Costumed reenactors, craftsmen, historians, food vendors, veterans, and enthusiasts, please come to engage with the public and impart some wisdom, inspiration, and love of history to the public. This is the first year of an annual event.
The Location of Williams Park in Gibsonburg is a beautiful spot, spacious, trimmed grass, and clean air! There is a camping/RV ground bordering the park for anyone that prefers to stay in a RV or non-period/modern tent (separate business NOT associated with the event! Please call them ahead to schedule space). William's Park is on the north side of our little burg (we only have one traffic light, if that tells you how small the town is). When you see the 9/11 memorial, the military plane, veterans memorial, and metal sculptures: that's the park.
Vendors availability still open!
Parking for setup is right in front of the park and you can drive into
the park to set up right on the spot as well. Once set up, separate
parking for reenactors will be nearby.
Firewood provided in limited amounts. Fire Pits are OK, but please fill them in afterward.
Friday, May 19th starting 10AM; and Saturday May 20th before 10AM. (please have vehicles out of the park by 10AM when
the event is officially open to the public)
Sunday 4 PM, so everyone can get home at a decent hour.
Please no alcoholic beverages or pets on site, no smoking during event hours, please keep your camps tidy and period correct. Please try to keep your area tidy.
For more information send a TEXT to Jason Adams at (419) 575-7496 or
or message our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/GibsonburgOhHistSoc
Street Address/P.O. Box
City State Zip
Listing for visitor guide (demonstration, craft, re-enactment)
Camping fee – NONE
Sutlers/Vendors/Crafters – By donation, but $50 is suggested to help pay for expenses.
Jason Adams c/o Gibsonburg Historical Society – 2055 C.R. 66 Gibsonburg, Ohio 43431
Or just send an e-mail to RogueArtist@Gmail.com or message our Facebook page www.facebook.com/GibsonburgLivingHistory/ with the same information.
I want to make this as absolutely enjoyable and easy on everyone as possible. If you have ANY suggestions or requests, please let me know!
From TURNPIKE: Take Exit 81, head SOUTH. cross SR 20. at SR600,
hang a RIGHT into town. At the traffic light, hang another RIGHT and a
couple blocks later you have arrived!
From SR 20: Turn SOUTH onto 300, go into town. The PARK will be on your left-hand side.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE SOUTH:
From SR 6: Take 300 NORTH and keep going past the TRAFFIC LIGHT. A few blocks later the PARK will be on your right-hand side.
From SR 23: Head NORTH until you come to SR 600 and hang a RIGHT. Go into town until you come to the TRAFFIC LIGHT, and turn LEFT. After a few blocks the PARK will be on your right-hand side.
Gibsonburg Historical Society page
Gibsonburg Historical Society Facebook page
5th Ohio Ind. Battery on Facebook
Ancestry.com Ohio Civil War units
National Park Service information on the 5th Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery Battery