Military Events

Militaria Shows This Weekend 19/05/23

This weekend (19/05/23), there are some very exciting militaria shows happening around the world, but it’s busier in the UK and Europe than it is on the other side of the pond. If you are interested in collecting military items or are enthusiastic about military vehicles, read on, because militaria shows are the place for you! If you have a local militaria show nearby, make sure to go and support them. Fairs allow 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!

US, WI – Badger Military Collectible & Military Firearms Show

collectors fair. On site you will find a large selection of US and foreign militaria for sale or trade. The public are invited in on the Friday and Saturday and free appraisals are offered. All areas of militaria are covered from the civil war right through until desert storm.

For more information

Website – CLICK HERE

Canada – 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.

For more information

Website – CLICK HERE

Facebook – CLICK HERE

The Netherlands – Militracks – Overloon

Interested in WW2 German vehicles? Then look no further than Militracks – Overloon. This huge show in Holland has it all. You can ride on a vehicle of your choice (advice; get in early as the queues get long) browse the militaria market for that prized collection item, or browse the world class Overloon Museum.

You can choose to visit for the day or go for the full weekend. Either way, it will be a fantastic experience. The 1.5 mile long drive along track is nearly unique for an EU show. You can chose which vehicle to ride on (at an added cost) whether that be a motorbike and side car, an Armoured Fighting Vehicle or a full blown armoured tank! Ride along not your thing? Then stand on the bridge over the track and feel the rumble as these incredible vehicles drive beneath you. You can check out last years participating vehicles CLICK HERE. And we’ve got word of a very special vehicle making appearance this year!

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

Belgium – Arlon Militaria

Arlon Militaria is a Belgian military fair operated by Le Fusil. Held every 2 months, it 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.

For more information

Website – Click Here

UK – Keston Militaria Fair

Keston Militaria Fair is a local militaria fair in Kent, UK. With a large selection of badges, edged weapons, uniforms, headgear, medals, ephemera and everything in between, from all countries and periods of history. The show helps to aid Macmillan Cancer Support.

UK – Hildenborough Militaria Fair

The Hildenborough Militaria Fair is a local militaria fair held at the Hildenborough village hall most months. Located 10 minutes by car from the M25 junction 5.


UK – Bristol Militaria Fair

The Bristol Militaria Fair is organised by Mark Carter Militaria Fairs, who also organise the militaria fairs in Aldershot and Stratford Upon Avon. The show is on several times a year at each venue. This prestigious organiser has been putting on militaria fairs for over 30 years so you can always expect a well-organised event.

There are always around 100 tables full of exciting militaria, stocked by reputable dealers across the UK. The dealer prices are as follows: 6ft table – £44, 9ft table – £64, 12ft table – £80, 18ft table – £110. There is also an early bird discount of £5 if you book your space well in advance.

The Bristol fair is easily accessible from many major cities via motorways. After its initial start in 1989, the fair moved to its current venue in 1997. It has free parking an is only 10 minutes from the M4.

Doors open to the public at 10.30am, with a keen collector preview starting at 9.30am. The fair is on until 2pm. Early entry is £4 but after 10.30 it is only £3. Children are free, so long as they are with a paying adult.

UK – North Essex Militaria Fair

North Essex Militaria Fair brings you a vast selection of militaria from top dealers across the UK. Organised by Keith Beaumont from “Antiquities of the reich” the show is held a few times a year at the Marks Tey Parish Hall. With easy access from the A12 off Junction 25 or via the M11 and A120. You could also visit via train from Londons Liverpool street station.

There is a large free carpark and fresh hot and cold food & drink throughout the day.

Entry –  £3 for adults and under 16s are free.

Doors open at 9:30am and the show closes down at 3pm.

For anymore information please visit their 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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