Ohio - September - October - November
Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2012 - Piqua Heritage Festival Encampment,
Johnston Farm Piqua Historical Area, Piqua, Ohio, Miami County.
Contact bourgeois Mike Jamison, 937-541-6386, 937-753-1005, www.
piquaheritagefestival.com. Set-up is after 10 a.m. Thursday for pre-
registered traders and campers and after 9 a.m. Friday for any campers or
traders. Camp is in two sections. North side of tree line is open to public 10
a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and until 4 p.m. Monday. Visitors to the north
camp after 8 p.m. must be in period clothing. South side of tree line is open
to the public 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and until 5 p.m. Monday. Pre-
1870 event with competitions in range shooting, archery, hawk & knife, flint
& steel open to men, women, juniors and half-pint; and a children's costume
contest for ages 13 and younger. Sunday service at 9 a.m. Registration per
camp (maximum of two adults and two tents per camp) is $25 if registered by
Aug. 1. Fee includes one trade blanket (72x90, $1,000 maximum). Extra
adults $5 each. Trader fee is $50. Non-registered campers/traders are $5
extra at the gate. Location: Northwest of Piqua on Hardin Road north of the
Hardin Road/SR 66 intersection. Directions: Take I-75 to exit 82 and follow
signs on North SR 66.
Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2012 - Fall Frolic Rendezvous, B&A Primitive
Weapons Club, Roswell, Ohio, Tuscarawas County. Contact Bill Hanslik,
740-922-5082 or www.ballandarrow.org. Two-day trail shoot. Knife and hawk
trail. Primitive bow trail. Prizes awarded Sunday. Kids games. Firewood and
non-potable water provided but bring your own drinking water. Ice available
on sight. No pets. Camp fee of $15 includes one shooter, additional
shooters $7. Public hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday. Address: 5190 Days Lane, Roswell. Directions: Take I-77 to New
Philadelphia , Ohio , exit 81. Take SR 39 east through New Philadelphia .
Continue about 5 miles to Roswell. Turn left onto Beaver Dam Road (which
becomes Main Street), then left onto Days Lane. Look for B&A bear signs.
Sept. 1-2, 2012 - The Fair at New Boston, George Rogers Clark Park,
Springfield, Ohio, Clark County. Sponsored by George Rogers Clark
Heritage Association. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 937-882-9216. Invitation-
only, juried event. Time period 1790-1812. Registration begins March 1.
Visit www.fairatnewboston.org for application information. This year's 30th
anniversary focus will be on dramatic events of 1812.
Sept. 1-3, 2012 - Great Trail Festival, Malvern, Ohio, Carroll County.
Contact 330-794-9100, www.greattrailfestival.com. Re-enactors, musicians,
blanket traders and buckskinning families by invitation and inquiry. Battle re-
enactments, cannon firing, tomahawk contest, French Quarter and
participant dinner. Location: Great Trail Festival grounds, SR 43, about two
miles south of Malvern.
Sept. 6-9, 2012 - Jennings Creek Council Fall Rendezvous, Camp
Clay YMCA, Van Wert, Ohio. Contact booshway Michael Gentry,
email@example.com, 419 236-5850. Preregistration appreciated, but not
required. Setup after 2 p.m. Wednesday. Camp fee $25 for two adults and
children. Additional adults $10 each. Competitions include rifle and
smoothbore shoot, archery, hawk & knife, Seneca Run, men's and women's
games. Council fire Saturday evening. Camp meal provided Saturday.
Desserts welcome . No pets. School day Friday. Address: 9196 Liberty-
Union Road, Van Wert, Ohio.
Sept. 6-9, 2012 - Pioneer Days, Lyme Village, Bellevue, Ohio,
Sandusky County. Contact Donna Warner, 419-499-0118, 419-483-4949,
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lymevillage.com. Set-up after noon Thursday and
after 2:30 p.m. Friday. Student day 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday. Public hours
Saturday-Sunday until 5 p.m. Sunday service 9 a.m. No pets. Registration
by July 1 is $3 per person ages 13 and older (after July 1 is $5); 12 and
younger free. Sutler/vendor fee $35 (or $50 after July 1). Address: 5001
SR 4, Bellevue. Locations: SR 4 between SR 113 and US 20.
