Weekend: February 18 – 20, 2011
For up to date news please visit our Twitter or Facebook. For more information on current and past events please visit Reenactor’s List. Over the weekend you’ve missed: Battle of Olustee, Rhineland Battle, Military History Fest, Ohio Regimental Ball, Frontier Days Encampment and Washington Birthday Encampment.
Next Weekend: Battle of Aiken | Battle of Sipsey | Attack on Ft. Dobbs | Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge
Newspaper & Blog Articles of the Events:
Battle of Olustee
This weekend, Lake City’s 33rd annual Battle of Olustee Festival and the 35th annual Olustee Battle Re-enactment — Florida’s largest re-enactment event — in Olustee will honor the 147th anniversary of the Battle of Olustee, the largest Civil War battle in Florida, with impressions of military and civilian life of the period as well as a parade and a memorial service for the soldiers.
Together, the festival, which will be held Friday and Saturday in downtown Lake City, and the field re-enactments, on Saturday and Sunday at Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, typically draw about 30,000 spectators. Fought on Feb. 20, 1864, during the Civil War, the Battle of Olustee ended with 2,807 casualties and brought victory to the Confederates, preventing the Union Army from capturing Tallahassee… read on!
Military History Fest
The popular annual historical convention Reenactor Fest has teamed up with Osprey Publishing, W. Britain and Casemate Publishing to bring Chicagoland a more dynamic and exciting convention—Military History Fest! Whether you are a historical reenactor, a wargamer, a toy soldier collector, a military antiques enthusiast or just a history buff in general, Military History Fest has something for you! Escape the cold winter air and plot a course to the beautiful Westin Chicago North Shore hotel in Wheeling, IL. Inside you’ll find a 10,000 square foot dealer hall packed with everything from books and toy soldiers to full historical costumes and rare original military relics. You will also experience our timeline of historical displays manned by hundreds of authentically costumed reenactors, covering everything from the Roman Empire to WWII… read on!
Washington Birthday Encampment
Virginia is proud of its title as the Birthplace of Presidents, so it is no wonder that it’s going to be the major source of celebration for the Presidents’ Day holiday. This weekend you can eat breakfast with George Washington, listen to music from his era and even dance with him.
George would be so proud.