Military Events

Militaria Shows This Weekend 10/2/23

Each Thursday we compile a list of all the militaria shows and events happening over the weekend. This weekend (10/2/23) we have a good few fairs going on around the world, including the UK, US and the Netherlands. We have also decided to include next weekend’s events, since there are only two that weekend. So as always, please go and support your local fairs. 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!

USA, KS – Leavenworth Militaria Show

The Leavenworth Militaria Show is a small local show in Kansas. After a number of different venues, this year the show will be held in the Riverfront Community Center in Leavenworth. This small, local show is for militaria only, so you won’t find other antique items here. However, all time periods are welcome, from the Civil War through the world wars all the way to Vietnam and then more modern periods.

Dealer tables are $25 each and members of the public can enter for a $3 donation. Doors open at 9am and the show ends at 3pm.

You can contact the show organisers for more information on 785-221-4263 or via their Facebook page.

USA, PA – Allentown Gun and Militaria Show

The Allentown Gun and Militaria Show is a Pennsylvania collector’s fair in the USA. As with any military collector’s show, you will find a nice range of items available for sale and trade from a good range of time periods. The show organisers are dedicated to preserving these historic items. So go along to meet like-minded people and enjoy a day out. Entry price is $8 but children under 15 are free. The show opens at 9am both days, but Saturday it closes at 5pm, whereas Sunday it’s only on until 2pm.

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

Website – CLICK HERE

Facebook – CLICK HERE

USA, MI – Green Acres Gun, Knife & Military Collectibles Show

The Green Acres Gun, Knife & Military Collectibles Show is a regional collectable show in Michigan, USA. Although billed as a gun and knife show, it actually hosts a lot of militaria dealers and of course, knives and guns are a large section of the military collectable world as well. So by default you will find a lot of traders who have antique military collectable items available for sale or trade. Entry price is $5 per adults but children under 13 can enter for free.

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

For more information

Website – CLICK HERE

USA, VA – Williamsburg Military Antiques Collectors Club Swap Meet

Williamsburg Military Antiques Collectors Club Swap Meet is a monthly recurring event on the third Thursday of each month.

For more information

Email – [email protected]

UK – Chatham Militaria Fair

Chatham Militaria Fair is a UK show recurring on the second Sunday of every month at Chatham Historic Dockyards (with some occasional exceptions). The event is held on Slip No.5 of the historic dockyard at Chatham and is currently the only undercover monthly fair solely for militaria sale in the UK. There’s 36.000 square feet of space for dealers, meaning the show often brings a large selection. Thanks to being under cover, the show is never cancelled due to wind or rain.

Traders can enter from 5:30am and the public from 7am with the show closing at 2pm.

For traders this is a great show, no need to book a table. Just show up in your vehicle between 5:30 and 7am, pay £60 as you enter and off you go!


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. This 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 there’s free parking. Dealers table prices start from £35 for the day. Early bird entry is £4 per person, between 9am and 10am. After 10 it’s £2.50 and the show is on until 2pm. Accompanying children under 12 are free.

For more information:


UK – Leeds Arms & Militaria Fair

The Leeds Arms & Militaria Fair is held regularly at the Pudsey Civic Hall just off the main road between Leeds and the Bradford rind road. Only 2.5 miles from the centre of Leeds and opposite the new Pudsey railway station, so the fair has great access. Lots of free parking plus all day refreshments and a licensed bar.

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. Operated by Northern Arms Fairs who were established in 1978 with shows currently operating from Leeds, Newark, Liverpool and Scotch Corner.

Visit their website for more info.

UK – Brecon Militaria Collectors Fair

Brecon militaria collectors fair is held in Brecon town indoor market hall. 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- 1.30 pm with a “serious collector preview” running from 9am-9:50.

For further information please contact them on Facebook.

UK – Militaria Show 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

Facebook – CLICK HERE

Denmark – DMF Militaria Collectors Meeting – Brædstrup

Organised by the Dansk Militaria Foreign (DMF) These events are officially members only. It is possible to become a member via the website. The meetings are an opportunity for private collectors to show, sell and exchange their militaria items, medals and historical literature.

ATTENTION! The meeting is a closed association event, where access is only available to DMF members. // OBS! Træffet er et lukket foreningsarrangement, hvor der kun er adgang for DMF-medlemmer.

For more information

Website – CLICK HERE


Canada – The CSMMI – Militaria Show & Sale

Organised by the Canadian Society of Military Medals & Insignia (CSMMI), this regular show in Ontario is a fantastic location to pick up a nice selection of items. Featuring around 50 tables at each show, you will see a variety of different collectibles, including relics, uniforms, helmets, equipment, bayonets, daggers, medals, toys, trench are and much more.

Members $5, Non members $10, Children under 15 free

For more information

Website – CLICK HERE

Facebook – CLICK HERE

UK – International Birmingham Antique Arms & Militaria Fair

International Birmingham Antique Arms & Militaria Fair is billed as the largest and best UK antique and vintage arms fair. It showcases deactivated guns, vintage sporting guns, edged weapons, bayonets, daggers, uniforms, armour, headgear, medals, badges, decorations, books, militaria and much much more on related subjects.

Very well located centrally in the UK at the National Motorcycle Museum at Junction 6 of the M42 Birmingham. Plus, easy access via the air as its just adjacent to Birmingham International Airport. With shows running all year round and a great central location. This has always proved a popular event.

Entry starts at 8:30am and the show closes at 3. Entry between 8:30 and 10 is £8 per person as a “dealer & keen collector preview”. From 10am onwards the entry price is £5 per person. Children under 13 are free admission.


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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