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Maidstone: Military Odyssey show comes to the Kent Showground at Detling over the bank holiday weekend

By Angela Cole

It’s the show of all shows – Military Odyssey is back this bank holiday weekend and it’s packing a punch.

Now in its 17th year, the military show covers a vast period of history from around the world, and features more than 4,000 re-enactors and living history enthusiasts.

One of the world’s largest multi-period reenactment shows, thousands flock to the showground every year to watch battle commence through the centuries.

The Military Odyssey comes to the Kent Showground

The Military Odyssey comes to the Kent Showground

There will be living history groups from the Romans and Vikings, medieval and Napoleonic times, the American Civil War, the Wild West and both world wars right up to the present day.

The 200-acre site will have two separate arenas as well as a main battlefield, where groups will square up to each other throughout the three-day weekend.

Nick Crowhurst at the Military Odyssey Picture Martin Apps

Nick Crowhurst at the Military Odyssey Picture: Martin Apps

There will also be food stalls, a beer tent and beer hall and indoor seating area.


Military Odyssey runs at the Kent Showground at Detling, Maidstone, from Saturday, August 26 to Bank Holiday Monday. Gates open at 9.30am. Tickets need to be bought on the door. For more details visit military-odyssey.com

Soldiers from all vintages will be at the show Picture Martin Apps

Soldiers from all vintages will be at the show Picture: Martin Apps

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