MV Events

Maryland, May 11 – 13, 2017: 44th Annual East Coast Rally at Aberdeen’s Ripken Stadium, Exit 85 on I-95. Free admission, public is welcome. Historic military vehicles, swap meet, militaria, re-enactors, and more. Contact: wacbgmvt@yahoo.com or visit: www.washingtonbluegray.com.

Texas, May 13, 2017: American Freedom Museum’s Salute to WWII and Korean War Veterans at Brook Hill School campus, Bullard, TX, featuring a military vehicle show, swap meet, living history, and reenactments. For full details contact: Mike Balfay; (903) 894-1041, mikebalfay@gmail.com, Tom Townsend; (713) 502-4377, tomtoyland2@gmail.com.

Ohio, May 19 – 21, 2017: The Findlay Show, 30th Annual Armed Forces Day Celebration at Hancock County Fairgrounds, Findlay, OH. Sponsored by the Findlay Military Association, Ohio Motorpool, Buckeye Military Vehicle Collectors, and the Marlboro Volunteers. For more information visit: www.findlaymilitaryshow.org or contact: Keith Kimmel; (419) 721-4456, kkkimmel@aol.com: John Cheney Sr.; (419) 306-4290, cheneyja@frontier.com.

Alabama, May 20, 1917: 15th Annual Armed Forces Day Historic Military Vehicle Rally at the U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, 2060 Airport Road, Huntsville, AL. For More information contact the museum at: (256) 883-3737, info@memorialmuseum.org; or visit: www.usveteransmemorialmuseum.org.

Connecticut, May 20, 2017: Hike V, unite a community to save lives. Vets and active duty service members will be rucking 13 miles with packs to remember our fallen, raise awareness of PTSD and veteran suicide, from 10:30 am – 2:00 pm at Riverfront Community Center, 300 Welles St., Glastonbury, CT. Follow the hike for a day of fun and festivities, and bring you military vehicle to carry vets behind the hike. Contact: (203) 533-9715, www.mcldet40.org.

Wisconsin, May 20 – 21, 2017: Watertown Military Show at the Watertown, WI Municipal Airport. Historical military vehicles will be featured along with military aircraft fly-in, with a USO style hangar dance, WWII encampments, militaria, a swap meet, and concessions on site. Contact: Dennis Johnson (920) 262-0930, denjophnson@sbcglobal.net or visit: www.watertownmiliaryshow.com.

Pennsylvania, May 20 – 21, 2017: Army Heritage Days at the US Army Heritage and Education Center, 950 Soldiers Dr., Carlisle, PA. Tank and armored vehicles are invited to participate. Register your HMV at: info@villagerestorations.com; (814) 696-1379 by 3/20/17.

Connecticut, May 30, 2017: Annual Evening in the Park, commemorating Veterans on Armed Forces Day at Nevers Park, 575 Pleasant Valley Rd, S. Windsor, CT from 5 pm – dusk, ending with a fireworks display. Vehicles wanted to display for this 3,000+ person event. Contact: Andrea Farrington; (860) 342-1818, andreafarrington@sbcglobal.net.

Pennsylvania, June 2 – 4, 2017: 27th Annual WWII Weekend sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum at the Reading Regional Airport, 2501 Bernville Rd., Reading, PA. For details visit: www.maam.org.

Pennsylvania, June 9 – 11, 2017: Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival, Cooper’s Lake Campground, Slippery Rock, PA (Pittsburgh area), sponsored by Butler County, PA, birthplace of the jeep, with a big three day weekend Military Encampment sponsored by the MVPA’s First Frontier Mechanized Cavalry. Set-up camp displays, cook, and stay overnight. All Historic military Vehicles and re-enactors are welcome to attend. For details visit: www.bantamjeepfestival.com, or contact Pat Nicholson; patn@deckmasters.info.

Connecticut, June 10, 2017: 40th Anniversary Connecticut Military Vehicle Show at the Chester Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Military vehicles, displays, flea market and food on site are all featured. Visit: www.comvec.org for details.

Kansas, June 10, 2017: 17th Annual Heartland Military Day at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard, Forbes Field, Topeka, KS, sponsored by the Rolling Thunder Chapter of the MVPA and the museum from 8 am – 4 pm. WWII re-enactments at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. Swap meet open; military vehicles from all eras will be on display. Contact: Bruce Zimmerman; (785) 234-6174 or the Museum; (785) 862-1020.

