RAF Harrowbeer 1940s Weekend 2020

Update October 2019

Although we have had to cancel this year’s 1940s Weekend on the 17th & 18th August, we are now planning for the event to take place in 2020. The dates chosen are the 22nd and 23rd August 2020. Note: This is NOT the Bank Holiday weekend, which is the week after.

The dreadful weather that hit us in 2018 left us with too many issues to resolve in time for the 2019 event to go ahead. We had hoped to carry on as normal but it proved impossible. One of the major problems with the 2018 disaster was the loss of income on the Sunday, together with the extra costs associated with the clear-up after the cancellation. We now need your donations, and sponsorship, for the 2020 event to be as successful as in previous years.

The RAF Harrowbeer 1940s Weekend is a free-entry for all to attend, and the show relies entirely on visitor donations for its income. If you would like to help by making a donation to help fund the event, then please visit the website: http://www.rafharrowbeer1940s.com/sponsorship-donations/


The 2018 RAF Harrowbeer 1940s Weekend took place over the weekend of the 11th & 12th August 2018. Sadly, torrential rain on the Saturday night meant that the Sunday of the event had to be cancelled. The show ground and car parks were too dangerous for visitors to use. This was a bitter blow for us after twelve months of preparation, (and after such a lovely hot summer) but could not be helped. The cancellation meant our finances suffered a severe blow and we are seeking sponsorship and donations to help us fund this year’s event. To see how you can help, please see the sponsorship and donations page.

Yelverton Shops:
In 2018, we challenged the Shops at Yelverton to go ‘All 1940s’ and dress their premises in a 1940s theme. We then awarded the best one with the ‘RAF Harrowbeer Memorial Trophy’ for the best dressed shop or business. The 2018 Winner was ‘The Game Larder’. We also awarded ‘Beau’ at Leg O’Mutton with a ‘Highly Commended’ award as although the shops there were not included in the original challenge, Beau, March Hair, Dartmoor Bakery and Rockin Bikes all had a go anyway, and we felt their efforts should be rewarded!

The 2020 Challenge is the same! Can the Yelverton and Leg O’ Mutton shops surpass 2018’s efforts!? Who will win the RAF Harrowbeer Memorial Trophy this year?

RAF Harrowbeer Memorial Trophy

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Last updated: Oct 2019