Winter rendezvous and indoor trade fairs
Indoor Trade Fairs
April 13-14, 2013 - Standing Stone Trade Faire, Fairfield County
Fairgrounds, Lancaster, Ohio. Contact Mike Tharp, 740-653-6081. Time
period 1700-1890. Admission $3 adults, $2 in period attire. Children 12 and
younger free. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.
Nov. 9-10, 2013 - Indoor Trade Show, sponsored by Blue River
Longrifles, Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds, 620 N. Apple Street,
Greenfield, Ind. Contact Mike Vandenbark, 317-223-4506, or Reba
Munden, email@example.com (Please put “Indoor Show” in the subject
line.) Vendor cost $30 per table. Setup is 6-9 p.m. Friday or 6-9 a.m.
Saturday. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.
Admission $5 per person, or $3 in period dress. Children 12 and younger
are admitted free. Location: 20 miles east of Indianapolis at Exit 104 off I-70.
*******2014 winter events ******
Jan. 18-19, 2014 - Sons of Liberty pre-1890 Indoor Trade Fair,
Canter's Cave, Elizabeth L. Evans Outdoor Education Center
Canter's Cave 4-H Camp, Jackson, Ohio, Jackson County. Contact Norm
Garringer, 740-773-3891, firstname.lastname@example.org; dealers call Larry
Harris, 740-286-4058, www.canterscave4hcamp.com/events. Time period
1750-1890. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Table
fees $25 per table. Admission $3 per person, $2 in period dress, ages 12
and younger free. Food available onsite. Overnight accommodations
available at Harrison Powell Lodge. Address: 1362 Cave Road, Jackson,
Feb. 7-8, 2014 - 18th Century Market Fair, Bucksnort Longhunters,
Pritchard Community Center, Elizabethtown, Ky. Contact Danny Hill,
270-369-6129. Admission $3; children 12 and younger free. Open noon-6 p.
m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Setup 8 a.m.-noon Friday. Table fee $25
for both days, or $20 for walk-in trader. Food available. Address: 404 S.
Mulberry St., Elizabethtown, Ky. Location: Junction of US 62 and the 31-W
Feb. 15-16, 2014 - Conner Longrifles Antique Arms: A Living History
Trade Faire, Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant St.,
Noblesville, Ind., Hamilton County. Contact Mike Bird, 317-577-9364, www.
facebook.com/#!/events/482443798455832. Setup 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday.
Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission $7
Saturday, $5 Sunday, or $10 for both days. Kids 11 and younger free. Door
prizes and free parking. Directions: From Indianapolis, take I69 north to SR
37 and go north to Pleasant Street in Noblesville. Turn left at the first light.
March 1-2, 2014 - Old Town Trade Fair, Assembly Hall, Greene County
Fairgrounds, Xenia, Ohio. Contact Tim and Sharon Milligan,
email@example.com, 937-857-9745, facebook.com/oldtowntradefair. Open
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission $3 per person,
$2 if dressed in pre-1890 clothing; children 12 and younger free. No
animals. Food on-site. Address: 120 Fairground Road, Xenia, Ohio.
Directions: From I-70 take the US 68 exit and go south to Xenia. Turn right
on Ankeney Mill Road and continue onto Fairgrounds Road. From I-75, take
the SR 35 exit to business route 35. At the courthouse, turn north and then
west on Fairground Road.
March 15-16, 2014 - Kalamazoo Living History Show, Kalamazoo
County Expo Center, 2900 Lake St., Kalamazoo, Mich. Sponsored by
Yankee Doodle Muzzle Loaders, Inc. Contact Leslie Martin Conwell, P.O.
Box 2214, West Lafayette, IN 47996, 765-563-6792,
Participants must pre-register. The largest juried show in the Midwest with
more than 270 craftspeople and dealers devoted to pre-1890 original or
reproduction living history supplies, accoutrements and related crafts. Also,
educational programs, craft demonstrations and children's activities. Open 9
a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission $7 for one day;
$10 for weekend pass. Children 12 and younger free. Address: 2900 Lake
St., Kalamazoo, MI. Directions: From I-94 West, take exit 81 to merge onto I-
94 Bus. Turn right onto Olmstead Road and the first left onto Lake Street.
Jan. 19-20, 2013 - Frost Bite Camp, B&A Primitive Weapons Club,
Roswell, Ohio, Tuscarawas County. Contact Padre, 740-922-5015, www.
ballandarrow.org. Blanket shoot Saturday; shooters provide $15 prize.
Potluck Saturday night; club provides meat. Homemade wine tasting, so take
along bottle or two to share. Ice available. No drinking water provided, but
non-potable water available. Camp fee $10, which includes one shooter.
Additional shooters $10 each. Primitive dress requested but not required.
Address: 5190 Days Lane, Roswell, Ohio. Directions: Take I-77 to New
Philadelphia, exit 81. Take SR 39 east through New Philadelphia and
continue about 5 miles to Roswell. Turn left onto Beaver Dam Road (which
becomes Main Street), then left onto Days Lane. Look for the bear signs.
Jan. 19-26, 2013 - Alafia River Rendezvous, Homeland, Fla. Contact
Chris and Tmera Beisler, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.
floridafrontiersmen.org. Early set-up Jan. 16-18. Camp fee is $30 per
person ages 18 for pre-registered, or $40 at the gate. Early arrival fee is
$15 per person, or $20 at the gate, for setup Jan. 11-13. Trade fee waived
if preregistered, or $35 at the gate. Registration form and fees must be
postmarked by Dec. 1. Visit website for registration form or contact Susie
Hull, 1879 King Edward Dr., Kissimmee, FL 34744, email@example.com.
