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Saturday, September 20, 2014 to Sunday, September 21, 2014
September Knap-in at Fly, TN
Come join us for a flint knapping event at the General Store in Fly, Tennessee. It will start early Saturday and run through dusk on Sunday. FREE ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC! There will be a number of excellent flint knappers there, demonstrating the art of chipping stone to make arrowheads, knives, and spear tips. There will be finished products, stone, tools, and display cases for sale at reasonable rates. CAMPING IS FREE!!!! There are no showers or hookups available, but there are public restrooms. The site is situated along Lieper’s Creek, beautiful and clear, and we’ll knap in an open field next to the store. We plan to set up in a big circle, with a central fire, which is different than we’ve done there before. THERE IS NO VENDOR’S FEE! Mr. Fly has an assortment of birdhouses, gourds, antiques and other folk art which will all be available for sale, as well.
Fly, Tennessee is located on State Route 7, south of State Route Highway 100 about eight miles. This is about 40 minutes west of Nashville, and to get there from Interstate 40, you get off Exit 172 and go south from Dickson about twenty minutes to Fly.
Come enjoy a beautiful weekend, see some great artists, eat some good food, buy some cool Christmas presents, and learn to chip flint the way the Old Ones did. If you have questions, call Buddy Hayes, at 615/519-0914, or Wilson Fly, at 931-682-2356. If you want to come early, that’s no problem, just do so.
MAY THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN!
Monday, September 22, 2014 to Sunday, September 28, 2014
2014 Wildacres Workshop - Flint Knapping - NC
New this year, Wildacres Retreat in Little Switzerland, North Carolina is offering a week long flintknapping workshop taught by Michael Miller. For more info visit: http:www.sfmsworkshops.com/Wildacres_Retreat.html
Michael will cover the basics to the most advanced techniques of flintknapping while relating the art to both the archaeology and craft. The cost of the class is covered here: http:www.sfmsworkshops.com/Information_Sheet.html
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Friday, September 26, 2014 to Sunday, September 28, 2014
Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park Fall Knap-In
On September 26th, 27th, and 28th we are hosting our bi-annual Old Stone Fort Fall Knap-In! We hope you can join us during this celebration of Pre-Historic Native American skills and enjoy the sharing of ideas amongst fellow knappers and visitors. We are truly hoping to bring in a big crowd this year. We are trying to incorporate local food vendors for your convenience and will be setting up a large shaded area on top of the museum. Advertising in the local community has already started and we are anticipating a large amount of spectators. We have a good selection of programmers this year, including ones discussing prehistoric pottery construction and artifact identification.
In the past there has been a $15 vendor fee for all vendors. For the Fall Knap-In we are waiving the vendor fee for any vendor who does not sell atleast $30 in products. There is still no charge for one-on-one private sales amongst knappers who do not have displays, signs, and openly priced items. Items for sale will be required to fit the theme of the event and be considered appropriate by park staff. This being said, most items involving flint knapping or having an applicable Native American theme will be fine. Items displayed as being non-contemporary, Native American artifacts must be labeled as such and no artifacts may be sold or displayed for sale.
Park Manager Keith Wimberley has also approved free camping in our campground for any demonstrator attending the Knap-In, such as knappers and atlatl competitors, but in order to help us plan we ask all participants requesting a free campsite to let us know in advance. The campground offers water and electric hook-ups at each site and a shower house with restrooms as well.
The museum deck and atlatl range will be available for knappers and throwers beginning from Friday morning and running through Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM. As usual, knapping will be limited to within the museum roof deck unless specific permission is received to knap in another area where debris will also be cleaned up and removed.
The city of Manchester also offers 1,300 available motel and hotel rooms. If you haven’t visited us in a long time, we are located on US41 immediately north of Manchester, Tennessee. We are 62 miles from Nashville and 67 miles from Chattanooga.
