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It's back and better than ever! Come join us for the 2021 Midwest Woodcraft Gathering Presented by L.T. Wright Handcrafted Knives on September 17-19 2021 hosted by Midwest Woodcraft in Forest City Illinois!

25$ per person 13 and up (12 and under free) There will be tons of great activities for all ages to participate in.. Fee includes a 5$ donation to Forest City Fire Department, camping, use of all facilities and participation in all activities outside of paid classes

-Skills Demonstrations
-Cooking Competition
-Youth and Adult fire competitions


**Kevin and his fiance Beth will be getting married in a short ceremony on Saturday. Everyone is invited, but we will have alternate activities for those who do not wish to attend.**


Gate opens at 10 am Friday for Setting up camp and getting settled in!

(Camping available for Thursday night upon request- email kevin@midwestwoodcraft.net)

The event will begin at 5 p.m. with opening remarks from our host and our first challenge!

There will be access to potable water, restrooms, and handwashing stations on site. 


You are responsible to bring your own gear, chairs, and food.

This is car camping at its finest so you will be able to unload your gear at your site before parking. 

Well behaved dogs are welcome, please clean up after them and keep them controlled.  



The site is open to primitive camping only, (there is a state park within 5 miles with full Camper setups if needed) There are also hotels and shopping options all within 30 minutes of camp (Dollar general and gas stations within 10 min)

We hope you'll come out and learn with Midwest Woodcraft and their awesome friends from around the country. It is sure to be a great time, see you there!

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to train with..

Kevin Johnson - Midwest Woodcraft

Jamie Burleigh - Old World Alliance

Robert Onken - Campcraft Self Reliance

Joshua Hamlin - Dove Mountain/Sigma 3 Survival

Eric & Shawn Seitz - Pioneer Survival Company

John Dosch - Pass It On Wilderness Skills

Brendan Clancy - Prarie State Bushcraft

Christina Tourtillott

Craig Avery - WG BushKraft

Planned activities...



Slingshot Shootout

Cooking competition

Youth and adult fire competition

Basic Skills Competition

Youth/family activities

Photo contests

More to come!

2019 Midwest Woodcraft Gathering

A few highlights from our 2019 gathering..

Fire challenges
Cooking Competition
Youth Fire Challenge