Frequently Asked Questions

A: We're very sorry, but due to the time constraints involved in getting the appropriate authorisations for the 2017 show, there will be no Tank or Helicopter rides.
A: Our show days are Saturday the 12th & Sunday the 13th of August, from 10am to 5pm daily.
A: The carpark opens at 9:30am.
We're sorry, but this year’s show is only open to the public on Saturday and Sunday. Friday is an exhibitors, stallholders and EHMVA member’s only event, attendees will need to be in possession of wristbands, which will be available from the Booking in Tent near the Exhibitors entrance. Our security team will be checking to ensure that only wristband holders remain on site. Those who do not possess the correct wristband will be asked to leave. Please be advised there are no events scheduled for Friday and there will be no arena or flying events.
A: Please refer to the 'Getting There' menu on our website.
A: No, as per the Civil Aviation Authority's notes, you cannot fly drones over of within 150 metres of an organised open-air assembly of more than 1,000 persons, nor can you fly within 50 metres of any vehicle or structure that is not under the drone pilot's control, in practice this means that the entire showground is out of bounds for drones.
A: Yes they are, they must be on a leash at all times. However please be aware there will be loud unexpected bangs and noises, also, there will be large vehicles and tanks movements so please ensure you take care.
A: We're sorry, but due to security reasons, the general public are not permitted on the site after 6pm. Our security team will be checking that people have the correct type of wristbands allowing them to stay on site.
A: Please see our Purchase tickets section for our 2017 ticket prices.
A: You can buy tickets online - Please see our Purchase tickets section, alternately tickets can be bought on the gate on the day.
A: the moment we are unable to take Credit or Debit cards except when you pay in advance - as such, we can only accept cash at the entrance gate.
We are working with our providers to accept Credit and Debit Card payments as quickly as possible and will update the website as soon as we have any news.
A: We offer a range of tickets covering entry for either the Saturday or Sunday; (see our Purchase tickets page) However, due to poor sales, we've decided to stop offering a weekend ticket - you can, of course buy two day tickets online to cover the entire weekend.
A: Unfortunately the showground doesn't have the facilities for the public to camp overnight, however please keep an eye on the website - we're negotiating to see if any of the campsites nearby would be happy to offer this facility.
A: Yes, we have dedicated disabled parking (blue badge must be present), and disabled toilets.
A: This event is situated over a wide area in a series of fields, it's mainly on grass and every effort is made to keep it as suitable as possible to allow mobility vehicles to use the site, but the event may be unsuitable for those who have mobility issues.
A: Yes there are areas where you can settle down and have a picnic - just mind the tanks!
A: Sorry we're afraid not. Due to the numbers of vintage vehicles and the large amounts of fuel they have to carry (a tank needs 4 gallons of fuel to drive a mile!) we try to do everything we can to minimise fire risk.
A: Formed by historic military vehicle enthusiasts. The Essex Historic Military Vehicle Association was formed this year to continue the running of the MFM show and to assist in preserving our military heritage, an extension of the efforts that were previously done by the members of the Essex MVT. It is registered under the Charities Act 2011. No. 1155705.

It has a membership of over two hundred people with two hundred and fifty vehicles ranging from push bikes, jeeps and lorries through to artillery and tanks. Historic Military Vehicles are in much demand for fetes, shows, living history displays and film work. Our members vehicles date from WW1 and WW2 through to relatively modern examples such as Chieftain tanks. Visit our site for more information.