2019 B & A Spring Thaw Rendezvous
Join us for the annual Spring Thaw Rendezvous on April 26-27, 2019 at the Ball and Arrow Primitive Weapons Club in Roswell, Ohio. Pre-1840s period dress and campsites only. Spring Thaw Rendezvous competitions take place on Saturday and Sunday and include: Woods Walk Muzzleloader Shoot, Stationary Hawk and Knife Throwing, and Bow Trail. Prizes will be awarded Sunday. This is a family friendly event with Kids games. Walk-ins are welcome.
Fees: $20 per camp (includes all events)
Saturday & Sunday Competitions
Woods Walk Muzzleloader Shoot
Stationary Hawk and Knife Throwing
Camp & Facilities
Pre-1840s period dress and campsites are required.
Non-potable water provided but bring your own drinking water.
Firewood and Ice available on site.
More Information: Booshway Tom Moss, 330-343-5041
Ball and Arrow Primitive Weapons Club
5190 Days Lane (Roswell)
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
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.
What is a Rendezvous?
Historical reenactment which reflects the dress and lifestyle of early-America’s hunters and trappers is sometimes referred to as buckskinning. Whether the portrayal is that of the western mountain man, the eastern long-hunter, or the Native American, buckskinning allows people to recreate various aspects of this historical period at event such as the Spring Thaw Rendezvous.
The Rendezvous is both a history-oriented and social occasion. Many of the “buckskinners” in the Ball and Arrow Primitive Weapons Club enjoy attending and hosting Rendezvous where we camp in pre-1840 lodging, cook meals over open fires, and dress for that time period.
There are muzzleloading, primitive archery and tomahawk/knife throwing competitions which take place during these events. Other activities sometimes include fire-starting competitions (using flint and steel), games for the children and singing around the campfire. Currently B&A members host three of these camps per year.
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Spring Thaw Rendezvous at the Ball and Arrow Primitive Weapons Club in Roswell, Ohio.
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