Primitive Rendezvous open this weekend

Published 10:11 am Thursday, October 20, 2016

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 annual Southeastern Primitive Rendezvous.

The 35th 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 a variety of supplies.

The public may visit from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, Sunday, Oct. 23 and Wednesday, Oct. 26. A $5 donation is requested. No pets. School Day is Tuesday, Oct. 25, with school groups admitted for free. The sutler/trader area will be open daily from 9-5.

Visitors can walk through the encampment, talk to the people and see demonstrations of frontier skills.

The event takes place on the Reavis farm at the Davie/Yadkin line.

From Mocksville, take US 601 North for four miles, and veer left onto Liberty Church Road. Travel six miles to Reavis Road on the right. Go a half mile to the Yadkin County line, and turn left onto the dirt road at the county line sign.