Militaria Shows This Weekend 2/12/22

Every Thursday we bring you the list of all the militaria shows on this weekend. This weekend (2/12/22) we have a good selection of militaria shows on. The majority of them are in the UK but there are a couple in Europe and in the US as well. As always, if you live near a fair, or have the option to travel, go and visit a militaria fair because they are the best place to handle militaria in person, learn about the subject, and pick up bargains.


Belgium – Wavre

The Bourse Militaire in Wavre is a monthly militaria show in Belgium. Operating on the first Saturday of each month, this regular show hosts a wide selection of WW1 and WW2 memorabilia. At the show you will always find a fantastic range of medals, uniforms, helmets, relics, badges, vehicle parts and much more. The sale of weapons and ammunition is strictly regulated so please do your research on what local laws permit.

To book a table, you will need to purchase a membership for €30 a year, and then tables are €20 each (or €100 for the year if you want to sell at multiple bourses). The show is open to the public from 7am until 12pm (noon) and entry is FREE for visitors. It is strictly a militaria fair, no flea market-type antiques are allowed to be sold. Dealers must be on site and set up between 8am and 12, but they can set up from 6am and have until 2pm to pack everything up.

For more information, please look on their website or contact the organisers.


The Netherlands – Houten

The Houten fair is held every few months in the Netherlands, in the Houten Exposition Centre. It is a longstanding fair, with over 35 years behind it. The show opens at 8am for traders and 9am for visitors, and closes at 2pm. You can purchase your tickets (10€ each) in advance online, or pay on arrival at the fair.

For more information

Website – CLICK HERE

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UK – Keston

Keston Militaria Fair is a local militaria fair in Kent, UK. With a large selection of badges, edged weapons, uniforms, headgear, medals, ephemera and everything in between, from all countries and periods of history. The show helps to aid Macmillan Cancer Support. Opening times are between 8am and 12pm.

For more information

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UK – Wakefield Medal Fair

The Wakefield Medal Fair is a monthly medal show in Yorkshire. Operated by The Medal Centre, the Wakefield Medal Fair runs monthly other than January when there is no show. You will find 40 tables covering a large selection of medals; anything from gallantry sets to single defence medals. On sale you will also find a selection of militaria, badges and more. Admission is £2 per person and the fair is on from 8am until 1pm.

For more information:

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UK – Brecon Militaria Fair

Brecon Militaria Collectors Fair is held in Brecon town indoor market hall. “Something to sell, bring it along or share a table with a friend. If you’re not sure, we are here to help.”

Light refreshments are available and the Royal Welsh Regimental Museum is open on the day of the show. So why not pair a museum visit with a walk around the Brecon Militaria Fair? Entry is between 10am – 1.30pm with a “serious collector preview” running from 9am until 9:50am.

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UK – Colchester Militaria Fair

Colchester Militaria Fair is organised 4 times a year (Once per quarter) in Essex.

This militaria fair has 33 trader tables selling anything across the board of militaria. Held at Stanway village hall in Colchester, Essex. The show has a dedicated kitchen serving coffee, tea and lots of breakfast foods. The show is open to the public for 5 hours, between 9am and 2pm, and anyone can book a table to go down and sell! Entry fee is £2.

For further information:

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UK – Newark Militaria, Arms & Medal Fair

Newark militaria fair has been operating from the Newark Showground for well over a decade. With a large selection of regular professional dealers, this well located militaria fair is ideal for anyone in the east of the UK. Just 2 miles from the A1, the show is easy to find. Especially given that the show ground is permanently signposted.

The fair runs from 9am – 3pm and boasts all day refreshments and ample free parking on site. Please remember, entry is cash only on the door. It is £5 per person but under 18s are free.

Northern Arms Fairs have been organising militaria fairs since 1978 and to the day still operate shows at Leeds, Liverpool and Scotch Corner, as well as Newark. At the shows you will find a vast array of collecting experience and knowledge across the dealers who will be more than happy to help out with valuations or purchasing any items you may have.

For more information:

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UK – Petersfield Vintage Antique & Militaria Fair

Bringing together a mix of Antique, Militaria and Vintage items, the Petersfield Militaria Fair has it all under one roof! A relatively new show overall, having only started in 2020, the Petersfield Militaria Fair is a fantastic mix of subjects. You will always find a variety of items from stalls selling vintage jewellery to stalls of WW2 militaria. Started as a passion project by Sara Hughes, the fair is one of very few shows held in Hampshire making it a must for anyone in the area.

With free parking on the Sunday and a great refreshments booth. It’s a lovely morning out.

The entry fee is £2 per adult, children free. 

Opening times are 10am – 4pm

For more information please visit the website – CLICK HERE


UK – New Forest Militaria Fair

Although not this weekend, but next Wednesday, the New Forest Militaria Fair will be on as well. This is a monthly fair, held on the first Wednesday of the month, every month (bar the odd exception). A great local collectors’ fair held in the Colbury Church rooms from 6pm – 9pm. With a few regular local dealers and always a new collector or two selling, it always makes for a nice evening out in the New Forest. Entry is only £1 per person.

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US – Allentown Gun and Militaria Show

The Allentown Gun and Militaria Show is a Pennsylvania collectors fair in the USA. As with any military collectors show you will find a nice range of periods and items available for sale and trade. The show organisers are dedicated to preserving these historic items. So go along to meet like-minded people and enjoy a day out. Please note – All local, state and federal laws must be followed at all times.

For more information:

Website – CLICK HERE

Facebook – CLICK HERE


US – 1st Wednesday Gun / Military Swap & Sale

As the name suggest, the 1st Wednesday Gun / Military Swap & Sale is held on the 1st Wednesday of each month in Newburgh, Indiana. On paper it is a members-only event; however, becoming a member is only $15 a year and well worth it to visit the shows regularly. With your membership you will receive a discount on entry to all of the collectors club’s events, plus discounts on having a table at the larger military & gun shows.

Entry to the 1st Wednesday Gun / Military Swap & Sale is free with membership.

For more information

Website – CLICK HERE

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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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