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 2024. 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-Fri.

May 2024

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

Sat 11th - Sun 12th 1940s Melton Mowbray Play Close Park, Park Lane, Melton Mowbray, LE13 0PW

Sat 25th - Sun 26th Ironbridge World War Two Weekend Dale End Park, Ironbridge, Shropshire, TF8 7EG

June 2024

Sat 1st Leeds Vintage, Indie & Flea Market Leeds Kirkgate Market, Vicar Lane, Leeds, LS2 7HY

Sat 1st Saltaire Vintage Home & Fashion Fair Victoria Hall, Saltaire, West Yorkshire, BD18 3JS

Sat 8th - Sun 9th Vintage & Victory Weekend Tatton Farm, Tatton Park, Knutsford, WA16 6SG

Sat 8th - Sun 9th Harborough Market 1940s Weekend Harborough Indoor Market, Northampton Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 9HB

Fri 14th - Sun 16th Back To The 40s Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth Station, Station Road, Coldwell Street, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, DE4 4FB

Springwell Village 1940s Weekend

Fri 21st - Sun 23rd Springwell Village 1940s Weekend Springwell Village, Gateshead, Tyne And Wear, NE9 7RP

Sat 29th Scarborough Armed Forces Day South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1NU

Padiham On Parade

Sat 29th - Sun 30th Padiham On Parade Padiham Town Hall, Burnley Road, Padiham, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 8BS

Sat 29th - Sun 30th Saltaire 1940s Weekend Victoria Hall, Saltaire, West Yorkshire, BD18 3JS

Sun 30th Vintage Vehicle Exhibition & 1940s Extravaganza High Street, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8QT

July 2024

Fri 5th - Sun 7th Ingleton 1940s Weekend Main Street, Ingleton, LA6 3EB

Thu 11th - Sun 14th Vintage For Victory Cardiff Whitchurch Library Gardens, Cardiff, CF14 7XA

Sat 20th - Sun 21st Rails To Victory: A 1940s Weekend Statfold Country Park, Ashby Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 0BU

Sat 20th - Sun 21st The Great Seaside Vintage Fair Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EN

August 2024

Fri 9th - Sun 11th Yorkshire Wartime Experience Hunsworth Lane, East Bierley, Bradford, BD4 6RN

Sat 10th - Sun 11th CNAM 1940s Weekend City Of Norwich Aviation Museum, Old Norwich Road, Horsham St. Faith, Norwich, NR10 3JF

Sat 17th - Sun 18th Lytham 1940s Wartime Weekend Lytham Green, Lytham St Annes, Fylde, FY8 5TH

Fri 23rd - Mon 26th Twinwood Festival RAF Twinwood Farm Airfield, Twinwood Road, Clapham, Bedfordshire, MK41 6AB

September 2024

Fri 6th - Sun 8th Goodwood Revival Festival Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PH

Sat 14th Saltburn Vintage Fair Saltburn Arts Community Hall, Albion Terrace, Saltburn By The Sea, TS12 1JW

Sat 21st - Sun 22nd Grassington 1940s Weekend The Square, Grassington, North Yorkshire, BD23 5AQ

Fri 27th - Sun 29th Wicksteed Park Vintage Festival Wicksteed Park, Barton Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6NJ

October 2024

Sat 5th Leeds Vintage, Indie & Flea Market Leeds Kirkgate Market, Vicar Lane, Leeds, LS2 7HY

Sat 5th - Sun 6th The Great Seaside Vintage Fair Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3EN

November 2024

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

Fri 29th November - Sun 1st December Kelham Hall Christmas Vintage Festival Kelham Hall, Main Street, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5QX

Sat 30th Saltaire Vintage Home & Fashion Fair Victoria Hall, Saltaire, West Yorkshire, BD18 3JS

December 2024

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


Here’s another one you could add to the list

Mary February 26, 2024

Would it please be possible to include our No Man’s Land Multi-Period Living History Event at Bodrhyddan Hall, Dyserth Road, Rhyl, North Wales, LL18 5SB on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April 2024?

Facebook page:
Online tickets:

Event Description: Join us for our exciting Living History Weekend! This is a family event with plenty to see and do. Under 16’s are free!
Come and join us for our Multi-Period Living History Weekend! This is a family event with plenty to see and do across the weekend. Over 600 re-enactors will be on site throughout the weekend displaying authentic period uniforms, original equipment and weapons from a wide range of historical eras.
For our 2024 event we are once again expanding our multi-period aspect even further with a plan to recruit even more historical eras and impressions to provide you with an unmissable historical experience.
This is the perfect opportunity to experience hands-on history, while getting up close to and speaking to our experts. Be sure not to miss the chance to walk alongside Ancient Greeks, witness the power of Roman artillery and hear the clash of Viking swords. There’s plenty to see and do as part of an action-packed weekend that we have lined up with some exciting additions to the event this year.
As well as the chance to talk to our re-enactors, there will also be much more each day, including:
- Firing displays and arena demonstrations
- Military Vehicles
- Trade stalls
- Refreshments
- Beer tent
- Live music
- & much more!
Our event will be held at Bodrhyddan Hall, Dyserth, North Wales on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April 2024 from 10am until 4pm each day.

Peter Wood January 10, 2024

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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