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July 31 - August 8, 2021 St Malo, France
Thunderbolt Through Brittany 

Have an interest in WW2 History and willing to be a team player?  Well, join up with the 83rd Infantry Division fighting along the shores of France and experience life as an Infantryman.  This 7 day event will probably be more that most have ever experienced or maybe can handle so challenge yourself and sign up now!  The Warning Orders have already been posted.  For more information, enlistment, packing lists/uniform requirements, and updates, visit the event Facebook page.  Contact your local recruiter, Alan Jones at ajones2ad@gmail.com.
August 7, 2021
Update
Peru, IN
15th Annual Warbirds Cruise In
Grissom ARB Museum, 1000 W. Hoosier Blvd., (46970). 7:30AM-2:30PM. 7:30AM vehicle registration ($15), 9AM public gates open.  Vintage warbirds and cars. You will want to take your HMV to this show. We will meet at the Dutch Cafe across US31 for breakfast at 6:30AM.  Rustbusters eat for free!  Contact: 574-398-1451 or director@grissomairmuseum.com.  Vist their website at Grissom ARB Museum.
August 7-8, 2021 Ypsilanti, MI
Thunder Over Michigan Air Show 

Willow Run Airport, 47884 D St., (Belleville, 48111)
.  Visit the Thunder Over Michigan Air Show website for details and schedules.
August 11-14, 2021
Convention
South Bend, IN
46th Annual MVPA Convention 

Century Center, 120 S. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., (46601) Move in on 10-11 August; Convention runs 12-14 August.  Featuring AM General vehicles to mark the 50th anniversary of AM General.  The Indiana MVPA has been asked to provide assistance. Contact an Indiana MVPA officer if you can help out.  We will run a convoy up US31 on 10 August.  If you want to join in, let us know to get linkup details.  More Convention info on the MVPA website.  
August 14-15, 2021 Indianapolis, IN
WWII Pacific Theater  

Ft Harrison State Park, 5753 Glenn Rd., (46216).  10AM-4PM, re-enactment and displays.  Contact M20CW for more information.
August 19-21, 2021 Conneaut, OH
D-Day Conneaut  

As seen on TV! THE regional D-Day re-enactment to see. More info: D-Day Conneaut.
August 20-21, 2021 Aniwa, WI
2021 Central Wisconsin Military Show  

Motorama Auto Museum, 4381 Stradale Ln., (54408).  MV Show, Swap Meet, and Living History Displays. Hosted by Alpha Heaven, Inc. Only 50 miles from the Iola site, 18 miles east of Wausau. For more info, contact: Alfa Heaven at 715-449-2141 or visit the Alfa Heaven site.
August 21, 2021
Parade!
Sweetser, IN
Sweetser Sesquicentennial Celebration Parade 

Come help Sweetser celebrate it's 150th birthday. Special events, Cruise-In, Cornhole Tournament, Festival Parade, Live Music, Crafts, good food, and fun all day long. Cruise in free registration 8am-11am. Show 8am to 4pm. Looking for HMVs to participate. If you are interested in joining the Indiana MVPA lineup, contact Matt Simmmons at masimmons@bright.net.  For more info, see the Sweetser Facebook page HERE.
August 27-28, 2021 Kingston, OH
Historic Military Show 

Ft Economy Museum, 6587 State Route 180. Fri. 8AM-7PM, Sat. 8AM-5PM. FREE Admission. Military flea market, vehicles for sale, food. Free parking, museum will be open, primitive camping available. Contact: george.diehl@live.com. Flyer HERE.
August 28, 2021
HMV Request
Pierceton, IN
Honoring our Heroes 

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park, 1916 N 850 E, (46562). 10AM-5PM. American Huey 369 from Peru, IN will be flying two Huey helicopters in and doing membership flights. Food vendors and jump house for kids. Sunday, 29 August is the rain day. To participate or for more information contact Ryan at ryan@triplellltruckrepair.com. Visit the Honoring our Heroes Facebook page for schedule and updates. Bring your HMV and enjoy the day!  Download Event Flyer.
September 4, 2021
HMV Request
Marion, IN
The 30th Anniversary Fly/In Cruise/In 

Marion Municipal Airport, 5904 South Western Ave., (46952). 7AM-noon. This year featuring Yankee Air Museum's B-17G "Yankee Lady" and Mid America Flight Museum's B-25J "God and Country". Antique, classic, homebuilt, ultralight, rotorcraft & warbird aircraft, vintage cars & trucks, HMVs & tractors. All-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast benefiting the Grant County Rescue Mission. Visit Fly/In Cruise/In for more info & updates.
September 4-5, 2021 Vincennes, IN
WWII Living History and Reenactment Event  

