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Sugar Grove Eastern Primitive Rendezvous begins today

Photo submitted to Times Observer This Friday, the 43rd Eastern Primitive Rendezvous in Sugar Grove begins and runs through Saturday, Sept. 28.

The 43rd Eastern Primitive Rendezvous is set in Sugar Grove for Friday, Sept. 20, through Saturday, Sept. 28.

The National Rendezvous and Living History Foundation is hosting the event at 2911 Stoney Run Rd, Sugar Grove. It is a non-profit event.

The event requires all participants to be in primitive dress and you must sleep in primitive tents dated 1840 or before. All genders and ages are welcome.

There will be a tour of their sugar shack and how to make maple syrup.

There will be a Rifle and Smoothbore Trail, Hawk and Knife Trail, Archery Trail, Paper Range for rifle, smoothbore and pistol, Small Cannon and artillery range and fun shoot for the evening.

Photo submitted to Times Observer Pictured above is the traditional Scottish Caber toss. This Friday, the 43rd Eastern Primitive Rendezvous in Sugar Grove begins and runs through Saturday, Sept. 28.

AMVETS Post 50 will be sponsoring the Clay pigeon Shoots.

There will even be a horse camp for those who wish to bring their horses. Vaccine records and a negative coggins report will be required.

The event will also offer a canoe trip, $8 for a half day and $15 for a full day. Sign up will be at the gate.

Public days will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22. The public is also welcome Monday through Friday in the Sutler area only.

There will be a suggested donation of $5 per visitor. Children 12 and under are free as well as active service personnel with valid ID and school groups on Tuesday, September 24.

All clothing, lodges and accouterments must be in the 1640 to 1840 time period.

Unless medically required, there will be no modern footwear or sunglasses allowed. Period eyewear is encouraged for those who wear glasses. Modern eye and hearing protection is strongly recommended on the firing line.

All modern items, i.e. coolers, bottles, cans, plastic, cell phones, must be kept out of sight at all times.

All photography equipment must be covered when not in use. No flash photography is allowed. No music will be played after 7 a.m., Friday, September 20.

No pets of any kind are allowed except horses in the horse camp.

Water, firewood and trash pickup will be provided.

Ice is available for purchase.

Fires must be attended at all times. A minimum of two gallons of water in an open container is required to be kept within five feet of the fire at all times.

There will be no cutting of live trees allowed.

It is asked to return all unused firewood to the nearest woodpile.

The use of firearms, knife, hawk or any other weapons without direct supervision of a responsible adult is prohibited.

For a complete set of rules you can visit htt://nrlhf.org.