California, March 24, 2018: Airshow 2018 at the Riverside Airport, Riverside, CA from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Join the Inland Empire MVPA with or without your HMV! Aerobatics, war birds, and home-built fly-ins are all part of the day’s events. Admission is free, parking is $10 per car. Vendors contact: (951) 351-6113 or visit: www.riversideairshow.com.
New Jersey, April 21 – 22, 2018: 17th Annual Military Vehicle Show and Swap Meet hosted by the Military Transport Association at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Rd., Augusta, NJ 07822. Saturday 8:00 – 6:00, Sunday 8:00 – 3:00, admission $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for active duty and retired military with ID, children 12 & under free! Vehicles, displays, re-enactors, camping and more. No live firearms or ammo. Contact: Fred Schlesinger; (908) 617-5066, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.mtaswapmeet.com.
California April 24 – 29, 2018: Camp Petaluma, the largest annual military vehicle gathering and swap meet in the West. Formerly Camp Delta Spring Meet. San Francisco/North Petaluma KOA, 20 Rainsville Road. Note new week. No vending fee but vendors must rent a campsite or cabin. MV excursion(s), party, ladies trip to town. Camping: Joann; (408) 238-8277, email@example.com. Important info to be published on www.MVCCNews.net.
Maryland, May 10 – 12, 2018: 45th Annual East Coast Military Vehicle Rally and Huge Militaria Flea Market at Aberdeen’s Ripken Stadium, Exit 85 on I-95. Free admission, public is welcome. Historic military vehicles, swap meet, militaria, re-enactors, music and more. For information visit: www.washingtonbluegray.com. Registration after 5 January 2018 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-730-6621.
Texas, May 12, 2018: Veterans Salute at the American Freedom Museum, Brookhill School, 1501 N Houston St., Bullard, TX. Featuring a military vehicle trophy show, displays, and parade. Friday convoy carrying Veterans. Emphasis this year on the Veterans of Vietnam, with a display of weapons and equipment. Contact: Mike Balfay; (903) 894-1041, email@example.com or Tom Townsend; (713) 502-4377, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ohio, May 18 – 20, 2018: The Findlay Show ~ 31st Annual Armed Forces Day Celebration at the Hancock County Fairgrounds, 1017 E. Sandusky St. Findlay, OH. Honoring Vietnam Veterans and recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. involvement in the war. Daily admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children 6 – 17, no charge children under six. A great time for the entire family. Contact: John Cheney II; (416) 349-4795, email@example.com or visit: www.findlaymilitaryshow.org.
Alabama, May 19, 2018: Annual Armed Forces Day Historic Military Vehicle Rally at the U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, in conjunction with the Dixie Division MV Club, 2060 Airport Road, Huntsville, AL. For more information contact the museum at: (256)883-3737, firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit: www.usveteransmemorialmuseum.org.
Kansas, June 9, 2018: Heartland Military Days of Museum of the Kansas National Guard, Topeka Regional Airport, 125 SE Airport E. Dr., Topeka, KS. Featuring Military Displays WWII battle re-enactments, Civil War exhibits, military vehicles, virtual parachute jumps, and concessions. Contact: email@example.com.
Kentucky, June 14 – 16, 2018: 43rd Annual International MVPA Convention, hosted by the KILROY Group at the Kentucky Expo Center. See Supply Line and the website for registration information. Request your vacation time now!
Idaho, June 23 – 24, 2018: Idaho Military Vehicle Preservation Association Annual Military Show and Swap Meet, hosted by the High Desert Harley Davidson and the IMVPA at 2310 E Cinema Dr., Meridian, ID. Free admission, free vendor spaces (hurry, space is limited), food, drinks, and a great time! Contact: Wayne Butterfield; (208) 412-5653, Wayne@herititagewifi.com, or visit: www.idahomvpa.org.
United Kingdom, June 29 – July 1, 2018: TANKFEST presented by World of Tanks at the Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset, featuring the biggest and best display of moving historic armour. TANKFEST will feature over 300 tanks, including a Tiger Tank collection, a Soviet IS-3, French FT-17, living history encampments, and British Army displays. Contact: Marketing@tankmuseum.org or visit: www.TankFest.com.
