Wednesday, February 5, 2014

June 2014/2015 - Military Events

The information below is taken from other sites - please check with the organizers of the event before proceeding to make your reservations.

(*)  Updating for year 2015

June 1, 2014 - Glendale Heights Militaria Show
Location: The Ramada Inn and Suites, 780 E. North Ave.(Rt.64 1/2 mile West of I-355) Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Details: Show hours are 8am to 1pm. Admission is $5.00. Exhibitor Table Pricing For 8' Tables $40
Contact: Jeff Stone, phone: 708-558-0587, email:

June 4- 7, 2014, Idaho: The Idaho Military Vehicle Association presents its annual Vintage Military Vehicle Show at I-84 at Idaho Hwy 95, exit #3 North, Fruitland, ID. Admission and the Transportation Museum are FREE and open to the public on Friday and Saturday. Swap meet, car crushing, trail rides, military displays, demonstrations and more are all part of the activities. Contact: Wayne Butterfield; (208) 461-9202; or visit:

Friday & Saturday, June 6-7, 2014 - WWII Allied Troops Encampment
D-Day Obrservance on June 6 – little event -

June 7, 2014, Connecticut: 37th Annual Connecticut Military Vehicle Show and Flea Market, Four Town Fairgrounds, 56 Egypt Rd., Somers, CT. Contact: Bob Artiboni; (860) 798-5344 or visit:

June 6 - 8, 2014, Illinois - 4TH ANNUAL RAILS TO VICTORY - Fox River Trolley Museum, 361 South LaFox Street (IL 31), South Elgin, IL 60177
Event Summary: Rails to Victory is a great event for all impressions: Military and Civilians. This year's event will focus on remembering D-Day and the sacrifices made by the Allies during the invasion of France in June and July 1944.

- New for 2014: A period WW2 BICYCLE RALLY & PARADE is scheduled for Sunday Morning at 10:30 AM for a leisurely ride through the museum and down the Fox River Bicycle path to the Duerr Forest Preserve and back (approximately 3 miles round trip). Period bicycles of all kinds; military & civilian, and European & Homefront, are all invited to participate in this first of its kind WW2 Era Bicycle Rally.
- Saturday's Schedule will focus on BATTLES & LIVING HISTORY scenarios along the Trolley Line; offering several bridge skirmishes throughout the day. New in 2014, we are planning evening runs of the Occupied France Trolley Tours offering both reenactors and the public a chance to see the bridge skirmishes and living history skits under sunset lighting with long shadows.
- Sunday's Schedule shall include a LARGE SCALE FIELD BATTLE at 1pm in and around the Museum's bone yard with all the railroad obstacles for defensive positions; and includes the expanded open grassy area incorporated into last year's larger battlefield. All vehicles including tracked vehicles and watercrafts are welcome to participate.
- A period WW2 Girls Baseball Home Front Game will once again be played on Sunday afternoon this year at 3pm. Reenactors are encouraged to come over to watch the game and cheer on their favorite team; whether it be the Rockford Peaches, Kenosha Comets, Racine Bells, or South Bend Blue Sox.
- Opportunities for historical camp presentations are also welcome and can be presented both days of the event. Please contact us if you would like your presentation added to the printed schedule.
- Camp Amenities: Shaded Encampments and Flush Toilets on site.
Event Times:
- Friday, June 6: Reenactor check-in, 4pm to 10pm.;
- Saturday, June 7 : Reenactor check-in, 8 am to 9:15am;
- Sunday, June 8: Reenactor check-in, 9am to 9:50am;
- Daily morning formations and S&A check;
- Museum Opens at 10 am on Saturday and Sunday;
- Visit the Event Web Site for Additional event details (schedules, maps, and updates).
Pre-Registration: (No Walk Ons)
Fee: none
Contact: Rebecca Tulloch
Directions: The Fox River Trolley Museum is located on Illinois Route 31, three blocks south of State Street in South Elgin, IL. at Fox River Trolley Museum, 365 South LaFox Street (Illinois Route 31),South Elgin, IL 60177
- From Chicago and the east: Take the Northwest Tollway (I-90) or US Route 20 west to Elgin. - - Exit on Illinois 31 southbound and follow posted detour at Spring Street (South Elgin).
- From the west and northwest: Take the Northwest Tollway (I-90) or US Route 20 east to Elgin. Exit on Illinois 31 southbound and follow posted detour at Spring Street (South Elgin).
- From the south: Take Illinois Route 59 north to Illinois Route 64. Turn west on 64 to Illinois Route 31 in St Charles. Take 31 north to the museum.
Authenticity Notes: HRS safety and authenticity rules apply.
Invited Vehicles/Items: All WWII vehicles, including tracked vehicles, are welcome; weather conditions permitting, tracked vehicles may be limited to the gravel road and battle field. Smaller vehicles such as Jeeps, Motorcycles, Kubels & Lightweight Trucks may drive on the grassy areas. A static vehicle honor display area has been established for all attending vehicles. Boats and other period water crafts such rafts are also welcome on the Fox River, but should contact us first prior to bringing out. River depth is only 2-3 feet in the vicinity of the museum.
Restrictions on Minors: HRS Rules
Other restrictions: No alcoholic beverages permitted in the Museum and County Park. No digging, but camp fires are allowed in above pits and military stoves and grills. No firing of weapons in the encampment area in County Park by Forest Preserve Ordinance; but okay in the designated battlefield areas on museum property.
Motels: Accommodations available in nearby Elgin and St. Charles Illinois: Hampton Inn, the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites and West Dundee's Marriott International-Courtyard & Towne Place Suites; and in St. Charles: Best Western, Country Inn & Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Geneva Motel, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Baker, Pheasant Run Resort, and Super 8. Restaurants: There are eating establishments with in a very easy walk of the museum ranging in variety from hot dogs to pizza.
Sponsoring Unit(s): Members of the US10th Mtn LHDG, and members of Vintage Rockford Peaches Softball Team of the WW2 Girls Baseball Living History League.

