Key Vintage Fairs & 1940s Re-enactment Events Around The UK

Mark & Helene

From vintage fairs to military reenactment weekends, discover what's going on around the UK with our round-up of annual events for 2023. We have our fingers crossed that we'll be able to attend even more vintage nostalgia events this year. As dates are confirmed up and down the country we will do our best to include them on this calendar for you to share.

And as always, feel free to help us find more! We are always happy to add any new ones, so if you are an events organiser let us know the details by email and we will slot it in!

See an event you like? Click on the link for more information from the organiser. Dress up and enjoy!

Nowadays we do not get on the road very often. Look out for our favourite stockists of Revival menswear, Roy & Linda from Chaps Of Distinction, who trade at far more events than we do. They have a good selection of Revival products for men available for your sartorial perusal. Look out for listings with a ⭐ next to them to see which events they will be attending. To browse our full range in person don't forget our showroom in Huddersfield is open Tue-Sat.

August 2023


Fri 25th - Mon 28th Twinwood Festival RAF Twinwood Farm Airfield, Twinwood Road, Clapham, Bedfordshire, MK41 6AB ⭐

Sat 26th - Mon 28th Military Odyssey The Kent Show Ground, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3JF

September 2023

Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd Yorkshire Wartime Event Yorkshire Wartime Village, Near Ponderosa, Smithies Lane, Heckmondwike, WF16 0PR CANCELLED

Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd Vintage By The Sea The Midland Hotel, Marine Road W, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA4 4BU

Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd Croft Historic Race Weekend Croft Circuit, West Lane, Dalton On Tees, North Yorkshire, DL2 2PL

Fri 8th - Sun 10th Goodwood Revival Festival Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PH ⭐

Fri 8th - Sun 10th We Have Ways Festival Blackpit Brewery, Silverstone Road, Stowe, Buckingham, MK18 5LJ

Sat 9th - Sun 10th Salute To The 40s The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Main Gate Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TZ

Sat 16th - Sun 17th Grassington 1940s Weekend Yorkshire Dales National Park Visitor Centre, Hebden Road, Grassington, Skipton, BD23 5LB

Sat 30th September - Sun 1st October The Great Seaside Vintage Fair Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EN

October 2023

Sat 7th Leeds Vintage Market Leeds Kirkgate Market, Vicar Lane, Leeds, LS2 7HY

November 2023

Sat 4th Leeds Vintage Market Leeds Kirkgate Market, Vicar Lane, Leeds, LS2 7HY

Sat 18th Saltaire Vintage Home & Fashion Fair Victoria Hall, Saltaire, West Yorkshire, BD18 3JS

December 2023

Sat 2nd Leeds Vintage Market Leeds Kirkgate Market, Vicar Lane, Leeds, LS2 7HY


This one is missing from your list too. Which is a pity, as it is wholly under cover, and a lovely winter event :
Many thanks,
John Wickham.

Mr. John Wickham July 10, 2023

This one appears to be sadly mising from yuor list ??

John Wickham.

Mr. John Wickham June 26, 2023

For those who don’t know Pickering is on this year, tel. no. NYRW 01751 472508 for full details, dates etc. or check their website. We have booked our accommodation.

Lee Prescott June 26, 2023

2024 Armed forces day 29/6 Worksop rugby club ( weekend)

Tim Lewis May 31, 2023

My name is Nichola and I work at RHS Garden Rosemoor in Great Torrington.
I’ve recently come across your website and wanted to let you know about an event we have coming up here in the summer.
At the end of July we will be holding a Vintage Weekend in the garden, which will include a Classic Car show, 1940’s singers and entertainment, a vintage emporium and WW2 re-enactors, and we’re currently looking for WW2 displays and re-enactors, and I thought that this might be something some of your group might be interested in.
The dates are the 29th & 30th of July and the event normally attracts in the region of 2000 people each day.
I’d be really grateful if you could add us to your events listing and I really hope some of your group will be able to join us :)
With kind regards,

Nichola Honey May 25, 2023

Excellent idea of listing events – thank you.

Martine February 10, 2023

Hi im a vintage singer my name is dawn Alacey I go as D Day Dawn
Please would you be able to tell me who provides thecentertainment for these events . Id realy appreciate it

Dawn x

DAWN ALACEY October 27, 2022

“Pickering cancelled”
I go to Pickering for the war weekend, and to use the magnificent railway and ambience , but I feel this year will be my last. It has had a steady decline for the last 8 years. I agree that the conflict in Ukraine is a terrible situation but that should not stop us from remembering our history. I have attended many other war weekends this year and have given to charities at these events, that have set up a charitable fund to help with Ukraines troubles.
Pickering used to be the pinnacle of celebrating our history, and each year there is less and less, and we were met with such negative connotations from the railway staff.
This is such a shame and I do hope you can still make up your much needed upkeep from other themed weekends.
This is so disappointing.
1 The Pickering show ground
2 No dancing on platforms
3 The Germans at “Le Visham” station
Are a few of the things that have gone not to be replaced.


David R Down MBE September 08, 2022

How do you post events on the site we have one coming up in Farnham at Tilford Rural Life beautiful location lovely event 3rd & 4th September bands playing including the Roosters

Michele Clark August 24, 2022

Id be hugely grateful if you could add our event to your page:

stephen Bisiker August 10, 2022

Can you email me details of events in Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire that are still going ahead because many 1940s events, seem to have been cancelled due to the war in Ukraine.

Thanks, particulaly events which included music and dancing.


elizabeth senior June 08, 2022

Hi, would it be possible to include the National Emergency Services Museum’s event ‘A Wartime Christmas’ on 11th and 12th December?

More information can be found here:

Holly Gosling May 05, 2022

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