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2018 Puckerbrush Primitive Gathering, July 20 – 22

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You are invited to the 4th annual Puckerbrush Primitive Gathering being held July 20-22 at Pleasant
River Fish & Game Conservation Association in Columbia, Maine.
Puckerbrush is a celebration of traditional
archery, bushcraft, art, outdoors, and ancestral skills. It is an opportunity for people with a diverse range of
backgrounds and a shared interest in an older, simpler way of doing things to gather, both sharing and learning
skills. This is very much a “hands on” event, kids of all ages are encouraged to get their hands dirty and have
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 A complete list of activities being offered is available below, and will be continually updated as the event draws nearer. Meals and concessions are available, and there will be a pot-luck
dinner the evening of Saturday the 21st. Feel free to bring a musical instrument for afterward.
Our facility is located in rural downeast Maine, and in addition to organized activities, fishing, canoeing,
swimming, and hiking opportunities are available onsite.
Questions? E-mail us at, or call Larry (207) 497-5621.

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Saturday evening there will be a pot-luck dinner, followed by a bonfire gathering with story telling and music (feel free to bring an instrument), as well as telescopes set up for astronomy (conditions permitting).IMG_0707[2] (1)Our facility is located in rural Downeast Maine, in addition to organized activities, fishing, canoeing, and hiking opportunities are available on site. Event information and guidelines are below, as well as a list of planned activities. A timeline of specific activites and workshops will be published when we get closer to the event.  Be sure to follow things on our Facebook page.
Questions? E-mail us at
See Aislinn Sarnacki’s write up about our 2014 event in the Bangor Daily News:

Topics and workshops:

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Event Information:

 1. Cost– General admission is $20.00 for the weekend, $10.00 per day. Youth 14 and under free.  
2. Hours– The grounds will open at 12:00 Friday for campers and an evening meet and greet. Events      will be scheduled Saturday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am -3:00 pm. Please inquire about pre and post event set up/break down times.  
3. Ranges– This is a non-shooting event, so ranges will be closed  Friday through Sunday.  
4. Camping– Free primitive camping is available on site. We have sanitary facilities, but enforce a strict      carry in/carry out policy on trash.  
IMG_4625[2] (1)5. Pets– For the safety and comfort of your pets and other participants, please leave your pets
at home.  
6. Alcohol– This is a kid/family friendly chem free event. Alcohol and all other intoxicants are forbidden.  
7. Food– There will be a staffed kitchen selling meals, snacks, and beverages during event hours.  
8. Fire– Fire rings will be available for use in approved areas, firewood will be available.  
9. Children– All children are to be supervised by an adult at all times.
10. Presenters– Those with a workshop or skill to share may qualify for free admission, please contact us for more information.