Fort Fest celebrates and honors the sacrifices of our beloved veterans

Over 200 years ago, Fort Jennings was a vital military outpost during the War of 1812. For the last six years, members of area communities have gathered on the historic site of Fort Jennings to celebrate this great history and the sacrifices of all our beloved veterans.

If you have never attended Fort Fest, we invite you to do so. This event has become a moving and healing experience for living veterans and an honorable memorial to those no longer with us.

SINCE 2012

Offering a wide variety of Military Reenactments,
Military Vehicles, & Military Displays

Many members of the First Hounds Living History Group have served, or are currently serving, in our Armed Forces. They are experienced living historians that have reenacted for many years, portraying 1967 C Company - 1st Battalion - 27th Infantry Regiment - 25th infantry Division. They are the first and only Vietnam reenacting unit to be invited to the National Vietnam Veterans Reunion in Kokomo, IN.

SINCE 2012

CAMP 1812
& 1812 Reeactment

Kindergarten - Sixth Grade
Participants in this program will receive a day camp experience which includes demonstrations and active participation in period arts, crafts and games, living history military and village life, Native American warfare and culture presentations, drill with militia, tomahawk throw, and much more. Lunch and a t-shirt included with pre-registration.


30 Gun Raffle

Drawling will be held Saturday August 15, 2020 12-4pm during Fort Fest in Fort Jennings Ohio. Winners must be eligible to purchase a gun. Winners need not to be present to win. Each ticket purchased is eligible for all 30 guns. Guns may be substituted upon availability. Side raffels for additional guns will be held throughout the afternoon!


Other activities include a motorcade/motorcycle run, wine tasting, car show, live entertainment, food vendors, duck races, activites for children, and much, much more!


Come enjoy the classics to the newest vehicles in our annual car show.


Local musician, dueling pianos, to Nashville recording artist, Fort Fest entertainment is sure to get you stomping your feet.


Our duck races bring family & friends together to cheer on their favorite duck. Hosted by the Fort Jennings Lions Club, our duck races are always a great time.


From Beaverdam, to Delphos, Ottoville, to Fort Jennings. Help Bring in Fort Fest 2019 by remembering our veterans!


All of this would not be possible without the help of our sponsors. We thank you!

American Patriot Sponsors

Fort Jennings American Legion Post 715

Northwest Building Resources

Elaine Wehri

Kalida Medical Arts - Dr. Klir, M.D.

BK Tool & Design

Anheuser Busch of Lima

Menke Poured Walls

Menke Properties LLC

Ottoville Lumber

Fenson Contracting

Marketing Essentials

Delphos VFW Post 3035

Ohio Eagle Distributing

K & L Ready Mix

All Purpose Contracting

Ottoville VFW Post 3740

iHeart Radio

Half Pint - Mini Abrams Tank


Platinum Sponsors

Commercial Tax Records

Creative Edge Cabinets & Woodworking

FJ Legion Auxiliary Post 715

FJ Propane

FJ Sons of the American Legion Post 715

Cabo Mexican Resturant

Innovative Packaging

Joyous Occasions Fort Jennings

Sblended Nutrition LLC

Sprint Electric Inc

K&L Ready Mix

K&M Tire

Schnipke Brothers Tire

Tom Ahl Dealerships

Unverferth Manufacturing Company

Jennings Country Furniture, LLC

Real Waste Disposal

Vetter Lumber

Wapak VFW Post 8445

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