Military Events

Militaria Shows This Weekend 27/1/23

Each Thursday we compile a list of all the militaria shows and events happening over the weekend. This weekend (27/1/23) is a very busy one! Whether you’re in the UK, US or Europe, there are tons of fairs happening all over. There’s even one in Japan this weekend! So as always, please go and support your local fairs this weekend. They are the absolute best way to see and handle militaria in person, to meet new people in the collecting world, and of course to find bargains! The MilitariaToday team will be at one this weekend as well, so keep an eye out for our banners and come and chat to us if you see us!

US, TX – HGCA Gun & Military Show (Houston)

The HGCA Gun & Military Show (Houston) is a Texas militaria collectors fair organised by the Houston Gun Collectors Association. Featuring a large selection of items from Indian artefacts through to modern military vehicle parts, you will always find a great selection of items.

As always, all local, state and federal laws must be followed.

For more information

Website – CLICK HERE

Facebook – CLICK HERE

US, AZ – Arizona Military Vehicle Show

The Arizona Military Vehicle Collectors Club organises a vehicle show every year and has done for over 30 years. The event is always very popular with countless historical military vehicles from all time periods. WWI, WWII, Gulf War… You name it! Looking at vehicles is not the only thing happening at this show either. There is also a military swap meet where you can buy, sell and trade your military collectables.

Entry is $8 for adults but active military personnel and children under 5 years old can get free access. Doors open at 9am both Saturday and Sunday and the show is on until 3pm both days.

The location this time is the Heard Scout Pueblo Camp in Phoenix, Arizona.

For more information, visit their website or Facebook page.

US, FL – Fort Myers Antique Gun, Knife, Civil War & Militaria Show

The Fort Myers Antique Gun, Knife, Civil War & Militaria Show is a large indoor event attracting sellers from across the globe. Held in Florida, the Fort Myers Antique Gun, Knife, Civil War & Militaria Show has a fantastic selection of items and traders on show. The show is extensively advertised and always a sell out crowd. Cash paid for antique weapons and military items by most traders.

Entry is $8 per adult and opening times are 9am – 5pm on the Saturday and 9am – 1pm on the Sunday.

For more information

Website – CLICK HERE

US, MA – Marlboro Militaria Firearm & Knife Show

Marlboro Militaria Firearm & Knife Show is organised by the North East Gun Shows who run a few of the other large gun & knife shows in the US. Although billed as a gun and knife show, the Marlboro Militaria Firearm & Knife Show does host a lot of militaria dealers and as the show has hundreds of tables to browse, you will not be short of interesting items to browse! Please note – All local, state and federal laws must be followed at all times.

For more information

Website – CLICK HERE

US, CA – SOCALMICS Bellflower Regional ASMIC Meet

The Souther 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 barring December, 7:30am – 12 Noon (open to public at 7:45am). $3 collector entry or if you want to sell at the event $12 for an 8′ table

For more information

Website – CLICK HERE

US, IN – 1st Wednesday Gun / Military Swap & Sale

As the title 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

Facebook – CLICK HERE

Japan – Tokyo Victory Show

The Tokyo Victory Show is one of Japan’s best Militaria collectors fairs. Drawing in traders from the US and all across Asia, the Tokyo Victory Show is a fantastic opportunity to buy, sell and trade your military collectable items. On site you will find over 200 dealer in attendance at each show. Normally the show is held 4 times a year.


¥500 per adult

For more information

Website – CLICK HERE

Information in English – CLICK HERE

UK – Stoneleigh Militaria Fair

Stoneleigh Militaria Fair is the UK’s largest indoor militaria fair. Held in the 8,000 square metre heated exhibition hall, Stoneleigh militaria fair is unrivalled in the UK. Onsite parking for 5000 vehicles and a full restaurant and bar facilities. This really is a full day out. Here you will find dealers from across Europe and with the smallest stall size being 3x3m, theres no shortage of items for sale!

On display you will find a huge selection of military items. From modern surplus stalls selling everything you could need for a weekend of paintball, to specialist in WW1 medals. One big bonus to large shows like this, is many full time dealers like to take bulk old stock to clear out. The consequence of this is simple; lots of bargains to be had! And this year you will also find us from MilitariaToday by one of the entrances. Feel free to pop over to our stall and have a chat – whether militaria dealer or collector, we’d love to hear your thoughts about what we can do for you.

The venue at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, makes it very central in the UK so access from the North, South, East or West is simple enough on the motorways.

Admission fee

Adults Early Bird (8am-9am) £15

Adults from 9am onwards £12

Children under 14 are free

For more information

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UK – Petersfield 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 – SMS Militaria Fair

The SMS Militaria Fair is a south coast UK monthly fair. Held on the last Sunday of each month, the SMS Militaria Fair is a local opportunity to buy and sell medals, memorabilia, badges and more. Sovereign Military Supplies (SMS) are a group of militaria enthusiasts and collectors who buy and sell once a month. Covering any period from Napoleon through to modern items or the US civil war. They always have a nice selection on display.

If you have items to sell yourself, a 6 foot table is only £10 (This must be booked and paid in advance) All are welcome to come along!

Admission fee: Adults £2

For more information

Facebook page – CLICK HERE

UK – Durham Medal & Militaria Fair

The Durham Medal & Militaria Fair takes place around every 2 months at Bowborn Community Centre in County Durham. With over 40 dealers on average offering a wide selection of medals, military, helmets, uniforms, documents, WW1/WW2 and much much more. There’s few areas of militaria not covered.

Most dealers in attendance have a speciality of their own who would be more than happy to make offers and value items you may have.

Entry is from 8:30am – 1pm. £2 public entry per person.

Contact for further details

UK – New Forest Militaria Fair

The New Forest Militaria Fair is a monthly military show in Hampshire. It is 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.

Fancy selling a few items?

Tables are only £6 for the evening with outdoor pitches available, weather permitting. Plus the added bonus of refreshments throughout.

Entry – £1 per adult, children free

For more details, check out the facebook page – CLICK HERE

Sweden – Göteborgs Militariamässa

Sadly we don’t have a whole lot of information about this Swedish fair but we do know that the admission fee is 85kr for adults and the fair is open from 10am until 3pm.

For more information

Website – CLICK HERE

Facebook – CLICK HERE

Belgium – Arlon Militaria

Held every 2 months, Arlon Militaria is an important regular fair in north western Europe. Sellers have to be registered members to be able to book a table. They currently have around 160 sellers registered, making it a well-populated event. The first show was organised by a few devoted collectors back in 1974 and it has continued strong ever since.

Admission fee

€10 for men. Women and children under 16 are free.

For more information

Website – Click Here

The 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

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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