Military Events

Militaria Shows This Weekend 12/05/23

This weekend (12/05/23), there are quite a few exciting militaria shows happening around the world, as always. These shows are great for people who collect or enjoy learning about military items. Going to a local militaria show allows you to see things up close and talk to others who share your interests. It’s the best way to learn and become an expert on militaria!

Czechia – Militaria Brno

Militaria Brno is the largest event of its kind in Czechia. In fact, it is advertised as the largest one in Central Europe. It is a bold claim, but with 9,000 square meters of space and 1,000 stall holders, it is not an unlikely claim at all! The event caters for collectors of both modern and antique/historical military items, including armour, equipment and medals.

Brno is a great location in Central Europe. It has an international airport as well, but it’s only a 2.5 hour drive from Prague, which has an even larger airport and frequent flights to and from all over the world. Militaria Brno has a partnership with a couple of local hotels, so you’ll get a discount if you’re staying in the Orea Congress Hotel or the Quality Hotel Brno Exhibition Centre.

The show itself is held in Pavilion Z of the Brno Exhibition Center, which is a gigantic convention centre in Czechia. If you’re on foot or take the bus/tram, go through Gate 7; if driving, you need to go through Gate 9. Parking costs 100kr (approximately £3.50/4€).

Entry fee to the show is 160kr (approximately £5.70/6.50€). This is a very reasonable price for such a large event! Children under 12 and those with a disabled badge/card go in for free.

For more information:



UK – Temple at War

Temple at War is an annual living history event that started in 2015. This 2-day event centres around history in the past 150 years, particularly WW1 and WW2. With hundreds of military vehicles and over a thousand re-enactors, this is an event not to be missed! The main arena features several battle re-enactments with the help of blank firearms and explosions, as well as military vehicles. There is something to do and something to see for the whole family. However, please note that due to the loud noises, dogs are not allowed entry to Temple at War (with of course the exception of guide dogs and support dogs).

Tickets are on sale now online. You will be able to purchase them on the door as well, but they are cheaper online. You can choose whether you want to attend one day or the whole weekend. Children under 5 are free, and between the ages of 5 and 16 you can get a discounted child ticket for them. There is also a family ticket available, which includes entry for 2 adults and 2 children.

For more information:



UK – Chatham Militaria Fair

The 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 – 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.

Website for more info –

UK – Britannia Medal Fair

The Britannia Medal Fair is touted as Europe’s largest medal bourse. It is is graciously hosted by Noonan’s medal auction house in London as a non-profit show aimed at aiding and growing the medal collecting community. Organised by Mark Carter who handles all of the administration, bookings and is point of contact for the fair. Located in central London, this medal specialist fair really is the get-together of “who’s who” in the medal world.

Entry & Opening

FREE ENTRY! – Open from 9:30am-2pm

Website for more details –

UK – Brecon Militaria Collectors 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- 1.30 pm with a “serious collector preview” running from 9am-9:50

Address – Brecon Town Indoor Market Hall, LD3 9DA

For further information please contact –

Canada – Toronto Military Show (Oshawa)

The Toronto Military Show is split across 2 venues throughout the year (Oshawa and Etobicoke) so please check carefully which event is on at any given time. We have the 2 venues listed as being 2 different event locations.At each event you will find over 100 stalls offering a wide selection of military collectables from daggers and bayonets through to uniforms, badges buttons and medals. A great all around morning out for any collector.

For more information

Website – CLICK HERETo see their other shows – CLICK HERE

US, AZ – Phoenix Military Collectible Show

The Phoenix Military Collectible Show used to be called the Mesa Antique Gun and Military Show. With a new name and new location, this fair has got a full revamp this year but it will still be full of excellent military collectibles. Doors open at 9am and the fair is on until 3pm. Tickets: $8.

Please note, that all federal, state and local firearm laws and ordinances must be followed.

For more information

Website – CLICK HERE

US, PA – 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, 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.

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.

Know of a show that’s not on our list?

Our fairs list is completely free for all users and show organisers! So if you know of a militaria fair, show, military yard/boot sale, reenactment or other event that is not on our list, just get in touch and we will happily add it to our list and promote the event on our social media. Please send any submissions via our contact us page. We want to build the most complete worldwide list available.