Militaria Military Vehicle Show & Flea Market

The Militaria flea market has been around for a long time. This rally is arguably the largest and longest running annual event of its type in this country. For military vehicle enthusiasts, historians, preservationists and collectors this is a must go to rally.
For a number of years this was their website.
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The proceeds from the event benefit several military museums, war memorials, non-profit charitable and civic organizations.

The Washington Area Collectors/Blue & Gray Military Vehicle Trust (WAC/B&G MVT) Chapter of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA are the sponsor of the Annual East Coast Military Vehicle Rally. Their club is a not for profit organization that supports the education of persons interested in historic military technology. We offer support to civic organizations by providing operating historic military vehicles for static displays, parades, and other events to honor veterans of our military services. Their website is found at:

43rd Annual East Coast Rally
May 12, 13, & 14, 2016
Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Maryland

Our annual all-weather Militaria flea market, held at the Ripken Stadium Complex parking lot, with 650+ spaces always sells out!

The event features vehicles, tents, Militaria, insignia, collectibles, knives, bayonets, gun parts, electronics, surplus, uniforms, BDUS, models, parts, books, and more!

There is a large vehicle display area and a Friday night auction.

This event is great for scouts, vets, campers, collectors, modelers, re-enactors, history buffs, and just about anybody.

The Washington Area Collectors/Blue and Gray Military Vehicle Trust (WAC/B&G MVT) operates this rally as a not-for-profit event. The proceeds from the event benefit several military museums, war memorials, non-profit charitable and civic organizations.

The Annual East Coast Military Vehicle Rally is sponsored by the WAC/B&G MVT Chapter of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA). Online jewelry retailer SterlingForever is providing the sweepstakes prizes, which include a large selection of sterling silver rings, earrings, necklaces and other valuable items. Winners will be determined by a random draw during the festivities.


The rally site is located at:
Ripken Stadium Complex
(in the parking lot)
923 Gilbert Road
Aberdeen, MD 21001
The location is about 1/4-mile northwest of I-95.

Take I-95 Exit 85 (Aberdeen/Churchville) and go west toward Churchville on MD 22. Approximately .5-mile from the I-95 interchange, at the traffic signal, turn right onto Long Drive. Go .7-mile to a right turn into the rally entrance gate at the Ripken Stadium Complex.

For our visitors arriving by public transportation, the rally site is convenient to Balitmore-Washington International Airport near Baltimore. Greyhound Bus lines and Amtrak and MARC Rail serve the nearby community of Aberdeen and are approximately four miles from the rally site. Two taxi companies stage at the train stations when trains are scheduled to arrive. Average fare to the rally is $7.00. Enterprise and Avis rental cars are available in town. These companies provide pickup service for renters.




Spaces and Lanes

Use of Spaces

Standard spaces are 18 feet wide x 18 feet deep. There are a few extra large (XL) spaces that measure 27 feet wide x 18 feet deep. Stay within the spaces you rented. Keep all vehicles, structures, guy lines, and merchandise within the limits of your space(s). You must purchase enough space to accommodate all the items you intent to place in it.

Paved Surface Spaces

The driving of stakes, pins, or any other such objects into the asphalt for any reason is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Please come prepared to provide an alternate method of securing any tents, canopies, or flies you may wish to erect. Note that water is available on site if you wish to use water-filled buckets as anchors.

Driving Lanes

20-foot wide driving lanes are interleaved throughout the site. Vehicles are prohibited from parking or standing in these lanes to allow free passage of large vehicles and emergency equipment.

Tampering, Damaging, or Sabotage of Rally Infrastructure or Equipment

Willful tampering, damage, or sabotage to any rally infrastructure or equipment, for example; the public address system, toilets, signs or markings, generators, lights and other equipment owned , leased, or provided by WAC/B&G; MVT will not be tolerated. Anyone found tampering, damaging, or sabotaging any rally infrastructure or equipment will be evicted from the rally site. No refunds or compensation will be given. The repair of any damage to WAC/B&G; MVT rally infrastructure or equipment will be charged to the person damaging the infrastructure or equipment. Parents or accompanying adults will be held responsible for their children or minors in their care.


Trash must be picked up when you vacate your space(s). There are dumpsters on the rally site for your use. You are responsible for removing all items from your space(s) at the end of the rally. You will be charged a clean-up fee of $35.00 if discarded items must be removed from your space(s) by our staff after the closing of the rally.

Quiet Hours

Quiet hours will be observed between the hours of 10:00 PM and 5:00 AM. All generators or other noisemaking devices must be shut down at 10:00 PM each night on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and orderly conduct maintained.

Vehicles and Driving

All vehicles entering the rally field must be properly tagged and insured, have and display your post card confirmation of your space.

Any vehicle that is observed being operated in an unsafe manner, operated in a manner that causes damage to the asphalt, or exceeding the speed limit, will have the vehicle pass confiscated and the owner must move that vehicle off the rally field. All drivers of vehicles must posses a valid Driver’s License from their state of residence. If your customers need to drive onto the rally field to pick up large parts, have them inform HQ/Registration.


The sale of live firearms receivers, pyrotechnics, live ammunitions or ordnance of any type is strictly prohibited. .Maryland State law prohibits the sale of edged weapons to minors (under 18 years old).Edged weapons for sale shall be secured in proper display cases.



Admission is free!

Rally Operating Hours
8am - 5pm on each of the three days.

Lodging, Food, Shopping, Attractions

Lodging is available at these following hotels and motels in the Aberdeen Maryland area. All these listed establishments are near Exit 85, Maryland Route 22, Aberdeen/Churchville on I-95. These establishments are within 2-miles of the rally site and are listed for your information.

Budget Inn of Aberdeen
1112 S. Phidelphia Blvd. (U.S. Rte 40)
Aberdeen MD 21001
(800) 664-6835

Clarion Hotel of Aberdeen
(formerly Four Points Sheraton Inn)
980 Hospitality Way
Aberdeen MD 21001
(410) 273-6300

Holiday Inn Chesapeake House
1007 Beards Hill Rd
Aberdeen MD 21001
(410) 272-8100

Marriott Courtyard Aberdeen at Ripken Stadium
830 Long Drive
Aberdeen MD 21001
(800) 236-2427

Marriott Residence Inn Aberdeen at Ripken Stadium
830 Long Drive
Aberdeen MD 21001
(800) 331-3131

Red Roof Inn
988 Hospitality Way
Aberdeen MD 21001
(410) 273-7800

Super 8 Motel
1008 Beards Hill Rd
Aberdeen MD 21001
(410) 273-5420

Travelodge Hotel
820 W. Bel Air Avenue
Aberdeen MD 21001
(410) 272-5500

Wingate Inn - Aberdeen
1326 Policy Drive
Belcamp MD 21017
(I-95 Exit 80, 5 miles south of rally site)
(800) 444-6835

There are a number of restaurants in and around the Aberdeen Maryland area. These establishments range from well known fast food outlets, buffet-style, theme restaurants as well as family-owned restaurants and diners. You are sure to find something that suits your taste.

There are several stores in and around the Aberdeen Maryland area where necessities and supplies may be purchased. These include groceries, several super stores, home center stores, a motor coach and travel trailer parts supply, and many other establishments catering to your everyday needs. There are several antique shops within a five mile radius of the rally site.

Attractions and Entertainment
Within 10 miles of the rally site you will find local area museums, antique shops, golf courses (both full links and minature), batting cages and movies.

The city of Baltimore is 30-miles southwest and offers many attractions. So bring the family. There is plenty to do in the area.