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Large Pre-1840 Camp at sunset

2024 Eastern Primitive Rendezvous (EPR)

September 20-27, 2024

Open to the public: Saturday, September 21 and Wednesday, September 25
from 10:00am-4:00pm

438 Trout Run Road
Zion Grove, PA 17985

Charlie Kovalewski - Booshway

570 590-3839

PA State map with red dot indicating location of event
You're Invited to Attend!
Click on the blue boxes below for preregistration information

The “Rendezvous”:

A grand social event for all, “rendezvous” was the only time during the year when old friends could meet and learn of events “back in the settlements”, swap tales of their high adventures, and competitively test their frontier skills.  As you stroll around the grounds, you will see glimpses of life as it was lived in the mountains during those glorious times and may even hear bagpipes and other music. At any given rendezvous you will see individuals dressed from formal colonial wear to full Native American regalia. Attending a Rendezvous is a very pleasant way to spend one's vacation since modern intrusions are not to be seen or heard!


The NRLHF Eastern Primitive Rendezvous is a celebration of the 1830’s Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Rendezvous and the earlier trade fairs, when hunters, trappers, Native Americans, and fur company dealers met in the wilderness to exchange furs for manufactured goods from the East. The 2024 event will be held in Zion Grove, PA a village in Schuylkill County in eastern Pennsylvania. The first settler in the Zion Grove area was Jacob Breisch who built a house and opened a store in 1830.



NMLRA members & Spouse 18 & over: $60 each

Non NMLRA Members & Spouse 18 & over $70 each

Children 17 & younger – Free

Camp will be open to the public: 

Saturday, September 21 and Wednesday, September 25

10 am to 4 pm


Fee $5.00 donation for adults age 13 and over

Children under 12 and active military personnel are free


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