Ohio, June 20, 2017: MVPA Board of Directors Meeting at the I-X Center, 6200 Riverside Dr., Cleveland, OH (lower level) from 6 – 9 p.m.

Ohio, June 21 – 24, 2017: 42nd Annual MVPA International Convention at the I-X Center, 6200 Riverside Dr., Cleveland, OH, hosted by the Ohio Motorpool. For more information Click Here!

Idaho, June 24 – 25th: Annual Military Show 2017 hosted by High Desert Harley-Davidson, 2310 E Cinema Drive, Meridian, ID. There will be static displays, living history, military surplus vendors, free car wash, free pancake breakfast, and free admission. Contact: Wayne Butterfield; (208) 412-5653; wayne@heritiagewifi.com or visit: www.idahomvpa.org.

Vermont, July 6 – 8, 2017: Annual Military Vehicle Show, hosted by Green Mountain MV Club, Waterbury, Vermont. Vehicle show, flea market, camping and food on site. Large field space on Rt. 2, Waterbury, VT. Contact: Dean Percy; 802-760-7290. deangpercy@gmail.com.

Pennsylvania, July 22 – 23, 2017: 2nd Annual World War II Weekend sponsored by the Stuart Tank Memorial Association at Riverfront Park Test Track, S Eaton St., Berwick, PA. Living history encampments, military vehicles, food vendors, re-enactments and much more are part of the activities offered. Contact: Kristen Bogash; (570) 956-3630, Kristen.bogash@gmail.com or Tom McLaughlin; (570) 350-9675, tommclau@comcast.net.

United Kingdom, July 25 – 29, 2017: War & Peace Revival Show at the Hop Farm Showground, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 6PY. Contact: 011 44 01258, info@warandpeacerevival.com or visit www.warandoeacerevival.com.

New Hampshire, July 27 – 29, 2017: 30th Anniversary the Weare Rally, sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Military Vehicle Collectors, held behind the Center Woods School in Weare, NH which is just off NH State Routes 77 and 114. Contact: Nick Wallner; nmwallner@comcast.net; (603) 225-5249 or visit http://mvmvc.org.

Wisconsin, August 12, 2017: Central Wisconsin Military Show (formerly Iola Military Show) at the Motorama Auto Museum, 4381 Stradale Ln., Aniwa, WI on the grounds of the Motorama Event Grounds. Gates open at 8 a.m.; admission; $8.00, children under 12 are free. Historic military vehicles, displays, a swap meet, and more will be featured in this inaugural year. Contact: Alfa Heaven; (715) 449-2141, motoramaAM@gmail.com or like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Motorama.Auto.Museum

Albert, Canada, August 26, 2017: 1st Annual Military Vehicle Display and Swap Meet at Parkland Mall, Gaetz Ave, Red Deer, AB, Canada from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 pm. Hosted by the Prairie Motor Brigade. Military vehicles, vendors, consignors and guest are welcome. Contact: Donnie Geekie; (403) 946-5286. See us on Facebook at Prairie Motor Brigade or visit www.prairiemotorbridgade.org.

Belgium, September 1 – 3, 2017: TANKSINTOWN 2017 at Mons, Belgium, commemorating the Battle of Mons – 2 September 1944. Contact: pierre@tanksintown.be or visit: www.tanksintown.be.

Tennessee, September 2 – 3, 2017: 8th Annual Tri-State Military Vehicle Show and Swap Meet at Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge, TN. Exit 1 off I-75 near Chattanooga, TN. Hosted by the Tri-State Military Vehicle Collectors. Camping on site. Swap meet spaces are $25, bring your stuff to sell. Gun show next door! This show gets bigger and better each year. Contact: (423) 886-3387, (423) 645-7014 or Charles Hyde; charleshyde01@gmail.com or visit: www.tristatemvc.com.

Tennessee & North Carolina, September 10 – 15, 2017: Great Smokey Mt. Convoy. This five-day (Monday – Friday), 350 mile, figure eight tour begins and ends from Tally HO Inn, Townsend, TN. Highlights include; Great Smoky Mt. Natl. Park, Wheels Thru Time Museum, Great Smoky Mt. Railroad, Tail of the Dragon Road & the Blue Ridge Parkway. Limit: 20 vehicles. Designed for two, three or five days of history, scenery and adventure. Contact Terry Johns; halftrackjohns@att.net.

