2018 NRLHF Eastern Primitive Rendezvous
Experience the pre-1840s fur trade era at the 42nd Annual Eastern Primitive Rendezvous on September 21-29, 2018 near Cooper’s Lake Campground in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. The blast of a Muzzleloader, the aroma of stew cooking over a campfire and folks who look like they stepped out of a history book will be greeting visitors to this years NRLHF Eastern Primitive Rendezvous. This event is a week long reenactment of a rendezvous, where fur trappers, long hunters, American Indians and frontier families gather to experience the way people lived in the 17th and early 18th centuries. Sutlers will be selling a variety of supplies. Sponsored by the National Rendezvous and Living History Foundation, the Eastern location changes annually so the foundation encourages people to take advantage of the opportunity to visit.
NRLHF Eastern Primitive Rendezvous
–NMLRA members and spouse or significant other – $50 each
–Non-members – $60 each
–Children 17 and younger – free
–Dependants 18 and older – $25 each
–Registration at gate – add $10 per adult
–Early set-up charge – $5/day per adult if not pre-registered
–Trader fee – $50
–Commercial blanket trader – $20
Gate hour’s for early setup are 8am – 6pm. Early set up for all pre-registered participants will begin Wednesday. There is no charge. Gate hour’s Monday through Saturday are 8-10am (vehicles must leave camp by 11am) and 3-5pm (vehicles must leave camp by 6pm)
Eastern Primitive Rendezvous Rules go into effect Friday at 7AM. Period clothing required.
School Day: Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Camp Feast – Wednesday: Follows the camp meeting at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Please bring a covered dish to share and a drink for yourself. Meat will be provided. The meal will be served per individual – please do not bring one large container for the entire family or camp.
Public days for the NRLHF Eastern Primitive Rendezvous are Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 4pm. Gate hours for participants are 7 – 9am (vehicles must leave camp by 10am) and 5-7pm (vehicles must leave camp by 8pm).
“Sutler” area will be open to the public every day from 10am – 4pm with a donation of $5.00 per person 13 and older. Children ages 12 and younger and active military personnel with ID are free.
Pre-registrated Traders may set up Tuesday; however, you must set up in a designated “Sutler” area. Gate hour’s are 8am – 6pm.
Gate hours will be strictly enforced.
With the exception of Corps of Discovery campers who wish to enter the gate on the Wednesday after opening day for a charge of $40 per person whether NMLRA member or not, will be allowed to camp for the duration of the event. They will have full rights including medallion, camp feast and competitions.
Modern camping will be available. There will be no hook-ups provided.
Cooper’s Lake Campground
205 Currie Road
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Any further questions should be directed to Lynn Cowell at 724-948-3029 Kenalynn1@verizon.net. To read the entire list of trade rules and regulations, please visit www.nrlhf.org, email email@example.com or call the Business Office at 717-312-3016.
So mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the annual NHLHF Eastern Primitive Rendezvous the last week of September!
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