Arena 2020-  Saturday 4th July

Car Parking from 0830hrs Gates open 0900hrs CHINOOK arrival 0950hrs  Saturday                                                                              don’t be late 

0950-1015 CHINOOK and other Helicopter Arrivals
1000 – 1030 Light Vehicle Parade
1030 –1045 Official event opening by Brigadier Roger Hood QVRM TD DL, Deputy Lieutenant Surrey
1045-1120 Tracks & Armour
1120-1145 Car Crush
1145 –1150 4” Naval Gun firing
1150 –1235 Battle re-enactment #1
1235 –1315 Open Arena for military exhibits
1315 – 1345 German Recce Unit
1345- 1415 East Meets West – Tug of War
1415-1500 Battle re-enactment #2
1500-1530 Tracks & Armour
1530-1600 Current Army Vehicles
1600-1610 4” Naval Guns
1610-1700 Arena Fun – Military Vehicles
1700 Chinook Depart and show closes
1700 – 1900 Static displays and entertainment
1900 – 0000 Evening entertainment with:

Surrey Jive Dance Troop

Sugar T and the Swells Live Band

Fire Dancers

Food outlets and Bar open throughout the evening.

Arena 2020 Sunday 5th July

Timing Event
0930-1000 German Re-enactor Group Morning Parade followed by Land Rover Military Lightweights display
0950-1015 Helicopter Arrivals
1000 – 1030 German Recce Unit
1030 –1100 Light Vehicle Parade
1100-1130 Tracks & Armour
1130-1200 Car Crush
1200 –1245 Battle re-enactment #1
1250-1330 Open Arena for military exhibits
1330 –1400 Current Army Vehicles
1400-1430 East Meets West – Tug of War
1430-1500 Tracks & Armour
1500-1530 Best at Show Judging
1530-1615 Battle re-enactment #2
1615-1630 4” Naval Guns
1630-1700 Arena Fun – Military Vehicles

BBQ – away from vehicles  

BBQ’s only when adequate fire-fighting equipment is available. It is suggested that all vehicles carry a current working fire extinguisher.

It is the vehicle owners responsibility that on arrival and setup they identify the fire points which are clearly marked around the CVMShow ground.


What’s to see

As well as the exciting arena based activities and entertainments area, outside of the arena there are some 300+ex-military vehicles being exhibited as well as a large number and variety of living history groups spanning a wide range of periods throughout history.


This year we have our largest ever range of trade and charity stands providing an interesting variety of merchandise and entertainment for all.  And of course, the tombola providing the chance to win some exciting prizes.

The Safety bit

As with all shows of this nature we aim to balance the excitement with essential safety.There will be vehicles both tracked and wheeled moving around the site.  Some of these have limited visibility so please do not assume they have seen you.

please comply with any instructions issued by the Marshall’s or show staff, we want you to go home safe and eager to come back next year.  During the Arena events and battle re-enactments there will be loud bangs and flashes so for those of a nervous disposition then you might be at the wrong event, you wanted it bigger, louder and more exciting and we have listened and tried to give you what you asked for!  In addition to the arena activities there area large number of military vehicles and living history groups on display and they love to chat.

Please engage them and they will happily explain the history and purpose of the vehicles.

We hope that you and your family enjoy the event and we would welcome any suggestions as to how we may improve future shows as we continue grow the event.

Please spread the word and invite your friends and family to join us.  We value your help and support in growing this event and enabling us to continue to raise these essential funds on behalf of our supported charities and local community projects.

As you leave after what has hopefully been a great day out, please could we ask you to respect our local neighbours as our event relies heavily on the good will of the local residents.

Thank you and a safe journey home.  The dates for next year’s show are the 4th and 5th July 2020.  We look forward to seeing you in 2020.

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