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Events in the 2015 Reenacting Year

Note: The "reenacting season" runs November 1st to October 31st. 
All tallies as far as events and what are "next year" and "this year" fall along this line. 
 
Also Note: Events starting with a * means that the event has confirmed a date.
Registration or Evenbrite links will be posted with the 'drop dead date'.

NOVEMBER

*Cantigny Park War Letters: 11-11-14
The unit is putting on two "War Letters" programs at Cantigny. This is a great chance to see the museum and help the unit do some fundraising. The program last year was a great success and the crowds were great. 


December

January


*Unit Administrative Meeting: Saturday, January 24th
'Chapter business' needs to be settled for the new year, which means nominations, campaigning, and voting. This is also the time that dues are collected for Colorado ($20/person). Additionally, there are HRS/LHRA dues due as well that we will collect for those that don't want to do it themselves. Furthermore, expect a run through of the event calendar for the 2015 year. 

 *Military History Fest: January 31st - February 1st
Held at the Pheasant Run in St. Charles, IL like last year. Great chance to hang out, see other periods, kick back, relax, buy stuff, and people watch.

February


*Wiking Training Weekend: February 21st - 22nd
We've been invited by the 45th to attend and participate as Allied forces in Wiking's training weekend at Ft. Custer.

 
March


Ft. Custer, MI: March 14th - 15th
Spring Tactical Event at Ft. Custer in Michigan. Barracks space provided with your fee and an optional meal available (you should get, it's tasty!).

 
April

*WWI Event at Rockford: April 9th - 12th
Imagine Rockford, but just roughly 30 years earlier.

*Camp Atterbury, IN: April 25th - 26th
Tactical event that will run 24-36 hours in length.

*Jefferson Barracks, MO: April 24th - 26th
Great event in St. Louis, IL. Leapfrog battles (great field though), large public numbers, and plenty of room to stretch out. Dance. Two day event, but may leave Friday for setup. Vendors.

May

*Honor Flight, Dupage Airport: May 2nd
Honor Flight event at Dupage Airport. Living history display only. Fundraiser event for Honor Flight of Chicago. 

*Danville, IL: May 2nd - 3rd

*Dakota, MN: May 16th - May 17th 

*Elburn, IL: May 25th (Memorial Day)
Memorial Day Parade. A small town parade that Phil and his family has supported for years now. 

Dayton, OH: May 25th (Memorial Day)
Parade in Dayton. 

*South Elgin Trolley Museum: May 30th - 31st
Think "Tour of Italy" skits from the IRM event and a couple field battles. Located near downtown South Elgin, the Trolley Musuem is a beautiful site comprised of both forest preserve and museum grounds. A great little event with awesome battle sites and really fun skits.

 
June


Peoria, IL: June 6 - 7th

*Dixon, IL: June 20th - 21st
Bigger site than the old one, great location with lots of potential. Reenactor swap meet. Battlefield (very open). This year this event is a two day event. 

July

Unit Picnic: July sometime?

Colorado Trip: July sometime?
 
 
August

 
*Illinois State Fair: August 15th - 16th
Living History Display at the Illinois State Fair. Awesome event with awesome crowds. Great chance to get anything fried and on a stick. Bring ear plugs and blinders - can be loud and bright as day all night long. CARPOOL!!!

*Conneaut, OHAugust 21st - 22nd
D-Day beach landings. All theaters welcome, but to participate in the landing you will need to be in correct uniform. 

Rockford Campsite Cleanout: TBA
Cleanup and planning of site for Rockford.

September


*Lockport, IL: September 12th - 13th
Newer event located in Lockport, IL and hosted by the 5th GD. Setup on Friday allowed and event runs all weekend. See the Peaches on Sunday!

*Rockford, IL: September 24th - 27th
The big show. Plan to do something slightly different than what we have in the past. An event so big for us it's got its own webpage on this site


October

Ft. Custer Fall Tactical:
Fall tactical event at Ft. Custer - always a blast and it would be good to have a fair sized force out there.

November

Cantigny Park War Letters: 11-11-15


December