Military Events

Militaria Shows This Weekend 26/08/22

Every Thursday we compile a list of the upcoming militaria shows world-wide. This weekend (26/08/22), being the August Bank Holiday weekend in the UK is a busy one. But we do also have shows in Belgium, the USA, Holland, Czechia, Germany and Australia, so a real good selection across the globe.


United Kingdom – Military Odyssey

One of the largest shows in the UK calendar, Military Odyssey runs on the August Bank Holiday weekend every year and has done for over two decades. It is open from Saturday morning until Monday afternoon and this 3-day event takes you on a journey through 2,000 years of history with living history events, vehicle displays and a large selection of military traders on site.

The show ground is huge so make sure to wear sensible shoes. There are many food stalls, a beer tent and other facilities, not to mention all the stalls and displays so you can truly spend all day here – or even the whole bank holiday weekend! Discounted tickets are still available to buy from the show’s website.

Website – www.military-odyssey.com

Facebook – Military Oddyssey

Show address – The Kent Show Ground, Detling, Kent, ME14 3JF


United Kingdom – Sovereign Militaria Supplies Militaria Fair

Held on the last Sunday of each month, this local militaria collectors fair is on in the Portsmouth area in Hampshire this Sunday as normal. If you have items to sell yourself, a 6 foot table is only £10 but this must be booked and paid in advance. All are welcome to come along and you can often find some real gems at smaller, local shows.

Contact via phone – 07880 608 600

Contact via email – [email protected]

Facebook page – CLICK HERE


United Kingdom – Tanks, Trucks and Firepower

Our last UK show on this weekend’s list is a bit different but it’s so huge, we couldn’t leave it out! It is not a militaria fair as such (although there will be some militaria stalls as well), but instead it is one of the largest – if not the largest – militaria vehicle shows in the country. We are currently in the process of compiling the same worldwide list for military vehicle shows that we have done for militaria fairs. As well as re-enactment shows, airshows and military auctions. Keep checking our events list and our Facebook page for updates!

Tanks, Trucks and Firepower has been on annually for over a decade and this year it will boast more than 380 military vehicles all weekend, as well as some classic cars and emergency vehicles on the Monday.

With tons to do and see, it is definitely expected to be a fun-filled day out! Ticket prices are very reasonable as well, and you can still purchase your ticket at a discounted rate. With it being in the Midlands, it is quite accessible from all over the country.

For more information:

Website: tanks-trucks-and-firepower.co.uk

Facebook: Tanks, Trucks and Firepower


Belgium – Tanks in Town

The Tanks in Town event is hosted in Belgium August Bank Holiday weekend. At the show you will have the chance to ride on a great selection of WW2 vehicles (subject to availability). There is also a large military fair on site so you can hunt out that next collection item.

For more information

Website – www.tanksintown.be

Facebook – CLICK HERE

Email – [email protected]

Address

Rue Bois de Ville 2, 7120 Estinnes, Belgium


Netherlands – Militaria Beurs Didam

Militaria Beurs Didam is a monthly militaria fair in Holland operating on the last Saturday of each month.

For more information

Website – CLICK HERE

Address

Markthal Didam, Marktplein 3, 6942 AA Didam, Netherlands


Germany – Forum Historicum Wirges

With around 100 exhibitors, this German show will give you a wide selection of military historical collectables. You will find a lot of experienced traders and collectors.

For more information

Website – CLICK HERE

Address

Town Hall, Theodor-Heuss-Ring 2, D-56422 Wirges (near Koblenz) Germany


Czechia – Militaria Prague

Militaria Prague is a dedicated militaria fair held 3 times a year.

Organised by ANTIK TRHY who also host large flea markets in the city, you can expect a well organised and popular event.

Parking is 100CZK

For more information

Website – CLICK HERE

Address

Chuchle Arena PRAHA
Radotinska 69, Praha – Velka Chuchle


USA – SOCALMICS Bellflower Regional ASMIC Meet

The Southern California Military Insignia Collector’s Society – For the Perpetual Honour of Military Service & Heraldry. The SOCALMICS swap meet takes place on the last Sunday of each month other than December.

7:30am – 12 Noon (open to public at 7:45am)

Prices

$3 collector entry or if you want to sell at the event, it is $12 for an 8′ table

For more information

Website – CLICK HERE

Contact – John Lineke – [email protected]

Address

Bellflower Eagles Club, 9816 Cedar Street, Bellflower, CA 90706, USA


USA – The Toledo Militaria Show

Please note – All local, state and federal laws must be followed at all times.

For more information

Website – CLICK HERE

Email – [email protected]

Telephone – (248) 321-1264

Price & opening times

$6 Per adult

10am-4pm

Traders: 7am-10am, $35 for 8ft table

Address

Graystone K of C Hall, 29101 Hufford Rd, Perrysburg, Ohio, 43551, USA


Australia – The Bendigo Arms, Militaria & Collectables Fair

At this 2-day event you will find a great mix of items for sale, including but not limited to: antique firearms, coins, medals, hunting gear, hats, helmets and much more. You will have over 230 trade and display tables to browse. So there will always be interesting items to view.

For more information

Website – CLICK HERE

Facebook – CLICK HERE

By phone – Sue: 0407436311 | Greg: 0427400930

Prices

Family ticket: AUS$15

Adult ticket: AUS$10

Concession ticket: AUS$8

Opening times: Saturday 9am – 5pm and Sunday 9am – 3pm

Address

Bendigo Multi Sports Complex, ​1-3 Waterson Crt Golden Square, Bendigo, VIC, Australia 3555


At Militaria Today we have compiled the world’s most extensive militaria fairs and events list. We strive to be as accurate as we can. However, all events are subject to change, so we recommend checking with the event organisers before travelling, in case of any last-minute changes. We cover a worldwide market, so it can be hard to keep up with last-minute amendments.

Know of a show that’s not on our list?

Our fairs list is completely free for all users and show organisers! So if you know of a militaria fair, show, car boot sale, reenactment or other event that is not on our list, just get in touch and we will happily add it to our list and promote the event on our social media. Please send any submissions via our contact us page. We want to build the most complete worldwide list available.