Pennsylvania, July 21 & 22, 2018: Berwick WWII Weekend, hosted by the Stuart Tank Memorial Association. Includes Allied/Axis encampments, military flea market, and daily convoys through Berwick, PA. Free event, and free to display a WWII military vehicle. Registration required, opens in May. Contact: Kristen Bogash; (570) 956-3630, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.facebook.com/stuarttankmemorialassociation.
Missouri, August 10 – 12, 2018: Bevier Bivouac, at Hill Farm, 25084 Hamilton Road, Bevier, MO 63532. Camping, parade, trail rides and camaraderie. This event is limited to 24 military vehicles, so preregister at: http://soldierboy440.wixsite.com/railsplitters/bevier-bivouac.
Belgium, September 1 – 2, 2018: Tanks in Town 2018, celebrating the liberation of the city of Mons with a parade of WWII vehicles, including many armor pieces. They will be following the tracks of the American armored convoy that drove through Mons in 1944! Contact Pierre Deghaye; 001 32 0478 220263, email@example.com, www.tanksintown.be.
Indiana, September 1 – 2, 2018: Indiana Military Museum’s annual Salute to the Veterans of WWII event, 715 S 6th St., Vincennes, IN. Featuring history encampments, military vehicles, vendors, concessions, entertainment, and Veteran appearances. Contact: Jan Sheets; firstname.lastname@example.org. Vendor contact: Jon Andrews; (812) 890-0210, email@example.com.
Tennessee, September 1 – 2, 2018: 9th Annual Tri-state Military Vehicle Club Show at 323 Camp Jordon Parkway, East Ridge, TN. Exit 1 off I-75 near Chattanooga, TN. Camping and RV parking on site, swap meet, military vehicle display and militaria vendors. It keeps getting bigger each year! Contact: Berlin Seaborn; (423) 593-1476, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rhode Island, September 8 – 9, 2018: 18th Annual Military Vehicle Show & Swap Meet, sponsored by the Rhode Island Military Vehicle Collectors Club, Canonicus Camp & Conference Center, 54 Exeter Rd, Exeter, RI. Saturday 9 – 5 & Sunday 9 – 3, admission; $5.00 for adults, children 12 and under free. First 60 military vehicle entries receive a free dash plaque! Concessions on site. Contact: John Kane; M371953@hotmail.com, vendors: Ray Vernon; (401) 837-1435 or Chris Elliott; (401) 692-1130.
Indiana, September 14 – 15, 2018: Indiana MVPA’s 27th Annual Show & Swap Meet at Jay County Fairgrounds, 806 E Votaw St, Portland, IN. Open to public 9AM – 6PM daily. Admission: $5 per person, HMV crew & children under 6 FREE. Vendor space available, primitive camping, military vehicles, Museum of the Soldier open, militaria, swap meet and food. Sponsored by Indiana Military Vehicle Preservation Association with the Museum of the Soldier. Contact: Mike Lusty; Rally@IndianaMVPA.org or www.IndianaMVPA.org.
California September 18 – 23, 2018: Camp Delta at Tower Park, second largest annual military vehicle gathering and swap meet in the West. Tower Park Resort, 14900 W. Hwy 12, Lodi. No vendor fees, but must rent campsite or cabin. No fees for MV registration, day visitors, or parking. Hotels 6 miles east. Full RV hookups, but tents are allowed. Food in camp, plus restaurant, bar, and store on-site. Camping: Jo-Ann; (408) 238-8277, email@example.com or visit: www.MVCCNews.net.
Missouri, September 28 – October 7, 2018: “Show Me” Missouri 2 Convoy. Begins and ends at the Auto World Museum in Fulton. This 660-mile round-trip will wind the back roads, including portions of Old Route 66, through Missouri’s Wine Country, the scenic Mark Twain National Forest, and Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Highlights: Museum of Missouri Military History, National Churchill Museum, Daniel Boone Home, and Meramec Caverns. Limit 25 vehicles. Contact Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org.