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Woodhall Spa 1940s Festival & Thorpe Camp 1940s Weekend

The second weekend in July 2018 will see the very best of our region, as two highly successful events that celebrate Lincolnshire’s unique role in World War II will take place in partnership.

Woodhall Spa 1940s Festival and Thorpe Camp 1940s Weekend will – for one year only – take place on the same weekend, 7-8 July 2018. The “Blitz spirit” partnership forged between the two volunteer committees means huge opportunity for visitors to attend two of Lincolnshire’s best summer events in one fantastic weekend.

With excellent parking and free transport between Woodhall Spa and Thorpe Camp – a journey of less than 10 minutes – every visitor will have the chance to learn about the social and military history of the region, see exciting re-enactments, sing and dance along with the very best 1940s entertainers, feel the thrill of seeing the majestic BBMF soar overhead (and much, much more) across two very different locations.

Both events help put the region on the tourist map; Woodhall Spa’s Festival now attracts in excess of 40,000 visitors per year and Thorpe Camp’s event helps support the future of the museum as a must-visit attraction for years to come, and we can’t wait to welcome you to both sites.

We’ll be able to tell you much more about the partnership over the coming months, but for now make sure 7-8 July is booked in your diary, as you won’t want to miss this.

We hope this is welcome news! Please do share this post to let all your friends and family know when we'll be back next year!

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About the Festival

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The Woodhall Spa 40's Festival consists of a wide variety of 40's 'Home Front' themed events which take place at numerous venues across the village throughout the weekend. We charge £5 for Park & Ride and one or two concerts are ticket only, but other than that all the entertainment throughout the village is free! Do come along and enjoy the unique atmosphere of Woodhall Spa as we turn back time!

The Woodhall Spa 1940s Festival Committee.

Our 2017 Allies (Become an Ally for 2018)

The Woodhall Spa 40's Festival is free to all and enjoyed by thousands. The only way we can do this is through the generous funding of our allies. We like to tell you who they are and at one and the same time convey our thanks for their support. Please visit the 'Allies' page and look out for the "Proud Supporter" window stickers. These businesses have supported the Festival so please support them when it comes to teas, coffees, drinks, food, books and so much more!

Take a look back at some of the highlights of the 2016 Festival. It was all for free! >

Use this website to plan your Festival weekend. You can organise your program around event timings, category of event, by venue or by artist. Please use the links below or the 2017 menu at the head of the page. Note this will change to reflect 2018 early in the New Year.

Events, Venues, Entertainers, Living History Groups, Competitions, Vintage Vehicles, Trade Stands, Charities, Military Vehicles

Don't just spectate - Participate!

Forget the t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops on the Festival weekend; you will stand out like a sore thumb. A few pounds spent in a charity shop or on Ebay and you will be amazed at how easy it is to achieve the 1940's look!

No need to dress up as RAF or Army officers; simple civilian attire will do absolutely fine.

And another video! 


This one was produced by Coppercrayon for one of our main sponsors - The Golf Hotel   Recommend that you start the video and then select full screen