Military Events

Militaria Shows This Weekend 31/3/23

Welcome to this weekend’s (31/3/23) events list. Every Thursday we bring you a summary of all the militaria shows that are taking place over the weekend. We had an excellent Sunday at Malvern Militaria Fair in the UK and we hope you went to visit your local fair if you had one nearby. Militaria shows are the very best opportunity to handle all sorts of militaria and to pick up bargains for your collection. Check out our Malvern summary for some examples!

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.

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 covering anything from gallantry sets to single defence medals. On sale you will also find a selection of militaria, badges and more.

Admission fee

Admission £2 per person – 8am – 1pm

For more information

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UK – Wirral Militaria Fair

The Wirral Militaria Fair is quite a new one. Organised by Fortress Militaria, it is held a few times a year in the Leasowe Castle Hotel in Wirral. They have recently opened up a second room and around 70 stall holders are expected, selling all sorts of militaria.

Price: £4 (under 14s free)

Opening times: 9am-2pm

More info:

UK – Peterborough Militaria Collectors Fair

The Peterborough Militaria Collectors Fair has moved to a new venue in 2022.

The new venue is an easy to find location in Yaxley at the Royal British Legion Club. At Peterborough Militaria Collectors Fair you will be guaranteed a nice mix of traders and dealers offering a selection of item. Covering medals, deactivated weapons, badges, insignia, retro and reproduction items plus much much more.

New sellers are always welcome. Only a few items to sell? Get in touch! There is a small cafe on site to refresh during the event. Plus free on site parking.

Admission fee: Adults £3.50 Children under 16 free.

For more information

Website – CLICK HERE

UK – Kempton Vintage & Classic Arms Fair

First held only back in 2017, the Kempton Vintage & Classic Arms Fair has had a fantastic growth. Expecting around 200 visitors, on the day almost 600 turned up in the first half an hour! Most continue to return show after show.

At a fantastic venue, the Kempton Racecourse, the show has gone from strength to strength. Showing flintlocks, percussion weapons, swords, militaria and much more across 120+ tables, you will be spoilt for choice.

Due to the location, there’s ample parking, hotels, catering, ATM machine, security and even a local railway station. The facilities overall are fantastic. On the day you will find lots of hot / cold food & drinks available from opening time.

Gates open from 9:30am – 2:30pm.

Entry fee – £5 per person

Website for more information –

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 it 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

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

US, IN – WWI Great War Event

The World War 1 Great War Event is hosted by the Indiana Military Museum. With the aim of saluting the soldiers of the Great War, the remembrance days consist of historical displays, reenactments and memorabilia for sale. All the outdoor activities are free, but if you also want to visit the museum, entrance fees apply.

For more information:

Website – CLICK HERE

Facebook – 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

Denmark – Militaria Collectors Meeting – Jutland

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.

They have regular members’ meetings, which run from 9am until 12 o’clock, noon. And their biannual large collectors’ meeting takes place from 10am until 3pm. These are on the following dates: 2nd of April and 24th of September 2023.

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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