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September 1-5, 2005: Fort Buena Ventura Labor Day Rendezvous
Location: Fort BuenaVentura Park, 2450 "A" Avenue, Ogden, UT 84401
Event Detail: Camping: Primitive at the Fort and Non-Primitive in a nearby parking lot Trader's Row: Period Arts & Crafts, and Food Vendors. Activities: Black Powder Shoot; Period Demonstrations; Costume Competition; Storytellers; Council Fire; Primitive Games for Adults & Kids; Candy Cannon. Thursday: Noon [Opening Ceremony] - 7pm. Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 9am - 7pm. Labor Day [Monday]: 9am - 3pm [Closing Ceremony]
Contact: Booshway: Crazy Stump, phone: 801-546-0114; 801-261-4142; 801-399-8099, email: [email protected]

September 1-5, 2005: Four Moons Rendezvous
Location: Four Moons Site Rural, Gary, SD 57237
Event Detail: Nestled among glorious shade trees along a babbling brook, come relive the Fur Trade Era in South Dakota! All of the camp events are included in your camp fee with plenty of events planned. Daily Shooting Events, Knife & Hawk Events, Primitive Archery Events. Demonstrations, Kids and Women's Events, Evening Games & Entertainment. Ladies infamous creek parties. If you are interested in day trips there are plenty of Historical Sites within a short drive of the camp.
Contact: Thane Wells, phone: 605-874-2940, email: [email protected]
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September 1-5: 2005 4 MOONS RISING RENDEZVOUS
Location: Gary, South Dakota
Event Detail: One time only in September, come enjoy South Dakota's largest independent rendezvous! 4 Moons is nestled in a small, wooded ravine with a creek running through the middle of camp. The family continues to grow (70+ registered camps in 2004). Traders are welcome to camp alongside family camps. Primitive and Tin Tipi available. Wood, water, hooters, showers, daily grocery runs. Events for young and old.
Contact Mike Thelen, phone: 651-253-9012

Location: Moraine Conservation & Sportsmen's Association in Slippery Rock, PA
Event Detail: Shooting matches and Primitive Events. Refreshments and Meals available.
Contact: George Queen, phone: 724-283-9339, email: [email protected]

Location: Historic Belle Grove Plantation, I-81 and I-66, Middletown, VA
Contact: Barbara Boland, phone: 540-622-6132

September 1-5, 2005: Ravendale Rendezvous
Location: Ravendale, WA
Event Detail: Sponsored by the Ravendale Mountain Men, Labor Day weekend.

September 1-6, 2005: Big Horn Mountain Men Annual Rendezvous
Location: Holcomb Valley Boy Scout Ranch, (off County Road 3N16), Fawnskin (near Big Bear Lake), CA 92333
Event Detail: We're back in Holcomb Valley (Scout Ranch), in the San Bernardino National Forest near Big Bear Lake, California. See Map at website. This is a large Rendezvous, usually about 200 camps, lots of traders, food, events and prizes. All are welcome, Tin Tipi close by, port-a-pots.
Contact: Andy Mathews (Booshway), phone: 951.780.9331, email: [email protected]
Contact: Jerry Heister, phone: 717-533-3652, email: [email protected]
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September 2-4, 2005: Lake of the Torches Voyageurs Rendezvous and 4th Annual Midwest Native American Arts Market
Location: Indian Bowl on Long Lake in downtown Lac du Flambeau, 603 Peace Pipe Road, Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538
Event Detail: Rendezvous Hours Friday 7pm-10pm, Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 10am-3pm. Daily, Weekend and Family Passes available, includes admission to Rendezvous, Art Market, George W. Brown Jr., Museum and Cultural Center and Waswasgoining, a re-created Ojibwe Village. Events include historical presentations, Native American Dance Exhibitions, Canoe Races, Cooking and Regalia Contests, Food and so much more! The 4th Annual Midwest Native American Arts Market is an amazing juried art show with 6 different catagories: Traditional Art & Metal design, sewing, carvings, beadwork, basketry and pottery/candlemaking. It is a sight to see!
Contact: Stephanie Tralongo, phone: 877- 588-3346, email: [email protected]
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Location: Brushy Creek Muzzleloaders, US 41, Lenox GA 31637
Event Detail: 1 mile south of Lenox.
Contact: Peggy Griffin, phone: 229-549-6200

September 9-11, 2005: Hart Co. Civil War Days Militaria Show and Display
Location: Community Center, Munfordville, KY 42765
Event Detail: This show is held with a festival and Civil War reenactment.
Contact: Ed Keiley, phone: 270-531-3115, email: [email protected]

September 10-11, 2005: Seminole Valley Rendezvous
Location: Seminole Valley Farm, Seminole Valley Park, Cedar Rapids IO 52402
Event Detail: Earley set up wed Sept.7. There will be a school day on Fri. Sept.9 Wood and Water provided.
Contact: Jason Hoover, phone: 319-378-9870 , email: [email protected]

