With the 2016 Tobacco & Heritage Festival right around the corner, that signifies it is once again time for the Annual Primitive Camp Meeting and Rendezvous at the Red River Meetinghouse near Adairville. This is the 21st year for the popular event that draws visitors from all over the country.
The Primitive Camp Meeting and Rendezvous will begin Oct. 14-16 starting with Friday evening service and ending after Sunday morning service.
“In 1996 this event was started with a vision to inform the public of the 1800 revival and to hopefully plant a seed for a new awakening in people’s hearts,” said Dreama Ruley, one of the event’s organizers. “It still remains the main historical reenacting event at Red River and the largest. Our living history event includes people camping on the grounds in canvas tents much like they would have in 1800, cooking over open fires and dressing in the same manner.”
Activities this year will be:
* Friday night church service at 7 p.m. – speaker to be announced
* Saturday morning at 10 a.m. – history lesson
* Annual benefit auction at 1 p.m. All proceeds will go to the upkeep of the grounds.
* Saturday night at 7 p.m. – Please join us for the wedding of Hunter Adams and Beth Operia.
* Sunday morning church service at 10 a.m. – Derek Guyer will be preaching. A period correct 18th century Presbyterian sacrament service will be held at the end of the Sunday morning service, which will be done in the same manner as sacrament services that were held in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s. All believers are welcome to participate.
* Demonstrations may include dulcimer and zither playing, 18th century medicine by Robert Operia, fire making by using flint and steel, cooking on open fires with dutch ovens, tomahawk throwing, and chair weaving. A self-guided cemetery tour is available. The best day to view the demonstrations will be on Saturday.
Coy’s BBQ Grill on Wheels will be selling food on-site.
Primitive and modern campers will be setting up on Friday and tearing down after Sunday service.
Firewood and water furnished.
No Pets allowed.
Visit our website at www.rrmh.org or call Tom Ruley at 270-586-7632 for more information and
To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.