California, September 12 – 17, 2017: CAMP GRIDLEY FALL 2017 at the Butte County Fairgrounds, 199 E. Hazel St. Gridley, California. DIFFERENT MONTH MORE DAYS. Hosted by the NORTHERN RECON GROUP. Road Trip Wednesday; Off-Road Driving Challenge Thursday; Big Convoy Friday; Living History Display Saturday. Participation Is Free. Swap Meet And Vendor Sales All Week. For campsite cost and all details please visit our website: http://www.northernrecongroup.org or contact Floyd Jones, President 530 673 9195, or nrg-news@comcast.net

Alabama, September 15 – 16, 2017: End of Summer Regional Rally of the Dixie Division at Brierfield State Park, 240 Furnace Pkwy, Brierfiled, AL. convoys, swap meet, food and campfire are part of the plans. Contact: Teresa Hallman, (205) 674-3106.

Indiana, September 15 – 16, 2017: Indiana MVPA 26th Annual Show & Swap Meet at the Jay County Fairgrounds, 806 E Votaw Street, Portland, IN. Open to public 9AM – 6PM daily. Admission: $5/Person. $20 vendor spaces available, primitive camping, showers, and RV spots. Military vehicles on display, Museum of the Soldier museum open, swap meet and food. Sponsored by the MVPA in coordination with the Museum of the Soldier. Contact: Mike Lusty; Rally@IndianaMVPA.org or visit: www.IndianaMVPA.org.

Pennsylvania, September 15 & 16, 2017Annual REDBALL Military Transport Fall Rally & Swap Meet at West End Fair Grounds, Rt. US209, Gilbert, PA. Military Vehicle display, swap meet, vendors, rides & food – 8 am to 5 pm each day. Judging & Awards 9/16. Vendor setup 9/14, noon to dusk. Contact: jgilmore@ptd.net, or visit: www.redballonline.org.

California, September 19 – 24, 2017: Camp Delta at Tower Park. Six miles west I-5 and Lodi on Hwy 12. Second largest MV gathering and swap meet west of the Mississippi. This year we are focused on Campground 2. Contact: Joann Lesser for camping reservations; (408) 238-8277 or mamalesser@yahoo.com. Details at www.MVCCNews.net

Kansas, September 23, 2017: Fort Riley Apple Day, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 1st Infantry Division. Contact Debbie Clark, Fort Riley Museum; (785) 239-2737, deborah.j.clark12.civ@mail.mil or Lowell May; (785) 307-2327. Ms. Clark can assist you in obtaining clearance to bring your HMV onto Ft. Riley. All vehicles must be in place by 8:00 am, September 23. Breakfast is provided for exhibitors and re-enactors.

Massachusetts, September 23 – 24, 2017: Camp Edwards Open House, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 26th Yankee Division. Featuring a timeline, demonstrations, skirmishes and a USO-style show. Admission is FREE. Contact: SSG Larry Clinton; (339) 202-3161, lawrence.f.clinton.mil@mail.mil.

Florida, October 5 – 8, 2017: The Charles Craven Fall Military Show and Swap Meet at the Market of Marion, 12888 SE US Highway 441, Belleview, FL sponsored by the First Florida Chapter MVPA and WWII Armor. Bring you military vehicles to enjoy a weekend of re-enactments, demonstrations, vendors and on-site camping. For more information visit: www.flmvpa.org.

Alabama, October 15, 2017: Military Day at Talladega Super Speedway, 3366 Speedway Blvd, Lincoln, AL. Honor veterans, display your vehicles and participate in the pre-race parade lap. Contact: Johnny Lawrence; (334) 750-5091, jmlawrence@mindspring.com.

Alabama, November 4 – 5, 2017: Annual Dixie Division Military Vehicle Club’s Fall Rally at Tannehill State Park, 12632 Confederate Pkwy, McCalla, AL. We also conduct our Annual Meeting on Saturday starting with lunch. Contact: Ronnie Guin; (205) 631-0723, bguin0723@charter.net.

Pennsylvania, March 3, 2018: Annual REDBALL Military Transport Winter Swap Meet at Mt Bethel Volunteer Fire Co, Mt Bethel, PA (NEW LOCATION). Tables full of Militaria & Military Vehicle items + refreshments & low admission fee. Show: 9am-5pm. Vendor setup: March 2, 2018, 9am-5pm. Contact: Jim Gilmore, jgilmore@ptd.net, or visit: www.redballonline.org.