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.

To be a part of the event, May 20 & 21, 2023, send the attached information request by May 1st. Late arrivals and walk-ons will be admitted on a case-by-case basis.

Camping Fires

Firewood provided in limited amounts. Fire Pits are OK, but please fill them in afterward.

Set up

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)

Tear down

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 e-mail or message our Facebook page at:

Street Address/P.O. Box
City                                 State                       Zip
Phone ___________________________________________________
Email ____________________________________________________
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.


Mail to:
Jason Adams c/o Gibsonburg Historical Society  – 2055 C.R. 66 Gibsonburg, Ohio 43431
Or just send an e-mail to or message our Facebook page 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!


LOCATION: William's Park (north park), Gibsonburg, Ohio


Google Maps address:,-83.2697439,11z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x883beb401d51c05b:0xe652cf490e853741!8m2!3d41.3873116!4d-83.3154969

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.


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.



Other Links...

Gibsonburg Historical Society page

Gibsonburg Historical Society Facebook  page

5th Ohio Ind. Battery on Facebook Ohio Civil War units

National Park Service information on the 5th Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery Battery