Please visit our website at http:www.tn.govenvironmentparksOldStoneFort for more details on Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park and join our Facebook page “Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park” for updates as we draw closer to the Knap-In. If you do plan on attending and if this is a good email for you to be contacted on in the future please let me know. If you have any questions I would be happy to answer them and please spread the word about the Knap-In to any of your fellow knappers. Thank you and see you soon!
Park Ranger II
Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park
732 Stone Fort Drive
Manchester, TN 37355-3024
Friday, September 26, 2014 to Sunday, September 28, 2014
Bois D' Arc
The 17th annual. Bois D\' Arc Primitive Skills Camp & Knap-In. at Hulston Mill Historic Park near Greenfield, MO
Saturday, October 11, 2014 to Saturday, October 11, 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 Flintknapping 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
Saturday, October 25, 2014 to Saturday, October 25, 2014
Genesee Valley flint Knappers
Letchworth State Park. Mt. Morris, New York. Highbanks, North Shelter. Indoor fire place. Call Dana for more info. 716-474-5841. One day get together and board meeting. All are welcome. There will be at least one rock supplier. Bring your work and artifacts to share with the group.
Friday, October 31, 2014 to Sunday, November 02, 2014
Southwest Louisiana Knap-in - Vinton, LA
The SW LA knap-in is a twice annual event held among the piney woods of Nibletts Bluff Park, in Vinton, LA (between Lake Charles, LA and Orange, TX). Each Spring and Fall Flintknappers and vendors from across the country meet to exchange techniques, sell, trade, and to renew old acquaintances from earlier knap-ins. The kind and welcoming host, Tex Holloway, is the heart and soul of the event. You won\'t get away without meeting him. The event meets in a local park with includes a fishing lake, showers, cabins and trailer sites. http:www.niblettsbluffpark.com
Saturday, November 15, 2014 to Saturday, November 15, 2014
Fall Field Day Knap-in - Greenville SC
The Archaeological Society of South Carolina - Fall Field Day in Greenville’s Croft Park.
Bring your primitive skills or just your interest and visit with demonstrators and interpreters of the past. We will have potters, flintknappers, basket-making, wood working, blacksmiths, and more. If you would like to demonstrate a primitive skills, we\'d love to have you join us. Please contact Michael Miller at 330-224-0016 | firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up, or for more information.
Friday, January 30, 2015 to Saturday, January 31, 2015
Roaring Springs Texas Knap-in
The Third Annual Knapp-in and artifact sale will be sponsored by the Mottley County Chamber of Commerce on Friday, January 30 afternoon and all day Saturday January 31, 2015.
The last two years have been very successful and great fun. Come and join the fun, education, and fellowship.
Roaring Springs Texas is located on Texas Hyw 70 - 8 miles south of Matador, Texas. There are trailer hook-ups and primitive camp areas. There are Hotel and motel rooms available near by
Sales tables are available for $25.00 per table for the two days. Demonstration and display only tables are available at no charge. Food is available on site at nominal cost.. There is admission charge.
For information or to reserve tables and trailer spaces - call 903-261-1044 (Robert) or
email - email@example.com .
Friday, February 27, 2015 to Sunday, March 01, 2015
8th annual Stone Age and Primitive Arts Festival
STONE AGE AND PRIMITIVE ARTS FESTIVAL
Friday, February 27th to Sunday, March 1st 2015
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Admission: $4.00 per vehicle (up to 8 occupants)
Join us for our eighth annual Stone Age & Primitive Arts Festival. Gather keen insight into how early man lived and worked. Participate in demonstrations of flint knapping, the art of projectile point fashioning; along with deer hide brain tanning, bone, wood, and antler carving. Observe old world and new world bow and arrow construction, basket weaving, and early pottery. Competitions in Atlatl throwing and primitive archery are scheduled. An auction will be held on Saturday to auction off donated artwork.
Primitive Camping will again be free for vendors, demonstrators, and interpreters.
More Camping information at floridastateparks.orgOchlockonee River
Park Services Specialist
Ochlockonee River State Park
429 State Park Rd. Sopchoppy, FL 32358