Primitive rendezvous open to public

Published 9:38 am Thursday, October 15, 2015

The blast of a muzzleloader, the aroma of stew cooking over a campfire and folks who look like they stepped out of a history book will greet visitors at the Southeastern Primitive Rendezvous.

The rendezvous is again being held on the Reavis farm at the Davie/Yadkin border, owned by Bleu Reavis and his sister, Chasity Reavis Robertson.

The 34th annual event is a weeklong reenactment of a rendezvous, where fur trappers, long hunters, American Indians and frontier families gather to experience the way people lived in the 17th and early 18th centuries. Traders will sell supplies.

Sponsored by the National Rendezvous and Living History Foundation, the Southeastern location changes.

The public is invited to the rendezvous from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 and Sunday, Oct. 18, and Wednesday, Oct. 21. Admission is $5 per adult, children age 12 and under are admitted free. School day is Tuesday, Oct. 20, with school groups admitted free. The Sutler/Trader area will be open for public sales every day.

To reach the farm at 297 Reavis Road, Yadkinville, take US 601 North from Mocksville to Liberty Church Road. Turn left onto Liberty Church Road, travel about six miles and turn right onto Reavis Road. In about a half mile, turn left at the county line sign.

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