WV 26554
Phone: 304-363-3030
Email: pfort@westco.net
URL: http://www.prickettsfort.org/events.htm Period encampment open to anyone who portrays the 18th century with period appropriate camp, dress, and wares. Special event registration required.

October 27-28, 2007
Rogers Return
Site: Old Fort at No. Four, Charlestown NH
Contact: John Soule
Fort at No. 4 Living History Museum
Springfield Rd., Rt. 11, P.O. Box 336, Charlestown, NH O3603
Phone: 603-826-5700
Email: info@fortat4.com
URL: http://www.fortat4.com/
This program recreates Robert Rogers' return and subsequent supply of the remainder of his force following a harrowing raid on the Abenaki Indian village of St. Francis. Various recreated "ranger" companies assist in bringing this program alive.

November

November 3-4, 2007 (always 1st full weekend)
Winter Rendezvous
Site: Fort de Chartres, IL
Contact: Steve Anderson
Email: ftdchart@htc.net
URL: http://www.ftdechartres.com/page/ page/1396753.htm
Or contact: Fort de Chartres State Historic Site,
1350 St. Rte. 155, Prairie du Rocher, IL 62277
Phone: 618-284-7230
A typical rendezvous featuring camp life, traders, and a woodswalk team shooting contest.

November 7-10, 2007
Alabama Frontier Days
Site/Location: Ft. Toulouse, Wetumpka, AL
Time Period: 18th-19th Century
Contact: Greg Rhinehart, 334-567-3002
Email Greg: t
URL: http://www.living-history.net/Fort/FORTTOULOUSE.HTM
The most authentic living history event in the state. Alabama Frontier Days is a wonderful opportunity to see the unique culture of the south as it was transformed from Creek Indian lands to pioneer settler forts and homesteads during the period of 1700 to 1820. French Fort Toulouse will be occupied by a full force of authentically dressed French Colonial Marines, and a War of 1812 camp will be set up next to Fort Jackson. Various demonstrations and period entertainment are also scheduled.

November 7-11, 2007
Alabama Frontier Days
Site: Ft. Toulouse, Wetumpka, AL
Time Period: 18th-19th Century
Contact: Greg Reinhart or Jim Parker, 334-567-3002
Email Greg: ftedu@bellsouth.net
Email Jim: jparker@mail.preserveala.org
URL: http://www.living-history.net/Fort/FORTTOULOUSE.HTM
URL: http://www.alabamafrontierdays.com/
The most authentic living history event in the state. Alabama Frontier Days is a wonderful opportunity to see the unique culture of the south as it was transformed from Creek Indian lands to pioneer settler forts and homesteads during the period of 1700 to 1820. French Fort Toulouse will be occupied by a full force of authentically dressed French Colonial Marines, and a War of 1812 camp will be set up next to Fort Jackson. Various demonstrations and period entertainment are also scheduled.

December

December 1, 2007
18th Century Christmas
Fort Loudoun State Historic Area
338 Fort Loudoun Rd.,Vonore, TN 37885
Phone: 423-884-6217
Email: fortloudoun@tds.net
URL: http://www.fortloudoun.com

December 8-9, 2007 (2nd weekend)
Christmas at the Fort
Time Period: December of 1754
Location: Cornell, WI
Site: Fort Bon Secors re-enactment site
Contact: Father Thomas, Fort Bon Secours, 15859 - 292nd St, Cornell, WI 54732
Phone: (715) 667-5362
Email: fatherthomas@fortbonsecours.org
URL: http://www.fortbonsecours.org
Come enjoy the festivities of the season. This is a traditional French Christmas event. Participants are encouraged to dress in period-garb and bring a period-style gift (homemade if possible) and join in our evening Christmas Feast. If you can only be a "day-visitor" you are welcomed as well - come and partake in our "french goodies" and have a cup of warm cider and join in with the festivities of the day with the Habitants of New France. A "Joyeau Noel" to one and all!

