Living History Reenacting

General Information

The 2023 Lancaster County Longrifles Rendezvous will be held,

Tuesday May 2nd through Sunday May 7th, at Muddy Run Park, Holtwood, PA.

The Lancaster County Longrifles Rendezvous recreates the culture and technology of the  1700 - 1840 Fur Trade Era. All clothing, accouterments and camp gear must reflect this historic period. Absolutely NO flammable liquids such as kerosene, charcoal lighters, "Coleman" fuel, etc. will be permitted in primitive camp or the Sutler area.

(Use of propane will be permitted for food vendors only.)
EVENTS: Separate matches at 25 & 50 yards for rifle, pistol & Smoothbore. First entry in all events is included in registration fee (except 50/50 matches). Re-entries will be charged  per target. We have Primitive archery, hawk walk, hawk & knife, and  woods walk competitions. All competitors must have a medallion to enter any of the events. **NMLRA rules apply**  Men, women and juniors (ages 12 - 16) may compete. We also have children's  events and seminars. Prizes for all events will be awarded at the closing ceremony.


  Our current insurance regulations do not allow recreational boating. Only canoes transporting participants across the lake to and from shooting events are permitted.  The use of a canoe for pleasure is permissible when the owner and anyone who wishes to accompany the owner signs a release waiver. No Exceptions. You are completely liable and resume responsibility concerning safe operation  of the canoe.
HIGHLAND GAMES: In need of a Volunteer to run this event!

 Gentlemen participants must wear a kilt, ladies must be sponsored.
GATE FEES: $35.00 for adults 17 and over, $27.00 for juniors 12 - 16 years old, children under 12 free. (These are subject to change)
DAY SHOOTERS: At the gate $35.00 fee for adults, $27.00 fee for juniors. This fee includes medallion and single entry to all events except 50/50 matches.  Re-entries are charged per target. 
CAMPING: We have a large primitive camping area.  Wood, water and ice will be available.  A small Modern camping area is available; no hook-ups. There is a modern camping park with hook-ups on the opposite side of the lake.     For reservations call (717) 284-5850.
Fishing in the lake for all persons over age of 16 must have a PA fishing license. You may purchase license at Giant, located just off Rt. 272.
GATE HOURS:  Associate Members set up begins at 12noon on Saturday, April 29th, Registered Sutlers Sunday April 30th.  Early set up for campers will be Monay, May 1st from 8am – 8pm.  All vehicles must be out of camp by dark.  Event starts at 8am Tuesday, May 2nd.   You must be in period attire by this time!  The gate will be open Tues., Wed., Thurs., & Fri. from 8am – 7pm and on Sat. from 8am until 12 noon for registration. Please plan to arrive between these times.  A maximum of one hour will be permitted to unload and load vehicles.  Camp will end at 12 noon on Sunday, May 7th.  If leaving before 12 noon on Sunday, please remain in period dress while tearing down.  Camps should be torn down (except for canvas) BEFORE bringing vehicles into camp for loading.

 FIRES: Must be contained in a pit and be attended at all times. A minimum of two gallons of water in an open container must be kept within 5 feet of the fire pit, for fire control. Absolutely NO flammable liquids such as kerosene, charcoal lighters, "Coleman" fuel, etc. will be permitted in primitive camp or Sutler area. Use of propane will be permitted for food vendors only.  Food vendors are required to have a fire extinguisher.
BLANKET TRADERS:  Only registered participants may offer goods for sale.    No trade blankets in the Sutler area.
AWARDS CEREMONY: Will be held Saturday evening, May 6th, 7PM.  Rendezvous rules are in effect until 12 noon on Sunday.
PUBLIC DAY: Saturday, May 6th, 2023, from 10am – 4pm.  A fee of $5 per vehicle will be charged to enter the event on Public day. Primitive camp will be open to the Public on this day only.  NO PETS please.

*** If you are interested in presenting a Seminar, please contact Claire Moore at (717) 757-0028.
NO PETS OF ANY KIND ARE PERMITTED in the Sutler, Primitive,  or Parking areas.