Salute to the 40’s Weekend

Crowds in 40's dress with vintage vehicle

Join us for our annual Salute to the 40’s weekend at the IBCC, 10th – 11th August. It gets bigger and better every year!

Come along and enjoy tea and cake on vintage crockery in the Marquee while listening to our wide variety of 40’s entertainment. Stroll around the grounds and chat to all our Re-enactors or treat yourself to something stylish and vintage from one of the many trade stands. Vehicle enthusiasts will be wowed by our selection of 1940s cars and military vehicles. With talks on bomb disposal and Mission briefings there really is something for everyone!

Back for 2024

On Saturday 10th, join us for a fabulous free Glen Miller concert with Kal’s Kats, from 2.00.

Entry is Free (Parking charges apply which can be paid for at reception on arrival)

The staff & volunteers at the IBCC are ready to welcome you for a fabulous weekend of 40’s Fun!

Our Exhibition will be open each day and tickets are available here

The Hub Café & IBCC Gift Shop will be open throughout the weekend.

The Learning Team will be here from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 10th August and Sunday 11th August. They will running free children’s activities ensuring the whole family can join in the fun.

Why not make the most of the weekend with one or more of our special events?

Friday 9th August – BBQ with Johnny Victory

Saturday 10th August – Blackout Blitz Ball with Kalamazoo

Sunday 11th August – 1940’s Vintage Afternoon Tea and Dance with ENSA performer, Samantha

To book any of these events please click here

Camping, Caravans and Motorhomes

We have expanded our Wild Camping and Motorhome area, if you would like to stay one or more nights tickets are available here.

The Hub Café team will be delighted to welcome your for early breakfasts each morning (from 08.30) and these can be pre-booked here


The IBCC Events programme raises money to support our charity’s work with Learning and Outreach.

Similar Events

Juniper Fayre’s 50s and 60s weekend

Join Juniper Fayre’s for their annual celebration of all things 50’s and 60’s.  Featuring: Live Music from 13 Bands & 6 DJs Classic Car/Bike Show Vintage & Retro Market Traders Tattooist Large Dancefloor Licensed Bar Hot Food Free guided tours of the IBCC Camping areas on site and locally off-site To book tickets call 07878 […]


Free D Day at 80 Concert

D Day Concert – 6th June 2.00 – 3.30 pm We are delighted to host the Blighty Belles for this free open air concert commemorating D Day on its 80th anniversary. The Blighty Belles are a Professional Vintage Vocal group specialising in music from the 1940s Covering all the best loved songs from the Wartime […]


D-Day at 80 Briefings

Thursday 6th June 10.30 – The RAF on D-Day and 11.45 – Operational Taxable Briefing Allan Jones is an historian, reenactor and devotee of RAF history.  His presentation and briefings have entertained and educated audiences around the country and are a feature of the IBCC Salute to the 40’s each year. This year he will […]