Exhibitor Frequently Asked Questions


The main show days are on Saturday the 12th & Sunday the 13th of August, from 10am to 5pm daily for the public. The named contact on the event form must ensure all your other guests/staff/re-enactors have the correct wristbands, which will be available from the Booking in Tent near the Exhibitors entrance, as only holders of valid wristbands will be allowed to remain on site. Security checks will be made by our team members
A: Please refer to the 'Getting There' menu on our website.
A: The general public are not permitted on the site after 6pm. However, stall holders and exhibitors are allowed on the site after this time. Our security team will be checking that people have the correct type of wristbands allowing them to stay on site.
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: Yes, to ensure greater security on our site overnight, we will be checking that people have the correct wristbands, which will be available from the Booking in Tent near the Exhibitors entrance entitling them to stay. Vehicle owners will be given up to a maximum of 2 adult and 2 child wristbands. There are separate arrangements for pre-booked re-enactment groups. Stallholders will be given 3 wristbands unless prior arrangements have been made in advance. All other entrants will be charged for additional wristbands at the vehicle entrance staff's discretion - their decision is final. All vehicle entry booking details will be confirmed via email ONLY unless your posted entry contains a S.A.E.

A: There is a dedicated car park for Support and stallholder vehicles. You will need to contact us in advance for vehicle owners using low-loaders in order that we can ensure we have arrangements on hand for your support vehicle arrival, including issuing a vehicle pass. You will need to park your vehicle in the parking space provided before we open to the public.
A: If you have been to previous Military and Flying Machines shows, our rules are broadly similar to the MVT code of conduct, however this is NOT a MVT event, and for clarity please see our site for details or contact us directly if you need clarification. This remains a family show and we welcome good behaviour.
A: You can access the site as of Thursday 10th August after 2pm for stall holders, vehicle owners and re-enactors. The site will be closed to the public until Saturday. Please ensure you have checked in with one of our site team if you are unsure where you are to go before setting up a display or your tent. Please be aware that we may need to close areas off whilst some vehicles are positioned onsite. Please do not forget to ensure you have completed an application form and collected your wristbands from the Booking in Tent near the Exhibitors entrance.
A: yes, the entertainment which has been laid on in the marquee is free - sadly the beer isn't!
A: You will need to leave the site by 12pm on Monday the 14th in order for the site owners to clear up.
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.