Non-profit 501(C)3
The National Rendezvous and Living History Foundation invites you to the

31st Annual Old Northwest Territory Primitive Rendezvous
June 23 - June 30, 2017

Gallatin County Fairgrounds & Park
4576 Highway 127 N
Glencoe, KY 41046

Work Party Dates:

April 8-9, 2017
May 6-7, 2017 (if needed)

The information below will have minor corrections, changes,
updates or additions as more information becomes available.


Larry Elliott

Tony Burkhart

Millie Elliott
Join us in the pre-1840 competitions and activities during the week:
Competitions in rifle, smoothbore, trap, pistol, woods walks, archery, knife and tomahawk, Highland Games, women's competitions.

There will be plenty of activities for those 15 and under so bring your children/grandchildren: Shooting BB guns, a woods walk (non-shooting activities), fishing derby (primitive fishing poles/bait provided), sack races, identifying animal tracks, and more.

Other activities include: Seminars, demonstrations, camp music fest (bring your instruments), gospel singing, ice cream social, etc.
Pre-registration deadline
May 23, 2017

Please register in advance if possible.
It helps with deciding on number of
port-a- johns, amount of wood,
amount of food and other decisions.

Public Visitors:
(No registration required)
$5 donation at the gate ages 13 and older. 12 and under free.
Active-duty Military, Police,
and fire department personnel
with ID are FREE.

--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 - $5/day per
adult if not pre-registered
--Traders - $50
--Commercial blanket trader - $20

For a printable registration form
from the NRLHF website,
click here.

Mail completed registration form
with a check made out to

PO Box 376
Hershey PA, 17033

To register online, visit and click on
"Shopping Cart" on the menu bar. You may pay through a Paypal account.  Your paperwork will be
waiting for you at the gate, or
better yet, fill out a registration
form and take it with you.
(Please note: To pay online you
must wait until after January 1, 2017.)

For more registration
information, contact NRLHF at:

Fax: 717-707-0718
NRLHF info:

For information about event
rules and regulations, ethics,
trade rules and other
information, please
click here.

To print a registration form,
click here.

Rendezvous Rules
All NRLHF rules and regulations apply.
Rendezvous Rules are in effect Fri, June 23, 7 a.m. through 12 noon Fri, June 30, 2017. Opening ceremony is at Fri, June 23, 7 p.m.; Closing ceremony at Fri, June 30 at 12 noon

Early setup:
Wed, June 21 and Thu, June 22, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
There is no early setup fee if preregistered.

General setup:
Fri, June 23, 8 a.m. -5 p.m.

Other gate hours:
Sat, June 24 through Thu, June 28: 7-9 a.m. (vehicles must leave camp by 10 a.m.) and 5-7 p.m. (vehicles must leave camp by 8 p.m.) Fri, June 30 - Vehicles may enter camp after the Closing Ceremony at 12 noon

Gate hours will be strictly enforced.

Camping areas
General Camping is available in designated areas.
Handicapped A camp area for the disabled will be provided.
Primitive pack-in Trek camp will be provided.
No Long Term camp area will be provided.
Modern A modern camping area with no hook-ups will be available.
Horse camp No animals other than horses and mules will be allowed in camp. Horses and mules are required to meet current health requirements and Coggins papers must be provided. You are responsible for the safety, conduct and feed of your animals. Wagons, buggies and accessories must be period appropriate.

Trader areas
The designated trader area will be open Sat-Sun, June 24-25, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tue-Wed-Thu, June 27-29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Traders are welcome to set up in the designated area beginning Tues, June 20 at 8 a.m.

Emergency phone number:
Booshway Larry Elliott, 859-360-9047

Public Visitors Public days for the entire camp are Sat through Sun, June 24-25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sutler area only will be open Sat-Sun, June 24-25, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tue-Wed-Thu, June 27-29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Traders are welcome to set up in the designated area beginning Tues, June 20 at 8 a.m. Requested donation of $5 at the gate per person ages 13 and older; children 12 and under, active firefighters and military personnel with ID are free.

Partial list of rules and regs
Please help us keep this event primitive. Clothing, lodges and accoutrements must be from the period 1640- 1840 in North America. Absolutely no modern footwear or sunglasses, unless medically required. Eye and hearing protection is encouraged on the firing line only. Modern items (coolers, cell phones, cans, etc.) must be kept out of sight at all times. No modern weapons.

No artillery area will be available.

No propane, kerosene, charcoal lighter fluid or similar flammable liquids will be permitted. Visit for complete details on the propane rules.

Handicap participants must abide by the rules as much as possible. Handicap carts and walkers are allowed.
NRLHF follows ADA rules for service dogs.
NO PETS ARE ALLOWED in primitive camp.

Photography equipment must be covered when not in use. NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY. Firewood, water, and hooters will be provided. Firewood and water stations will be located at several areas in the camp and replenished as needed. Ice will be available for purchase and delivered daily. Showers are not provided - bring your own or the Exit 62 Truckstop has showers and towels for a nominal fee

Trash must be in tied plastic bags. DO NOT dump the contents of chamber pots into a trash bag. Do not rinse chamber pots at water stations. It poses a serious sanitation risk. Needles must be properly discarded. Visit for complete rules on needle disposal.

Discard cigarette butts responsibly. NO SMOKING IN HOOTERS.

During trash and ice runs, period bags must be used to transport ice or trash to or from camp. THIS WILL BE ENFORCED.

Please leave your area as clean or cleaner than you found it.

Fires must be contained in a pit and must be attended at all times. Fill and level your fire pit before you leave. A minimum of two gallons of water in an open container must be kept within five feet, specifically for fire control. DO NOT cut live trees or brush. DO NOT bury partially burned wood or trash.

Dealers and possessors of FURS, CLAWS, FEATHERS, ETC., it is YOUR responsibility to confirm the compliance of goods with federal and Kentucky game regulations. For further information, contact the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, 1-800-858-1549. Please visit for complete trade rules

Conduct which disrupts the peace and order of the camp may result in immediate expulsion from the event. Stealing, fighting, or illegal drug use will not be tolerated and will result in immediate expulsion from the event. Depending on severity, local law enforcement may be notified. The sale, trade or barter of alcohol is prohibited by the state of Kentucky.

This is an abbreviated list of regulations.
For more complete listing and details, visit or call 717-312-3016, fax 717-707-0718.

2015 Actual Profit & Loss Statement
Total LOSS $2167.75

2016 Old Northwest Territory Primitive Rendezvous
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