The largest WWII reenactment in Midwest will be returning once again to the beautiful grounds of Rockford's Midway Village and Museum, bringing with it 1300 reenactors and over 60 authentic vehicles.

I've loved going to this event for years, primarily because my dad Jake was a WWII veteran. My dad and I went to WWII Days together a couple of times, and I remember him being very impressed with the reenactors and their attention to detail, not to mention how cool the setting for the event is.

Next weekend, September 23 and 24, Midway Village will feature tour encampments, watch skirmishes and large-scale narrated battles, along with lectures and musical performances, and several new activities for this year like the "Remembering the Holocaust Exhibit," on loan from the Illinois Holocaust Museum.

Some favorites from previous years will be back again this year:

  • Narrated battles both Saturday and Sunday
  • Skirmishes, Demos and Displays
  • Andrews Sisters Live Musical Performances
  • Militaria Sales Vendors from around the Midwest
  • General Patton’s Mobile Command Tent
  • Affordable Food

The cost for a one-day admission ticket is $14 adults; $12 Veterans and Active Military Personnel and $8 children (3-17).
World War II Veterans are Free, Midway Village Museum Members are free and infants (0-2) are free.
For the veterans who will be attending, if you're a Veteran and or Active Duty Military Personnel simply show proof of military service with your Military ID cards, Veterans Affairs cards or discharge papers to receive discounted ticket price. You can purchase tickets in-advance at the museum Gift Shop, and at the gates on the days of the event.

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