Events, Appearances & Important Dates

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.

NOTE: We are keeping our travel schedule light for 2012 as there is so much work to do here at home in building up our new facility! However, we do hope to hit many Events this year, including Traditional Archery Rendezvous', Knap-in's and Primitive Skills Gatherings to let as many people as possible know about our new place, so if you know of a cool event within driving distance from New Jersey send us the info, and if we can work it into the scheule we'll try to make it out!

2012 Events Schedule

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

January

Open Skills Night

Open Skills Nights will return in March


February

Open Skills Night

Open Skills Nights will return in March


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March

Open Skills Night

Practical Primitive
Great Meadows, NJ
March 14

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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2012 Trip to Texas

Clifton, TX
March 24 – 25

We're off on our first Texas trip of the year and very much looking forward to being back in Eddie's home state! Family obligations only allow us a single weekend there this time around (we plan on being back again in the Fall) so we wanted to offer a couple of highly requested workshops and we hope you'll come out and join us! We have The Atlatl on Saturday March 24 and Acorn Processing on Sunday March 25, both of which are being held at Starhaven Ranch, near Clifton, TX. If you've got any questions feel free to contact us, and we'll look forward to seeing you there!

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April

Medicinal Properties of Common Plants & Herbs

Trailside Nature & Science Center
425 New Providence Rd., Mountainside, NJ
Thursday April 12
7:15 - 9:15 p.m.

The 2nd in our series of presentations at the Union County Parks Department, we hope you'll come out and join us for our upcoming evening lecture, Medicinal Properties of Common Plants & Herbs, at the Trailside Nature & Science Center in Mountainside, NJ. During this 2-hour seminar will cover how many medicinal remedies can be made from common plants such as willow, acorn, mint, pine and raspberry. Discover the medicinal compounds and properties available in everyday plants, weeds and kitchen herbs, and learn what effects these bio-active ingredients actually have on the body.
You can register for this event through the Trailside Nature & Science Center website or by calling 908-789-3670. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Open Skills Night

Practical Primitive
Great Meadows, NJ
April 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!


20th Annual Whittingham Traditional Archery Rendezvous

Whittingham Wildlife Management Area
118 Shotwell Rd., Newton, NJ
April 27–29
Fri & Sat: 8am-5pm
Sun: 8am-2pm

This event is hosted by the Appalachian Bowmen of Sussex County, and promises to be, as always, a fun weekend. With 3-D Ranges, Archery Golf, Stump shoots, a Flying Disc range, on-site camping, Eagle-eye Qualifier, and plenty of really nice folks, this is a great event that just keeps growing. We've had a fantastic time the last couple of years and always look forward to hanging out with the "home town crowd" of New Jersey Traditional Archery enthusiasts. We'll be doing Fire-Making demos and other fun stuff throughout the weekend, and have soaps and salves and bowdrill kits and more for sale, so stop by our booth and say hi — we look forward to seeing you there!
For directions and more information about this shoot, see the Appalachian Bowmen of Sussex County website.

 

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May

Oregon Ridge Primitive Technology Weekend

Oregon Ridge Nature Center
13555 Beaver Dam Road
Cockeysville, MD
May 5–6

We've not been to this event before, but it has come highly recommended by good friends, so we thought that this year we would try to check it out. Once we have a little more information on the weekend and schedule an everything, we'll post it here!

Open Skills Night

Practical Primitive
Great Meadows, NJ
May 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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Spring time trip to TORONTO, ONTARIO!

The P.I.N.E. Project
Toronto, ON
May 25 - June 3

In what has 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 May 25-27 we will offering our very first Primitive Pottery workshop outside of New Jersey, which will run Friday evening, all-day Saturday and all-day Sunday. The following weekend, June 1-3, we will be holding three 1-day workshops on Bone Working, Primitive Fishing and Primitive Cooking: Coals & Ash on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
You can register for all of these workshops through the P.I.N.E. Project website — we're looking forward to seeing you there!


June

Open Skills Night

Practical Primitive
Great Meadows, NJ
June 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!


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July

Open Skills Night

Practical Primitive
Great Meadows, NJ
July 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!

ETAR: The Eastern Traditional Archery Rendezvous

Ski Denton
Coudersport, PA
July 27-29

We've missed this event last couple of years, but hope to be back there again in 2012! We've had a real blast at this event in the past and really enjoy having it as 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"!
Look forward to seeing you there, and let's hope for less rain this time around!
For directions & more information about the event, see the Archery Festivals website.

 

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August

Open Skills Night - Summer Corn Roast!

Practical Primitive
Great Meadows, NJ
August 15

August is a special Open Skills Night, as it is our annual Summer Corn Roast! So come on out and enjoy delicious farm-fresh Jersey corn roasted on the coals. An evening of butter-dripping off elbows, roasted marshmallows, S'mores, smiles, laughter and good friends — we hope you'll join us!
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 24-26

We have been trying to get to this event for several years now, but something always prevents us from going. But we have it on our schedule again for this year really hope to make it this time! So long as nothing goes awry, 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 more information & directions, check out the New York State Parks & Recreation website.

 

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September

Flint Ridge Knap-in

Flint Ridge Memorial Park
Brownsville, OH
August 31–September 2

The culmination of the big knap-in season in the east, plenty of knappers go straight from the Letchworth event in New York State the previous weekend, right on down to Flint Ridge. While we will not be attending this event ourselves this year, we have always had a fantastic time at this event will miss seeing old friends and making new ones this time around, and if you live in the area, we strongly encourage you to go and check it out!
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!) And if you're looking for rock, stop by Craig Ratzat's tent, cause he will hook you up! (And be sure to tell him Eddie & Julie sent you :-)

Open Skills Night

Practical Primitive
Great Meadows, NJ
September 19
6:00 p.m. - ???

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

Open Skills Night

Practical Primitive
Great Meadows, NJ
October 17
6:00 p.m. - ???

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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Autumn trip to TORONTO, ONTARIO!

The P.I.N.E. Project
Toronto, ON
October 19 - 29

Making Julie's Mom very happy, we are headed back to The P.I.N.E. Project this fall for two more weekend workshops at their location in the west end of Toronto, near High Park. The weekend of October 19-21 we will conducting the ever-popular 9 Step Knapping™, which will run Friday evening, 10-4 Saturday and 10-4 Sunday. The following weekend, October 26-28, we will be holding three more 1-day workshops on Beyond the 9 Steps: Intermediate Flintknapping, Acorn Processing and Gathering Baskets on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
You can register for all of these workshops through the P.I.N.E. Project website — we're looking forward to seeing you there!


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November

Open Skills Night

Practical Primitive
Great Meadows, NJ
November 21
6:00 p.m. - ???

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
Great Meadows, NJ
December 19 (Winter Solstice Celebration!)

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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