In 2012, Fort Jennings celebrated its heritage by hosting a three-day bicentennial celebration. The event which included reenactments, historical exhibits, and a vintage Huey helicopter, was popular the village went on to make it an annual event, now called Fort Fest.
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.
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.