Every Thursday we compile a list of the upcoming militaria shows worldwide. This weekend (09/09/22), there are a whopping 13 different shows on, all across the world, including the UK, Australia, France, the US and Denmark. And then there’s a swap meet in Virginia, USA next Thursday, which we will also include in this list.
As we remember those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks 21 years ago on Sunday, there will be commemorations at some of the American shows.
United States, OH – Troops in Town
The Troops in Town re-enactment and military event is being held in the Miami Valley Veterans Museum in Ohio for the 2nd year in a row this weekend. It boasts numerous military vehicles, re-enactor displays, a raffle and much more. There’s a Higgins boat inside one of the buildings and visitors will be able to visit the museum as well. The event is free to attend.
On Sunday there will be a commemoration to remember and honour those who fell on 9/11, as well as the brave first responders who attended the scene. There is a scaled down replica of the Twin Towers on display, alongside a piece of wreckage from one of the World Trade Center buildings.
Facebook: Miami Valley Veterans Museum
United States, OR – ASMIC Military Show and Convention
In Portland, Oregon there is the ASMIC Military Show and Convention this weekend. This one is specifically a military collectors event. It is organised by the American Society of Military Insignia Collectors, but it’s for all things militaria, not just badges and insignia. The only thing that isn’t allowed is live ammunition and firearms of any kind.
Entry prices and opening times depend on whether you’re a member or not. Membership comes with quite a few perks so it’s definitely worth looking into if you’re interested in the subject.
Facebook: ASMIC Facebook group
United States, ND – Northern Plains Military Show
In Williston, North Dakota the Northern Plains Military Show will take place this weekend. Entry is only $5 so if you’re local to it, it’s worth popping in to see what you can find.
Facebook: Northern Plains Military Show
United States, VA – Williamsburg Military Antiques Collectors Club Swap Meet
The Williamsburg Military Antiques Collectors Club Swap Meet is held on the 3rd Thursday of every month in the Best Western Williamsburg Historic District. Smaller, regular fairs can often be quite good for finding bargains.
More info: Email – [email protected] Call or text (706) 575-0600
United Kingdom – Bristol Fine Antique Arms Fair
If you’re a collector of antique arms, weapons and armour, this is the place to be! Being in a hotel & spa in Bristol, it makes for a perfect weekend getaway as well.
United Kingdom – Hildenborough Militaria Fair
This fair is organised most months by Bexley Medals and Militaria. It’s a great local fair in Kent so if you live nearby, it’s worth popping in, as entry is only £1 for adults, and free for under 15s.
United Kingdom – Scotch Corner Militaria Fair
One of the biggest fair organisers in the UK is the Northern Arms Fairs, who have been operating several militaria and arms fairs all across the North for almost 45 years. The Scotch Corner fair in Darlington, North Yorkshire is one of their fairs, and it takes place this Sunday (and every other month normally). Their other shows in the North are in Liverpool, Newark and Leeds.
Being in the Holiday Inn, it is very accessible and easy to find, and there is plenty of free parking as well. This is an excellent show for both buying and selling, so if you’re in the area, it’s well worth a visit.
Website – www.northernarmsfairs.co.uk
Facebook – Northern Arms Fairs
United Kingdom – Wolverley Militaria Fair
Held in Worcester every month, this is a ‘proper old-school militaria fair’. Entry is only £2 for adults and children under 16 go in for free. Stalls are affordable as well at only £15, so great for both buyers and sellers.
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Contact via phone – 07816853878
Email – [email protected]
Australia – The Big Show
The Toowomba Militaria Fair – as its nickname also suggests – is one of the biggest militaria shows in Australia. It boasts upwards of 300 tables, so plenty to browse through, including medals, swords, books, badges, uniforms and patches, dating from the US civil war right through to modern equipment.
Toowomba has its own airport with direct flights to and from some major Australian cities. And it’s only 1.5 hours by car from Brisbane, in Eastern Australia.
Website – CLICK HERE
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Australia – Perth Historic Arms & Militaria Fair
At the opposite end of Australia, the Perth Militaria Fair will also take place this weekend. This one is slightly smaller, but it will still have 150 tables. You can expect a very busy fair as it is completely sold out for stall holders. The fair is organised by the Western Australian Arms and Armour Society in conjunction with the Veteran Car Club so there will be numerous military vehicles, too. Entry prices are affordable at $10 per adult and children under 16 are free.
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Denmark – Military Days
For Danish and other Northern European collectors and military enthusiasts: Denmark’s largest military event is being held this weekend! Re-enactment and battle displays, militaria stalls, military vehicles and much more; this looks like a fun-filled weekend for the whole family. It is held on the land surrounding the Panzer Museum East, only 1 hour’s drive from Copenhagen Airport, which makes it very easily accessible.
With it being a whole-weekend event, it’s well worth the trip. Tickets are 130 Danish Krones (~£15/€17.50) for adults and 80 Danish Krones (~£9/€10) for children, which includes entry to the museum as well.
Website – panzermuseumeast.dk
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France – Brocantes Militaires
In France there are countless brocantes or carboot sales every weekend. Some of these are specifically for the buying and selling of military items and there are not one, but three of these on this Sunday!
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.
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