I must apologize for the lateness of my response. Mrs Hoot and I went to spend the weekend in Va Beach with her sisters (She has 6.)
I am a member of OVPR (Olde Virginia Primitive Riflemen). We have two events ever' year;in the spring and in the fall. Matter of fact our fall rendezvous is the weekend of Oct.25-28 this year. I reckon there are events up and down the the east, the trick is to find them. I ain't been there but the Alifia River Rendezvous is held ever' year and a fair number of folks from our area travel there. I believe it is held in the early part of the year.
Couple of links for you to explore.
Our website The Olde Virginia Primitive Riflemen
(which I reckon I need to apologize for that too. I ran it for over ten years and it was decided that a younger hand was needed so it is in the middle of an overhaul)
The Florida Frontiersmen, sponsors of the Alifia River Rendezvous
If you are ever up this way at Rendezvous time, there is always room for your lodge and a spot by the fire, ol' Hoss!