Michigan - April - November
May 23-24, 2015 - Feast of the Ste. Claire, Port Huron, Mich. Contact Harry Burgess,
email@example.com, or Rose Burgess, firstname.lastname@example.org, Advanced
registration required. No camp fee. Mid-18th to early 19th-century French, British, American,
Native American, fur trade and voyageurs. Setup after 10 a.m. Thursday and leave before
noon Monday. Public hours 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday.
Admission $8 per adult, $6 per student or senior, $20 per family. Music, dancing, battle and
weapon demonstrations, puppet shows, storytelling, games, talks on colonial topics. Dogs
with leashes and shot records are welcome. Location: On the St. Clair River, near I-94, I-69
June 13-14, 2015 - Feast of the Strawberry Moon, Harbor Island, Grand Haven,
Mich. Contact Tri-Cities Museum, 616-842-0700, email@example.com,
www.tri-citiesmuseum.org/Feast-of-the-Strawberry-Moon.html. Juried 18th-century event for
Native American, voyageurs, fur traders, military. Applications due by May 15; download
application form from website. No camp fee, except $35 for traders and $20 for blanket
traders. No pets. Location: West of the US 31 drawbridge, Grand Haven, Mich.
June 20-21, 2015 - War in the Wilderness, Battle for North America, Houghton Lake,
Mich. Juried French & Indian War encampment. Full military tactical reenactment for artillery,
horse and all infantry and Woodland Indians. Setup June 19. Sutler fees are $25 and blanket
traders are $10. Register by May 1. Contact Brent Kemmer, firstname.lastname@example.org,
989-366-6531, 6685 W. Nestel Road, Houghton Lake, Mich.
July 18-19, 2015 - Colonial Frankenmuth, Cass River Colonial Encampment,
Frankenmuth, Mich. Juried event seeking British, French and American Revolutionary War
and French & Indian War, Voyager Fur Trade reenactors and Woodland Indian reenactors.
Advanced registration required. Early setup for sutlers after noon July 17. Contact Brent
Kemmer, email@example.com, 989-366-6531, 6685 W. Nestel Road, Houghton Lake, Mich.
July 25-26, 2015 - Rendezvous in the Sault, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Contact Harry
Burgess, 810-841-6412, or Rose Burgess, 810-841-3312. Visit www.historicwater
street.org/rendezvous for registration form. Registration requested by July 15. Set up after
noon Thursday. 1668-1840 event at historic site on the banks of the St. Marys River includes
French, British, Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Fur Trade. Sunday breakfast provided
(if registered in time).
Aug. 13-16, 2015 - Great Lakes Primitive Gathering, Cedar Lake Outdoor Center,
Chelsea, Mich. Contact Dale and Sue LaPointe, 248-669-0407, sueviga1@hotmail; Philip
Meister, 989-450-9127, firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; Facebook
page - Great Lakes Primitives Gathering. Gathering draws teachers and practitioner of
primitive life skills together in a casual environment to share knowledge of ancient survival
technologies, earth skills and art forms. The goal is to preserve and pass on traditions. Fees
include four days with three meals per day. If postmarked by July 20, fees are $180 per adult
or $100 for children ages 5-12. If postmarked after July 22, adults are $190 and children
$115. Other rates for fewer days available. Registration deadline Aug. 1. Send registration to
Great Lakes Primitives, 1842 Lerene Drive, Commerce Twp., Mich. 48390. Bathing lake,
cabin dormitories, modern toilets and showers, main lodge with kitchen and activity rooms.
Attendees can provide their bedding and claim a bunk or set up a tent. Monitored
gun/archery/atlatl range. Take along a $5-$10 item for a drawing such as projects or
materials to trade. Trade blankets welcome. Donations encouraged to a Saturday evening
auction after dinner with proceeds going to the non-profit. Address: 2500 Pierce Road,
Aug. 29-30, 2015 - Les Coureurs Des Bois et Voyageurs de St. Claire, Lake St. Clair
Metropark - West Beach, Harrison Township, Mich. Contact Chris Becher,
810-796-3505, BecherChristine@yahoo.com, or Lake St. Clair Metropark Nature Center,
800-477-3172 or 586-463-4332, ext. 2. Voyageurs, coureur de bois, early settlers, Indians
and military of the Great Lakes Fur Trade Era, 1660-1820. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday. Potluck 5:30 p.m. Saturday.