Sept. 8-9, 2012 - Colonial Soldiers Weekend, Wolf Creek/Pine Run
Girst Mill, Loudonville, Ohio. Contact Trevor Ross, tross1757@gmail.
com, 419-651-1294, or Arnold Thomas, email@example.com, 440-
665-9293, www.wolfcreekmill.org. Native, French and British units welcome
to the 1754-1763 event. Battle reenactments Saturday and Sunday.
Registration required. Address: 3175 SR 3 South, Loudonville, Ohio.
Location: A half mile south of Mohican State Park.
Sept. 8-9, 2012 - The Gathering by the River at The Great Miami River
Days, Hamilton, Ohio, Hamilton County. Contact Bill "Bear" Combs,
firstname.lastname@example.org, 937-787-3823. Sponsored by the Miami Valley
1700-1865 Reenactors Company. Skirmish between native and military both
days. Modern area available. All Nations Native American Drum and
dancers. Address: 1601 University Boulevard, Hamilton, OH, in a field
between Miami University and Neilan Boulevard.
Sept. 13-16, 2012 - Tiffin-Seneca Heritage Festival, lower level of
Hedges-Boyer Park, Tiffin, Ohio, Seneca County. Contact Ron and
Melissa Kramer, 419-447-6010, email@example.com, www.tiffinfestival.com.
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 and registration. School day Friday. Public hours 10 a.m.-6
p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Lantern tour at dusk Friday,
followed by a musicians' jam. No competitions. Saturday evening potluck.
Saturday evening military ball. Directions: From US 224, turn onto SR 18
into Tiffin and continue through town on one-way street (Market Street).
Turn right on Greenfield Street at Heidelberg College. Turn right on Summit
Street and continue down a hill into the park. The YMCA is on the right and
the village on the left. Printing map from website recommended.
Sept. 14-16, 2012 - Mad River Fall Rendezvous, Mad River
Muzzleloaders, Hall-Fawcett Park, Zanesfield, Ohio, Logan County.
Contact booshway Sam Miller, 937-407-5003; Teresa Miller, 937-407-6430,
or Carrie Anne Fogle, scribe, firstname.lastname@example.org, loganhills.homestead.
com/rendezvous.html. Camp fee $20 if pre-registerd; $25 at the gate.
Address: 4595 CR 153, Zanesfield. Location: Off SR 33 between
Bellefontaine and Marysville.
Sept. 14-16, 2012 - Mad River Market Harvest Festival, West Liberty,
Ohio. Contact Shelly Williams, 937-441-5454, email@example.com, or see
Facebook page. In conjunction with the festival. Demonstrations
appreciated. Early setup Thursday or by prior notification. Registration not
required, but appreciated by telling Shelly. No camp fee. Public hours 10 a.
m.-7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Address: 7538 N. US 68,
West Liberty, Ohio.
Sept. 21-29, 2012 - NRLHF Eastern Primitive Rendezvous, Troy, Ohio,
Miami County. Contact booshway Rodd Pederzani, 817-230-9241,
firstname.lastname@example.org; segundo Mark Rebres, 740-632-86251, snake97@fron
tier.com or scribe Vicki Johnson, 419-601-2495, email@example.com;
www.rendezvousohio.com/Eastern2012_home.html. Early setup Sept. 19-20.
General setup Sept. 21. Gate hours 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 19-21. The gate is
open to vehicles 8-9 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. the rest of the week. Advanced
registration due Aug. 21. Advanced registration fees are $45 per adult for
NMLRA members; $55 for non-members. Children ages 17 and younger are
free. Dependents 18 and older are $22.50 each. Early set-up or late-stay
fees are $5 per day per adult if not pre-registered. Trade fee $35; blanket
trader $10. For more details on fees and rules, visit www.nrlhf.org. Public
days 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. until end of lantern tour
Sept. 26. Gate fee $5 for ages 13-64, $3 for ages 65 and older, free for
children ages 12 and younger and military personnel with current ID.
Opening ceremony 7 p.m. Sept. 21. Closing ceremony noon Sept. 29.
