Militaria Shows This Weekend 3/3/23

Each Thursday we compile a list of all the militaria shows and events happening over the weekend. Last weekend was certainly a busy one. Did you visit one of the fairs? If so, let us know how it went in the Facebook comment section! What was your favourite buy? This weekend (3/3/23) is also a fairly busy one as we’re heading into March, including some that are new on our list.

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!


Belgium – Wavre

The Bourse Militaire in Wavre is a long-standing 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.


USA, 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. Ticket price is $5 for adults but children under 12 are free. Doors open at 9am and the show finishes at 4pm.

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

For more information

Website – CLICK HERE

Facebook – CLICK HERE


US, NJ – Meadowlands Militaria Show

Meadowlands Militaria Show is a militaria show that is on several times a year in New Jersey. With more than 130 tables full of militaria from all eras, this is quite a big event so you are bound to find bargains here. However, please note than no firearms are allowed at the event, including replica or deactivated guns.

You can book a table on their website. Get in early because the show tends to sell out each time! They cost $40 each and dealer set up is 7-8am before the public arrives at 8am. The show ends at 1pm. Members of the public can purchase a ticket on site for $5.


US, NY – Freeport Antique Gun & Militaria Show

The Freeport Antique Gun & Militaria Show is organised by the Long Island Antique Historical Arms Society, a non-profit organisation. This long-standing show is hosted several times a year in the Freeport Recreation Centre. It boasts not only guns and firearms but also lots of militaria, up to WWII!

The militaria show happens 3 times a year, with monthly meetings on the other 9 months of the year, where you can also trade your items and collectibles. What’s more, there is also a competition for best display with varied themes each month!

You can find out more about the membership and their meetings on the society’s website.

Entry to the show is $8 for adults but you can download a coupon from their website, which will save you $1.


US, PA – Redball Winter Military Show & Swap Meet

The Redball Military Transport Club organises the Redball Winter Military Show & Swap Meet every year. It takes place in Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania.

Vendor set up is on the Friday from 10am until 6pm. And the show is open to the public on the Saturday between 9am and 4pm. There is all sorts of militaria for sale but predominantly military vehicle parts.

If you want to sell your items, you need to fill out your registration form on their website, and an 8ft space is $28.

For more information, visit their website or join their Facebook group.


USA, MA – Wilmington Massachusetts Militaria Firearm & Knife Show

The Wilmington Massachusetts 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, it 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


UK – Wakefield Medal Fair

The Wakefield Medal Fair is a monthly medal show in Yorkshire. Operated by The Medal Centre, it runs monthly other than January when there is no show. You will find 40 tables covering a large selection of medals covering 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 between 8am and 1pm.

For more information

Website – themedalcentre.co.uk


UK – Newark Militaria 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.

Northern Arms Fairs have been organising Military fairs since 1978 and to the day still operate shows at Leeds, Liverpool and Scotch Corner. 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.

Entry – £5 per adult. Under 18s are free.

For more information

Check out the website –www.northernarmsfairs.co.uk


UK – Farnham Militaria Fair

The Farnham Militaria Fair is a long-standing fair in Surrey. It has a good selection of stall holders and varied militaria. They organise fairs 6 times a year at The Maltings in Farnham. The venue has ample free parking, as well as food and refreshment facilities.

Doors open at 10am and the fair is on until 2pm. Entry fee is £4 per person for over 14 year olds.


Germany – Forum Historicum Wirges

With around 100 exhibitors, this German show will give you a wide selection of military historical collectables. You will find a lot of experienced traders and collectors.

For more information

Website – CLICK HERE


Australia – Shepparton Militaria & Collectables Expo

The Northern Victorian Arms Collectors Guild Arms Fair – also known as the Shepparton Militaria & Collectables Expo – is an annual show. Organised by the society that gave it its name, this is a long standing militaria fair in Australia. The venue has recently changed to the Shepparton Showgrounds.

The fair tends to sell out so if you’re a vendor, you need to get in touch with them well in advance. And if you’re a collector, you can expect a busy fair with tons of bargains to add to your collection!

Entry is $10 but under 16-year-olds go in for free. There is plenty of free parking and the 2-day fair is on between 9am-5pm on Saturday and 9am-3.30pm on the Sunday.

For more information, visit their website or Facebook page.


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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