The Midwest WWII Reenacting Event! We already have more armor, vehicles and heavy weapons booked than Rockford! We are rapidly becoming the Premier Armor Event of the Midwest.
Fantastic site, great battles, warbird airstrikes, with a fun, no-hassle atmosphere.
WW2 Living History Event. The scenario is mainly European Theater, 1944.
But all impressions are welcome. We are especially interested in getting Pacific Theater, as well as Vietnam, Desert Storm, WWI, etc.
Sat and Sun June 1 & 2, 2013.
Held at Sommer Park, Edwards, IL near Peoria, IL.
German, Allied & other camps will be featured as well as vehicles and weapons displays.
Tanks and heavy vehicles and weapons are especially welcome. Hauling funds are available.
Friday, May 30
7:00 am Setup – the park will be open all day so come whenever you want
Evening (6:00 pm) Road trip to German-American Society for dinner & music. All impressions welcome, IN UNIFORM! This club features autnentic German dinners, great beer and a German oompa band. Allies welcome of course! We highly recommend you get there in time to enjoy this party. We will leave at 6:00.
Saturday, June 1
9:00 am Registration in camps by Allied & German Commanders
9:30 Safety & Authenticity
10:00 Park opens to public – please have all modern vehicles parked in re-enactor parking before this time
11:00 First Battle
12:30 pm WWII Veterans Panel in Schoolhouse
3:00 Second Battle
4:30 Re-enactment closes to public
6:00 ish Dinner at the Peoria Hofbrau – We will need to know how many are interested so we can have an accurate reservation. Last year we filled it to capacity! The food is really good and all are welcome to come in period attire from any country. The 2012 trip to the Hofbrau is already legendary! Come in full uniform. All impressions. The owners & staff really love to have us there.
Sunday, June 2
10:00 am Park opens to public – please have all modern vehicles parked in re-enactor parking before this time
10:30 Church Service in Schoolhouse – Allied & German Services.
11:30 Reenactor 'Style Show' in Schoolhouse –
1:00 pm Battle
3:00 Re-enactment closes to public
This is our 6th event at Sommer Park, and this is a fantastic venue with tons of acreage, woods, period buildings, barns & cabins and a very enthusiastic staff. It has been growing each time. We encourage vehicles, artillery pieces and large displays, as there is an immense amount of room for them. We have a hauling fund available, just ask. We pride ourselves on being a 'no-hassles' event, with the emphass on safety, education and fun. We plan to have double the armor & vehicles in attendance this year, as well as WW2 warbird that will do battle with the German flak battery!.
Check our web page at www.centralilww2.com for pics of last year's event.
Sommer Park is located off Rt 150 just west of the 'Shoppes of Grande Prairie' shopping center.
Turn left on Koerner Rd just past Weaver Angus Farm. Watch for signs!
Event is in the greater Peoria area, however for map search directions use 6329 N. Koerner Rd, Edwards, IL.
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