The highlight of the event will be World War II re-enactors of both Allied and Axis forces, who will stage two battle re-enactments on the polo field at Barhardt Circle in Fort Oglethorpe at 12:30 and 3 p.m.
The re-enactments will be presented by the Patton Third Army Living Historians from Houston, Tex., including internationally recognized impersonator Denny Hair, who has portrayed Gen. George S. Patton Jr. for over 25 years.
Another feature of this year’s event will be a display and demonstration of the German Tiger tank replica commissioned for Stephen Spielberg’s World War II classic film “Saving Private Ryan” and also used in the HBO series “Band of Brothers.”
New for 2011 is the “S.O.S (Stuff On a Shingle) Cook-Off,” in which local restaurants and chefs will offer their version of the military mainstay of cream gravy and chipped beef over toast.
Admission includes three tickets to taste-test samples (not included in children admission).
Awards will be given in the People’s Choice and Judge’s Favorite categories. Sampling is noon to 2 p.m. with the winners announced at 3 p.m.
The evening wraps up with a USO dance on Barnhardt Circle from 6-9 p.m. featuring big band music by Sweet Georgia Sounds Orchestra.
Other event activities include a military vehicle parade at 10 a.m. followed by the opening ceremony at 11 a.m. Vehicle and equipment displays will be on site for the public to view and the 6th Cavalry Museum will be open.
$10 - Adults
$5 - Children 6-12
$5 - Military veterans and seniors
$3 - Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
Free - Children 5 and under
Information and tickets for are available on the web at wwiiheroes.net or by calling the 6th Cavalry Museum at 706-861-2860.
School Day: Friday, Sept. 2, is School Day: Contact the museum for details and to schedule your class.
Bid for tank ride: Through Sept. 1 you can bid for the opportunity to ride in the German Tiger tank replica. The winner of the auction will get 30 minutes with the tank crew for a private tour, a ride and professional photos. Bidding starts at $25. Call Chris McKeever, museum director, at 706-861-2860 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org