MV Events

 

Texas, March 24 – 25, 2017: Living History Weekend, at the Museum of the American G.I., 19124 Highway 6 South College Station, Texas 77845. Military vehicle display, living history displays, swap meet and vendors (both days) Living History School Day (Friday only), historic weapons demonstrations, WWII battle reenactment (Saturday only) and food – 10 am to 5 pm daily. Vendor setup Thursday March 23 after noon. Contact: Museum of the American G.I.; info@americangimuseum.org or visit: http://americangimuseum.org.

California, April 1, 2017: 25th Annual AIRSHOW 2017 sponsored by the Riverside Airport, 6951 Flight Rd., Riverside, CA, with the members of the Inland Empire MVPA. There will be aerobatics, antiques, Warbirds, flybys, static displays, classic car and military vehicle show, kiddie carnival and fun for all with free admission and only $10 per car to park. Contact: (951) 351-6113 or visit: www.riversideairshow.com.

Ohio, April 9, 2017: The North Coast Military Collectors 2017 Spring Military Show at the Military Aviation Preservation Society (M.A.P.S.) Museum, 2260 International Parkway, North Canton, OH. Swap meet, free admission and parking, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Contact: Scott Denniss; (330) 546-3085, or visit: www.facebook.com/ncmcusa.

North Carolina, April 13 – 15, 2017: Military Vehicle and Collector Show at Denton Farm Park, 1072 Cranford Rd., Denton, NC from sponsored by Henry’s Truck and Equipment Sales. Military swap meet, convoys, food vendors and trail rides are all in the plans. Open from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily, with a $15 3-day admission, or $5.00 for a single day, active Military are free with ID. Contact: Jim Henry; (704) 983-5940.

California, April 18 – 23, 2017: Camp Petaluma, replacing the Tower Park Spring meet. San Francisco North/Petaluma KOA, 20 Rainsville Rd., Petaluma, CA. Largest annual MV gathering and swap meet west of the Mississippi. Contact: Joann Lesser for camping reservations; (408) 238-8277 or mamalesser@yahoo.com. Details at www.MVCCNews.net.

Alabama, April 21 – 22, 2017: Gulf Coast Rally at the USS Alabama, 2703 Battleship Pkwy, Mobile, IN. Join the Dixie Division, Mississippi Coast Watchers, Deep South and First Florida groups for this annual “Gulf” swap meet. This year’s event is in conjunction with the USS Alabama Annual Crewman’s Reunion. Contact: Johnny Lawrence; (334) 750-5091, jmlawrence@mindspring.com.

New Jersey, April 22 – 23, 2017: 16th Annual Military Transport Association Military Vehicle Show and Swap Meet, Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Rd., Augusta, NJ. Contact: Fred Schlesinger; (908) 617-5066, spaces@mtaswapmeet.com, www.mtaswapmeet.com.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: Berlin Seaborn; (423) 593-1476, seaborn123@bellsouth.net.

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.

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

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.

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.