2017 Event Schedule

Friday, September 22nd:

1:00pm-8:00pm — reenactor, vintage vehicle, vendor, & historical display registration & setup in encampment

5:00pm-8:00pm — set-up in vendor area

6:00pm-7:00pm — reenactor & volunteer dinner in encampment

8:15pm-10:15pm — outdoor film showing in encampment area (open to public): The Perfect Specimen (1937)


Saturday, September 23rd:

7:00am-6:00pm — registration & dinner ticket sales in encampment

9:00am-4:00pm — WWII veteran registration open at Vet Building

8:30am – battle briefing at encampment stage (mandatory for battle reenactors)

9:00am-5:00pm – Café de Normandie, Stars and Stripes Canteen, vendors, encampment, Vet Building, and vehicle display open to public

11:00pm & 1:00pm – vintage vehicle rides – pickup locations on event map 

Courthouse Stage & Square:

10:00am – battle reenactment

10:45am – opening ceremony at courthouse stage

11:00am  Jimmy Gentry & live music

11:45am – official event photo with all WWII Veterans in front of courthouse

12:00pm – live music by Merchants of Cool Big Band; lunch available for purchase from local VFDs

1:00pm – Roy Nicoloff & live music

1:45pm – Roger Spooner & live music

2:30pm — Veterans’ Parade with fly-overs provided by the Red Thunder Air Show Team

3:15pm – A Conversation with History & live music

4:00pm– battle reenactment, closing ceremony, and memorial for fallen veterans from Perry County

Encampment Stage & Area:

live 1940s music (times TBA)

Dinner & USO-style Show (in Encampment):

Evening attire encouraged. Ticket required for meal (limited quantity available for purchase in the Registration Booth till 6:00pm or until sold out) — others welcome to come listen.

6:20pm — volunteer photo

6:30pm — dinner lines open

7:00pm-7:30pm — USO Show during dinner

7:45pm-9:15pm — Swing Dance with Merchants of Cool Big Band

9:10pm — fireworks display


Sunday, September 24th:

10:30am — Baptist church service at First Baptist Church

11:30am — break for lunch, encampment teardown, & picnic

 

We hope to see you there!

In anticipation of the 2017 event, check out some footage from a 2014 Remembering WWII battle reenactment: