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

27th Northeastern Primitive Rendezvous
July 14-22, 2023

Newark Valley Historical Society
Newark Valley, NY


Save $25 by pre-registering plus $10 early setup fees.
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 - $60 each
--Non-members - $70 each
--Children 17 and younger - free
--Registration at gate - add $25
per adult
--Early set-up - $5/day per
adult if not pre-registered

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

Mail completed registration form
with a check made out to

PO Box 5073
Statesville, NC, 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, 2023.)

For more registration
information, contact NRLHF at:

NRLHF info:

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

To print a pre-registration form,
click here.

Rendezvous Rules are in effect from 7am Friday, July 15 through Saturday, July 23. The opening ceremony will be at 7pm on Friday, July 16th. The Closing Ceremony will be at 7pm on July 23th. It is asked that participants stay period correct through the event until Closing Ceremonies.

Gate hours are 8am - 6pm for early set-up. Early set-up for all pre-registered participants will begin Wednesday, July 13. There is no fee. Non-preregistered participants will be charged an additional $5.00 per day per adult early set-up fee.

Gate hours on Friday July 15, Monday July 18, Tuesday July 19, Thursday July 21, and Friday July 22, are 8-10am (vehicles must leave camp by 11am) and 3-5pm (vehicles must leave camp by 6pm). Gate hours for Public days on Saturday July 16, Sunday July 17, and are from 7am to 9am (vehicles must be out of camp by 10am) and from 5pm to 7pm (vehicles must be out of camp by 8pm).

GATE REGISTRATION ONLY: Campers may enter the gate from Wednesday morning, July 20th through Saturday, July 23rd for a fee of $45.00 per person, whether they are NMLRA Members or not, and be allowed to camp for the duration of the event. They will have full rights including medallion, feast, and competitions.

Modern Camping will be available adjacent to the Rendezvous area. There WILL NOT be any hookups.

Camp meetings will be held at 7pm during the event,

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 ear 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, or similar flammable liquids will be permitted. Exceptions may be made for food vendors and handicapped participants. Propane cylinders 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. Photography equipment must be covered when not in use. NO FLASH photography.

Handicapped 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. Pets in the modern camping area are subject to the NRLHF nuisance law. There will NOT be any horse camp this year!

Firewood, hooters, water, and dumpsters will be provided. Trash must be in tied plastic bags. Ice will be sold on site.

Trade Policy - A "Trader" or "Sutler" is defined as anyone who sets up a trade shelter or lodge or sets up a trade blanket or hide with goods for sale. A "Small Blanket or Hide" is restricted to one blanket or hide per license, and must not exceed 110" X 110". No fee is paid if the total value of goods does not exceed $500 dollars. A "Large Trade Blanket" with two or more blankets or hides with items for sale may contain up to $2000 dollars in merchandise. A "Commercial Trader" is anyone who offers goods for sale, trade, or barter with a total value over $2001 dollars. 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 by the Trade Captain or his/her designee. Dealers and processors of furs, claws, feathers, etc., it is your responsibility to confirm the compliance of goods with Federal and Maine State Game Regulations.

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.

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 the severity of the action, 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.

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