Military Events

Militaria Shows This Weekend 07/10/22

Every Thursday we compile a list of the upcoming militaria shows worldwide. After having an abundance of shows worldwide last weekend, this weekend (07/10/22) is somewhat quieter with 11 fairs; predominantly in the US and the UK with 4 events each. And then there is one in Sweden, one in Canada and a militaria carboot in France. So as always, get out and support your local show if there’s one near you this weekend. There is nothing better than handling militaria in person and shows are the best place to do this.

UK – Chatham Militaria Fair

The Chatham fair is one of the biggest monthly recurring militaria shows in the UK, and the only one that is completely under cover. This means that come rain or shine, Chatham Militaria Fair is trusted to occur on the 2nd Sunday of every month. Except when occasionally – like this month – there is a slight change in schedule. This month the show is held on the 3rd Sunday, but this is very much an exception.

The location is the convenient Chatham Historical Dockyards, which is close to London but is also accessible from many parts of the country due to its proximity to motorways. If you live in the South, attending is a must! There is always a food truck on site, so if you get hungry, or need a coffee after your early start to the morning (doors open at 5.30am for stall holders and 7am for the public), you’re all set!

The Historic Dockyard Museum is a stone’s throw away from the fair and it’s an excellent museum where you can see the WW2 warship HMS Cavalier amongst many other exciting pieces of British maritime history.

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UK – Wolverley Militaria Fair

Another recurring fair, the militaria fair in Wolverley Memorial Hall takes place every month (other than some exceptions in the summer). It’s a lovely local fair and truly old school. A small local venue with regular collectors and dealers who love to enjoy the famous Wolverley bacon butty.

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UK – Hertfordshire Militaria & Medal Fair

The Hertfordshire Militaria & Medal Fair was established in 1993 and was previously known for being the Watford Militaria & Medal Fair. Organised by Sovereign Military Fairs the fair recently moved to a new venue. The fair is always moving with the times. Now much more accessible from the M25 motorway (Junction 17) the new venue makes life much easier for visitors. Light refreshments are available on site and theres free parking.

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UK – Leeds Arms & Militaria Fair

Also frequently referred to as the Pudsey fair, the Leeds Arms & Militaria Fair is one of the Northern Arms Fairs, who were established in 1978. A long standing staple show for northern dealers, you will always fine a wide selection of interesting items available. Free valuations are never a problem at all from these passionate sellers and as such, the public are encouraged to bring along any item they would like valuing or want to sell.

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USA, IN – Normandy Breakout

Organised by the Military History Preservation Group, this event will take place at Camp Atterbury in Indiana and will pay homage to the Operation Breakouts in Normandy at the end of summer 1944. Sadly this is an event you have to book in advance and registrations are now closed. But it’s worth keeping an eye out on their website for whatever they have planning for their next event!

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USA, IN – Return to the Armory Gun/Knife & Military Show

Being held for the second time at the end of 2022, this great new show has flown out of the blocks. With 140 8 foot tables to browse, it’s a great day out. Held at the Evansville National Guard Armoury, you will find a fantastic array of trader looking to buy and sell and generally chat about military items and history.

As always at any gun show. All local, federal and state laws must be followed in full.

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USA, KS – Kansas City Military Collectors Show

Offered as a chance to buy, sell and trade, the show is held at the American Legion in Shawnee twice a year. The Kansas City Military Collectors Show is normally once in the April and again in October. The Kansas City Military Collectors Club also operates monthly meetings for members. This is a great opportunity to meet other collectors, enthusiasts and historians.

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USA, IL – Countryside Militaria Show

Offering you a fantastic selection of military collectable items, the Countryside Militaria Show in Illinois will not let you down. With no speciality for period or war, you will find items dating back to pre US civil war, right the way through to Vietnam and beyond. Items on offer include medals, badges, daggers, swords, field gear, equipment, radios, uniforms, helmets and so much more.

When weather permits, there will also be living history displays with vehicles outside, but don’t worry. Even in bad weather, the show will go ahead as the dealers are all indoors.

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Canada – Ancaster/Hamilton Gun & Militaria Show

Organised by the Hamilton Militaria Collectors Society. Please note that all federal and local firearms laws must be obeyed.

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Sweden – Stockholm Militaria Fair (Stockholms Militariamässa)

One of the biggest – if not the biggest – militaria fairs in Northern Europe, the Stockholm show is this Saturday. It’s looking to be excellent with many exhibitors attending. If you live in the vicinity, it’s a must-attend event!

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France – Bourse Militaire

This Sunday there is one military carboot in France, being in Vincey in Eastern France.

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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