2019 Logan Hills Festival and Pre-1840 Rendezvous
Don’t miss the 39th Logan Hills Festival and Pre-1840 Rendezvous on May 25-27, 2019 at Hall-Fawcett Park in Zanesfield, Ohio. The long-running Memorial Day Weekend event is both a ‘drama’ and festival, a pre-1840s primitive rendezvous, and a pow wow!
Public Welcome – Free Admission
Visitors can travel through history without charge. Learn about history, join in on the games or browse at the various trade blankets.
Pre-1840 Logan Hills Rendezvous
In conjunction with the Logan Hills Festival you can experience a pre-1840 Fur Trade Era Rendezvous encampment with all the trimmings. Come see where Simon Kenton and Blue Jacket spent many years of their lives exploring and making their homes. The encampment includes Mountain Men, Fur Traders and Native Americans in period dress. See what it was like to live back in the 1700s and early 1800s.
Rendezvous occurred each year when the fur traders, the fur trade companies, and the Native Americans (Indians) would meet to sell their furs, get paid, gather supplies for the next year, as well as drink, socialize and catch up with their friends before they started back to work.
Today, people all over the country reenact these rendezvous. Many are pre-1840 events that require all reenactors to dress and camp in the primitive style of the era depicted. For some, it’s just “primitive” camping with period clothes of the type used during the Fur Trade Era of the 1840s. All shelters used are of the type used during these times as well.
During a rendezvous, there is always an air of friendliness and fun. People are relaxing, eating, doing period crafts or playing period games. They are always more than willing to share the history of what they are doing with other campers or visitors. If you are a visitor and new to ‘rendezvous’, be sure to visit with the reenactors and ask questions during public hours.
Logan Hills Festival and Pre-1840 Rendezvous Mini Gallery
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
There is an encampment organized by the Mountain Men Rendezvous. All participants of the encampment are dressed in 1840s Fur Trade Era clothing and all shelters are the types used during the Fur Trade Era. As you take a walk through the encampment you will see many of the participants involved in different activities and competitions including Lizard Pull, Archery, and the Hawk and Knife throwing competitions.
Setup Thursday and Friday.
Early setup available.
Camp Fee is $20 for pre-registered campers;
Camp Fee $25 for walk-in campers
MRM members receive $5 off registration
Camp fee includes firewood, water, toilet facilities.
Modern camp also available.
Logan Hills Festival Drama
Festival activities include a presentation of the Taloga Historical Outdoor Drama. The Taloga Historical Outdoor Drama is the only outdoor drama in the state of Ohio with a cast of area residents wearing period costumes. Step back in time and see history unfold as we tell you the story of the Native Americans and pioneers from this area.
$4.00 per person
$2.00 for children 6-12
no cost for children under 6
Bring Blankets or lawn chairs; Bleacher seating is also available
Logan Hills Native Woodland Gathering Pow-Wow
Enjoy the music and dancing at the Annual Logan Hills Native Woodland Gathering Pow-Wow, also occurring in conjunction with the festival, drama and rendezvous. Learn about Native Culture and traditions.
Logan Hills Festival Location
4595 CR 153
Zanesfield, Oh 43360
1 mile west of the Junction of US 33 & SR’s 292 & 153
Booshway Jeff Colwell, 614-732-8462, mrmbooshway.com
Scribe Anne Fogle, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mad River Muzzleloaders
16035 Hawn Rd
Plain City, OH 43064
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Logan Hills Festival and Pre-1840 Rendezvous on Memorial Day Weekend at Hall-Fawcett Park in Zanesfield, Ohio.
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