WWII Weekend is one of New England’s premier living history events, providing the public with an interactive, educational and fun WWII experience that is difficult to come by. Participants will have the chance to examine and learn about multiple different kinds of World War 2 vehicles and weapons, as well as how the soldiers of that era lived, by walking through Axis and Allies encampments and interacting with the re-enactors.
To top it all off, however, attendees will have the opportunity to view a live World War 2 battle reenactment, as well as flamethrower and weapon demonstrations. That’s not all, however; each day there are different interactive activities that attendees can participate in and experience. So whether you’re a history buff, or you’re just looking for something to do over the weekend with the family, WWII Weekend is the place to be!
What can I expect?
This year’s event will be held at the Orange Municipal Airport in Orange, Massachusetts. We have far more space than years prior, more reenactors, more vehicles, more weapons, and more flamethrowers. The battle will be larger and better than last year’s as well. When you arrive, you will be able to walk through the encampments, talk to reenactors, and purchase items from the various vendors on-site. You will even have the opportunity to use a real flamethrower if you choose to! Each day will have a different schedule of events, from a veterans’ round-table to an actual mock battle.
What kinds of equipment will be there?
There will be many different kinds of equipment, ranging from WWII American tanks and soft-skinned vehicles, to German troop carriers and motorcycles. A large array of weapons, including machine guns, will be present as well, and guests will have the opportunity to view these historic pieces of equipment up close and personal. Also present will be the country’s largest collection of military flamethrowers, as well as a 16-ton fire-spewing behemoth known as a Satan Tank. The equipment list continues to grow as the event draws nearer.