Above photo by Ben Lund

Site Notes

There is NOW running water on site!!! They dug a well this year.

Participants that are under 18 years old must have a parent/guardian present or a unit commander willing to take full responsibility for the whole weekend.

All period vehicles must have proof of insurance. When driving around the site, please use caution and drive slowly.


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Schedule for Armed Forces Day - Military Timeline Weekend
May 19 - 21, 2017

FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017

12:00pm Registration Opens at the Food Pavilion. Start setting up on site. Please Check In and Register before setting up. All Reenactors, Volunteers and Vendors must Register.

10:00pm Registration Closes. NO Personal Modern Vehicles Will Be Parked In The Village Overnight.

SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017

7:00am Registration Opens at the Food Pavilion. Start setting up on site. Please Check In and Register before setting up. All Reenactors, Volunteers and Vendors must Register.

9:00am Safety & Authenticity at the West Field. All Units will be formed up in their uniform and equipment with their firearm. Be sure to have a proper haircut.

9:30am Commanders Meeting at the West Field.

9:30am All Reenactors will police their camps during the meeting. There will be NO modern items visible to the public.

9:30am All modern vehicles will be out of the Village. NO exceptions.

10:00am Site Opens to the Public. Flag raising at the Town Hall & New Ulm Battery Civil War Cannon Firing at the East Field.

10:30am Vietnam War Helicopter Landing/Combat Drop at the North Field.

11:00am Weapons Demo at the West Field.

11:30am Russian Front Battle at the West Field.

Noon Paratrooper Hands on History Demo at the Airborne Camp.

12:30pm Rifle Grenade Launcher Demo at the West Field.

1:00pm Fashion Show in the Vendor Barn.

1:30pm New Ulm Battery Civil War Cannon Drill at the East Field.

2:00pm Tuskegee Airman Lecture in the Vendor Barn.

2:30pm Normandy Battle at the West Field. Vietnam War Helicopter will leave the event.

3:00pm Lee Burtman discusses her book about WWII Veteran Ken Krueger in the Vendor Barn.

3:30pm 1918 WWI Battle at the West Field.

4:00pm Memorial Service for WWII Veteran Harold Roy - 82nd Airborne at the Town Hall.

4:30pm Flag Lowering at the Town Hall & New Ulm Battery Civil War Cannon Firing at the East Field.

5:00pm Site Closes to the Public.

6:30pm Reenactor Dinner at the Airborne Camp. All reenactors must have their meal ticket to get food. You will get your ticket when you register.

SUNDAY MAY 21, 2017

9:00am Registration Open. Start setting up on Site. Please Check In and Register before setting up. All Reenactors, Volunteers and Vendors must Register.

10:00am Site Opens to the Public.

10:30am Flag Raising at the Town Hall & New Ulm Battery Civil War Cannon Firing at the East Field.

11:00am Weapons Demo at the West Field.

11:30am Russian Front Battle at the West Field.

Noon Paratrooper Hands on History Demo at the Airborne Camp.

12:30pm Rifle Grenade Launcher Demo at the West Field.

1:00pm 1918 WWI Battle at the West Field.

1:30pm New Ulm Battery Civil War Cannon Drill at the East Field.

2:00pm Tuskegee Airman Lecture in the Vendor Barn.

2:30pm Normandy Battle at the West Field.

3:00pm Flag Lowering at the Town Hall & New Ulm Battery Civil War Cannon Firing at the East Field. Site Closes to the Public.

Reenactor & Vendor Registration

All HRS Rules Apply. SAFETY RULES and AUTHENTICITY RULES 

Non WWII Reenactors will need to follow the HRS Safety Rules.

Reenactors, Please Email Us at RiceCountyWWII@Gmail.com Let us know you would like to participate.

Campsite Use

*Unit Commanders,Let us know; the name of your group, about how many are in your group and about how much space you need for your campsite. When you arrive at the event, you will sign a standard HRS waiver and be directed to your campsite.

*All Campsites will maintain a high level of authenticity during the public hours.  NO Modern items are to be seen during public hours.

Vendors

*Vendors will be outside.  Please let us know how much space you need. You will not be allowed to park a vehicle next to your vendor space. The parking lot is not far. You will be able to drive on site before 9:30am & after 5pm on Saturday & after 3pm on Sunday.

*There will be a fee of $40 for your Outdoor Space.  

*Please contact Eric Andringa if you are interested in reserving a space.

Authenticity Requirements
All HRS Safety & Authenticity Rules will be enforced.