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2018 WW2 at Stronghold Castle Reenactment

Stronghold Castle

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 1:00 PM - Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 3:00 PM (CDT)

2018 WW2 at Stronghold Castle Reenactment

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Pre-registration May 17, 2018 Free  

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Battle for Stronghold Castle

Public Battle Reenactment

May 18-20

1922 Illinois Route 2 North, Oregon Illinois


 Registration: Friday 5pm-9pm; Saturday 7am-10am; Sunday 9am

 *Units should contact Richard Russo to reserve camp locations


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 VENDORS: Contact Jim Bryan to obtain space 708-308-5905

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The annual “Battle for Stronghold Castle” Public Battle Reenactment and Encampment will be held on 360 Acres of land owned by the Presbytery of Blackhawk at the Stronghold Camp and Retreat Center.

The event is hosted by 5th Kompaine GrossDeutschland, Feld Lazarette G.D. and The Presbytery of Blackhawk.

The event will be a fundraiser for the Stronghold Organization.

The Reenactment will provide water, firewood,wooded campsites, food and military vendors and a USO style dance.  The site has a medieval castle, which the Allies forces will garrison this year. The castle building will be used to house reenactor displays a European style Bistro/café.  Feldlazarett GD will be outside the castle

The event is open to all 1940 era WWII military and Civilian Impression. Reenactors, must belong to a recognized umbrella group organization.

ALL REENACTORS must take part in the Saturday and Sunday Morning Safety and Authenticity (S &A) inspection.  WW11 HRS Safety and Authencity Guidelines will be enforced. 

Military reenactors must bring all blank ammo packaged in clear plastic bags to the S & A Inspection. Anybody with live ammunition will be removed from site.

Current plans include for two (2) main battle reenactments and one small Castle Battle based on the Historic Battle of Itter Castle provided below on both Saturday and Sunday.

The battlefield will be improved with machine-dug trenches, foxholes and berms.

Transportation assistance will be provide to a limited amount of heavy armored vehicles.

All reenacting vehicles must provide proof of insurance. Driving/touring of site in period vehicles after dark si prohibited unless permission is given previously Rich Russo

Friday night convoy is being organized.

 If funding allows pryrotechnics and aircraft strafing runs will be included in the main battle reenactment.

 The USO Style Dance will be held in the site 225-person banquet hall in the Brubaker Center.

Hotel accommodations are available on site for a fee. There are several motels available in the Town of Oregon located a few miles from the site.

Women Military, USO and Civilian Reenactors will be provide secure sleeping accommodation in the Castle Building, which has kitchen and flush toilet facilities on site. Contact Shannon Yaw

We are looking for Men and Women Reenactors that do European peasant impression in particular.

Secure display areas are available for those that have period collections of intersest.

VENDORS: Contact Jim Bryan to obtain space 708-308-5905


Have questions about 2018 WW2 at Stronghold Castle Reenactment? Contact Stronghold Castle

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Stronghold Castle
1922 Illinois Route 2 north
Oregon, IL IL

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 1:00 PM - Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 3:00 PM (CDT)

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