Indiana Military Museum, 715 South 6th St., (47591).  Re-enactments, displays, and battles. Registration is now open for re-enactors and living history exhibitors.  All such participants are welcome along with military vehicles to be on display and/or in the drive around exhibits.  There will be 2 battles per day. For more information and registration check the IMM website or contact Jim Osborne 812-890-0210.  
September 11-12, 2021 Indianapolis, IN
VN War Weekend  

Ft Harrison State Park, 5753 Glenn Rd., (46216).  10AM-4PM, re-enactment and displays.  Contact M20CW for more information.
September 17-18, 2021
Rally & Meeting
Portland, IN
30th Indiana MVPA Rally & Swap Meet - Museum of the Soldier's Open House & Fundraiser Dinner
Jay County Fairgrounds, 806 East Votaw St., (47371). 9AM-6PM Friday, 9AM-4PM Saturday. FREE Admission!  Combined with the Museum of the Soldier's annual Open House & Fundraiser Dinner. Featuring 14th Armored's M5A1 Stuart tank and a UH-1 Huey from Columbus Indiana Huey.  Helicopter rides available.  The Museum of the Soldier at 510 East Arch Street will be open. There will be an Indiana MVPA meeting open to all on Saturday, 18 September after the 10AM parade.  Fairgrounds open Thursday, 16 September, for setup.  For vendor information, contact: Mike Lusty at mlusty@indy.rr.com. Event Flyer
September 19, 2021
HMV Request
Paulding, OH
20th Annual Flat Rock Creek Fall Festival Truck Show
John Paulding Historical Society Museum, 600 Fairground Dr., (45879). 9AM-4PM. Rain or Shine! Free admission, no vehicle entry fee. Looking for HMVs this year. Contact: Henry Kauser at 419-399-5462 or visit Kauser Trucking.
September 24-25, 2021
New Event
Gilbert, PA
Redball Annual Fall Show - 2021
West End Fairgrounds, 570 Fairgrounds Rd., (18331).  8AM-5PM daily.  Contact: Jim Gilmore at jgilmore@ptd.net or 570-325-5216 or visit Redball Military Transport Club.  
October 7-9, 2021
Update
Hagerstown, MD
47th Annual East Coast Rally and Flea Market & Fundraiser Dinner (formerly Aberdeen show)
Hagerstown Aviation Museum (Entrance Gate), 14211 Basore Dr., (21742).  Free admission. Vehicles, tents, militaria, insignia, collectibles, knives, gun parts, electronics, surplus, and uniforms. For more info, contact: Anja Taylor at 800-730-662 or wacbgmvt@yahoo.com. Visit Washington Blue & Gray.
October 9, 2021 Vincennes, IN
Salute to the Veterans of Vietnam  

Indiana Military Museum, 715 South 6th St., (47591).  9AM-4PM. Indiana Air Search and Rescue will be onsite selling (Huey) helicopter rides and Medal of Honor Recipient Sammy Davis will be meeting and greeting people for the day. All Vietnam Veterans will have free admission to the museum and will also be entitled to free food and refreshments. All WWII Veterans are entitled to a free ride on the helicopter, which is flown by Indiana Air Search & Rescue.For more information check the IMM website or contact Jim Osborne 812-890-0210.
October 14-15, 2021 North Baltimore, OH
MVPA Archives Meeting

Looking for volunteers to help out.  9AM-5PM, 7:30-.  If you are able to attend both days, the MVPA will provide a hotel room.  Contact: Art Pope at apope8@aol.com.
October 16, 2021 Noblesville, IN
Greater Indianapolis Militaria Fall Show

Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant St., (46060) Building 7/"OV Winks" Building. Fri Setup, Sat 9AM-4PM. $6 admission, $5 w/postcard. Uniforms, bayonets, weapons, field equipment, insignia, books and more. Bring your HMV! For information or vendor tables, contact Sue or Phil Elder at 317-332-7819.
October 23-24, 2021 Newburg, IN
Evansville Military Collectors Club Show

American Legion Post 44, 711 State St., (47630).  For more info, contact: Neil Johnson at 812-483-3064 or visit Evansville Military Collectors website.
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Indianapolis, IN
Battle of the Bulge Display  

Ft Harrison State Park, 5753 Glenn Rd. Bldg 701, (46216).  Noon-4PM.  Displays on all days.  Presented by the Museum of 20th Century Warfare and Ft Harrison State Park. Contact M20CW for more information.


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