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

24th Northeastern Primitive Rendezvous
July 13 - 20, 2018

109 River Road (Rt. 15)
Orrington, ME

Only the date and location have been changed, the rest of the page contains
old information and will be updated as soon as possible.


Perley Urquhart

Pre-registration deadline
June 13, 2018

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.

--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
--Trader - $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, 2016.)

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.

The following information is from 2017 and needs to be corrected for accuracy. We appreciate your patience.
Rendezvous Rules are in effect from 7pm Friday, July 14 through Friday, July 21. The opening ceremony will be at 7pm on Friday July 14th. The closing ceremony will be at 7pm on Friday July 21st. It is asked that participants stay period correct though the event and through the morning of Saturday, July 22nd.

Gate Hours are 8 am - 6 pm for early setup. Early set up for all pre-registered participants will begin Wednesday, July 12. There is no fee. Non-preregistered participants will be charged an additional $5.00 per day early set up fee.

Gate hours are Friday, July 14 and Tuesday July 18 through Friday, July 21 are 8-10am (vehicles must leave camp by 11am) and 3-5pm (vehicles must leave camp by 6pm). Camp meetings will be held at 7pm during the event.

Gate Registration ONLY: Campers may enter the gate on the Wednesday after opening day for a fee of $40 per person, whether they are an NMLRA member or not, and be allowed to camp for the duration of the event. They will have full rights including medallion, feast (if available) and competitions. Public Days - Entire encampment will be open for Public days. Public days will be Saturday July 15, Sunday July 16 and Monday July 17, 10am - 4pm. Gate hours for participants are 7 - 9am (vehicles must leave camp by 10am) and 5-7pm (vehicles must leave camp by 8pm). We ask a donation of $5.00 for each person 13 years and older. Children ages 12 and younger and active military personnel with ID are free. A Camp Feast will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 6pm. For the camp feast there will be a signup sheet to contribute items for the feast or a cover charge of $5 per person. The camp meeting that night will be at 5pm. That way there will be plenty of time to have camp meeting and to enjoy camp feast without being rushed.


Modern camping is available on site by the parking lot. There will be no hook-ups provided. Dorset Campground 1567 Route 30, Dorset, VT 05251 is located about 9 miles from the site,, 802-867-5754 with water, electric and sewer along with tent sites. *Dorset Campground has coin operated showers that will be available for use. Ask at the campground for details.* A Partial List of NRLHF rules and regulations. This information will also be printed in the event Gate Book. 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 propane, kerosene, charcoal lighter fluid or similar flammable liquids will be permitted. Exceptions may be made for food vendors and handicapped participants. Propane containers must be kept out of sight at all times.
Commercial food vendor equipment will be inspected by rendezvous staff for safety. Fire extinguishers are required by state law. Inspectors have the final word concerning safety.
Handicapped participants must abide by the rules as much as possible. Handicap carts and walkers area allowed. NRLHF follows ADA rules for service dogs.
NO PETS are allowed in primitive camp. NRLHF follows ADA rules and regulations. Pets in modern camp area are subject to the NRLHF nuisance law.
Photography equipment must be covered when not in use. NO FLASH photography!
Firewood, hooters, water and dumpsters will be provided. Trash must be in tied plastic bags.
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. A designated horse camp will be provided. You are responsible for the safety, conduct and feed of animals. Wagons, buggies and accessories must be period appropriate. At this time there are no plans for a horse camp! ?Dealers and possessors of Furs, claws, feathers, etc. It is your responsibility to confirm the compliance of goods with federal and Vermont game regulations.
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! To view all of the NRLHF rules and regulations please visit, email the Business Office at or call the Business Office at 717-312-3016.

Trade Policy - A "Trader" or "Sutler" is defined as anyone who sets up a trade shelter or lodge or sets out a trade blanket or hide with goods for sale. A "small trade blanket or hide" is restricted to one blanket or hide per license, and must not exceed 110" x 110". No fee is paid if total of goods for sale does not exceed $500. A "large trade blanket", two or more blankets or hides with items for sale, may contain up to $2,000 in merchandise. A "Commercial Trader" is anyone who offers goods for sale, trade or barter with a total value over $2,001.
The only items to be displayed, sold, or traded in any way are originals or reproductions of articles in common use in North America during the period 1640 - 1840. No modern packaging, labels or price tags are to be displayed. Books, patterns, CDs, etc. must deal directly with or depict this time period and must be displayed in a trade shelter. For all trade-related matters, the decision of the Trade Captain is final. Blanket traders are required to abide by all trade rules. Inspections will be done the Trade Captain or designee.
TAXES: Procurement of Federal, State, County and Township business license and or the collection of consumer sales tax in the state where the event is held is the responsibility of the Trader. ?Any further questions should be directed to the Trade Captain.
To read the entire list of trade rules and regulations, please visit, email: or call the Business Office at 717-312-3016.
Emergency phone: 1-802-325-3456. This is for family members to contact you in case of an emergency ONLY.

Event Location
Directions from Manchester, VT: Take VT Route 30 north 10.7 miles turning right onto Herrick Brook Road, go 2.7 miles to Ross Pit Road. Herrick Brook and Ross Pit are dirt roads. Latitude 43.2310 degrees Longitude 73.09.499 degrees

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