The Overlord Show organising committee met this evening for its first planning meeting for the next show. We are diligently working through the responses from the various surveys that we held a couple of weeks ago. As always, there are many interesting ideas and suggestions which will try to put into place where possible. If you missed out on the survey, you can still give your feedback via our contact form.

The committee can also confirm that the 2022 show is expected to be held from Friday 3rd June to Sunday 5th June 2022. These dates coincide with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee central weekend, and as such we will be planning on hosting our own celebrations alongside our usual events. More information on this will be provided closer to the time.

We would like to invite everyone to put these dates on their calendars. For exhibitors, we are in the process of revising our application forms, we hope to have applications open as soon as this has been done, please give us a couple of weeks to do this.

With that, we hope to see you in 2022.

Overlord 2021   COVID

We are thankful that the removal of restrictions will allow the Overlord Show to proceed on 13th August without significant changes, however, we are still in a pandemic, and must continue to act cautiously and responsibly.

We have very few publicly accessible enclosed spaces, and some semi-enclosed spaces such as trade stalls. Locations when masks will be required will be signed. Masking requirements inside stalls will be at the discretion of the individual trader or food vendor

We recommend that social distancing we observed where possible. We have slightly enlarged our arena layout to assist with this, but it may not be possible in all cases.

We will provide sanitisation stations around the show site.

Toilets will be serviced regularly.

Summary         

NHS COVID Pass – Not Required

NHS regular rapid test scheme – Recommended

NHS COVID-19 app – Recommended

Face Covering – Not required in open air, may be required by traders, food vendors

Social Distancing – Recommended

The team is appreciative of you for taking these steps onboard and we hope to see you at the show.

ATTN: Exhibitors and Members of the Public

As you will all know, yesterday the Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a delay to easement of lockdown measures, for a further four weeks.

This is disappointing to us but understandable. We hope that this will be the last extension of the lockdown and the PM has suggested that this will likely be the case. Though we can never know, without being too pessimistic.

We had previously announced that we would make a GO/NO-GO decision on the 15th July. Naturally, as the government will not be issuing an update to the extended lockdown restrictions until the 19th, we will hold off from making a determination until this date.

Please look for an announcement around that date!

ATTN: Members of the Public and Exhibitors

Just to make sure nobody missed the previous announcements and to avoid any wasted journeys.

That this year’s show is not occurring this weekend.

The show is occurring on the revised dates of Friday 13th to Sunday 15th August assuming COVID-19 restriction easement remains on track. Exhibitors, please continue to make your applications for vehicles, re-enactment groups, traders, and other exhibits by visiting https://www.overlordshow.co.uk/exhibitors/

We hope to see you all in August!

ENDS

With the recent announcements by the government with a roadmap out of lockdown, the Overlord Show organising committee has opted to defer this years show to the previously announced reserve dates of 13th – 15th August, rather than targeting our usual show weekend.

We are doing this out of an abundance of caution as we are not out of the woods yet, and to ensure that we have the time to organise the kind of show you have come to expect from us. We are hoping most, if not all of the regulations will be sufficiently relaxed, and that exhibitors, and our prospective guests will have increased confidence attending and be able to more fully enjoy the show.

Please be sure to mark the new dates, 13th-15th August in your calendars! You can find the event on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/3512629408835374

Exhibitors, please be sure to get your applications in. You can do this from these following pages: https://www.overlordshow.co.uk/exhibitors/

We look forward to seeing you all in August!

We are pleased to announce that the forms for the Overlord Show 2021 have been updated and are now open.

Applications forms can be accessed via the Exhibitors page. Just click the buttons to access the information page for each type of exhibit, read the information on the page and follow the link at the bottom to the respective application form. Please note that as with previous years all applications, with the exception of Traders and Charities, are carried out using our online forms only.

Those who had already applied to the 2020 show (excluding traders) have had their applications automatically transferred to 2021. Those who applied will have received an email with some information regarding this and a request to update their information, confirm they are able or willing to attend on the proposed dates and reaffirm the declarations. If you didn’t get the email, you should check your application appears in the Exhibitors centre under the Exhibitors dropdown and then logging in using the account you created when making the applications. If you have forgotten your password, you can easily reset it from the login page by choosing “Forgot my password”.

If your application is not visible in the exhibitors centre, please send us a message using the Contact form and we can double check our records. Similarly, if you have any other show related questions, please do not hesitate to check the FAQ or by emailing using the contact form.

The Overlord Show 2021 Traders and Charities application form have now been updated, and can be found on the Traders and Charities page.

Please be sure to read the application form in detail as some sections, and contact and return mailing addresses have changed.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dave T. via the contact form on this website, or the email address at the bottom of the application form.

Other exhibitor application forms will become available in due course. We appreciate your patience.

Overlord To Victory 29th - 31s May 2021

The Overlord Show team would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year.

2020 has been a tough year for all of us, but with a little bit of hope, 2021 will be brighter.

The purpose of this is to give a quick update on the status of the 2021 Overlord Show.

As you know, our 2020 show was cancelled due to the uncertainty surrounding the virus. This was a tough and risky decision but ultimately, this turned out to be the correct call and minimised our losses to only the rent of our field and some miscellaneous expenses. Covid-19 Coronavirus and its variants remains a threat, and we will be monitoring the situation closely, and evaluating the feasibility of the show in a COVID-secure fashion, however, as has been demonstrated, government guidelines are subject to changes at short notice.

The club committee met this week and we are targeting the Overlord Show 2021 to occur on 29th-31st May (same weekend as usual), with a backup date set for August 13th-15th. Please mark these dates in your calendar.

We have had several exhibitors asking about applications for 2021. For anyone who had planned to attend as an exhibitor in 2020, our current plan is to transfer 2020 applications to 2021. Exhibitors will be sent a confirmation of their previous application when this happens. We ask that exhibitors check the information and update it via the Exhibitors centre when this happens. If you’ve forgotten your password, you can reset it on the login page. If you have difficulty with this, please contact us via the contact form.

Simultaneously, the 2021 application form will go live for new exhibitors. Please note, that an application is not a commitment to attend but is required if you wish to attend the show, even-more so this year with the likely requirements of track and trace.

The applications system will be reenabled sometime in the next few weeks.

For now, if you have questions, please get in contact via the contact form on our website or social media if you have questions.

As always the team is grateful for your continued support of the show!

To All Members of the Public and Exhibitors,

In light of the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and keeping in line with the government’s latest guidelines, it is with regret the decision has been made to cancel our 2020 Overlord Show.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and understanding in these challenging times, and hope to see you at our next Overlord show in 2021.

For and on behalf of the Overlord Show team and Solent Overlord Executive Military Collectors Club.