June 13 – 15, 2014, Ohio: The Marlboro Volunteers, Inc. will have their Annual Military Vehicle Show at 16125 Armor St., north of Alliance, off St. Rt. 225, Stark Co., OH. Free entrance with a military vehicle, all others are $3.00 each or $10.00 per car load. Vendors and a P/X for everyone. Contact: Denny Davis; (330) 206-9961 or Carolyn Caskey; (330) 206-1629 or visit:

June 13 – 15, 2014, Missouri
Location: Burns Army Surplus, I-44 Exit 179, Doolittle, MO 65550
Dates: 13-15 June 2014
Event Times: Camp setup starts 12 noon 13 June, event 9am - 5pm 14 June, all camps cleared by 12 noon 15 June 2014
Registration Times: 3-7pm 13 June, 7-9am 14 June
Pre-Registration: Re-enactors will receive a FREE lunch if pre-registered by 7 June 2014, all others will register on site:
Fee: None
Contact: 6th Corps Living History Group (Select 'Contact Us' on the following page:
Authenticity Notes: All WW II impressions, all theatres, all nationalities
Prohibited Vehicles/Items: All Military Vehicles are welcome, static display mostly, small convoy Friday night or Saturday morning, possible small skirmish using small vehicles.
Restrictions on Minors: Per HRS Rules
Other restrictions: NO live ammunition.

June 14, 2014, Canada: Tank Saturdays at the Ontario Regiment RCAC Regimental Museum, 1000 Stevenson Rd N, Oshawa, ON, Canada from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tank Saturdays are on the second Saturday of each month from May – October with live demonstrations of operational historic armoured fighting vehicles from Canada and its Allied Forces. Contact: or visit:

June 20 & 21, 2014, Pennsylvania: 2nd annual Ruhr Pocket, 1945, Train / GI Vehicle Convoy Battle. Running vehicle battle with the Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad. American MG jeeps and trucks needed for fast moving battle, 10 miles. Event is free but limited in participants per side. The event is hosted by the 99th Infantry Division Historical Society, Inc., Titusville, PA. Contact: (814) 490-3377,

June 20 – 21, 2014, Alabama: Mount Olive Swap Meet at Gamble Truck Parts, 2800 Mount Olive Rd., Mount Olive, AL. This event will help those traveling to the National to stop off in Mt. Olive the weekend before on their way to the MVPA Convention, June 26 – 28 in Louisville, KY. Contact: Ronnie Guin; or visit:
June 20 – 22, 2014, Michigan:  Lest We Forget of SW MI invites you to attend 2014 “Walk Thru History” featuring WWII, Korea and Vietnam re-enactments at the Southwest Michigan Regional Airport at Benton Harbor, MI. Historic military vehicles, including amphibious rides on the river, vendors, warbirds, a vehicle parade, hangar dance and a parachute drop by the SC “Leap Dog” group are all planned. Contact: Don Alsbro; (269) 921-7176, or visit:

June 20, 21, and 22, 2014 - 7883 S Lowell Park Rd., Dixon, IL -

June 25, 2014, Kentucky: Military Vehicle Preservation Association Board of Directors meeting at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, KY from Noon – 2:00 p.m.
June 26 – 28, 2014, Kentucky: The 39th Annual Convention of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association at the Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Ln., Louisville, KY, hosted by the Kilroy Chapter of the MVPA. Make your plans to attend, and look for more information in Supply Line.

(*) June 27 – 28, 2015, Virginia: WWII Weekend in Fort Valley, 321 Spring Mountain Way, Ft. Valley, VA. WWII vehicles, horse-mounted impressions, military encampments and more activities planned. Proceeds benefit Therapeutic Riding Program for wounded veterans. Contact: Erek Dorman; (703) 626-7351, or visit: Facebook page:

The above information is taken from other sites - please check with the organizers of the event before proceeding to make your reservations.  

(*)  Event updated for following year.  

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