Events, Appearances & Road Trips

Whenever we schedule a Special Event or Road Trip we'll list it here so can join us at events, or take advantage of us being in your area to set up a Workshop or Mentoring Session.

If you live in the general area through which we'll be driving and are interested in setting up a workshop or some one-on-one instruction we'd be happy to make a detour or a stop-over to work with you or your group. Give us a call or send an e-mail — we always enjoy hearing from you!

2009 Events Schedule

January   |   February   |   March   |   April   |   May   |   June   |   July   |   August
September   |   October   |   November   |   December

January

Open Skills Night

Practical Primitive
Toms River, NJ
January 21

Come on out and join us for our FREE Open Skills night. Bring a project you're working on, a skill you want to practice, a plant ID guide, an animal tracking book, or just come to meet us and spend some time with other primitive skills-minded folks. It's a casual evening that usually starts up around 6:00 p.m. and runs until people decide to head home.
You can find more information on our website, and for directions, check out our Locations page. We look forward to having you!

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February

Open Skills Night

Practical Primitive
Toms River, NJ
February 18

Come on out and join us for our FREE Open Skills night. Bring a project you're working on, a skill you want to practice, a plant ID guide, an animal tracking book, or just come to meet us and spend some time with other primitive skills-minded folks. It's a casual evening that usually starts up around 6:00 p.m. and runs until people decide to head home.
You can find more information on our website, and for directions, check out our Locations page. We look forward to having you!

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March

Practical Primitive

Mentoring Trip to Chicago, IL

Aurora, IL
March 23–25

Eddie is off to Chicagoland for 3 days of one-on-one Mentoring, so if you are in that area and would like to schedule Mentoring sessions of your own, or set up a Workshop for your group, he would be more than happy to extend his trip. Give us a call or send an e-mail to info@practicalprimitive.com and let's see what we can put together!

Open Skills Night

Practical Primitive
Toms River, NJ
March 18

Come on out and join us for our FREE Open Skills night. Bring a project you're working on, a skill you want to practice, a plant ID guide, an animal tracking book, or just come to meet us and spend some time with other primitive skills-minded folks. It's a casual evening that usually starts up around 6:00 p.m. and runs until people decide to head home.
You can find more information on our website, and for directions, check out our Locations page. We look forward to having you!

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April

Open Skills Night

Practical Primitive
Toms River, NJ
April 15

Come on out and join us for our FREE Open Skills night. Bring a project you're working on, a skill you want to practice, a plant ID guide, an animal tracking book, or just come to meet us and spend some time with other primitive skills-minded folks. It's a casual evening that usually starts up around 6:00 p.m. and runs until people decide to head home.
You can find more information on our website, and for directions, check out our Locations page. We look forward to having you!

17th Annual Whittingham Traditional Archery Rendezvous

Whittingham Wildlife Management Area
Newton, NJ
April 24–26

This event is hosted by the Appalachian Bowmen of Sussex County, and promises to be a fun weekend. With 3-D Ranges, Archery Golf, Stump shoots, a Flying Disc range, on-site camping, Eagle-eye Qualifier, and much more, this is a great event that just keeps growing. We had a great time last year and are looking forward to hanging out with the "home town crowd" of New Jersey Traditional Archery enthusiasts. So stop by our booth and say hi—we look forward to seeing you there!

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May

Practical Primitive

Skills 2 You Trip to Kentucky

Louisville, KY
May 7–12

A group in Louisville has invited Eddie to come down and teach a week of workshops on their home turf, so we're off to see Kentucky in all it's springtime beauty. We will be driving down from New Jersey, so if you live between here and there and would like to arrange to have Eddie stop off in your area for some one-on-one Mentoring time or a workshop with your own group, give us a call or send an e-mail to info@practicalprimitive.com and let's see what we can put together.

