Participant information!

Participants will complete a liability release form that is available here in PDF form. Feel free to print and fill in the release form. Release forms will be available at the event.

Participation fee $5 for all military and civilian participants. Registration will begin at noon on Friday, April 1, 2022. A general release of liability form is signed  by all participants.  Participant wristbands (hemp cord)  must be worn at all times during the event.
Participants can begin setting up on Friday, April 1, 2022 at noon.
Registration table for all reenactors by Visitor Center open Friday, April 1 – 12pm – 5pm and Saturday, April 2 – 9am – 3pm.  Dinner tickets are available at the time of registration. Dinner reservations must be made on site by 11am, Saturday, April 2, 2022. 
Bits and Pieces
  • Overnight parking for participants is available on Strathearn Place. The parking lot is reserved for handicapped guests (placard or license plate).
  • Firewood will be available for participants. Above ground fires only are allowed in the park. Reenactors are encouraged to have water buckets and shovels near fires.
  • Potable water and bathrooms available on site 24 hours a day
  • Participant vehicles must be off park grounds by 9pm on Friday, April 1 and by 9am on Saturday and Sunday, April 2 & 3. No vehicles are allowed to park overnight inside the park.
  • Families and friends of reenactors, sutlers and volunteers will be considered guests and are required to pay the entrance fee, unless they have a specific part in the encampment.
Civilian reenactors planning to camp on site must have a confirmation from the Civilian coordinator (see contact information below) due to limited space at the site.
Military groups and individuals planning to camp on site must contact Civil War coordinator, John Billinger.
All vendors/sutlers, historical displays,etc. must contact and receive a confirmation from Civil War Days chairperson (Linda Bosley) due to limited space at the site.
*Civil War Coordinator (military related groups/individuals) – John Billinger
*Civilian Coordinator: Maegen Hensley :
*Vendors, sutlers, displays, presenters, event questions – Linda Bosley, event chair
Dinner and dance is planned for participants on Saturday night.  
Hotel discount information:
Participants – The Grand Vista Hotel in Simi Valley is offering a special rate of $89+tax per night. Contact number (805) 583-2000.
***Please mention Civil War Days at Strathearn Park for the special $89 rate***
Online reservations – – use code 4974

Dinner information!

Dinner on Saturday night for participants at Strathearn Park Civil War Days. Dinner is not open to the public.
Saturday, April 2, 2022 Dinner at 6pm in the Wood Ranch Barn
$15 a person includes all following from Chuy’s Mesquite Broiler catering:
  • Chicken and Tri Tip
  • Pinto beans
  • Spanish rice
  • Cabbage Salad
  • Corn and flour tortillas
  • Chips and salsa
  • Bottled water and lemonade
  • Assortment of desserts
Participants can pay by cash or card on Friday, April 1 at the registration table and Saturday morning, April 2 until 11am in the Visitor Center.
Advance dinner tickets are available for purchase with debit or credit card by contacting Linda Bosley at