September 10-17, 2005: NMLRA Fall Shoot
Location: Friendship, IN

September 15-18, 2005: Beaver Creek Creek Free-Trappers Rendezvous
Location: Sterling, OK 73005
Event Detail: Directions- East side of Sterling, OK Take County Road 195 (1) N. turn right on Welsh for 3/4 of mile. 10 Rifle shots-10 Pistol (single shot)shots- 10 shot Mountainman TrailWalk-10 shot Novelty - litte skinners walk, Hawk & knife - and more. FEES: ARCHERY $2.00 SEPARATE Blanket TRADERS Stores $25 + PRIZE -- $10 campers(this goes to Buy prizes) --$10 per shooter + Prize --$10 PER Trade Blanket.
Contact: Ironjaw (James Hawley), phone: 405-247-5026, email: [email protected]

September 15-18, 2005: American Heritage Festival
Location: Midvale City Park, 445 W. 6th Ave. (7500 So.), Midvale, UT 84047
Contact: Linda Allen, phone: 801-261-1756, email: [email protected]

September 16-18, 2005: Frankton Heritage Days
Location: Frankton, IN
Contact: Jess Lawler, phone: phone: 765-724-1488

September 16~18, 2005: 28th Annual Rendezvous of Cache le Plew
Location: Torrance County Park, Martinez Road at Torrance County Park, Edgewood, NM 87015
Event Detail: Single entry fee: $25, Family fee: $40. A Limited Edition Santa Fe Hawken Rifle will be auctioned. Raffle tickets are $2 per ticket or $5 for three tickets. Primitive or modern camping areas available. No Camping OR Trader fees! Use 1840's style black powder firearms with iron sights and patched round ball only in shooting events. Primitive dress appreciated, but not required. Events are: Hawk and knife competition, Mountain Man Run, 20 Station Primitive Trail Walk for rifle and Pistol Shooting, Hawk and Knife Trail Walk, Ma and Pa contests, and several Smoothbore and Flintlock shoots. PRIZES FOR EVERY EVENT! Privies, wood and water are furnished. Travel discounts are available.
Contact: Jason Hall, phone: (505)286-3845, email: [email protected]

September 16-18, 2005: Fort Dalles RendevousS
Location: Sorosis Park, The Dalles, OR
Event Detail: We, at River Spirit Trading Post, and the community of The Dalles, Oregon invite you to join us for our First Anuual FORT DALLES RENDEZVOUS!! THIS IS A FREE EVENT! Sorosis Park is a beautiful 15 acre park high up on the cliffs above the town of The Dalles, with an awesome overlook of the great Columbia Gorge. Please fill out the Registration & Entry Form on the website.
Contact: Raunchy & Liska, email: [email protected]
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September 17-18, 2005: Fort Belle Fontaine Historic Encampment & Shoot
Location: Fort Belle Fontaine Historic Site, 13300 Bellefontaine road, St. Louis, MO 63138
Event Detail: Fort Belle Fontaine. Historic Encampment and Shoot. Visit the First American fort west of the Mississippi River. Site of Lewis and Clark's final stop on their "Journey of Discovery." On the banks of the Missouri River, At the mouth of Coldwater Creek. This encampment is a re-creation of the annual fall gathering of theTrappers, Traders, Military personnel, and Native Americans, which took place at Fort Belle Fontaine, an Indian factory in the early 1800's. It is held annually in early autumn on the banks of the Missouri River, four miles west of the confluence of the Mississippi. Smell the wood smoke, hear the report of the rifles, savor authentic foodand more. Set-up begins noon the 15th / Camp fee $10 / Trader fee $15. All animals must be leashed.
Contact: Michael Kladky, phone: (314)544-5714, email: [email protected]
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September 17 & 18 Fort Belle Fontaine Encampment & Shoot Rendezvoux
Fort Belle Fontaine Park, 13300 Bellefontaine Road, St. Louis, MO 63031 Event Detail: This is the location of the first American Fort West of the Mississippi. It is also the last place Lewis and Clark camped prior to ending their journey in St. Louis. Set up begins noon the 15th, Camp fee $10, Trade fee $15.0
Contact: Larry Boschen, 314-837-7021 [email protected]