Open Skills Night

Practical Primitive
Toms River, NJ
May 20

Come on out and join us for our FREE Open Skills night. Bring a project you're working on, a skill you want to practice, a plant ID guide, an animal tracking book, or just come to meet us and spend some time with other primitive skills-minded folks. It's a casual evening that usually starts up around 6:00 p.m. and runs until people decide to head home.
You can find more information on our website, and for directions, check out our Locations page. We look forward to having you!

 

Baltimore Bowmen

Baltimore Bowmen Traditional Classic

Graham Memorial Park
Glen Arm, MD
May 15–17

This was the first event that Practical Primitive attended last year, and we had a blast. The courses are well laid out, the site is really nice, the camping is free and the people are great. We met some great folks, made some new friends, and are definitely looking forward to going back this year. If you've been thinking about checking out a Traditional shoot, this is a great one to start with. Some come by and see us!
For directions & more information about the event, see the Baltimore Bowmen website.

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June

Practical Primitive

Practical Primitive Travels to Texas

June 9–16

We're heading to Texas a bit later than usual this year, but the weather should still be pretty nice, and not too hot to do some fun skills workshops outdoors. We haven't made final decisions about what workshops we will offer this time around, so if you are in that area and are hoping to see something in particular be sure to let us know right away! We're always looking for your input.

We are currently planning to hold all of the workshops at our Clifton location (about 40 minutes north of Waco), which is central to Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin and Houston. But for all you Austin and Houston folks that have been traveling up to Starhaven for workshops, if you've got 4 or more people and a place in your area, we are more than happy to hold a workshop where you are.

And don't forget, we will again be driving down, so if you live along the route and would like to see about having us stop along the way for some one-on-one Mentoring, or to run a workshop in your area for your group please give us a call, or e-mail info@practicalprimitive.com and let's see what we can set up!

Open Skills Night

Practical Primitive
Toms River, NJ
June 17

Come on out and join us for our FREE Open Skills night. Bring a project you're working on, a skill you want to practice, a plant ID guide, an animal tracking book, or just come to meet us and spend some time with other primitive skills-minded folks. It's a casual evening that usually starts up around 6:00 p.m. and runs until people decide to head home.
You can find more information on our website, and for directions, check out our Locations page. We look forward to having you!

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July

Open Skills Night

Practical Primitive
Toms River, NJ
July 15

Come on out and join us for our FREE Open Skills night. Bring a project you're working on, a skill you want to practice, a plant ID guide, an animal tracking book, or just come to meet us and spend some time with other primitive skills-minded folks. It's a casual evening that usually starts up around 6:00 p.m. and runs until people decide to head home.
You can find more information on our website, and for directions, check out our Locations page. We look forward to having you!

ETAR: The Eastern Traditional Archery Rendezvous

Ski Denton
Coudersport, PA
July 23-26

We had a real blast at this event last year and are definitely planning to make this one a part of our regular Summer Events "tour". One of the largest Traditional-Only Archery events in the world, 'Denton' draws shooters and their families from across the eastern half of the United States, down from Canada, even from Europe. Eight courses with over 200 3-D targets spread across 700 acres, over 100 traditional archery bowyers and suppliers, an Eagle Eye Competition and seminars on many different topics — this event is "The Show"! We'll provide more detailed info on this one as it becomes available, and hope you'll come find us!
For directions & more information about the event, see the Archery Festivals website.

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August

Open Skills Night

Practical Primitive
Toms River, NJ
August 19

Come on out and join us for our FREE Open Skills night. Bring a project you're working on, a skill you want to practice, a plant ID guide, an animal tracking book, or just come to meet us and spend some time with other primitive skills-minded folks. It's a casual evening that usually starts up around 6:00 p.m. and runs until people decide to head home.
You can find more information on our website, and for directions, check out our Locations page. We look forward to having you!