Public days Jan. 25-26. No pets. Competitions include shoots, hawk & knife,
archery. Also seminars, games and entertainment. Address: 1000 Old Fort
Meade Road, Homeland, Fla.
Jan. 25-27, 2013 - Wintering Rendezvous, Tonquish Muzzle Loaders,
Western Wayne County Conservation Area, Plymouth, Mich., Wayne
County. Contact Greg Baack, 734-578-1796, or club phone, 734-453-9843,
wwcca.com/wp. Camp fee $15. Woods walk Saturday. Address: 6700 Napier
Rd, Plymouth, MI. Visit website for directions.
Jan. 19-20, 2013 - Sons of Liberty pre-1890 Indoor Trade Fair,
Canter's Cave, Elizabeth L. Evans Outdoor Education Center
Canter's Cave 4-H Camp, Jackson, Ohio, Jackson County. Larry Zornes,
740-286-2743; Anita Harris, 419-286-4058, www.canterscave4hcamp.
com/events. Time period 1750-1890. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.
m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Table fees $25 per table. Admission $3 per person, $2 in
period dress, ages 12 and younger free. Food available onsite. Overnight
accommodations available at Harrison Powell Lodge. Address: 1362 Cave
Road, Jackson, Ohio.
Jan. 26-27, 2013 - 1750-1840 Trade Fair, Roy Clark Community
Building, Linton City Park, Linton, Ind. Contact Larry McCoy, 812-887-
1373, firstname.lastname@example.org. Hosted by Buck Creek Muzzleloader Club.
Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission $3;
children 12 and younger free.
Feb. 2-3, 2013 - Living History Show, Sandusky County Fairgrounds,
SR 53 and US 20, Fremont, Ohio. Contact Renee Rathfelder, Smiling Fox
Forge, 419-334-8180, email@example.com, or Donlyn Meyers,
Smoke & Fire Co., 419-878-8535, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.smoke-fire.
com. Two buildings of vendors and craftsmen from Medieval era through
Civil War. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. $4 per
person; children 11 and younger free with an adult. Food available on-site.
Directions: Take the Fremont exit off the Ohio Turnpike. Follow SR 53/US 20
to Fremont and follow fairgrounds signs.
Feb. 8-10, 2013 - Winter Rendezvous, Independent Mountain Men of
Pennsylvania., Parker, Pa. Contact Chuck Grabenstein, 724-538-4717,
email@example.com; Gene, 724-586-7220; immofpa.com. Camp fee
$10. Saturday potluck and music in the tavern. Address: 400 Squaw Valley
Road, Parker, Pa. Directions: From SR 80, take exit 42 for Emlenton. Take
SR 38 north to SR 208. Follow SR 208 north toward Emlenton. Turn right on
Squaw Valley Road (easy to miss). On Squaw Valley Road, stay right at the
Feb. 9-10, 2013 - Fort Wayne Historical Trade Fair, Allen County
Fairgrounds, Fort Wayne, Ind. Contact Mike Radke, 260-244-5289,
firstname.lastname@example.org. Time period expanded to 1700-1890. Vendor
setup noon-9 p.m. Friday. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday. Admission $3 adults, $1 children ages 6-12. Food available onsite.
Proceeds go to Allen County Fairgrounds, a nonprofit organization.
Address: 2726 Carroll Road, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Feb. 23-24, 2013 - Wild Winds Winter Camp, Wild Wings Buffalo
Preserve, Fremont, Ind. Contact Bill Ellias, 260-495-0137,
wildwindsbuffalo.com. Range now available for shoots. Setup after 10 a.m.
Friday. Camp fee $10. Public hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Address: 6975 N. Ray
Road, Fremont, Ind. 46737. Directions: Take the Ohio Turnpike (I 80/90)
west into Indiana or take I-69 north to the SR 120, go east through a
flashing four-way stop light in Fremont. Turn left on North Ray Road.
Feb. 26-March 4, 2013 - NMLRA Western National Shoot, Phoenix, AZ.
Contact William Loughrige, 480-557-0301, email@example.com;
NMLRA, 812-667-5131, 800-745-1493, www.nmlra.org.
March 9-16, 2013 - Southwestern Regional Rendezvous, Graham,
Texas. Contact booshway Jim (Red) Harrvey, 940-452-3041,
firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration by Feb. 16 is $20 per adult, $5 per
child, $10 per medallion and $60 per trader; after Feb. 16, $30 adult, $10
child, $10 medallion, $75 trader. Early setup starts March 6. Gate hours 8 a.
m.-6 p.m. weekends, 8-10 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. weekdays. Long-term, short-
term and quiet camps. Public days March, 8, 9, 10 and 16. Shoots, hawk &
knife, archery, other competitions. Colleges and demonstrations. Kid
activities. Send registration to Wooden Hawk, 294 Spur 510, Henrietta,
Texas 76365 (940-538-5610).
March 22-24, 2013 - Seneca Muzzleloaders Winter Rendezvous, club
grounds, TR 131, Tiffin, Ohio, Seneca County. Contact John Miller, 419-
447-2656. No competitions. Annual get-together and potluck Sunday
afternoon for members and guests. No pets. Located at the Sandusky River
Coon Hunters lodge. Directions: From SR 53, turn east onto CR 6 and right
onto TR 131. Follow signs.
Listings assume these
items are provided free.
They won't be included in
listings (to save space).
Primitive attire required
rendezvous rules apply
Camp will remain primitive
24 hours a day from
beginning to end
Potable drinking water is
Hooters (port-a-potties or
other) are provided
In shoot listings …
roundball and open
If your camp differs from
these norms, please
mention the change.
(For example, potable
water is NOT provided or
pets are allowed.)
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contact people. Sometimes
events are canceled or
changed without notice.