Directory of Primitive Living Skills
Gatherings & Knap-Ins
These gatherings take place every year about the same time, and usually the same place. Websites and contact details do change over time, so please send us a note if a listing needs to be updated. Thank you!
Winter Count - Maricopa, AZ - Joshua Sage and Kirsten Szykitka - 2119 Calle Tecolote - Santa Fe, NM 87505 - 505-570-9484.
Silver River Knap-In - Silver Springs State Park - Ocala, Florida - Contact: Scott Mitchell - Silver River Museum - 1445 NE 58th Avenue - Ocala, Florida 34470 - 352-236-5401 - email@example.com.
Stone Age & Primitive Arts Festival - Ochlockonee River State Park, Florida. Contact: Jason Vickery, Park Service Specialist - Ochlockonee River State Park - 429 State Park Road - Sopchoppy, FL 32358 - 850-962-2771
Florida Earthskills Gathering - Little Orange Creek Nature Park. Hawthorne, Florida.
Piedmont Earthskills Gathering - Shakori Hills, Pittsboro, NC. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glass Buttes Knap-In - Central Oregon. Contact: email@example.com.
Acorn Gathering Central Coast of California, just north of Santa Ynez. Contact: Acorn Gathering, 4 San Marcos Trout Club, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Feral Families Gathering - Haven Shire Wildstead & Folk School - New Haven, KY 40051.
Rivercane Rendezvous - Westminster, South Carolina. Contact: Earthskills Rendezvous, Inc. - PO Box 9221
Asheville NC 28815 - 828-278-9181.
Buckeye Gathering - Lake Concow Campground - Chico, California.
Between the Rivers - Northeastern Washington. Contact: Patrick Farneman - Bridges to the Past - PO Box 14 - Valley, WA 99181 - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mid-Atlantic Primitive Skills Gathering (MAPS Meet) - Near Shenandoah National Park, Virginia - Bill Kaczor, MAPS Coordinator, 240-832-5435.
The Sharpening Stone - 106 NW "F" st. #240 - Grants Pass, OR 97526. email@example.com
Headwaters Gathering - Ontario. - Skeet Sutherland. firstname.lastname@example.org
Firefly Gathering - Horse Shoe, North Carolina - PO Box 18758 - Asheville, NC 28814 - 828-237-2551 - email@example.com.
Saskatoon Circle - Katie Russell Sorenson - PO Box 455 - Twisp, WA 98856 - 509-449-1290 - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fire to Fire Gathering - Tabiona, UT - Brad Wade - 269-888-3473 - email@example.com.
The Cattail Gathering - White Memorial Conservation Center's Mott Van Winkle Area - Litchfield, Connecticut - Andy Dobos.
Echoes in Time - Willamette Valley, Oregon - Peter Bauer - PO Box 6582 - Portland, OR 97228. 503.863.8462 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Whippoorwill Festival - Skills for Earth-Friendly Living - Lago Linda Hideaway, 950 Blacks Ridge Road, Beattyville KY 41311 - 859-447-6534 - email@example.com
Firemaker Primitive Skills Gathering - c/o 4190 Blenkinsop Rd - Victoria, BC
V8X 2C4 Canada. firstname.lastname@example.org
Puckerbrush Primitive Gathering - Columbia, Maine - Larry Balchen - 207-497-5621 - email@example.com.
Dawnland Gathering - Turner, Maine - Sara Moore - Wilder Waters Community - 167 Thorne Mountain Road - Canton, ME, 04221 - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moose Ridge Gathering - Upton, Maine - 207-533-2147.
Great Lakes Primitives Gathering - Chelsea, Michigan - Sue Vigliotti - 248-821-7838. email@example.com
Lake Superior Traditional Ways Gathering - Lake Superior - 715-813-0243
Rat Root Rendezvous - Wildwood, Alberta - Randy and Lori Breeuwsma - Box 483, Wildwood, Alberta, Canada - T0E 2M0 - 780-325-2345. firstname.lastname@example.org
Reeds & Roots Skillshare - Camp Roosevelt Firebird - Leesville Lake, Ohio - email@example.com
Alberta Primitive Skills Society Primitive Meet - Camp Teepee Pole - Sundre, Alberta, Canada - 403-505-8758 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rabbitstick Rendezvous - Rexburg, Idaho - Dave & Paula Wescott - PO Box 905 - Rexburg, ID 83440 - 208-359-2400. Dwescot@aol.com
Bois D' Arc Primitive Skills Camp & Knap-In - Hulston Mill Historic Park,
near Greenfield MO - 104 N.
Arrowhead Rd. Willard, MO 65781 - 417-742-0773. email@example.com
Mountaincraft and Music Gathering - Eastern West Virginia - Jason Drevenak -
North American Bushcraft School - 202-649-0017. firstname.lastname@example.org
Roots Rendezvous - Corinth, Vermont - Sarah Corrigan - Roots School - 802.456.1253. Info@rootsvt.com
Falling Leaves - Westminster, South Carolina. Contact: Earthskills Rendezvous, Inc. - PO Box 9221
Asheville NC 28815 - 828-278-9181.
SkyEarth Family Outdoor Skills Gathering - Graham, TX - Scott Ezzell - 4139 FM-1287 - Graham, TX 76450 - 817-994-7735 - email@example.com
Three Trees Earthways Gathering - Trails End Youth Camp - Bruce Wisconsin - Amy Schmidt -715-541-2783 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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