December 14-15, 2007 (second full weekend)
Fete de Noel
Site: Fort St. Jean Baptiste
Location: Natchitoches, LA
Contact: James Prudhume (Curater)
130 Moreau St., Natchitoches, LA 71457-3154
1-888-677-7853; 318-357-3101; 318-357-7055
Email: fortstjean@crt.state.la.us
Or Email: fortstjean_mgr@crt.state.la.us
URL: http://www.crt.state.la.us/crt/parks /fortstj/ftstjean.htm
An F&I event along the banks of the Cane River (was a tributary of the Red in those days). Largest replicated French fort in the US. Participants must be juried.. Please email to pre-register, and send info on your sleeping accommodations.

Miscellaneous & Ongoing Events

Dogg Clann monthly shoots
Second Sunday of each month Darlington, Beaver County, PA
Contact: Monty "Sick Puppy" Montgomery
Phone: 724-827-2782
Email: Brokensparrow@zoominternet.net
The monthly shoots are the third Sunday of each month from April through Novmber. The shoots starts at 10:00 am till 1:00 pm. Primitive weapons only and extra points for pre-1840 dress.

First Frontier Militia
Monthly Shoot, 2nd Sunday, March to December
Site: Bowmanstown R&G, Bowmanstown, PA
Contact: Dale Weiss
1411 Lorain Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18018
Phone: 610-868-7729
Email: dweissmtnman@aol.com
Bowmanstown is located about 20 miles north of Allentown, Pa. off of rte. 248. Period dress is NOT required. We shoot at 25 - 50 - 75 - 100 yards. Smooth bore and over the log matches held each month. We also shoot black powder cartridge at 100 yards. Come join the fun and friendship. Traders are welcome. Shoots start at 9:00a.m. and go til about 4:00 p.m. See you there.

The Hocking Valley Muzzleloaders and Primitive Weapons Club
Shoot the first Sunday of every month at 10:00 am
South of Logan, OH on Rt. 93
Denise "Night Owl" George
Albany, OH 45710
email: george@ouvaxa.cats.ohiou.edu
Everyone is welcome.

First Sunday Each Month
Monthly Blackpowder Shoots
Tiffin, Ohio
Seneca Muzzleloaders
Contact: Weasel, Weasel's Art & Design, 220 Maple Ln. Lot #97, Tifton, OH
Phone: 419-639-3930
Email: Weasel@opman.com
Spring and Fall Rendezvous.

Largest Primitive Rendezvous
Labor Day weekend every year
WWCCA in Plymouth, Michigan
Tonquish Muzzle Loaders
email: dpilarski@voyager.net
We have a lot of shooting events from pistol, riflewoods walk, trade gun match, novelty shoot and a club team compitition. We have games for women and children. Knif and hawk throw, fire starting and log sawing. Its a great time. We usually have about 160 camps. On Saturday we have as many as 150 shooters. A tin TP area is available.

White Oak Society
White Oak Learning Centre & White Oak Fur Post
Deer River, Minnesota
Phone: 218-246-8530
Phone: 800-658-2526 (Big Island Rendezvous)
Email: pvining@paulbunyan.net
URL: http://www.whiteoak.org
1798 fur post. Several shoots throughout the year. Rendevous/Family camp last week in July/first week in August (see site for exact dates/details).

There will be several rendezvous in Sweden in the following year. For further information do drop a line to:
Chriser Andersson
Hökgatan 2 E
S 632 22 Eskilstuna
Sweden
Email: ils.andersson@mbox301.swipnet.se

And if You Still Couldn't Find What You Were Looking For:

Links to other pages with event listings:

Cap-n-Ball Rendezvous Announcements

Eagle Valley Muzzleloaders Many Western events listed

Historial Trekking Schedule of Events

Mid-America Buckskinning Info Page - Missouri/Kansas/Iowa/Nebraska

Mountain Top Trading Co. Event Listing

Nobritches' Lodge - North Dakota/Nebraska/Minnesota

Nobritches' Lodge - more events, slightly further away

 

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