September 23-October 2, 2005: 29th NMLRA/NRLHF Eastern Primitive Rendezvous
Location: Muddy Run Park, Bethesda Church Road, Holtwood, PA 17532
Attendance at a primitive event means: All clothing, lodges and accouterments MUST be in the period of 1640 through 1840 in North America. Absolutely no modern footwear and sunglasses of any kind, unless medically required. Period eyewear is encouraged for those wearing eyeglasses. All modern items (coolers, bottles, cans, plastic, call phones, etc.) must be kept out of site at all times. Absolutely no propane, kerosene heaters, Coleman lanterns or charcoal lighter fluid will be permitted. Eye & hearing protection is encouraged on the firing line only. All NRLHF rules and regulations apply. Rendezvous rules take effect Friday, Sept. 23 at 7:00am. See website for other details.
Contact: Jerry Heister, phone: 717-533-3652, email: [email protected]
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September 24, 2005: Fall River Rendezvous- Celebrating National Public Lands Day
Location: Fredonia Bay area of Fall River State Park, 144 Highway 105, Toronto, KS 66777
Event Detail: Primitive dress is requested for those encamped, presenting storytelling, selling goods, or demonstrating a craft or trade. Primitive camp & trade area (pre-1840's at all times), no plastic. Registration is REQUIRED; those registered will receive free entrance pass, and primitive camping. Firewood to those who are encampment in period camp and dress, water for all. Please register by August 15, 2005. Modern restroom facilities with hot showers are next to encampment area. Camps may be set-up on Friday, each camp responsible for clean up by Sunday at 3:00pm. The actual public event will take place on Saturday only. No vehicles in camp area, except for loading/unloading. Dogs must be leashed! Traders & Artisans are welcome and encouraged! Please let us know what you will be selling, we're hoping for a selection of items. Trading free of charge. Saturday evening we will have a potluck dinner, we will provide the meat. The shoot will take place next to encampment area, open to all. We are requesting a blanket item for contest shoot (contest shoot open to reenactors only). The Range Master will be Doyle Niemeyer, Park Manager, whose decision is final. Tomahawk throw will also take place in Fredonia Bay, open to all. Dessert Dutch oven contest on Saturday afternoon. For the ladies we will have a skillet throwing contest. For the kids a gold rush.
Contact phone: 620-637-2213, Email: [email protected]

September 23-25, 2005: Boy Scout Mountain Man Rendevous
Location: Camp Three Falls, 12260 Boy Scout Camp Rd, Frazier Park, CA 93225
Event Detail: This years Camporee theme is a Mountain Man Rendevous. We are looking for trained black powder instructors to help run the black powder event, and others in costume to participate in running events. Please e-mail me to discuss further.
Contact: Craig Holtz, phone: 661-296-9447, email: [email protected]
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September 23-25, 2005, 21th Annual Davis Mountains Bragade Rendezvous
Sproul's Camp Ground, Fort Davis, Texas 79734, North end of Fort Davis, Texas
Event Detail: At north "Y" of Fort Davis. Follow signs to Camp & Rendezvous site. Black Powder weapons only. NMLRA member and their rules will apply. Bring your own fire wood and water. Both Primitive and Modern camps. Family fun for all!
Contact: Charlie Bergmann, P. O. Box 303 Fort Davis, TX 79734, 432-426-3272, [email protected]

Sept 23-25, Branderosa Rendezvous
Location: Branderosa Equine Therapy Ranch, 2522 Equine Valley Rd, Nixa, Missouri 65714
Event Detail: This event is held as a benefit of the ranch to help support them. They provide free equine therapy for mentally and physically challenged children. Please come enjoy the beutiful views and see just what this ranch can do for these children.
Contact: Jennifer Johnson 417-294-1175, email: [email protected]

September 24-25, 2005: Pioneer Days
Location: Daniel Boone Home, 1868 Highway F, Defiance, MO 63341
Contact: Pam Jensen, phone: 636-798-2005, email: [email protected]
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September 24-26, 2005: 4th Annual Walk Back in Time
Location: Audrain Historical Society, 501 Muldrow St., Mexico, MO 65265
Event Detail: Our 4th annual WALK BACK IN TIME is a unique chronological timeline of our history consisting of: NATIVE AMERICAN VILLAGE, Colonial, Mt Men, Civil War, Wild West, Span. Am., WWII. Saturday night Candlelight tours and council fire. The timeline surrounds the 1857 Historical Society mansion and horse museum.
Contact: Dana Keller, phone: 573-581-3910, email: [email protected]
Contact: Marylina, phone: 661-255-9293
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Location: Muddy Run Park in Holtwood, PA
Event Detail: New Gate hours for 2005: Sept 23 - Sept 25: 7am-5pm, Sept 26 - Sept 29: 7am-9am & 3pm-5pm ONLY, Sept 30 - Oct 1: 7am-5pm.
Contact Jerry Heister (Booshway), phone: 717-533-3652

Location: Elbridge, NY
Contact: Raymond J. Pauldine, phone: 315-593-2967

September 30-October 2, 2005: Smalltown USA Festival
Location: Alexandria, IN
Contact: Jess Lawler, phone: 765-724-1488

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