Bill's Civil War Interests - Reenactment Schedule of Events

Last updated 2/24/2017
This list contains information on area events listed by the Missouri Civil War Reenactors Association, the Fifth Missouri Infantry (CS), Inc., and the 1st Missouri Battalion (CS), as well as other events we know about. It gives date, location, type and estimated size of event; contact information if available, and occasional other comments. All events are 'reenactments' involving combat scenarios unless listed as 'Living History.' While some Living History events may have combat demonstrations, many do not. In either case, it is wise to contact the sponsors to find out if there are any costs and to determine the time scenarios are to start. Spectators should always plan to arrive a minimum of 1.5 hours before the scheduled battle time, as parking is sometimes limited and you may have to walk some distance. If you want to go through the camps and talk to the participants and observe camp activities, plan on arriving 2-3 hours early, as reenactors start battle preparations well before the scheduled start time. On Sundays, most reenactors break camp and leave immediately after the Sunday battle demonstration, so they often have little time to talk.

Consolidated 2017 Regional Event Schedule

Includes events recognized by the MCWRA as well as national and local events which may not be officially recognized by MCWRA.

Note: This is an unofficial schedule taken from available information from various sources. Local sources in the reenactment area are generally more up-to-date.

Map has been updated for 2017 projected events

2017 Regional Events Schedule

2017 Projected Events

February 17-19, 2017 - Yale, OK (annual event) March 31 & April, 1, 2017 - St. Louis, MO April 6-9, 2017, 155th Anniversary Battle of Shiloh April 21-22, 2017 - Doniphan, MO (annual event) April 28-30, 2017 - Wichita, KS
  • Generic reenactment in living history park
  • Location: Cowtown Park in Wichita
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May 19-21, 2017 - Lamoni, IA (annual event)
  • Reenactment - Formerly annual event revived in 2017
  • Location: Lamoni is in southern Iowa on I-35 about 5 mi. north of Missouri line
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May 20, 2017 - Houston, MO
  • Candlelight tour - benefit to restore CW era house
  • Location: Houston is in S-Central MO on US-63, about 10 mi. north of US-60
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May 20-21, 2017 - Grove, OK (annual event) May 27, 2017 - Cape Girardeau, MO (annual event) June 3-4, 2017 - Pittsfield, IL (annual event)
  • Lincoln Days w/ reenactment
  • Location: Pittsfield is om US 54, 18 mi west of Louisiana, MO
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June 9-11, 2017 - Greenfield MO (annual event - 1st MO battalion & 5th MO max) July 15, 2017, Springfield MO
  • Grand Ball, proceeds go toward a battle flag for the 1st Missouri reenactment battalion.
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July 29-30, 2017, Waynesville, MO (annual event)
  • Reenactment and Living History Days
  • Location: Waynesville is on I-44 near Ft. Leonard Wood
  • Contact:
  • Event Website: Event Facebook page
September 9-11, 2017 - Hermann, MO (annual event) September 15-17, 2017 - Corydon, IA (annual event) September 16-17, 2016, Osawatomie, KS (annual event)
  • Local Event commemorating pre-war 'Bleeding Kansas' actions.
  • Location: Osawatomie is in eastern KS on US-169 about 30 miles south of Olathe
  • Contact:
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September 22-24, 2017, Pilot Knob, MO (1st MO battalion & 5th MO max) October 7-8, 2017 - Nebraska City, NE
  • Civil War event
  • Location: Nebraska City is on Missouri River south of Omaha
  • Contact:
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November 3-5, 2017 - Ottawa, KS
  • CW event
  • Location: Ottawa is eastern KS at jct of I-35 & KS-68
  • Contact:
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November 3-5, 2017 - Checotah, OK
  • Reenactment of July 1863 Battle of Honey Springs
  • Location: Checotah is at junction of I-40 and US-69 in eastern OK. Battlefield is north of town near village of Rentiesville
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December 1-3, 2017 - Pea Ridge, AR changed date
  • Reenactment of 1862 Battle of Pea Ridge
  • Location: Near town of Pea Ridge on US-62 in NW Arkansas
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Future Projected Events

August 10-12, 2018, Pipestone, MN (Biennial event) December 5-7, 2018 - Prairie Grove, AR (Biennial event)
This schedule furnished compliments of and © by Bill & Sandra Wayne. Permission to use granted with attribution.