RAF Harrowbeer 1940s Weekend
The 2019 RAF Harrowbeer Weekend will take place over the weekend of the 17th & 18th August 2019. The show runs from 10am to 5pm daily. As in previous years, we have an open invitation for Re-Enactors, Military and Classic Vehicle Owners to attend the event. The latter are welcome as ‘turn up on the day’ visitors too.
Applications from trade stalls are now open but please note that this is a 1940s themed event, so all stalls should sell items appropriate to this theme. Stalls selling vintage items, bric-a-brac, vintage clothes and militaria are especially welcome.
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.
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 2019 Challenge is the same! Can the Yelverton and Leg O’ Mutton shops surpass last year’s efforts!? Who will win the RAF Harrowbeer Memorial Trophy this year?
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Last updated: February 2019