Non-profit 501(C)3
The National Rendezvous and Living History Foundation regrets to inform you that
the 2018 ONW in Grand Rapids, Ohio has been cancelled.

32nd Annual Old Northwest Territory Primitive Rendezvous
Cancelled for 2018

At the December board meeting it was decided by vote, that based on the past three years and in the interest of maintaining the Foundation's financial feasibility that the proposed 2018 ONW be cancelled due to the three consecutive losses. More information will be made available in the monthly newsletter scheduled for mid January and on the website. We look forward to the 2019 season.


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

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, 2018.)

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.
Please help us keep this event primitive. Clothing, lodges and accoutrements must be from the period 1640-1840 in North America.

Please stay out of the woods, except in designated competition areas.

Food vendors can reach the Wood County Health Dept at 419-352-8402.

No modern footwear or sunglasses may be worn unless medically required. Period eyeware is encouraged. Hearing protection is encouraged on the shooting range.

No modern weapons permitted.

Artillery must be inspected in advance of firing, and may be used only in designated areas.

Propane, kerosene, lighter fluid and similar flammable materials are not permitted.

No smoking in hooters.

Do not do dishes or rinse chamber pots at water stations. This causes a serious sani- tation risk.

Other information: If you're planning to bring horses, please call ahead for requirements and to make arrangements, 419-601-2495.

Modern camp is at Mary Jane Thurston State Park, 2.5 miles from the site along the Maumee River. Hookups are available. Fee is in addi- tion to event registration fee. (419) 832-7662

A trading post will be available for staple grocery items.

Please tie trash bags for pickup. DO NOT dump contents of chamber pots into trash bags. Needles must be properly discarded.

Handicapped participants must abide by rendezvous rules as much as possible. Carts and walkers are allowed.

NRLHF follows ADA rules for service dogs. No pets are allowed on the grounds.

Photography equipment must be covered when not in use. NO flash photography.

A minimum of 2 gallons of water is required in an open container within 5 feet of fire pits, braziers and other open flames.

Do not cut live trees or brush.

People in possession of furs, feathers and other wildlife parts should contact the Ohio Department of Natural Resources District 2 office for legality questions, 419-424-5000.

Conduct which disrupts the peace and order of camp may result in expulsion from the event. Stealing, fighting and illegal drug use WILL result in expulsion.

Participant parking will be off site, ex- cept for handicapped. Daily shuttles will be available.

Ice will be available for purchase and delivered daily.

Toilet facilities will be portable toilets. No showers are available.

The historic town of Grand Rapids about a mile from the site has a well- stocked Dollar General store, a gas station, a variety of restaurants, a canal boat experience and lots of shopping,

Emergency phone numbers:
Vicki Johnson, 419-601-2495
Sarah Dunlap, 419-966-0388
Jaret Nye, 419-966-5382
Dave Pitney, 419-296-8165
Phil Dunlap, 419-966-8390

2017 Actual Profit & Loss Statement

2018 Old Northwest Territory Primitive Rendezvous
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