Stone Tool Technology Show

Letchworth State Park
Castile, NY
August 28-30

We had hoped to be at this event last year but some last minute schedule conflicts meant we couldn't make the trip. So long as nothing goes awray, this will be our first year at "Letchworth", the largest Stone Tool show in the Northeast, and we can't wait. This one is on the calendar of just about every serious flintknapper in the eastern U.S., and only bring as much money as you can afford to spend because when you see all the pretty, pretty rock self-control quickly goes straight out the window!
Set in the area of the Genesee River, take an hour to check out the fabulous falls and the 600 foot gorge that the New York State Park website calls "the Grand Canyon of the east".
For directions & more information about the event, see the New York State Parks website.

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September

Flint Ridge Knap-in

Flint Ridge Memorial Park
Brownsville, OH
September 4–6

The culmination of the big knap-in season in the east, plenty of knappers go straight from Letchworth to Flint Ridge. We always have a fantastic time at this event and are very much looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones again this time around.
This is a fun show with plenty of rock and knapping tools, an atlatl range, as well as suppliers for all kinds of other primitive and traditional skills. (Including one of the finest and most reasonably priced teepee makers we've ever met, Wendell Humphrey. If you're in the market for a teepee, this is the guy to call!) This is usually the last big event on our schedule, so be sure and come by to say hi!
For directions & more information about the event, see the Discover Ohio website.

(And if you'd like to see if we can add a few days to the trip and work in some one-on-one Mentoring, or a Skills 2 You workshop for your group while we're in the area, give us a call or send an e-mail to info@practicalprimitive.com.)

Open Skills Night

Practical Primitive
Toms River, NJ
September 16

Come on out and join us for our FREE Open Skills night. Bring a project you're working on, a skill you want to practice, a plant ID guide, an animal tracking book, or just come to meet us and spend some time with other primitive skills-minded folks. It's a casual evening that usually starts up around 6:00 p.m. and runs until people decide to head home.
You can find more information on our website, and for directions, check out our Locations page. We look forward to having you!

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October

Practical Primitive Travels to TORONTO, ONTARIO!

The P.I.N.E. Project
Toronto, ON
October 9-18

In what we hope will become an ongoing tradition, The P.I.N.E. Project is hosting us for two weekend workshops at their location in the west end of Toronto, near High Park. The weekend of October 9-11 Eddie will be conducting his 9 Step Knapping™ workshop, which will run Friday evening, all-day Saturday and all-day Sunday. The following weekend, October 17 & 18 we will be holding two 1-day workshops on Gathering Baskets and Acorn Processing. The acorn harvest here in New Jersey is early and already plentiful, so if things are the same up in Toronto it's going to be a great (and tasty) workshop — we're looking forward to seeing you there!

While Julie's mom is thrilled that we will be home for a Thanksgiving visit, we will have a few days during the week in which we could schedule some Mentoring time, or another workshop in Southern Ontario, so if you'd like to set something up give us a call or send Julie an e-mail. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Open Skills Night

Practical Primitive
Toms River, NJ
October 21

Come on out and join us for our FREE Open Skills night. Bring a project you're working on, a skill you want to practice, a plant ID guide, an animal tracking book, or just come to meet us and spend some time with other primitive skills-minded folks. It's a casual evening that usually starts up around 6:00 p.m. and runs until people decide to head home.
You can find more information on our website, and for directions, check out our Locations page. We look forward to having you!

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November

Open Skills Night

Practical Primitive
Toms River, NJ
November 18

Come on out and join us for our FREE Open Skills night. Bring a project you're working on, a skill you want to practice, a plant ID guide, an animal tracking book, or just come to meet us and spend some time with other primitive skills-minded folks. It's a casual evening that usually starts up around 6:00 p.m. and runs until people decide to head home.
You can find more information on our website, and for directions, check out our Locations page. We look forward to having you!

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December

Open Skills Night

Practical Primitive
Toms River, NJ
December 16

Come on out and join us for our FREE Open Skills night. Bring a project you're working on, a skill you want to practice, a plant ID guide, an animal tracking book, or just come to meet us and spend some time with other primitive skills-minded folks. It's a casual evening that usually starts up around 6:00 p.m. and runs until people decide to head home.
You can find more information on our website, and for directions, check out our Locations page. We look forward to having you!

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