Fort Fest 2016 was Amazing!
See a list of the Gun Raffle winners here
A Huge Thank You to our 2016 Sponors!
Ottoville VFW Post 3740, All Purpose Contracting, B-K Tool Design, Delphos VFW Post 3035, FJ American Legion Auxiliary Post 715, FJ American Legion Post 715, FJ American Legion Sons Post 715, Fort Jennings State Bank, Ft. Jennings Propane, Horstman & Klir, M.D. INC., Menke Bros. Construction Co., Northwest Building Resources, Professional Poured Wall, Elaine Wehri CCR Realtors, Anheuser Busch of Lima, Joyous Occasions, K & L Ready Mix, Dunkin's Diamonds, The Medows of Kalida, Robison Curphey & O'connell, Friends of Fort Fest CDHZ, KenFeld Group, Real Waste Disposal, Commercial Tax Records
Fenson Contracting, L P Vetter Builders Supply, The Depot, Schnipke Brothers, Ted Verhoff Builders, Von Sossan Contracting, Tom Ahl Chrysler Dodge, Brown Insurance Agency, Geise Transmission, The Fort,
Knippen Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Unverferth Manufacturing Co., FJ Communications, A&G Cash Register, Bruskotter Financial Services, Continental American Legion Post 541, Delpha Chevrolet-Buick Inc., Jennings Community Women, Harter and Schier Funeral Home, Horstman Enterprises, Ltd., O.G. Family & General Dentistry, Orthodontic Associates, Ottoville Bank Co., Ottoville Hardware and Furniture Co., H&K Chevy Buick, Ottawa Eagles 32234, Superior Federal Credit Union, Niedecken Insurance, Lima Pathology Laboratories, Vonnie's Mowing & Mulch
Neidert Body Shop, Buckeye Exterminating, Brice Musser O.D., First Federal Bank of the Midwest, Northwest Physical Therapy, Omer's Alignment, St. Mary's VFW Post #9289, Town & Country Flowers, Fortman Insurance Agency, Miller Precision Mfg. Industries, Pitsenbarger Supply, DBA Delphos Vision Care, Metzger Appliance Service, Love Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Westrich Furniture
Fort Jennings is a Purple Heart Community
Every third weekend in August, the rural community of Fort Jennings, Ohio swells from a population of 500 to several thousand people who gather to celebrate our military history and our veterans. This three day event features exhibits from all over the United States including the Veitnam era helicopters of the Huey 369 Organization and The Moving Wall, the traveling 1/2 scale version of the Vietnam Wall in Washington D.C.
Along the historic banks of the Auglaize River, an 1812 encampment of re-enactors can be found with period artisans, musicians, and many artillery and cannon displays. Black powder and cannon fire fill the air at live War of 1812 re-enactments that take place at twilight on Friday and again on Saturday afternoon. The Vietnam re-enactment group, The Wolf Hounds, make camp near a large military vehicle show held on Saturday and perform live re-enactments of Vietnam battles utilizing the Huey helicopters. An enormous display of military memorabilia and artifacts is housed at the Jennings Memorial building built to honor Lt. Col. William Jennings who established the Fort during the War of 1812. Many other military displays and tributes will be present including the Ohio MIA/POW wall and the Tomb of the Uknown Soldier.
Other activities include a motorcade/motorcycle run, wine tasting, car show, and entertainment featuring Nashville Crush and Midwest Dueling Pianos.
Over $20,000 in cash and prizes can be won by attendees during the weekend of Fort Fest, and a variety of food and beverage options are available.
Flights on the Huey helicopter are arranged on a first come, first serve basis and the cost of these flights goes directly to the American Huey 369 Organization, however ALL military exhibits, re-enactments, and entertainment are FREE!