There was a update meeting regarding Operation Market Harborough on February 12, called by show director Mick Crook … and it’s shaping up to be a great show. The layout has been changed as you may be able to see from the rather bad scan of the site plan. “Plastic” camping and caravans will be next to the road. This will prevent drivers being distracted by tanks (and watching the show for free!). The public will enter the show between the main arena and the re-enactors and therefore be in the middle of things straight away. Mick said the aim was to make the show site more compact and interesting.
Here are some bullet points from the meeting:
*22 re-enactors have booked so far.
*65 MVT members have booked so far, plus another 30 non-MVT.
*Support has been promised from the MVT, Crouch Military, Armourgeddon, A W Hewes and Alvis Fighting Vehicle Society.
*There will be at least 200 MVs on site.
*There is a “tank rides” area.
*The entertainments marquee will be running Friday night and all weekend with music, dancing, fashion show etc.
* Saturday night’s 1940s-themed entertainment will be free for exhibitors.
* Hoodies, caps and T-shirts will be available at cost.
*There will be food traders, other stalls and the biggest mobile bar in England!
*Booking for MVs and re-enactors is available on a new website, to be launched soon.
SEM will be playing a large part in the show. Within the MVT display area, organised by the Charnwood Area, there will be a hospitality tent with free, non-stop tea, coffee and biscuits for members. SEM will be manning this and volunteers will be needed!
A Friday night road run is planned and our own John Underwood is master-minding this.
Tim Hawkes is running the arena and is aiming for smooth-flowing entertainment for 4-5 hours each day. The arena will include a hill and trenches.
Things are shaping up and it all points to being a great show. Please support it and, if you haven’t already done so, get your applications in!
The easiest way to book is via this link.
You can also cut and paste the following form to your email and send it to Mick Crook at firstname.lastname@example.org
Operation Market Harborough
4th, 5th & 6th August 2023
Harborough Showground, Gallow Field Road, Market Harborough, Leics. LE16 7QB
(No correspondence to above address)
Vintage Civilian & Military Vehicle Registration Form
Contact Tel No
Address for all Correspondence
Vehicle Details - Please note that all WWII & vintage civilian vehicles registered for the WWII parade should have been manufactured prior to 1946.We also welcome Cold war and Post-War military vehicles, any questions please message us on 07429 964480
Model Civilian or Military?
Would you like to take part in the arena display?
YES or NO
Free Camping Required? (In adjacent camping area)
YES or NO
Attending – Which days?
Fri Sat Sun
If you require further information please message us on 07429 964480. Send us an email email@example.com
Once your application has been approved, an e-mail will be sent to you and passes will be available at the gate on arrival.
If you don’t see an email from us please check your spam folder or call/message us
2 free event entry tickets per vehicle. Extra tickets must be paid for.
Please email forms back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, Or post back to Operation Market Harborough, 16 Willow Crescent, Market Harborough, Leics, LE16 9DT.
We close all bookings on the 21st July 2023, and all applications must be received by this date.
The management reserve the right to refuse admission, we accept no liability for property left onsite.