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2019 Logan Hills Festival and Pre-1840 Rendezvous

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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

Saturday Schedule Details
All Day Yard sales in Zanesfield
All Day Craft, Collectible Booths and Food Vendors
9:00 Library Book Sale
9:30 Dr. Earl Sloan Double Tourney (Petanque Court)
10:30 Archery Competition (Encampment)
11:00 Citizen of the Year (Shelter House)
12:00 Grand Entry – Woodland Gathering (Main Dance Circle)
1:00-4:00 Pony Rides (Marmon Valley Farms – east 1 mile on CR 153)
2:00 Taloga Outdoor Drama (Drama Area -Weather permitting)
4:00 Woodland Gathering Resumes (Main Dance Circle)
4:30 Hawk and Knife Competition (Encampment)
5:00 -9:00 Hog Roast
5:30 Woodland Gathering Closing Ceremony (Dance Circle)
6:00 Clarence Gibson Shooting Contest abd Finals (Petanque Court)
6:00 to 10:00 Musical Entertainment by American Entertainment (Shelter House)
8:00 Encampment only is closed to the public
Sunday Schedule Details
All Day Craft, Collectible Booths and Food Vendors and Scavenger Hunt Doubles Tourney (Petanque Court)
10:00 Church Service All Welcome (Encampment)
12:00 Grand Entry – Woodland Gathering (Main Dance Circle)
1:00-4:00 Pony Rides (Marmon Valley Farms – east 1 mile on CR 153)
2:00 Kids Games (Encampment
4:30 Closing Ceremony- Woodland Gathering (Main Dance Circle)
5:00 Taloga Outdoor Drama (Drama Area – Weather permitting)
8:00 Encampment only is closed to the public at 8:00 pm
Schedules may change without notice
Monday Schedule Details
All Day Craft, Collectible Booths and Food Vendors
7:30 to 11:00 Pancake & Sausage Breakfast (Shelter House)
9:00 Parade through the village to Zanesfield Cemetery for Memorial Service
9:30 Open Court Play (Petanque Court
10:00 Musical Entertainment (Entertainment Stage)
11:30 Pickers Auction (Auction Stage)
1:00 – 4:00 Pony Rides (Marmon Valley Farms – east 1 mile on CR 153)
11:30 Pickers Auction (Auction Stage)
11:30 Country Luncheon Sponsored by the Zanesfield United Methodist Church (Church Downtown)
12:30 Lizard Pull (Encampment)
1;00 -4:00 Pony Rides (Marmon Valley Farms – east 1 mile on CR 153)
2:00 Taloga Outdoor Drama (Drama Area – Weather permitting)
Musical Entertainment to be Announced
Bring Lawn Chairs for your entertainment comfort

Camping
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
Vendors $35
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.

Drama Admission:
$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
HALL-FAWCETT PARK
4595 CR 153
Zanesfield, Oh 43360
1 mile west of the Junction of US 33 & SR’s 292 & 153

Contact
Booshway Jeff Colwell, 614-732-8462, mrmbooshway.com
Scribe Anne Fogle, fozsbear@yahoo.com

Mad River Muzzleloaders
16035 Hawn Rd
Plain City, OH 43064

Logan Hills Festival and Pre-1840 Rendezvous

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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