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Military Odyssey comes to the Kent Showground near Maidstone for the bank holiday weekend

Step into the Wild West, meet the marauding Vikings or head into the trenches in the Second World War this bank holiday weekend.

More than 4,000 re-enactors will do battle in conflicts from around the globe at the annual Military Odyssey, coming to the Kent Showground in Detling near Maidstone.

The 200-acre site will be taken over with two separate arenas and a main battlefield for the show, which runs from Saturday, August 24 to Bank Holiday Monday, August 26.

Jennifer Peters and Sam Spiers, from Regia Anglorum at last year's Military Odyssey Picture: Andy Payton
Jennifer Peters and Sam Spiers, from Regia Anglorum at last year's Military Odyssey Picture: Andy Payton

There will also be some 250 stalls with historical collectables and crafts, 200 military vehicles, as well as numerous food courts, a beer tent and beer hall and an indoor seating area.

Larnii Corrass and Aston Corrass at last year's event Picture: Andy Payton
Larnii Corrass and Aston Corrass at last year's event Picture: Andy Payton

Book tickets at £17 at military-odyssey.com, call 01268 772448 or buy tickets on the gate. The show is wheelchair accessible.

Brian Smith and Richard Dowling from the Screaming Eagles Living History Group
Brian Smith and Richard Dowling from the Screaming Eagles Living History Group

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