Address: 1315 E. Rusk Road, Troy, Ohio. Directions: From I-75, take Exit 78
and turn right onto N Co Rd 25A. Turn left onto Eldean Road. Turn right
onto Piqua-Troy Road. Sharp left onto Troy-Sidney Road. Take the first
right onto East Rusk Road. J&J Cron Farms is on the left.
Sept. 29-30, 2012 - Ohio Heritage Days, Malabar Farm State Park,
Lucas, Ohio. Contact park manager Jason Wesley, 419-892-2784. In
conjunction with primitive arts and antiques festival, antique tractor show,
archaeological artifacts show and bluegrass music show. Public hours 10 a.
m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and Saturday evening square dance.
Address: 4050 Bromfield Road. Lucas, Ohio.
Oct. 5-7, 2012 - Pathways Women's Rendezvous Reunion Weekend,
Seven Eagles Historical Education Center, Grand Rapids, Ohio.
Contact Barb Dailey, 419-378-1886, firstname.lastname@example.org. Setup
Friday. No public. Activities include seminars, workshops, a camp dinner,
music and competitions. Address: 16486 Wapakoneta Road, Grand Rapids,
Oct. 5-7, 2012 - Fort Rowdy Gathering, Covington, Ohio. Contact
Melissa Adams, 937-773-8085, or email@example.com, (937)473-5439, www.
fortrowdy.org. For advanced registration application, go to website. Early
setup Wednesday and tear down no later than the following Wednesday.
Camp fee $15, traders $25 before Sept. 1; or $25 and $35 later. Activities
include hawk & knife, spear throw, bow shoot, lizard pull, flint & steel,
cooking contests, rolling pin and skillet toss and children's games. Auction
Saturday to support event. Modern or primitive donations requested.
Location: Covington is west of Piqua.
Oct. 12-14, 2012 - Seneca Muzzleloaders Fall Rendezvous, club
grounds, TR 131, Tiffin, Ohio, Seneca County. Contact John Miller, 419-
447-2656, www.senecamuzzleloaders.org. Rifle shoot, archery and hawk &
knife competitions. Camp potluck Saturday evening. Registration is $20 on
site, or $10 plus a prize donation. Setup Thursday evening and all day
Friday. No pets. Located along the Sandusky River five miles south of Tiffin
at the Sandusky River Coon Hunters grounds. Directions: From SR 53, turn
east onto CR 6 and right onto TR 131. Follow signs.
Oct. 12-14, 2012 - Harvest Moon Rendezvous, Infirmary Mound Park,
Granville, Ohio, Licking County. Contact Jeff and Dee Keefe, 740-281-
0430, firstname.lastname@example.org, or C.L. Smith (Smitty), 740-745-5649. A
pre-1840 event open to period shooters, sutlers, buckskinners, re-enactors
and craftsmen. Early setup Thursday. Period attire required by noon Friday.
Camp fee is $15, which includes one medallion. Additional medallions $5
each. Medallion required to participate in events. Public hours noon-4 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Saturday evening
potluck and Dutch oven cooking contest. Competitions include rifle match,
hawk & knife, woodswalk, fire starting, archery. Walk-in shooters welcome in
period clothing. No pets. Address: 4351 Lancaster Road, Granville, Ohio.
Directions: Infirmary Mound Park is on SR 37 about three miles south of
Granville, Ohio. Take I-70 to SR 37 and go north about six miles.
Oct. 19-21, 2012 - Call to Liberty, Bellefontaine, Ohio, Logan County.
Contact Shelly Williams, 937-441-5454, email@example.com. Camp fee $25
if registered by Oct. 1; $30 later. Setup Friday or earlier with prior
notification. Closed to public. Competitions include shooting, archery, hawk
& knife, atl-atl, flint & steel, canoe races, Seneca run and games. Location:
Former site of Pigeon Town, a Shawnee village where Simon Kenton ran
one of his gauntlets, about four miles off US 68 between Bellefontaine and
West Liberty. Address: 3702 TR 30 West, Bellefontaine.
