Above photo by Ben Lund

Site Notes

There is NOW running water on site!!! They dug a well last 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 the 9th Annual Minnesota Armed Forces Day
May 18 - 20, 2018

FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018

2:00pm 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.  This is where you will find your campsite.

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

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2018

8:00am 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.  This is where you will find your campsite.

9:30am 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.

Immediately following S&A, WW2 Commanders Meeting at the West Field.

9:45am All Reenactors will police their camps during the meeting. There will be NO modern items visible to the public.

9:45am 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.

10:00am Vietnam War Helicopter Landing at the North Field.

11:00am Weapons Demo at the West Field.

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

Noon Author Symposium at the Vendor Barn

12:30pm  Paratrooper Hands on History Demo at the Airborne Camp.

1:00pm  Rifle Grenade Launcher Demo at the West Field.

1:30pm  Fashion Show in the Vendor Barn.

2:00pm  New Ulm Battery Civil War Cannon Drill at the East Field.

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

3:00pm Author Symposium in the Vendor Barn.

3:30pm Weapons Demo at the West Field.

4:00pm Ft.Snelling Fife & Drums at the Town Hall

4:30pm Flag Lowering at the Town Hall with the Ft. Snelling Fife & Drums & 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 20, 2018

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

12:30pm Author Symposium in the Vendor Barn

1:00pm  Paratrooper Hands on History Demo at the Airborne Camp.

1:30pm  Rifle Grenade Launcher Demo at the West Field.

2:00pm  New Ulm Battery Civil War Cannon Drill at the East Field.

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.