Update: Re-Enactors, vintage vehicle owners and traders wishing to come to our 1940s Weekend are asked to complete the appropraite form on the 'Exhibitor Information' page. Overnight camping is allowed on the Friday and Saturday night.
SPITFIRE EXPERIENCE: Please see the 'Spitfire Experience' page for details on how you can enjoy the thrill of starting the Merlin engine of a replica Spitfire. Slots are filling fast and there are only a few left now so don't delay in booking one!
Our RAF Harrowbeer 1940s Event held back in August 2013 was hugely popular with visitors, with estimates of around 3,000 people attending over the two days of the event. However it was not as successful financially as hoped, due to the first day being washed out by a summer gale. We have had many positive comments and are pleased everyone enjoyed the event.
So now we are looking forward to this year's 1940s Weekend! We hope to build on last year's event with more to see and enjoy. Further deatils will appear here in due course so come back and check again soon!
This year's event will be organised by the RAF Harrowbeer Interest Group and the 1940s Roadshow and takes place over the weekend of the 16th & 17th August 2014 (from 10am to 5pm daily) on land around the restored Dispersal Bay, near Knightstone Tea Rooms, Yelverton.
We are teaming up with the Moorland Garden Hotel, Roborough Rotary Club, Yelverton Rotary Club and Roborough Inner Wheel to put on a 1930s/1940s Dinner Dance on Friday 15th August. See dedicated page for details.
Further information about the event can be found under the headings on the left.
Website last updated 25th July 2014
Tavistock Wood Turners will be demonstrating the art of wood turning using a powered lathe etc.
Buckland Food Growers will be putting on a 'Dig for Victory' display and we will have the Vintage Garden Machinery back again.
"The Spitfire Experience"
Bookings are now being taken for your opportunity to sit in the cockpit of a replica Spitfire and fire up its 27 litre Merlin engine!
Tavistock & District Ring & Ride will also be providing an audio tour of the airfield during the afternoon.
"Sparkles & Spitfires"
A 1930s/1940s themed Dinner Dance at the Moorland Garden Hotel, to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of their opening and the 73rd Anniversary of the opening of RAF Harrowbeer.
Tickets on sale now! Please contact the Moorland Garden Hotel for full details and to book your places.