Winter Bend Rondevous is an annual late winter black powder shoot and re-enactment camping that has been going on for decades. Our time period is pre-1840 and basically about the love of black powder guns, mountain men and their lifestyle. We dress and camp "primitive". Their is also a "tin tipi" camp for those who can't of don't want to camp primitive. This particular rondy gets a lot of tourist traffic. I realized this Winter Bend that I have been doing this for twenty four years. Below is a picture of the camps that were set up in front of ours.
I have camped at as many as I could when the time and money allowed. If I couldn't camp we almost always visited. I've not shot a lot after the first couple of years. I have gone for the primitive camping and to see good friends and make new ones. I have a large canvas wall tent. Which I have set up to have a liner. It also has a wood stove. The picture below is of the inside of my tent. The wood stove is in the lower left hand corner that isn't in the picture.
There is a Trader's Row. There are a few core traders who can always be counted on to be there. After that you never know what goods one may find. My first Winter Bend there was a tinsmith. I still have my original, tin candle lantern. I wish I had two or three more. I am thinking of looking into the craft. I've honestly thought it sounded like a PITA.