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 childrens events and seminars. Prizes for all events will be awarded at the closing ceremony.
ABSOLUTELY NO SWIMMING OR BATHING IN THE LAKE. 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: Gentlemen participants must wear a kilt, ladies must be sponsored.
PRE-REGISTRATION FEES: Pre-registration - $20.00 for adults 17 and over, $15.00 for juniors 12 - 16 years old, children under 12 are free. Refunds will be made only if you can not attend due to medical reasons. Your request must be made in writing within 30 days after the event.
GATE FEES: $25.00 for adults 17 and over, $17.50 for juniors 12 - 16 years old, children under 12 free. (These are subject to change)
DAY SHOOTERS: $20.00 fee for adults, $12.00 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.
If you wish to fish in the lake all persons over the age of 16 must have a PA fishing license. You may purchase one at Musser's Store, located just off Rt. 272.
GATE HOURS: Registered Sutlers and Associate Members may set up beginning at 12 noon on Sunday, April 27. Early set up for campers will be Tuesday, April 29 from 8am - 8pm. All vehicles must be out of camp by dark.
Event starts at 8am Wednesday, April 30. You must be in period attire by this time! The gate will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8am to 7pm and on Saturday from 8am to 12 noon for registration. Please plan to arrive between these times. A maximum of one hour will be permitted to unload and load vehicles. All vehicles MUST be out of camp by dark. Camp will end at 12 noon on Sunday, May 4. Camps should be torn down (except for canvas) BEFORE bringing vehicles into camp for loading to leave the event. If you are leaving before 12 noon, you must remain in period dress while tearing down camp.
FIRES: Must be contained in a pit and must be attended at all times. A minimum of two gallons of water in an open container must be kept within five feet of the fire pit, specifically 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.) All 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 3. Rendezvous rules are in effect until 12 noon on Sunday.
PUBLIC DAY: Saturday, May 3th, from 10am until 5pm. A fee of $5.00 per car will be charged to enter on that day.
*** If you are interested in presenting a Seminar, please contact Claire Moore at (717) 757-0028.
**Anyone wishing to advertise in the Gate Book contact the Scribe for details before April 1st.
EMERGENCY PHONE - Your family may leave a message at (717) 682-1393. This is a cell phone and will be checked several times a day for messages, it will be used for Emergencies Only.
NO PETS OF ANY KIND ARE PERMITTED in the Sutler, Primitive, or Parking areas.