Civil War Reenactment - Huntington Beach

This is one of my favorite events of the year.  Not only can you get the canon smoke during the 'battles', but you can get some great portraits of the reenactors in period costumes.

There is also a very good one, at El Dorado Park, in Long Beach, around Memorial Day, but with parking and the entrance fee, you will spend about $40.  The Huntington Beach event is FREE!

This is not a formal meetup, so there is no RSVP fee -- the event is on both Saturday and Sunday.

I plan to be there, on Sunday, about 9AM, to shoot the encampment.  The first battle is at 11AM, on Sunday.

I've done this a couple of times and some of my images are here:

http://pauledward.smugmug.com/Military/Civil-War-Portraits/

For portraits, I suggest something in the[masked]mm range.

http://hbcivilwar.webs.com/

PLEASE:  Do not RSVP 'no', if you are not going.   I will send my cell number to anyone who RSVPs 'yes', in case you want to meet up on Sunday.




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  • John C

    Great even. Thanks to Paul for bringing it to my attention.

    September 2, 2013

  • Barnet

    This event was a surprise to me. I was not expecting to find the rich history that is being maintained and shared by this group of our incredible history. I am with Paul, listing this as a favorite event.

    September 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Paul, you might want to change this to 9 a.m.

    August 25, 2013

    • Paul Edward R.

      Crap -- I do that, periodically -- the default is PM and I sometimes miss it. Sorry if this messed anyone up"-) The meetup IS during daylight! Thanks for the catch, Trudi!

      August 25, 2013

    • Barnet

      Paul cracks me up! I really think he does that AM/PM switcheroo just to see if we actually read what he writes :)

      1 · September 2, 2013

  • Maria R.

    This was my first time attending a reenactment and it was so much fun.

    September 1, 2013

  • Maria R.

    Looking forward to meeting the group tomorrow.

    August 31, 2013

  • Marcie G

    I'm either going on Saturday or Sunday.

    August 30, 2013

  • S R N.

    oh that clears that up - the PM - I was thinking "re-enactments at night?". Anyway Sunday is difficult for me - may check it out Saturday. Thanks.

    August 26, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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