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Friday, March 07, 2014 to Sunday, March 09, 2014
Located in West Central Alabama, at North America\'s 2nd largest Mississippian mound center. Located 13 miles south of Tuscaloosa off of State Highway 69. Take Exit 71-A from I-2059. Preregistration is encouraged. $25 booth space; first come, first served. Call 205-371-8732 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information.
Saturday, March 08, 2014 to Saturday, March 08, 2014
NoVa Monthly Flintknapping
Where: Riverbend Park 8700 Potomac Hills St, Great Falls, VA
*Note on Location: We meet at the pavilion at the end of the parking lot on the Left. If this space is rented out, we meet in front of the visitor center.
*Note on the timing of this event: This event has a drop-in timeframe, with no formal scheduled instruction. ~9am is usually when the first people get there, and it runs to at least 12 and sometimes 2 or 3pm. So don\'t worry about having to get there by 9. It can be 10, 11, or anything like that. Likewise, you can leave whenever you want to as well. If there is no one there, hang out for a bit, as it will only be cancelled if there is obviously bad weather going on.
Every 2nd Saturday is a Flintnapping event held by NoVa Paleo Arts. Learn the art of making tools from stone, such as arrow and spearheads. It\'s a lot of fun, the people there are great and will kindly share what they know with you.
About this group: Northern Virginia Paleo Arts is a group of friends who enjoy exploring the tools, technologies and arts of paleo cultures. While at present we are mostly a flintknapping oriented group, there are efforts underway surrounding cordage, pottery, bowmaking and atlatl use.
You\'ll find a vast array of knowledge amongst our members as our individual backgrounds are as diverse as our skill levels (complete beginners to the very skilled). All have an interest in the paleo arts and a desire to share that knowledge.
Visit their site for more details and resources for flintknapping learning and supplies: http:www.novapaleoarts.org
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 to Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Valley of Fire 2014
Hello, fellow cavepeople! I\'d like to proudly announce the dates for this year\'s Valley of Fire gathering. It will be March 12th-16th (wed-tue) 2014. For those of you not in the know, V of F is the largest (and best!) atlatl and primitive skills gathering in the west. It\'s held at the stunningly gorgeous Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada, about forty five minutes north of Las Vegas, and home of \'Atlatl Rock\', a giant formation covered in 2000 year old petroglyphs of atlatls and hunters! The event is sanctioned by the WAA (world atlatl association) and graciously sponsored by the park which grants us access to two huge private group campgrounds at absolutely no charge. There is RV as well as primitive camping, showers and restrooms, and the town of Overton just a few minutes away for supplies. The weather is usually beautiful that time of year and the valley is resplendent in desert flora and fauna. Scheduled events are as follows. Multiple ISAC (international standard accuracy competition) contests every day, 3D animal course competition on Saturday with trophies awarded in multiple categories, persistence hunters run on Sunday, Moche toss (simulated bird hunting) contests every day, as well as flintknapping, slinging, friction fire contests, rabbit stick toss, and tons of other activities. Once again, this is a totally free event open to all so if you\'re a seasoned veteran, total novice, or even just curious, I highly recommend that you pencil in the dates and start making plans now. I guarantee you\'ll have the time of your life!
Friday, March 21, 2014 to Saturday, March 22, 2014
13th Annual Mammoth Spring State Park Knap-in
Annaul knap-in held at Mammoth Spring State Park. REgistration fee of$10 for knappers. Camping for knappers available - some electricity - $5night. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Sunday, April 06, 2014 to Sunday, April 06, 2014
Bakersfield Monthly Knap-In, Bakersfield, California
A monthly knap-in is held on the first Sunday of every month. The one-day event goes from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Hart Memorial Park. The park is eight miles northeast of Bakersfield on the Alfred Harrell Highway. Knappers meet at the East end of the park.
Directions: While on highway 58, east of Bakersfield, take the Comanche exit and turn to the north. Comanche curves around 5 to 6 miles and dead ends into highway 178. Turn north on 178 (right) then a quick left (less then 14 mile) onto Alfred Harrell highway. Alfred Harrell 7-8 miles goes into Hart Park. The knap-in is 100 yards or so from the entrance on the right hand side of the park. For more information contact Gary Pickett at: Home: (661) 392-7729, Cell: (661) 444-6163, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, April 25, 2014 to Sunday, April 27, 2014
15th Annual North Georgia Flintknappers & Primitive Arts Festival
Held at Gatewood Park, Cartersville, Georgia. Take exit 290 off I-75 to Gatewood Park (follow the arrowhead signs).
244 Bartow Beach, Cartersville, GA 30120
Free Admission – Door Prizes - Auction
Watch & participate in demonstrations of arrowhead & spear point making, bow & arrow crafting, fire building, hide tanning, basketry, cord making, trap and snare making and much more!
There will be an onsite food vendor and clean restrooms
Vendors offering primitive arts goods are encouraged to participate. Vendor fees are $25.00 for a 15 foot space.
DON’T MISS THE BIGGEST PRIMITIVE ARTS FESTIVAL IN THE SOUTH!
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Dave Swetmon @ email@example.com, 770-304-8760 or Mike Blackston @ firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-283-7143
Friday, April 25, 2014 to Sunday, April 27, 2014
2014 Pedernales Knap-In
The Pedernales Knap-In will once again take place at the Blanco County Fairgrounds in Johnson City, Texas. This is located on the north end of Johnson City, Texas, on the west side of U.S. Hwy 281, and on the south side of the Pedernales River.