Oct. 19-21, 2012 - Girty's Town Rendezvous, St. Marys, Ohio. Contact
booshway Scott Reynolds, firstname.lastname@example.org, 419-233-1615. For
pre-registration, contact Stan Davis, 419-394-5549, email@example.com,
or Mike Grove, 507 S. Wentz St., Wapakoneta, OH 45895, prohawk@bright.
net, 419-738-6062. Takes place in conjunction with a “Walk with Nature”
event and the Miami-Erie Canal Corridor Fall Festival. Early setup
Thursday. Camp fee $10, or $15 at the gate. Hawk & knife competition
Saturday. Candlelight walk Saturday night. Public hours 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
and 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Address: 115 E. High
St., St. Marys, Ohio. Directions: From US 33, take the SR 66 South exit and
turn right onto East High Street. Located between the St. Marys River and
the Miami & Erie Canal.
Oct. 19-21, 2012 - Sons of Liberty Fall Rendezvous, Canters Cave 4-H
camp, Jackson, Ohio. Contact Norm Garringer, 740-773-3891,
firstname.lastname@example.org. See the Facebook page for more information.
Setup anytime with a two-hour maximum setup and teardown. Camp fee $10
for members and $15 for non-members. Public hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Competition include woodswalk, hawk & knife, archery. Potluck dinner
Saturday evening. Club provides main dish. Address: 1362 Cave Road,
Oct. 20-21, 2012 - Schoenbrunn Village Fair, New Philadelphia, Ohio.
Contact Jack Johnson, email@example.com. Juried event. For rules and
application, visit schoenbrunnvillagefair.org. Setup 10 a.m.-dark Thursday
and Friday. Camp fee $5 per person, maximum $25 per unit. Demonstrators
welcome. Portraying 1750-1789, Schoenbrunn Village is the actual site of
the Delaware Moravian Village and contains 17 reconstructed cabins. Public
hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Address: 1984
E. High Ave., New Philadelphia, Ohio.
Oct. 20-21, 2012 - Oak Ridge Festival, Attica, Ohio, Seneca County.
Contact Tamra Leddick, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.oakridgefestival.
com. Event in conjunction with a craft festival. Competitions include primitive
archery, rifle and smoothbore woods walk, hawk & knife. Set-up Friday.
Traders can set up Thursday. Tear-down 4 p.m. Sunday. Camp fee for pre-
registered families is $25 and $30 for traders plus a prize donation of $15
value. Registration due Oct. 1. Walk-in fees are $5 more. Public hours 10 a.
m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. No pets. Address: 15498 E. TR 104, Attica,
Ohio. Directions: Go north from the US 224/SR 4 intersection in Attica and
turn right on TR 104.
Oct. 26-28, 2012 - Greene County Fish and Game Fall Rendezvous,
Xenia, Ohio, Greene County. Contact Tom and Andy Cater,
email@example.com, 937-408-3904, gcfng.com. Early setup
Thursday. Fees $15 per single or $25 per family. Rifle/smoothbore
woodswalk, pistol match, BB gun match for kids, archery, hawk & knife,
pastry toss. Saturday night potluck. No pets. Address: 1538 Union Road,
Xenia. Directions: From SR 68, turn onto Union Road and go 2.2 miles south
to the club grounds. Look for a green and white sign at the driveway on the
left side of Union Road.
Nov. 2-4, 2011 - Fall Gathering, Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village,
Waynesville, Ohio, Wayne County. Contact 513-897-1120,
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.caesarscreekpioneervillage.org. Setup Friday.
Early setup available on request. Pre-registration is $15 per tent with up to
four people ages 13 and older. Children 12 and younger free. Additional
adults $3 each. Vendor fee $25, plus a prize donation. Blanket trader fee
$10. Competitions include archery, woods walk, hawk & knife. GPS address:
3999 Pioneer Village Road, Waynesville.
Nov. 2-4, 2012 - Fall Rendezvous, Kill-um-buck Longrifles, club
grounds, near Millersburg, Ohio, Holmes County. Contact Larry Fath,
740-398-1620, or John Cook, 740-501-5821. Shoot fees per person are
$15 for one-day shoot, $25 for two-day shoot. Camp free. Vendor fee $25
or $25 prize donation. Shoots 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sign in by 11:30 a.m. Visitors
must be in primitive dress by 5 p.m. Saturday. Directions: From Millersburg,
take SR 83 to SR 62 to SR 520 to TR 54.
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