Military Events

Militaria Shows This Weekend 02/06/23

Next week, and starting with this weekend (02/06/23) is a very exciting period for militaria collectors if you live in Europe, specifically France. It is the week of the majority of the D-Day fairs in Normandy. Militaria dealers and collectors travel from all over Europe to buy and sell their military collectables, and the area is busy with tourists this time of year, too.

D-Day Normandy Fairs

Due to the volume of fairs and the limited information regarding each, we have grouped the D-Day fairs together. All are easy enough to find from each town, this is due to signage being erected locally. All are great shows mixed into the amazing list of things to do around Normandy this time of year.

2 June – St Mere Eglise

3 June – Carentan

3 June – Saint-Marcouf

3 June – St Mere Eglise – Carquebut

4 June – Vierville

5-6 June – Ecaussaville

7 June – St. Come du Mont


US, PA – The Great Pocono Arms & Military Show

The The Great Pocono Arms & Military Show brings you the best of guns and military collectables in one place! With over 500 tables and a group of outdoor traders, you will find a wide selection of interesting items at the The Great Pocono Arms & Military Show.

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

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

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

Website –

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. The 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.

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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 –

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.

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

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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