FORT JENNINGS — The annual Fort Jennings Fort Fest will be held Friday through Sunday at the Fort Jennings Park and throughout town.
The festival features exhibits from all over the United States including the Moving Wall, which is the traveling Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial; the traveling World War II Memorial; the traveling Korean War Memorial; and the traveling Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This is the first time in the history of these exhibits that all four will be featured at the same event.
The Huey 369 organization returns with two of its Vietnam-era helicopters available for viewing. Huey 369 will be offering an opportunity for flights throughout the weekend.
War of 1812 reenactments, artillery and cannon displays and the Wolf Hounds Vietnam reenactment group will also be featured.
Children’s Camp 1812 will provide grade-schoolers an opportunity to learn about War of 1812 militia drills, crafts and games. Children will also learn about Native American history and folklore.
The Master Modeler display provides an opportunity to handle, wear and hold historic military memorabilia. The Ohio MIA/POW Wall will also return, along with the largest military museum in the area, The Hometown Heroes Exhibit, which boasts personal effects and memorabilia from local veterans.
Other activities include a motorcade/motorcycle run, classic car show and wine tasting featuring three northwest Ohio wineries. Free entertainment will feature Truckstop Manners, Midwest Dueling Pianos and the 338th Army Band.
More information is available online at fjfortfest.com