Gate hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for early setup Wednesday, September 18,
and Thursday, September 19, as well as for general setup Friday, September 20.
Beginning Saturday, September 21, participants may bring vehicles
into camp for setup or tear down 9-11 a.m. and must leave by 12, or 4-5 p.m. and must leave by 6 p.m. Gate hours will be strictly
Beginning Friday, September 20, period clothing is required. Please move
your vehicle to the parking lot immediately after you finish setting up.
Opening ceremony is 7 p.m. Friday, September 20.
Early set up: There is no time limit for setup Wednesday, Thursday or
Friday, September 18-20. There will be no early setup fee Wednesday and
Thursday, September 18 & 19, for campers registered in advance.
Non-registered people arriving before Friday will be charged $5 per
person per day.
Public days: Entire camp is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, September 21,
and Sunday, September 22. Gate fee is $5
for adults and admission is free for youth 17 & under and active service personnel with valid ID.
All clothing, lodges and accoutrements must fit into the
1640-1840 time period in North America. Absolutely no modern
footwear or sunglasses, unless medically required. Period eyewear is
encouraged. Modern eye and ear protection is allowed on the firing line
only. All modern items (coolers, cans, bottles, plastic, etc.) must be
kept out of sight at all times. Turn off cell phones or set them on vibrate
and keep them out of sight. Keep cameras hidden when not in use. No
Wood, water, port-a-johns and trash pickup will be provided. Ice will be
sold daily. NO propane, kerosene heaters, Coleman lanterns or
charcoal lighter fluid will be permitted, except for approved food
DO NOT dump the contents of chamber pots into a trash bag. Needles
must be properly discarded.
There will be no separate areas for long-term camps or primitive
Emergency contact number: To reach a staff member to deliver a
message, please call Chuck & Maureen Grabenstein, 724-538-4717.
Butler County Sheriff: (724)284-5245 (office number) or dial 911 in an
Disabled participants: Abide by pre-1840 rules as much as possible.
Carts, walkers and registered service animals are allowed. NRLHF
follows federal American with Disabilities Act rules regarding service
Modern camp: A modern camp area will be provided. No hookups.
Animal rules: No pets are allowed in primitive areas. Pets are allowed
in the modern area, subject to the NRLHF nuisance policy.
Only horses and mules are permitted in primitive area. Current negative Coggins
certificate will be required at the gate. You are
responsible in all ways for the health, safety, conduct and feed of your
animals. Make sure animals are tolerant of the sight, sounds and chaos
of rendezvous. All tack, wagons, buggies and accessories must be
Registration: The pre-registration deadline is August 20, 2013.
Envelopes must be postmarked and online transactions must be
completed by that date. Please allow a few extra days for online
For NMLRA members and spouse or significant other, advanced
registration is $45 each ($90 per couple). For non-members, the fee is
$55 each ($110 per couple). The fee for dependants age 18 and older
(except a spouse or partner) is $22.50 each. Children ages 17 and
younger are free. Registration at the gate for people who have not
preregistered will be an additional $10 per person.
Rendezvous fees include a medallion, all competitions and camp
dinner. Seminars may have a small fee. A medallion will be required to
re-enter the rendezvous, vote in elections or enter competitions.
Trader fees are $35, plus registration fees. Please check trade rules.
Commercial blanket trader fee is $10, plus registration. Check trade
rules for value amount of trade goods allowed for blanket traders.
To volunteer to help with ice and trash runs or other duties, call a staff
member before the event or sign up at the gate.
For more complete listing and details, visit www.nrlhf.org
717-312-3016, fax 717-707-0718.