Classic conflict comes to Kent
As Military Odyssey enters its 17th year the show features re-enactment groups covering 2000 years of history and conflict.
This year there are more groups than ever booked in, visitors and collectors will also have the opportunity to browse hundreds of trader stalls outside and indoors in the purpose built conference centre.
There will be numerous multi-period arena events and battlefield re-enactments. See ancient history come alive with arena battles between Saxons and Vikings with lots of sword swinging shield bashing action. Groups representing Napoleonic and Victorian era’s will also be there with their explosive and smoky arms displays. Southern Skirmish will be bringing the American Civil War with a major engagement on the main battlefield, with new woodland skirmish, and Spearfish Creek will depict life in the Wild West with their burgeoning display and gun fight.
There will be plenty of World War II displays and major battles with tanks, vehicles and artillery. As always, there will be plenty of bangs and explosions on the battlefield.
This year the event is introducing Free MOD Monday where anyone with a MOD 90 ID card is welcome for free on the Monday only. Also this year, Bruce Crompton, from the TV series Combat Dealers, has confirmed he will be at Military Odyssey so you can come along have a chat at the Chelmsford Militaria pitch on A51 and B51.
With over 4,000 re-enactors and living history enthusiasts in attendance as well as over 250 stalls, Military Odyssey is the world's largest multi-period re-enactment show. The 200 acre site has two separate arenas in addition to the main battlefield, where battlefield re-enactments take place all weekend.
There are numerous food courts on site, including a Beer Tent, Beer hall, indoor seating area as well as toilet facilities. Military Odyssey is wheelchair accessible too.
It takes place on 26, 27 and 28 August 2017 at the Kent Showground, Detling , Maidstone ME14 3JF. It’s just 25 minutes from the Dartford crossing and has easy access from both the channel tunnel and Dover. More details at www.military-odyssey.com.