You can preview the site by going to either Google Maps (satellite view) or Google Earth. Navigate to Johnson City, Texas (west of Austin), then follow U.S. Hwy 281 north to the Pedernales River. The rodeo arena is a good, easy to find landmark. You will be able to see the grove of trees between the rodeo arena and the barns.
During the last two years, knappers were pleased with this site. We have access to a small covered pavilion (for inclement weather knapping) and a large area between the pavilion and the rodeo arena with several nice shade trees. The Blanco County Fairgrounds offer knappers plenty of parking, easy in-easy out access, several nearby convenience stores and restaurants, electricity for late-night knapping, water faucets, on-site trash dumpsters, and enclosed restrooms. I will rig up a makeshift shower like I did last year. Knappers will be able to camp at their knapping area or in the parking area. Better yet, since the Fairgrounds are adjacent to the Pedernales River, camping is available next to the River if one so desires.
What we don\'t have on site is motor homecamp trailer hookups. However, there is the nice Roadrunner RV Park (830) 868-7449). It is located 1.5 miles south of the Fairgrounds on the east side of U.S. Hwy 281 and just across the road from the Valero convenience store and gas station. There are also a couple of motels in Johnson City for those who want more comfortable accommodations. They are near the traffic light at the intersection of US 281 and US 290. One is the nearly new Best Western (830) 868-4044 and the other is the older and less expensive Hill Country Inn (830) 868-2614.
Given the high cost of travel these days, we are trying very hard to maintain a cost-effective and affordable Knap-In. There will be no charge for camping. However, all Knappers andor Vendors will be required to pay a $10 Registration Fee for the event. As usual, we will once again be asking knappers and vendors to donate items for our Saturday afternoon auctionfund raiser to help cover Knap-In expenses.
The Pedernales Knap-In will be open to the public at no charge. Since we are located right on the west side of U.S. Hwy 281 with high visibility and plenty of signage and parking, we hope to attract the public in good numbers. We will also be submitting press releases to the local newspapers to advertise the event.
In closing, we hope to see many of you the last weekend of April, 2014 at the Blanco County Fairgrounds in Johnson City, Texas for the Pedernales Knap-In!!!
Thursday, May 01, 2014 to Sunday, May 04, 2014
2014 Water Creek Knap-In
Come join all of us for music, tomahawk throwing, good food, jumping in the creek and a good time visiting. For any information you can call Gwen or Wesley Shipman at 870-404-6046 or 870-656-2022. Join us May 1, 2, 3rd and 4th or anytime before then.
Thursday, May 15, 2014 to Sunday, May 18, 2014
Loretta Lynn's Annual Knap-in, Rendevous, and Artifact Show
LORETTA LYNN’S ANNUAL KNAP-IN, RENDEVOUS, AND ARTIFACT SHOW
The management of Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, located just south of Waverly Tennessee, are pleased to announce the dates for the 2014 four day Knap-in, Rendezvous and Artifact Show. The event will happen on May 15-18, 2014. There is an abundance of campsites available, with hook-ups, and five hotels within a 15 minute drive. Vendors’ fees will be $12.50 per day. Lots of people caught rainbow trout and small mouth there this past May. The 2013 turn out from vendors was the largest I’ve seen in any Tennessee event, ever. You need to SAVE THIS DATE! This is an event you won’t want to miss. You can call Rick Taylor at 615693-1087 for further information, or email me at Taylors144@juno.com, or Look at the website for Loretta Lynn’s Ranch and call them direct for reservations. The number at the Ranch is 931296-7700.
Saturday, May 17, 2014 to Saturday, May 17, 2014
GVFKA Annual Spring Knap-In
Genesee Valley Flint Knappers Association, Inc.
Letchworth State Park
Castile, New York 14427
Open to the public. Gathering of the GVFKA, meeting of the Board of Directors. Being held at the Trailside Lodge this year!
Friday, July 11, 2014 to Monday, July 14, 2014
Sweden International Knap-in 2014
This is a preliminary invitation to a Knap- in 2014 at VikingaTider in Löddeköpinge, Scania (the south of Sweden), from the 11th to the 13th of July. Friday 11th will be an arrival day, with supper in our reconstructed Viking age longhouse, informal chat, settling in, and so on.
The official program and definite fees will be sent to you later during winter as soon as it is ready. One theme for this Knap-in is heat treatment of stone for knapping. Mr. Jim Miller has generously offered do demonstrate heat treatment of stone. If any of you have any ideas, requests or wishes for this Knap-in, please let me know.
As we still are on the planning stage of 2014 Knap-in I would like to ask you if you are interested in a guided bus tour with focus on our prehistory and a visit to the museum in Lund. As the program will be tight during the week end, the bus tour will take place on the following Monday, the 14th. Please let me know if there is an interest for this.
I´ll keep you updated and will soon send you a registration form and fees.
We have no participation limits so please spread the message.
Friday, July 11, 2014 to Sunday, July 13, 2014
Fly's General Store Knap-In
14th Annual Knap-in located in the Duck River watershed on Hwy 7 in Fly, TN near Santa Fe. Free primitive camping to everyone, a few electric hookups on site, flush toilet and shower facilities, and plenty of food & ice available. No vendor fee and free to the public. Five acres of land to roam with walking trails and Leiper’s Creek bordering the property, for fishing, swimming, cooling down, and rock hunting. Family oriented environment, always lots of fun. Make it a vacation, come and set up as early as you like through the week. Motel and B&B facilities located within a short drive.
For more info contact:
Wilson Fly 931-683-2356
Carl Vanderford 931-381-1488
Buddy Hayes 615-519-0914